Very excited to (hopefully soon!) share some new image manipulation software that I’ve been working on for the Archive13 creative work. Archive13 is the annual competition of the Chicago Design Archive, this year co-sponsored by the Society of Typographic Arts and AIGA Chicago. I’m collaborating with one of Chicago’s best and brightest, Mr. Nick Adam, on the full suite of creative output for almost a year’s worth of events. There’s a tremendous variety of stories to tell here—about the Archive, about Nick’s and my collaboration, about the creative work, about the tools we’re making to make the work, etc. But, that will all have to wait. Meanwhile, I’ll just share this one image, a re-interpreted “Adoration of the Golden Calf” by Poussin. Enjoy!
This Friday, I will be giving a public lecture at the UIC Innovation Center. Titled, How Many Lives Can You Live?, my presentation will focus on the different narrative threads we create (impose) upon our own work to give it all some coherency. This is itself a kind of narrative framework to structure talking about the work I’m doing right now as a designer/researcher/educator. Trying to find those threads of connectivity across today’s and yesterday’s ideas, actions, and motivators.
I am excited to announce that I will be presenting recent work from Studio Junglecat at the Apple Store Lincoln Park on Wed, October 24th at 7:00pm. This is part of an ongoing series of presentations Apple has organized to bring creative types into the store to discuss how technology in general (and Apple technology specifically) plays a role in various creative endeavors. Previous presenters have been designers, artists, writers, musicians, curators, etc., so I will be in good company.
More info on the Apple Store Lincoln Park site, and details below.
Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 p.m.
Bending Technology to Shape New Experiences
Studio Junglecat—the one-man operation of Matt Wizinsky—is a hub of exploratory design activities addressing broad social and media interests. Join Matt as he presents recent projects that bend existing communication technologies to imagine new environments of experience, and learn how Apple technology plays a role in
A brief overview of the influential work of German designer & typographer Erik Spiekermann. I made this video on the occasion of his recognition as Honorary Member of the Society of Typographic Arts in October, 2012.
My son, Roman, hanging out with Erik Spiekermann at the STA Archive12 gala. Erik really likes babies! I think Roman enjoyed meeting him almost as much as I did.
In 2012, the sincerest form of flattery is, of course, to be pinterested, or pinned to someone’s Pintrest wall. It’s like being included in a group show exhibition without even knowing about it. And, if you end up in good company, then it’s like hobnobbing with celebrities in a totally digital-age-prosthetic kind of way.
So, you can imagine my delight when I was recently googling my own work (no shame!) and came across my Ravinia: See Hear Now poster pinned on a wall dedicated to Bauhaus and Bauhaus-inspired design. The wall belongs to Daiyuk Lam, and if I can say so with any modesty, I’d say it’s quite nicely curated. I’m not sure I deserve the company, but given my own poster’s extreme colors, maybe it could pass for a Bauhaus step-child on acid.
Thanks for the pin, Daiyuk!