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Happy holiday cards designed by Debbie Millman- Read all about the designs at Felt & Wire by clicking HERE.
The 2012 HOW Design Live conference was a truly amazing experience and we are fortunate enough to give everyone a front row seat through the lens of Debbie Millman!
Badge on – Let’s go!
Of course there was the fun:
Debbie kicking some RDQLUS1 gear (with the lovely Steve Gordon)
And some book signing…
-With Jihee Ya!
And then there was the emotional - Debbie held a retrospective for Hillman Curtis, who passed away this year. The filmmaker and Debbie worked very closely together for years on a number of beautiful interviews. One piece that was not shown at the retrospective is this gem, with Massimo Vignelli:
Then there was the custom designed- Debbie collaborated with Bigstock and created a special design for their Designer series notebook.
An incredible, live-drawn illustration…
Thanks to everyone for a fabulous week, and we’re looking forward to next year!
Rainbow over Boston, taken by DeeDee Gordon, Sterling’s President of Innovation.
>>See more photos Here.
“A couple of weeks ago, I was watching the movie Beginners, the amazing Mike Mills directed movie about an older man who comes out to his son after his wife of 40 years dies. Christopher Plummer stars and won a best supporting actor Oscar award last night for his work. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend it, it is an incredible movie. You can also see Mills’ blog about it here.
I was watching it on demand from the comfort of my home. The son, played by Ewan MacGregor, happens to be a graphic designer and illustrator in the movie and there are drawings featured through out the movie.
I got so inspired watching the film that about 5 or ten minutes into the movie, I grabbed a blank notebook and started drawing along to the movie. I did it live, in real time, no erasing or editing, as the movie was playing and didn’t stop until the movie was over. It was all done it one take.
By TOTAL COINCIDENCE, I finished the notebook as the movie ended. I drew one illustration per page, and it follows along the plot of the movie.
I hope you like it.” –Debbie
Now out! Fingerprint No.2
A new book on the handmade elements in graphic design has just been released by Chen Design Associates. Our own Debbie Millman wrote the foreward, her first, and we highly recommend this beautiful book that takes a look at the evolution of hand-crafted design and how the aesthetic is melding with digital.
What’s an example of a handcrafted design that you love? Or one that’s linked with digital tools for more impact?