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  • Museums I visited in 2019

    I went to 19 different art museums in 2019. No idea what my previous record was, but this destroys it.Already starting to look at exhibits and museums for next year, let’s see if I can get 20 in 2020! New York Gugenheiem The Basquit exhibit was my favorite small exhibit of 2019. For as few […]

  • Four Short Things – 9 February 2019

    Inspired by O’reilly’s Four Short Links, here are some of the things I’ve seen, read, or watched recently. The Value of Good Design MoMA’s spring exhibition includes a show featuring everyday objects, the types that it’s feasible to find in our homes. Brooms, Rakes, Chairs, A Slinky. With an emphasis on work that appeared in […]

  • Four Short Things – 25 January 2019

    Inspired by O’reilly’s Four Short Links, here are some of the things I’ve seen, read, or watched recently. The Greatest Olympian You’ve Never Heard of: Eddie Eagan and an Unlikely Double Eddie Eagan is a unique individual who did something no one else has done: he won gold medals at both the Winter and Summer […]

  • Claude Monet in New York Museums

    Claude Monet in New York Museums

    Claude Monet is one of the foremost painters of the impressionist movement. His efforts to show the motion and color of light are in full force at museums in New York City. If you want to view works by Monet, you aren’t limited to just one of the art museums in NYC.  In fact, Monet’s […]

  • Up close differences

    Up close differences

    Painting, while often thought of a 2d medium, is much more three-dimensional than it is often given credit. It makes it hard to appreciate a work of art in two dimensions. I spent a while yesterday studying two of MoMA’s masterpieces.  Flag by Jasper John stood outside the entrance for the Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends exhibit that’s […]

  • We Use Way Too Many Fonts

    Massimo Vignelli is most famous for designing the NYC Subway map. In this video, he speaks about typography, the history of fonts and argues that “There are good maybe a dozen (fonts)…I only really used three or four in my life.” He also argues that when designers are less good, they use more fonts. When they […]

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