Monday, June 26, 2006

19. Art Prints & More Letterpress.

Here is a link to a couple of artists (Kevin Dart and Chris Turnham)
that I really like. They both have such a great touch. And here's another link for more letterpress goodness, since we seem to be on that subject a lot lately.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Amelia said...

I have an important question that you, as a designer might be able to answer. I am a highschool student who is currently attending the RISD pre-college summer program, "majoring" in graphic design. all my foundation classes are great, but my graphic design teacher seems very under-qualified and lack-luster. she hasn't even been working in the field since she graduation college, which was some time ago. the projects she's giving us are very elementary (design your initials in a typeface -for 6 hours straight no less- and the like). what do you suggest? should i try and make the most of it, just being very meticulous on all my (somewhat diminishing) projects, or talk to the teacher and/or the administration about getting some more challenging assignments? (by the way, many of my classmates feel the same way).
Thank you,
Amelia

6/30/2006 01:28:00 AM  
Blogger JJ said...

Well, you raise a question that is quite important; how you learn to handle such situations (and those of even more importance....say more advanced classes/real world scenarios) will impact the direction of your career. Let me say two things. 1. Even on fundamental exercises, an artist can find something surprising, creative and fulfilling in their solution. The exercises may not be challenging in themselves, but I assure you that you can bring something unique to it - even if noone else notices. And, it never hurts to reinforce the fundamentals in anything...even if the only thing you get out of it is a deeper appreication for your craft. 2. Not all professors are good - snd not all classes are good - and sometimes you just need to get through it. If I were you, I would talk to this instructor about how you feel, but in a very respectful manner.

7/01/2006 11:03:00 PM  

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