3rd Annual Holiday Card Review
At Design Observer, the third edition of my holiday card critique.
For 2012, I can identify four key trends that have trickled down from Brooklyn restaurants, across from Pinterest, and through the cloud from Instagram and Facebook. This may be the one time this year most of you buy stamps (I recommend these), and one thing is clear. By our holiday cards, you shall know our social media preoccupations.
And no, that’s not my kid. But it could be.
Christmas with the Modernists
At Observers Room this week, my take on the “modern” holiday card, and a completely non-digital network chart from the Noguchi Museum.
Sans Serif Seasons Greetings: ‘Tis the season when the minds of parents of small children turn to holiday cards. What are the mass market choices for the design-minded?
A propos of this, Burning Settlers Cabin considers the pastel tree.
Networks Before the Internet: Network charts — like this one from the Noguchi Museum’s new and excellent exhibit — are a bit of an obsession for mid-century design historians. They are a quick and pseudo-scientific way to show how small and intertwined were the worlds of mid-century art, design and architecture.
Also, Mark Lamster wants to know: what’s the ugliest object you have ever owned? Believe it or not, until I was 12, I thought it was my parents’ Eames LCW.