In this small, weird corner of the US we have some huge talent thanks to MCAD (Minneapolis College of Art and Design), the Walker Art Center, and a few other magnetic poles of design. You can add Sarah Kissell to that list now. Sarah pushes craft to an obsessive level and shows the value that good photography can bring to design.
Update of the design studio Suprb based in Stockholm, very good work !
Andreas Banderas from Oslo, Norway. Anything that has a cat with rollerblades on generally deserves a post.
I revisited some notes I had written in response to reading Anne Burdick’s essay “Neomania” published in Emigre 24. I like to go back to essays like that whenever I feel pressured or overwhelmed to be a certain type of designer. I think most of us can relate to that sort of desperation. Reading an essay or even the newspaper can help assuage our creative frustration and bring a steady footing when “the rapid turnover dizzies the Rational Functionalist in each of us.” (Which we should like to keep steadied, right?)
Mash was founded in 2002 in Adelaide, Australia by Dom Roberts and James Brown, and they’re frickin’ awesome.
On Pedder is a fashion store in Hong Kong. They’ve been putting out a nice catalog called “Pedderzine.” The 5th and most recent zine (SP/SU 09) is based on the US $5 bill.