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Over the weekend, I happened upon the "Double Portrait" exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (I sometimes overlook what inspiration lies only at my finger tips.)
This collection of work by legendary graphic designers Seymour Chwast and Paula Scher really hit home for me. I have always toyed with the idea of going down the graphic design road myself, but the thought of staring endlessly at my computer screen has been a constant, resurfacing deterrent. This exhibit, however, may have me reconsidering.
These 2 designers played an incredibly crucial role in paving the way for what graphic design and typography was to become today, in this world and for my generation; this is revealed both through their individual perspectives and also their work. I especially respond to Seymour Chwast’s interpretation of empty space and his distinct illustrations. I think that Paula Scher’s work represents an even more modern view of typography, focusing on the meaning of words & the art of depicting them. I would like to think we are like-minded in our fascination with maps.

Over the weekend, I happened upon the "Double Portrait" exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (I sometimes overlook what inspiration lies only at my finger tips.)

This collection of work by legendary graphic designers Seymour Chwast and Paula Scher really hit home for me. I have always toyed with the idea of going down the graphic design road myself, but the thought of staring endlessly at my computer screen has been a constant, resurfacing deterrent. This exhibit, however, may have me reconsidering.

These 2 designers played an incredibly crucial role in paving the way for what graphic design and typography was to become today, in this world and for my generation; this is revealed both through their individual perspectives and also their work. I especially respond to Seymour Chwast’s interpretation of empty space and his distinct illustrations. I think that Paula Scher’s work represents an even more modern view of typography, focusing on the meaning of words & the art of depicting them. I would like to think we are like-minded in our fascination with maps.

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    Happy to see this show getting some attention. Double Portrait is on view through April 14, 2013 in the Collab Gallery...
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