Looking back 20 years to now: NYC 1993

Looking back 20 years to now: NYC 1993

Twenty years is an eternity in design. Case in point: designers use completely different technologies in their work— and daily lives — than we did in 1993. And without a doubt, our aesthetic sensibilities have changed. Yet, the art of that year seems strikingly current.

NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star is as broad as its mandate: to feature only art made and exhibited in NYC in 1993. The New Museum exhibition fills five floors and a neighboring studio (231) with every imaginable media available in 1993 (computers were around by then, and so was their attendant art).

To name just a few of the items that can be found in the extensive bowels of the New Museum: a stuffed goat, a naked nuclear family, seven female busts made of chocolate, seven made of soap, three Plexiglas panels covered in jellyfish, a Bronx living room turned crime scene,... keep reading

Great Typography at Work: Show and Tell with Words

The impact of well-designed typography is far greater than the impact of word or image alone. It’s the perfect storm: the elegant symbol that is at once direct linguistic object and beautiful, eye-catching graphic. Typography lends itself to the metaphysical, but it’s also a fundamental part of any successful design. It can be as... keep reading

14 Infographics to Help Organize Your Kitchen

With the right preparation and setup, your kitchen can be a magical place where you create the most amazing gustatory sensations. Without the right preparation? That space could become, at worst, the scene of a culinary disaster — and at best, a messy place where you just cooked a mediocre meal. The 14 infographics... keep reading