Friday, December 07, 2007
SURELY SOME OF YOU HAVE WONDERED, who is the super-genius who designed not only the interior, but also the exterior, of your book, THE AREAS OF MY EXPERTISE?
WELL, YOU CAN UPDATE THAT WIKIPEDIA page, for the answer is:
The renowned graphic artist SAM POTTS.
MOST OF YOU know him from The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co., in the superhero supply district of Brooklyn, where Sam designed not only the awning but ALL of the original product labels, including BREATHABLE WATER and APPREHENDED BLOB.
SOME OF YOU may even recall Sam from his genial money-taking days at the front of the house at the old Little Gray Book lectures (which will not return this year, but maybe next).
I PERSONALLY recall him from Mr. Koestenbaum's Photo 1 class.
NOW HERE'S the new thing Sam has got me into:
THIS SUNDAY EVENING, at the big AIGA/NY dance party/annual ball, Sam and I will be auctioning off BEAUTIFUL ITEMS OF SIGNIFICANCE.
$20-35 (DEPENDING) gets you the CHANCE to bid on...
!: 2 REJECTED BOOK JACKETS BY CHIP KIDD!
!: A TOUR OF THE PHILIP JOHNSON GLASS HOUSE
!?: A MYSTERIOUS BOX OF MYSTERIES
...among other fascinating artifacts of functional design...
PLUS: the CERTAINTY of dancing and drinking wine in a beautiful room!
ALL PROCEEDS benefit the AIGA, which I am guessing stands for the American Institute of Graphic Artists*, a professional organization which I believe buys nutritious fonts for needy graphic designers**.
ALL DETAILS of the event may be found here.
Perhaps I will see you there?
That is all.
(IMAGE COURTESY: Anne Helmond)
(*I WAS RIGHT! Good symbolic information management in action!)
(**I WAS WRONG!)