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Posts from the ‘Journalism’ category

I was going to call this section design criticism, since that’s what my articles were, but didn’t think anyone would understand that. You’ll see from the examples that I’ve been published in three design industry magazines, and covered a wide range of design formats and subject matter. The ideas should be fairly clear, even if you’re not into design. And some of it will make you laugh.

Insight: Book

This was one of the columns I wrote between 2003 and 2007 for STEP Inside Design. Sometimes they gave me a theme to work with, and…

Language Lessons

This was for HOW magazine (still extant), and built on my ideas for a sensible way to talk about design—which I called practical criticism. The point…

Seattle Studio Tour

Critique had a department in every issue about a particular city’s character, lifestyle, and design scene. I’d canvass all the firms I could find, and ask…

Design Trends 2007

STEP magazine sent me all the winning work from their annual design competition, and asked me to identify the year’s trends. Having by this time helped…