Cities of the Midwest: Modernist Architecture (Saarinen) Road Trip

Eero Saarinen, Finnish-American Architect, created iconic buildings, all straight lines and bright light. Some of his best works are scattered through the Midwest. Why Saarinen? My own personal love for the Saarinen aesthetic came from college. I lived in a now demolished dormitory at University of Chicago. This dorm looked into the Frank Lloyd Wright’s…

Artful Disney

Walt Disney was many things, some positive and some truly negative.  But, one thing that could said of him, with little disputation, was his appreciation of employ artistry to construct artifice.  In the era of penny cartoons, he nearly went bankrupt producing a hand-hewn feature-length animation.  And, he was putting his own money where his…

Disney Type Matters

Disney is about great design right down to the type.  I wonder how many fonts are in the Disney style guide?  Would love love to know. We are great loves of font.  It might be because the girls are learning cursive or because we are hardcore doodlers.  But, either way, we are into text.  Here…