Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

Proving this homage to Austin Howe’s book of the same name wrong – (“Designers Don’t Read is intended to function like a “daily devotional” for designers and busy professionals involved in branded communications at all levels.” – Dexigner). Here is our reading list for the week…

Living in a Modern Way chronicles California design in its mid-century glory, accompanying a concurrent show at the LACMA. A quick reference guide, The Little Black Book of Innovation is a good weekend read. And finally, if you are in need of a little inspiration, check out Everything is Going to Be Ok – a lovely collection of uplifting and encouraging sayings, all drawn by different artists and illustrators.

(Image via Antonia Huber)

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

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There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.

 

Oh yes, the planet is sublime!

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I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
cups,
rings,
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
also
the
infinite-
ly
small–
thimbles,
spurs,
plates,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)

 

 

Celebrating & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.

 

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