one day at a time…
Saturday, 24 April 2004

Pix Of The Day: Learn To See By Having To Look
CREDIT: © Brian P. Lawler/CreativePro.com
WHERE: California Polytechnic State Uni. WHAT: Graphic Communication course.
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Natural Type © Brian P. LawlerBrian P. Lawler teaches typography as part of the Graphic Communication course at CalPoly [the California Polytechnic State University]. The poster project, 'Stalking the Wily Ampersand', was done by the students as part of their course work.

You may read the full project story on the CreativePro.com web site. The Natural Type poster, shown left, was a palpable result of the project, but we suspect that learning to see by having to look was probably a far more valuable achievement. We intend to do the project ourselves, and if we can think of a creative variation on the theme, then results will appear here at some future date.

For a limited period only, the Natural Type poster prints created by Brian Lawler's CalPoly students are available for $10 plus $3.50 shipping: check the sidebar in the CreativePro.com feature web page for more details on how to order.

One of the downsides to industrial designers dumbing down camera operations is that picture taking has become trivialized. Projects like these can redress the balance: we will look out for others.

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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)