Thank you for the awesome feedback last month! It was valuable to hear from so many of you on what you liked, what you don't, and what you want to see more of here. Based on your feedback I am working on a new structure for the newsletter - this month is a bit of a transition between formats. (This is a work in progress and I am still figuring it all out so please bear with me!) Hope you enjoy the musings and features below - keep up the fantastic work (and those of you in Queensland stay safe and dry in this epic storm!)
W. A. Dwiggins described a recipe for an idea; involving a mix of coffee, cocktails and jumping up and down for a few days until the concept digests in your brain and manifests on paper. So what is the recipe for a designer? Curiosity and passion are what drives our communities best and brightest. When you add perseverance to that mix, you get a very special breed of creative. Book designer (and photographer) Bruce Kennett is at the centre of this kind of Venn diagram - with all those ingredients! Bruce discovered Dwiggins work in 1972 after befriending Dorothy Abbe (Dwiggins Assistant) and spending time in their studio. Being inspired by WAD and his ideas for decades, Bruce spent the last 14 years researching, writing, curating and designing his soon to be published book 'W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design'. The first comprehensive biography of one of the most innovative designers of the 20th century.