Designing for an art-savvy crowd is never easy. They’re visually literate, with an eye trained on aesthetics, and have a keen sense of what “looks good.” Designing for art fairs is an even trickier beast, keeping in mind not one, but four very different audiences: the organizers of the fair, who nee
I always think designing an identity for an art gallery sounds like a dream commission but then you are targeting an audience that is more visually literate than say mayonnaise-buyers and that must bring an added pressure. It’s a challenge Julien Lelièvre clearly relishes and the French graphic designer has proposed bold, communicative identities for both the Musée Picasso Paris and Palais de Tokyo in recent years.
Becoming literate does not simply mean learning how to read but also gaining knowledge and skills in other literacies such as technology, media, visual, etc. Direct and explicit instruction as well as modeling help one become literate.
The Manchu Way: The Eight Banners and Ethnic Identity in Late Imperial China: Mark C. Elliott: In 1644, the Manchus overthrew the Ming, Asia’s mightiest rulers, and established the Qing dynasty, which endured to 1912. From this event arises one of Chinese history’s great conundrums: How did a barely literate alien people manage to remain in power for nearly 300 years over a highly cultured population that was vastly superior in number?