Above is a photo from one of Debbie Millman’s illustrated essays, one that didn’t make the book “Look Both Ways.” In thinking about one of my next projects at Pratt, I’m hoping to take a page (get it) from Debbie’s book, and figure out why these essays are so personal, and so interesting (to me at least). I’m planning to do my “folio,” aka large format book, about my week-long Milton Glaser Summer Class from last year. That class ended up being one of the best weeks of my life as I look back. I met amazing people, met amazing artists, and felt I grew as a person and designer, as corny as that sounds. Each day I tired to write down everything Milton said. He is so wise, and has so much experience, I felt honored to be able to spend so much time with him. He’s also 80 years, and I hate to say it, but how many people work when they’re 80, and do stuff like this? I imagine there are only a few more years of that course left, and I’m so happy I got to be one of the lucky ones. So all of those little things I plan to wrap together and stick in this folio.
I’m always plugging Debbie’s Book, but I really loved it, even if you’re not a designer, it’s great.
Check out more of this essay below, and you can read the full essay in order here.