Holding on, surprises, an Encyclopedia of Things, and how to best teach design today.
Frequent Visitors is our little newsletter created to share the things we (over at Frequent Practice) have enjoyed visiting each week. Sometimes related to design, reads, and creativity. Sometimes related to the wonders in between.
Hi our beloved frequent visitors!! A quick reminder that it means the world to us that you take the time to read through these newsletters, check out the links, tolerate the excessive punctuation, and respond with the things you are loving. Thank you for being here and being a Friend of FP!!
Back to business—a list unintentionally dedicated to some reading material:
SURPRISE MAG SUBSCRIPTION!?!! One outstanding hand-picked publication a month from the fantastic team at Do You Read Me in Berlin?! A chance to explore independent publishing beyond the algorithm!?? Colour me ready to be surprised.
The ECAL Manual of Style - How to best teach design today?— a book and an exhibition presented by ECAL sharing the revered Swiss design institution’s teaching methodology as well as a collection of its most innovative student’s projects. Not that we pick favourites, but here are a few alumni featured that we’re fond of: BIG-GAME, 👟Thilo Alex Brunner, and Maria Jeglinska.
Beyond thrilled to share Encyclopedia of Things by the brilliant and wonderful Elisabeth Smolarz.
“Whether a keepsake, memento, or heirloom, everyone has their own talismans: objects with a value that is only of significance to their owner. The meaning of such objects gets assigned silently, internally, often without any words being articulated, and yet when we explain their importance, it reveals so much about who we are.”
Ella’s photographic still lifes will be on view at the Morgan Lehman gallery in NY until November 12.
The first volume of Caruso St John's Collected Works is published this month by Mack Books and we couldn’t be more excited for their first monograph!! The publication covers the first fifteen years of Adam Caruso and Peter St John's partnership, following a thematic course shaped around key phases and aspects of their thinking, and offering a detailed reflection on the practice’s activities between 1990 and 2005. Particularly stoked for the accounts of early projects and competition entries, and the UNSEEN DRAWINGS!
The breathtaking covers by author, book cover designer, field collector, and botanical illustrator Margaret Armstrong that were recently on view at the Met.
Maira Kalman’s new book Women Holding Things
a love song to women
and at times everyone
(as exhausted as we all are
from holding everything)
Filled with 86 paintings, ruminations, and digressions. Enjoy the lovely paintings here.
That’s it for this week! Thank you for reading and we hope you enjoyed your visit :) We love having visitors as much as we love being them, so it would mean the world if you shared this newsletter with someone you think might enjoy it!
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Until next time,
Your friends at FP