Fifty years ago Joseph Papp, the founder of the Public Theater and New York Shakespeare Festival, took his free performances of Shakespeare into the woods of the Delacorte, the Public's Central Park amphitheater.
I’ve seen it dozens of times. A design team meets after observing people use their design, and they’re excited and energized by what they saw and heard during the sessions. They’re all charged up about fixing the design.
Watching, digesting, and reinterpreting other artists work is a common thing in our internet age. We have instant access to an almost infinite library of work by other artists, researchers, developers, and it has become one of the most efficient learning tools, allowing anyone online to understand the different steps or parts of a creative process.
If there is one project that I’ve seen recently that made me say, “I wish I had done this,” it was Jordan Metcalf’s lettering for Boston magazine’s “Best of Boston 2012” issue. This typography feels unlike anything I’ve ever seen.