My father is a graphic designer and in the 1960s he was one of the lucky recipients of the famous Push Pin Graphic periodical, a promotional mailer highlighting the work of (left to right) Milton Glaser, Seymour Chwast and James McMullan. Some issues of the Graphic were fold-out posters drawn in a psychedelic style typical of the period. He brought them home and I hung them on my bedroom wall. Eventually I grew up, became a designer myself, and went to work at Push Pin Studios. Life imitating art I suppose. I have the original posters to this day. Maybe I’ll go get them framed.
The home page featured a series of photos that illustrated “creative problem solving”—a perfect description of the superior advocacy offered by this top international law firm. This photo is one of my favorites. It shows a man using two chairs to cross a large puddle in a Paris park. The site has hundreds of pages and displays in several languages. For the recruiting section, we produced candid video interviews of dozens of partners and associates about cases, life at the firm and other relevant topics.
Client: Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Firm: Ross Culbert & Lavery, Inc.
A recent visit to the Museum of Modern Art yielded this wonderful piece I’d never seen before. “Bleu O Noir” by Jacques Villeglé, Done in 1955. Paper on canvas.
He calls this art methodology “Ultra-Lettrist psychogeographical hypergraphics.” That’s impressive.
I was reading the book You Are Not a Gadget by the computer scientist Jaron Lanier and came across this passage: “…there is no evidence that quantity becomes quality in matters of human expression or achievement. What matters instead, I believe, is a sense of focus, a mind in effective concentration, and an adventurous individual imagination that is distinct from the crowd.”