I’m very happy to announce that the Walker Design Department now has a blog. The designers have been working in stealth mode for a short while preparing posts and putting in a little content so that the site wouldn’t launch empty. In true design style, they’ve thought the format out very cleanly. Emmet lays it out in the first post:
Bulletin Board: These posts will alert you to upcoming design programming at the Walker such as the Drawn Here architecture lecture series, the Insights design lecture series, and design exhibitions like Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes. And you will respond en masse resulting in many ticket sales.
Flat Files: There are boxes and boxes full of postcards, flyers, brochures, posters, gallery guides, and other Walker ephemera that we would love to properly document and archive. Since we don’t have the time to do that, we’ll just pull out a few pieces each month and tell you who designed them, what the project brief was, and why we love them even after all this time.
Memos: Here we will call your attention to the history of our department, how our studio operates today, and design issues that we address on a daily basis. Like fonts and stuff.
Interviews: . . . with designers. Sample question: “ If you were stranded on a desert island, which 10 typefaces would you take with you?”
Junk Drawer: A catchall category for link dumps.
Additionally, many of the recent design fellows will be (and have already been) blogging:
We’ve invited a whole slew of former Walker designers to contribute whenever and whatever they feel like–reporting from places as far as England, Holland, and Korea, as well as places more close to home like MCAD. We want to hear what they’re working on now, what is interesting to them, who they think is stroking it, seriously downloading the uploader. Who knows what they’ll write about. Not we.
There are already ten posts in the blog, so interested readers will have some insightful catching up to do. Here’s the URL: http://blogs.walkerart.org/design.