One of the graphic design participants at last weekend’s Ontario College of Art and Design University grad show (quite a mouthful, but also quite a handful) was a bright and charming young woman with whom we spent a while expressing appreciation for her design priorities. A few days later, we received this pleasant response to the interaction, and it strikes us as a keynote for the show’s wide range of talent and grace.
“Dear Mr. and Mrs.Clark, This is Sabrina, hopefully you still remember me. I just want to thank you for coming to our grad show last weekend. Also I want to thank both of you for your encouraging words and how much you both like my posters. What you said to me about how to grow as a designer, and how to take other people’s critique and make myself stronger really inspired me. Just want to let you know that I really appreciate everything you both said to me. Here is a attachment of thank you card I made for you both, hopefully you will like it. Thank you!”
Architect Will Alsop’s radical production for the Sharp Centre for design sets a tone of reaching for the necessarily new.