DesignLove was created to illuminate, educate, preserve, explore & celebrate design… to expand what we call Design Literacy. Legendary design for everyone, for every day, from public spaces to household objects. Design with a capital “D” and with a little “d”.
Our centerpiece educational and archival effort is:
DesignLove Masters—an educational, not-for-profit project based in Northern California and operating under the fiscal sponsorship of The Charles Moore Foundation—will preserve, celebrate and share the perspectives, history, and processes of some of the most influential people and practitioners in design. The illustrious and the unexpected. The groundbreaking and the perfectionist. The revered and the irreverent.
The series features in-depth discussions, roundtables, revealing personal interviews and profiles in intimate & iconic settings. We put you–students, designers, practitioners & design lovers–in the room with the best at their craft. We explore their process and their stories.
What inspires them? How has the world reacted? What have they learned? What would they like to share? Where will they go next?
The Masters Project Includes:
The Project will produce engaging short- and long-form stories from these elements. We will archive and share these stories across multiple broadcast, digital, print and live platforms. DesignLove Masters stories will be distributed to National Public Television, to schools of design, to institutions and museums, to libraries, and will also be available on the DesignLove digital platform.
The Project will provide much-needed critical and timely support to help restore, preserve, display and celebrate the existing works, journals and papers of our DesignLove Masters.
Gatherings and Events
The Project will organize periodic gatherings and workshops to bring thought leaders and practitioners together, to stimulate discussion, demonstration and innovation.
The Project will feature reprints and special publications, including new and vintage works that may not find support in the current commercial publishing environment. Beautiful books are themselves important works of design.
The Project will feature a companion website, newsletter and podcasts and work with other platforms as well.
These stories and interactions will offer rare insight into the work process and inspiration. They will serve as a bridge to the future and help preserve the priceless perspectives of some of design's most influential minds...
Still Making Waves--A Tremendous Success!
We traveled to The Sea Ranch in October, 2017 and filmed an extraordinary—standing room only —gathering of hundreds of people to celebrate the work of Supergraphics legend Barbara Stauffacher Solomon.
Creator of the Sea Ranch ram’s head logo and a stunning body of work from San Francisco to New York to Stockholm, Bobbie was a groundbreaking designer in the Sixties when her work and her gender were shaking up the status quo.
We filmed Bobbie and a remarkable panel in front of a standing-room-only audience on
October 21, 2017 as they celebrated her work and reviewed the continuing impact of Supergraphics.
This historic event was filmed, along with interviews of the panel members and the stunning backdrop of The Sea Ranch and the Supergraphics that are integral to its identity.
The Masters Project first creates an audio-visual archive that preserves and shares these unique talents, history and perspectives. The archives are made widely available for digital access.
This archive—of great value in and of itself—then provides the foundation for a documentary program which includes additional interviews, examples and perspective.
Each Masters documentary will be distributed via Public Television & Radio, as well as to schools of design, libraries, professional organizations.
These stories and interactions offer rare personal insight into the work process and inspiration of these iconic designers. The results will serve as a bridge to the future and help preserve the priceless perspectives of some of our most fascinating and influential minds.
The DesignLove Masters production
Still Making Waves features in-depth interviews with Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, our featured artist-designer, as well as: