Today I decided to take a little field trip to the Southwest Museum of the American Indian in Los Angeles. Though it was a small museum, it was an amazing adventure, so many beautiful pieces of artwork. Each piece has a familiarity and yet are still completely different. Each piece has beautiful coloration and fantastic imagery. I love how Native Americans used what they saw in their everyday life to help in their artistic ability. Whether it was plants, animals or simple shapes….
Jan Tschichold was born in April of 1902 in Leipzig, Germany and died in August of 1974. Jan Tschichold was not only a book designer, but he was also a typographer, teacher, and a writer. Jan Tschichold was an amazing artist, looking at his artwork it gives me a sense of security. I’m not sure if I feel this way because of how geometrical his work is or the colors he seems to use. His color choices were very straightforward and efficient. His simple color choices taught designers that even simple solutions were sometimes a little more practical and clean work was always a must. I believe that Jan Tschichold is one of the most creative designers of his time. I honestly believe that his work shaped graphic design for years even after his death.
It weighs heavy on my heart that the LGBTQ community was affected by the largest mass shooting that took place on American soil since 9/11 at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. The Community was enjoying the amenities of life when in an instant it was gone and taken away from them. America will continue to mourn and pray for the families, and loved ones that were tragically harmed during this horrific event. The world will show the colors and sadness through vigils and Orlando we stand with you. I was gracious enough to be invited to attend a vigil last night in Victorville, CA. The vigil was held outside, in front of Ricky’s nightclub, where I watched the High Desert LGBTQ community joined together and pray for those that had lost their life, their families and those that were injured in the horrible attack. I also wanted to say it’s not about the people holding the candles, it’s about the candles being held.
Today, I had the privilege of walking through Chinatown in Los Angeles. As I walked around, I took pictures of the beautiful architecture and artwork. I wanted to share them so that you could enjoy them as well. I enjoy seeing different pieces from different cultures, I think that every culture is interesting and beautiful.