The Human Touch: How to Not Work on the Computer
In today's digital world a hyper-reliance on computer technology often leads to the mundane and expected.
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In today's digital world a hyper-reliance on computer technology often leads to the mundane and expected. Many of the traditional techniques for creation are being lost. Yet it is the role of the graphic designer to present work that is unexpected and individual. Here, we explore some of the pitfalls of working directly on the computer and the freedom gained by working by hand. Several possibilities are discussed.
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Steven Brower is an award-winning graphic designer, writer and educator. His work appears regularly in international and national design annuals and books on the subject of design, and his writing in several publications. During his tenure as Creative Director, Print garnered two National Magazine Award for General Excellent and Gold and Silver awards from the Society of Publication Designers. Woody Guthrie Artworks, which he designed, edited and co-authored won top prizes both in the Foreword Awards and the New York Book Show. He has been an art director at the New York Times and The Nation, and his work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute. He is on the faculty of The School of Visual Arts in New York, Kean University in New Jersey and Marywood University in Pennsylvania and lectures nationally on the subject of design and creativity.