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Posts Tagged ‘Richard Meier’

QBN Session #1: Live and In Concert

The cool kids at QBN just sold out their first-ever conference this past Friday in LA, so we asked cool kid Tom Dolan what he thought about it. Photo by Jessey White-Cinis, more here.

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First, organizing and selling out a $200+ full day-long design seminar on a busy workday Friday in Los Angeles should be recognized as no easy task. Having it at Richard Meier‘s posh Getty digs and featuring a world-class lineup is coup number two. That the QBN boys pulled off their their first “Session” event without a glitch (accomplishment #3) should impress–and be a sign of good things to come from the upstart design org on the block.

Clearly differentiated in tone and content from anything you’d be likely see from the self-anointed Professional Organization for Design*, perhaps the sharpest take-away from Friday’s event was confirmation that there is a strong pulse to contemporary design worldwide–and it’s distinctly cross-media, with output ranging from motion to print to interactive to photo to film. Unexpected highlight: Intro graphics from Logan, which were over-the-top super. Unexpected lowlight: Emcee Miss Shiny Pants–wherever they got her, don’t go back next time.

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Richard Meier Can’t Wait to Show You His Models

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It was revealed today that architect Richard Meier keeps a collection of models–some used, some unused–in a bare-bones, poorly-lit building in Long Island City. Apparently you can even visit with the models by making “appointments” on Fridays. Call (212)967-6060 for a good time.

We always knew that Meier was a sick, sick man.