crowd1do.jpg

Sometimes at these conference things it’s nice to escape the pristine white hallways for a hot, filthy little basement packed thick with grinding graphic designers. Where legends of print, stage, screen, the airwaves, and a movie about graphic design take the stage for guest DJ sets. Where you not only don’t know which body part is being violated by which person’s gyrating sweaty loins, you don’t care because Kevin Smith is playing Prince and you just gotta dance, dammit. Oh yes, this was the Design Observer party.

kevindebbie.jpg

Head DJ Smith with Debbie Millman, throwing out a little J-Lo.

laurie.jpggarydo.jpg

Laurie Rosenwald was anything but “tired”; Gary Hustwit, who spun his own real records, prepares to take the stage.

michaelbill.jpg

Host Michael Bierut looking dapper, Bill Drenttel (we can call you Bill, right?) becomes possessed by the demons of the dance floor.

randydo.jpgmarianboots.jpg

Randy Hunt gets jiggy; Marian Bantjes‘ hot bow-topped boots.

davidnik.jpgericdo.jpg

Dancemaster David Womack takes a break to compare tans with Nik Hafermaas; Eric Heiman can’t control himself.

Read more