November 11, 2004

Paula Scher

Citigroup sketch

Pentagram’s Paula Scher is the subject of this interview from Adobe Studio. She was Pentagram’s only female partner until 2002, and also wrote Make it Bigger.

Thanks to Greenboy 33 for the heads up.

Posted by Karen at November 11, 2004 03:29 PM in design , typography

Paula Scher: The Maps, an exhibition of Paula’s map paintings can now be scrutinised at the Mary Stendhal Gallery.

Posted by: Karen at February 17, 2006 02:25 PM

“There are smart people and dumb people. There are people who have energy and people who are lazy. They exist in combinations. If you work with a smart person with energy, that’s your best collaborator. If you work with a smart person who’s lazy, well, that’s a bit of a waste, but it does no harm. If you work with a dumb person who’s lazy, that’s sad but not problematic, because they will simply be ineffectual. But if you work with a dumb person with energy, therein lies the seed of disaster.”

- from Paula Scher’s Make it Bigger (I’ve Amazon-ed it). Any designer who works with clients will know this is true.

Posted by: jimmy at March 6, 2006 11:35 PM

Dear Paula,

Please take 5 minutes to read this email. Thanks.
Sorry for my bad english.
I take the liberty to contact you because you give us the GRAND PRIX at Toyama 2003.

We have been contacted by Hesign publishing and Singaporean Publishing House “Page One” to edit a book about Laboratoires CCCP = Dr. Peche + Melle Rose.

This book is part of a new collection “New Generation of Design” about Design and Life. The collection begins with 5 books.

It will be recommend to publish texts or articles about the artwork.

We think it will be interesting if we publish personal “evidences, accounts” (from another people of course) about our artwork or us. We don’t research congratulations or homages. We research personal vision that will give a special light for the reader. This text can be short (like a quotation) or long (like a story - humour, serious…). If you prefer you can draw or sketch. You wan write about a poster, a photo, or about the designer. You can write about an emotion, a sensation about the memory of the first time you have seen our production (poster, photo…). You can answer the reader, you can speak about just a detail or about one serie of posters…

If you want, you can participate. You are free to write that you want. You are free to participate or not.

If you have interesting please answer me.

If you participate please send us your text in english (or sketch…) for the september 15.

You are free.

Best regards

For the memory :

Dr. Peche

Posted by: Dr. Peche at July 24, 2006 10:45 PM

methinks paula does not live here ^^

nice blog. i just stumbled across it while trying to find some public theater work by miss scher. i’ve heard paula speak twice and each time there has been something new and inspirational i’ve taken away from it. and i love make it bigger, which by the way is now out in a cheaper version. but i’ll take my signed hard-cover any day.

i’m going to rave about you on my own blog and spend some more time poking around.

Posted by: design_officer at August 9, 2006 12:39 PM
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