I came across Alex MacLean’s work and immediately fell in love. One of my favorite things is take off and landing during a flight. I will fight tooth and nail for a window seat, especially on a clear day to look over whatever city I am leaving or coming into. MacLean’s collection of aerial photography came out of a course on community planning while attending Harvard University for architecture.
It’s really hard to choose my favorites. See more of McLean’s work on his site.
Recently while looking through the new Matchbook Magazine, I read an article on a woman named Abby Clawson Low. I’ve admired Low’s work for years without even realizing who she was. I’ve followed her blog, HI + LOW for quite a while now. I didn’t realize she was also the same person behind some of my favorite things coming from Kate Spade, like their awesome planners.
She has since left Kate Spade and opened her own design studio. Here is her bio from her site.
Abby Clawson Low is a design director specializing in identity and publication design. Her studio projects range from logos, web sites and books, to self-published projects and collaborations.
Prior to founding a company of her own in the spring of 2007, Abby got her start at Design MW under the collaborative eye of husband and wife team JP and Allison Williams. In her five years at Design MW, she worked for a variety of international clients, including Buttenfabrik Gmund, Chronicle Books, Takashimaya New York, West Elm and Wilson/Wenzel. From June 2004 until May 2007, Abby lent her creative leadership to Kate Spade’s in-house design team where she was the Senior Art Director and worked on various projects for the award-winning Kate Spade and Jack Spade brands.
Abby’s work has been featured in Communication Arts, How and Print, and by organizations such as the Type Directors Club and the AIGA. She was also selected as one of the 2006 ADC ‘Young Guns’ in the fifth biennial showcase of the Art Directors Club, chosen from hundreds of international artists aged 30 and under.
My favorite part of the interview in Matchbook was this wonderful quote: