Typograph.Journal volume 02 celebrates (and interrogates) ideas and strategies relating to critical design practice and process.
Designing (to design) demands exploratory thinking, with plenty of bravery, risk and spirit. It is a nonlinear process with loops, deviation and backward turns... The ideation process is messy! Design is not about finding the most direct journey from A to B. Trial and error along with an open mind are what leads to innovation. As designers we need the curiosity and courage to choose an unknown/untested path toward B.
Performer Twyla Tharp wisely said, “If you only do what you know and do it very, very well, chances are that you won’t fail. You’ll just stagnate, and your work will get less and less interesting, and that’s failure by erosion.”
Being willing to fail is a critical aspect of design that we all too often struggle with. But (I believe) we need to actively take risks and fail through experimentation before we fail by erosion. Read more on design methodology in Typograph.Journal vol.02