Tag Archives: art

Andy Zetek  

Audiovisual: When Record Labels & Designers Come Together   April 16, 2019

In the design world, there has always been a balance between the needs of a client to have their goals served in a particular way and the potential for a designer to explore their capabilities to make resonant and effective design. The music industry is no exception. Indie labels have always had a penchant for permissiveness with their musical artists Continue Reading

     
Andy Zetek  

Lessons from the Bauhaus 100 Years On   February 20, 2019

In design school, in addition to a practical education in the use of programs and the principles of design, I gained a thorough survey of art history. One of my favorite eras to learn about—and maybe the most relevant to design—was the Modernist era of the early 20th century. Countless artistic movements emerged from this time, and number one among Continue Reading

     
Matt Roman  

Designing an Isle (of Dogs)   September 4, 2018

There are few things I cherish more than waking up on Saturday morning, getting brunch, and following up with a midday movie. I’m a huge proponent for reserved seating, so I adamantly select what I’m going to see the night before. I can’t recall a time that I’ve been more captivated by a film’s movie poster than when I first Continue Reading

     
Ricardo Gomez  

Saul Bass and Why Man Creates: A Must Watch for Creatives   August 29, 2017

Why Man Creates is a short documentary filmed by the singular graphic design titan Saul Bass and screenwriter Mayo Simon in 1968. It addresses creativity in a way I’ve never seen, by attempting to answer questions like where creativity comes from and why it exists, and lending the viewer very interesting perspectives along the way. The film is broken down into Continue Reading

     
Becka Bates  

6 Questions for Ricardo Gomez   February 27, 2017

Meet the newest member of the BatesMeron team, Ricardo Gomez! Ricardo is a recent Columbia College grad, Chicagoland native and our super-sweet design intern!  I interviewed Ricardo as part of our 6 Questions feature: a series of one-on-one interviews with people we work with who’ve made us proud. Sometimes I like to turn the tables and put our own staffers on Continue Reading

     
Melissa Muñoz  

Color Champions: A Look into Pantone’s Color of the Year   September 29, 2015

Each year, Pantone announces their celebrated pick for Color of Year. This prized swatch number isn’t just a fun little trivia fact for designers to memorize and nerd out over—it is, in fact, a carefully elected color that casts its influence on annual trends in the categories of design, cosmetics, fashion, cinema, interiors and more. In year’s past, Pantone has Continue Reading

     
Fred Schaaf  

Design on my Feet   July 14, 2015

Last week while I was sitting on my stoop reading the pile of newspapers that get chucked at my doorstep every morning, I ran across a New York Times article about a new sneaker exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. The article caught my eye for several reasons: I used to live two blocks from the museum, I have a healthy Continue Reading

     
Todd Pierce  

Wine & Design: The Art of Labels   June 9, 2015

I want to start of by stating that I am not a wine drinker, nor could I tell you the difference between a Cabernet and a Pinot. (I just know they are both red wines.) However, I often find myself buying wine for either a party, a gift or just because I was asked to pick up a bottle on Continue Reading

     
BatesMeron  

5 Tips for Aspiring Designers…& Others Alike!   April 21, 2015

A few weeks ago, BatesMeron was greeted by a special visitor—the Professional Association for Design (AIGA) student group from Truman State University. Having traveled all the way from my alma mater in Kirksville, Missouri, these Truman design majors came to Chicago to visit various creative firms around the city and learn more about working at an agency. Years ago, when I Continue Reading

     
BatesMeron  

Body Branding   March 31, 2015

The topic of tattoos can be a tricky one. For years, I have wanted to get “inked,” and as I approach a final decision more closely, blogging for BatesMeron presents itself as an ideal opportunity to reflect on this long-standing form of artwork. In a way, a tattoo stands as a personal brand on your body, supporting your story and Continue Reading