Petra blaisse and I are standing in the passport control queue in Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. Somehow this is both the most mundane and, for its strangeness, the most exotic place to start an interview.
“There’s a huge pink she-beast with another smaller male, almost like a black widow,” says artist Jason Hackenwerth, describing his balloon installation, Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife, at New York’s Diesel Denim Gallery.
The business world has decided that design is the key to commercial success. But, says author and critic Rick Poynor, all this rhetoric about "design" is just a faddish attempt to meet the growing demands of branding.