Scott Thomas of Simple.Honest.Work. said the following in his invitation to Rick Valicenti / 3st on behalf of the Mies van Der Rohe Society:
Mies van der Rohe helped us understand things about the world. He told us that “Less is More”, that “Being good is more important than being original”, and that “God is in the details”. From these words came the steel and glass building, the open plan, and a new definition of beauty rooted in structure and materials. These ideas have remained with us for nearly 100 years. Within that time, everything from contemporary sculpture to Apple computers has reflected the vision of a better life created by one architect.
In an effort to celebrate and preserve this legacy, the Mies van der Rohe Society and my studio, Simple.Honest.Work., are creating a poster series featuring the work of a small group of visionaries. We would like for you to be involved along with Alex Fuller, Plural, Mike McQuade, Sonnezimmer, and Jeanne Gang among others.
Here’s a sneak preview of Rick’s typographic submission. Stay tuned for more information as the series becomes available.