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Hunter Wimmer
SFBay Area
Hunter Wimmer is the Associate Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Graphic Design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
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The deck project is (slowly) progressing -- winter and new parenthood have put the projects on hold a bit, but with the warm weather comes the beginning of the latest round of projects. We planned a planting box surrounding the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at RedneckModern
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Hermann contacted me for something very specific — a shelf/stand for a printer and ancillary supplies. Over a few emails, this is what we came up with. ... Then we stepped back, took another look and made some changes. That's the great thing about custom builds. Initially, Hermann really wanted... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at norcalmod
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The rain has stopped just long enough for me to photograph Bob's new shelves -- a 3X2 (one row higher than a typical 2X2). Bob also wanted to go for a custom color combination — a tangerine orange and gray combo that turned out really well. Now they're packed up... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at norcalmod
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Each semester, we have a town hall meeting... the kind where everyone gets together and chats and someone takes notes. I make posters for them. Sometimes it's fun to look back on the old ones... even the ones we didn't end up using. Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Welcome to Room557
Hi Lee: Thanks for the kind words. The panels are pre-veneered and I can get them (I think) in walnut, teak and maple. However, to put different veneers on existing MDF would be more expensive (the pre-veneered panels are more than 1/2 the price than the veneer if I were to buy it separately... odd, but true)... but yes, possible provided material and time costs are figured into it. What wood were you considering?
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2014 on Ozzie's New Shelves at norcalmod
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Ozzie contacted me for a plan to build a long, low entertainment center. He's also the first to bite at the new sliding door design. It turned out well... With this build, we switched up the materials a bit and used MDF-core walnut veneered panels which are less prone to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at norcalmod
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As a seven-semester degree program, the curriculum is divided into a two-track path: conceptual and formal courses. Hunter Wimmer has conceived, written, refined and taught five of seven semesters on the conceptual side. Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at hunterwimmer.com
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Our friends, Andy and Karen, were almost our neighbors, but the stars weren't aligned. They eventually settled in Sacramento and are plugging away at a renovation. They've also started a blog to document it all — check it out! Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2014 at RedneckModern
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Remember 8050 Shay Drive? It was the time-capsule house we visited a few years ago. It turns out that friends of friends bought it and we've gotten to know the (new) owners a bit. Well... families grow and things change... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at RedneckModern
The bed in the mater bedroom is from De La Espada … sadly, a model no longer made. The lighter-toned bed is the Ikea Malm bed in oak.
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2014 on A Thousand Words (Updated) at RedneckModern
Water Heaters Masters stopped by today to demonstrate how to flush our on-demand how water heater. I grabbed my phone to record for posterity. Here's the direct link to the video. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at RedneckModern
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There will be an open house for 4160 Wilson Street tomorrow and Sunday — check it out. Open House: Saturday, Feb 8th // 1-4PM Sunday, Feb 9th // 1-4PM Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at RedneckModern
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A house around the corner came on the market this week: 4160 Wilson Lane... and it's an original gem that's worth a look for any enthusiast. [A view from the entry door — click the images for larger versions.] The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at RedneckModern
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Our friends at ModPop, Modmens (and us — ModApple) are teaming up for an atrium sale next Saturday, Feb 8th... Stop by to score some great deals on Mid-century goodies. I'll also have a CSSU shelving unit or two on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2014 at RedneckModern
I've mentioned this a few times in class and it dovetails with the idea of being pop-culture literate, but the importance of Family Feud should not be underestimated. Hosted by the slightly inappropriate Richard Dawson in the 70s and 80s and now in the hands of the Steve Harvey who... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at Welcome to Room557
In addition to teaching classes and having daytime jobs, many of the faculty of the School of Graphic Design have fun things they do in their spare time. Check out what they do when not grading, critiquing student work or meeting with clients. CompostModern // Graduate Director Phil Hamlett founded... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at 79NMinfo
The question of what camera, printer and computer to buy is a popular one. Check out some useful information at the below links. What camera should I buy? What printer should I buy? What computer should I buy? Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at 79NMinfo
79NM.com // This is our outward facing vehicle. If you want to show your parents or friends what we're up to in the School of Graphic Design, this is the place to go. 79NM.net // This site features potfolios from our recently graduated students. Make sure to check out the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at 79NMinfo
Welcome to 79NM.info Here we'll compile the links to the various channels that we use in the School of Graphic Design to communicate to our students and to the outside world. We'll also post a few links to information that has proven useful to our students from time to time.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at 79NMinfo
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Even if you don't live in the Bay Area, getting a CSSU to you isn't too hard. This one's going to Lauren in Atlanta. When shipping, each board and panel is individually wrapped in shipping paper, and bundled — and the lot is encased in polystyrene foam and crated with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at norcalmod
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Lauren contacted me through the blog and wanted a slightly larger CSSU. We spec-ed out a 60in X 15.5 X 32in version in walnut and white — everyone's new favorite color combination (mine, too). She wanted an additional back panel, so this is a great opportunity to show how panels... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2014 at norcalmod
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For the past few months, I've been generating quite a bit of dust in the workshop — to the point that I need some sort of ventilation (and dust collection) option. However, since a lot of the dust and fumes... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at RedneckModern
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Touch-up painting can often be a drag. You haul out a bunch of gear only to paint a square foot of wall... however, I've stumbled upon a few things that have made it easier. First, I've switched to the "mini"... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at RedneckModern
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Over at NorCalMod, I just finished off the most ambitious build to date and have launched the latest CSSU version... the Integrated CSSU which integrates audio into the CSSU concept: think gaming centers, turntable stands, entertainment units, etc. The first... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2013 at RedneckModern
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I just finished off the most ambitious build to date and have launched the latest CSSU version... the Integrated CSSU which integrates audio into the CSSU concept: think gaming centers, turntable stands, entertainment units, etc. The first unit was built as an entertainment center to house standard-width (17in) audio gear.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2013 at norcalmod