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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 shop has been closed for the summer while I was out for hand surgery (fun!). Now that I can feel my fingers again, we've re-opened the workshop and Jessica's piece is the first out the door. She opted for a good blast of color to offset some of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2015 at norcalmod
One of my favorite projects is one I've been using since teaching at UCBerkeley. It's a simple formal exercise with an underlying verve of historical relevance. In it, students take classic modernist posters designed by Josef Muller-Brockmann, Jan Tschichold and Herbert Bayer and create a series of new compositions —... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Welcome to Room557
The other day, we were asked what we might tell beginning students insofar as bits of advice on how to improve their game. One of the ways to get better at anything: music, fitness, chess… is to incorporate it into your everyday life in an effortless way. Design is no... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at Welcome to Room557
Rebecca dropped us a line and let us know she needed some storage. A few sketches later and we had a 2X3 planned out. It's now ready to box off and send to her... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at norcalmod
Dave contacted us in need of some vinyl storage for his growing collection. We made this one a bit longer (30in) than standard in anticipation that he'll need a bit more space as time goes by. He chose wisely with the red enamel interior — the color really covers well... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at norcalmod
One of the things that continues to amaze me is how tightly knit the design (and architecture) community is. Our friends Michael and Iris called a few weeks back and told me they were going to be in town and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at RedneckModern
Our friends Glen and Molly are moving... while this makes us sad, hopefully we'll pick up some neighbors as cool as they are. And, as expected, Ken Fox has done a great job with helping to prepare and to market... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at RedneckModern
This morning, my 2 year old decided it'd be a good idea to make a hoist out of his stuffed animals, climb 1/2 way out of his crib and attempt to rip the pictures from the wall. Not good. The... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at RedneckModern
One of the things that we stress in our program is the proficiency in building visual systems — and communications with a purpose. In the graduate program, this starts early in the 2nd semester in GR618/Visual Literacy and continues throughout the program. The third of four projects in GR618 is... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at Welcome to Room557
Shefali Adya // Nic Arnado // Mimi Chau // Shelby Corbella // Cindy Cruz // Ni Dong // Sebastian Fraye // Melissa Genao // Steve Goa // Laia Pose Gratacós // Ziyi Guan // Marie Claire Hernandez // Kanoe (Ashley) Irvine // Joon Kyo (Jake) Jung // Andrea Kohatsu //... Continue reading
Hanisha Amin // Catherine Broughton // JingFang Chen // Yu-Hsuan (Jamie) Chen // Carly Churchill // Hannah Coward // Flora Cruells Benzal // Sabrena Deal // Sarah Fiske // Lesley Gaesser // Sunt Hongsongtham // Fei-Ting (Vivi) Hsu // Priti Kapadia // Natasha Katz // Hilary Khteian // Aaron-Harper Lee... Continue reading
Congratulations to the Class of 2015 Below are our talented and hardworking BFA and MFA graduates. Each name links to a website featuring their work. Please feel free to take a look. Don't forget to check out the work from our Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Winter... Continue reading
We've affectionately begun to refer to the MicroEichler as the "Poolhouse" partly because it sounds impossibly posh and partially because, well, it's adjacent to the pool. In the end, it will be an all-purpose room and part-time office (and part... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at RedneckModern
The Poolhouse (MicroEichler) is coming to completion... the pesky final 10% of things are taking the longest. The last bit was the built-in floating desk... and now it's done. This weekend, we'll stock it (the sofa arrived this week) and... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at RedneckModern
Thanks for purchasing a CSSU… as described, each unit is hand-made and custom designed. We’re not IKEA yet, but do hope to make assembly as simple as possible. Reading the below and reviewing applicable pictures will certainly help. Some tools you’ll need (or find handy): • Cordless screwdriver or drill... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at norcalmod
Hi Scott: I visited the house yesterday and was going to write a post about it, but as they say: "if you can't say anything nice...". From an unwelcoming agent to a bedazzled fireplace there's not a lot to like, imho (and from the opinion of craftsmanship). This model has no atrium, but instead an adult wing (opposite the kid's wing) -- it's kind of a neat model, but it's easy to wish for an atrium. I could go point by point of how the owners and agents should have done better if they had hopes to compete with 4095 Phoenix on price (it's obvious they're trying to ride the wave), but I'll refrain. It's also obvious that it's in my best interest to see the house sell for as much as possible, but it's disconcerting when the house is /worse/ than before and attempting a $200K profit (or $300 pre-flip). Opportunism and poor craftsmanship are hard things to reward, imho.
Toggle Commented May 11, 2015 on Eichler for sale: 3707 Merridan Dr. at RedneckModern
Melissa contacted us looking for a specific size — roughly 6 feet X 6 feet (one of our largest yet!)... and fairly narrow at 11.5in deep. A few volleys back and forth and these are ready to pack up and ship off. Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at norcalmod
Our friend Blaine is moving... this makes us sad. However, his spectacularly restored house is now for sale. You might remember the house from way back. Blaine easily wins the award for bringing back the most in-need house to an... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at RedneckModern
It's that time... the every-other-year yard sale at RNM-HQ — which is part of a larger neighborhood sale. Come. Buy. Our. Stuff... Saturday, May 2nd 8AM 4154 Phoenix St., Concord CA 94521 Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at RedneckModern
Rachel needed album storage and she liked Monika's blue/white color palette... a few emails later, she has a new piece of furniture. Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at norcalmod
I take pride in the work I do... and it's disappointing when someone in the trades charges full price and doesn't do the same. A few weeks ago, a fencing project wrapped at my friend and neighbor's house. Most of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at RedneckModern
(or: Deck the Poolhouse... falalalala) The deck/approach to the poolhouse is finished* (*all but the fascia) and it's looking/working pretty well. Since the deck was low, the structure is made from doubled-up 2X4s instead of 2X6s, but it's structurally solid... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at RedneckModern
This weekend found us finishing the tearout of one deck and the beginning of the other... We'll replace the top-decking around the pool with either stone or wood, but in the meantime, I got a head start on the deck... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at RedneckModern
We recently tore out a hardwood mahogany deck (cumaru) that used Ipe-Clips as the fasteners... the hidden part was nice, but the installation was painful — cutting slots for each of the clips, aligning it all, etc. ... it was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at RedneckModern
John liked Kristen and Doug's CSSU that he wanted one for himself... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at norcalmod