Harsky’s got some design game. I’d seen his work in a few random places without realizing it was all the same person. His style reminds me slightly of Jacob Weinstein. He’s done uniforms and logos for the Vancouver Canucks, Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Hornet, made illustrations for ESPN’s Page 2 and even did a series of re-thought Jordans for Tinker Hatfield’s 30th anniversary party.
A friend recently told me that, “In order to be a designer, you must learn to see the world differently.”
It’s easy to look at an object and think that it doesn’t look right or could look better, but taking it to the next step and thinking in detail how it could be improved is entirely different.
Tom Sachs sees the world differently. He recently released a video called “Color”. It explains his studio’s opinions on each color. I had never thought about color the way he explains it and I’ll never think about olive green or Mcdonald’s Yellow ever again.
A good designer analyzes everything about objects and understands that colors can tell a story in ways that no words can.