The work, writing, and store of Ricky Rodriguez, a Raleigh-based ravenous designer.




Down to Earth: Or, What is Design, Part 1

“The designer […] is the artist of today […] because he works in a way to re-establish contact between art and the public…” — Bruno Munari “Of course I cannot break through the wall by battering my head against it if I really have not the strength to knock it down, but I am not…


Deserving to Create

  Two girls in an interior, one seated reading a scroll, the other standing up looking into an insect cage, Library of Congress. To the uncertain creative: Being an artist/designer can put a lot of anxiety and strain on a person. It always has unique walls to overcome, all under some kind of umbrella of…


Locking Jaws: Design as Amplification

“History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created.” ~ William Morris Design is at a unique crossroads; in a world of political and social intersections, design is quickly revealing its own skeletal system. People tend to ask now more than ever what is underneath clean…


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