From the desk of Jeremy Dean…
I’ll start by saying ‘Sorry.’ We’re gonna be cruising through a lot of things at once, drifting off into the occasional tangent David Foster Wallace-style. Ready? This’ll be a long one…
Back in April: As part of his ‘From the Desk Of…’ series, Michael Williams of ACL pops in for a visit with Jeremy Dean, current art director for Urban Outfitters. Yeah, his desk is cool but we also care for the following reasons:
1. Mr. Dean comes from House Industries, known as new leaders in the world of typography and design. Check out their 10-year retrospective released in ’04. It’s fantastic, as is this pull-no-punches look at the font foundry’s legacy from the perspective of a competitor.
2. A real dyed-in-the-wool hardcore kid, Mr. Dean laid out, designed or art directed covers for some much-loved records, working with labels like Jade Tree and Deathwish, resulting in the occasional iconic piece of art. Kid Dynamite, anyone?
Recently: Michael Williams returns the favor by letting UO poke around his Manhattan residence. In case there was any doubt, it’s now pretty official — Mr. Williams is a man who truly lives what he blogs, from Stanley thermoses to aged copies of Life Magazine and all other things romantically Americana.