I am at SCAD to further my writing. I really admire these figures in the literary world:
Jeanann Verlee http://jeanannverlee.com/
Andrea Gibson http://www.andreagibson.org/
Roger Bonair-Agard http://rogerbonair.blogspot.com/
Saul Williams http://www.saulwilliams.com/
Buddy Wakefield http://buddywakefield.com/
The Strivers Row http://www.thestriversrow.com/
They all have one thing in common- they are spoken word poets!
I find that there are way more writing blogs than other fields of art and design. I believe because it’s simpler to post writing and to do so more frequently.
I hoped to find more links and where to find his work on Roger’s blog. It was very plain and doesn’t show his personality. What surprised me was Verlee’s blog. You would think she was a professional designer! I love how it shows who she is with the fun elements of the layout (esp. the scrolling) without cluttering the screen much. Buddy’s blog stands out the most to me. It’s super simple but with simple GREAT design that Roger’s simple blog lacks. It demonstrates that you don’t have to have a lot of images and elements to get the information to the viewer. Gibson and Saul’s come across the same to me. Simple layout, contact, store, and info are not hard to locate. It’s laid out simple so the viewer doesn’t have to scroll all over the place to find what they’re looking for. I disliked The Strivers Row blog the most. Right off, the Enter Here; it is so unnecessary to me. I also don’t like the big blog buildings with just the words above them on the home page. You have to scroll down to find out who they are and what they do! That should always be made clearly know to the viewer in my book. I feel like they were trying to incorporate a lot of design like Verlee, but she executed her blog way better.
I hope that you guys visit all of these blogs though and get to know and love these artists as much as I do!