JoyEngine was created in 2005 to highlight good work and serve as a source of creative inspiration. Driven by an author/contributor base of like-minded creative professionals, the site is in a state of perpetual change, occasionally pausing to call attention to noteworthy ideas, individuals, and endeavors.
As JoyEngine enters its fifth year it hopes to continue to inspire, inform, and ultimately promote positive change in the world. The JoyEngine team holds the belief that access to information is one of the many factors limiting ideation and innovation. With this ideal in mind, JoyEngine strives to function as a platform for the exchange and the utilization of information.
While the content of JoyEngine spans a range of subject matter from graphic design to technology, from indy DIY fashion to contemporary art, from global events to local politics, it’s all bound by a collective consciousness. This collective consciousness shares the belief that change, while often challenging, is inevitable. That change is good and that change leads to progress – whether it be in the arts or in politics or in your own neighborhood.
Vignelli vs. Benguiat
While working at Print Magazine in 1991, Julie Lasky was tasked with organizing a debate between Massimo Vignelli and the type designer Ed Benguiat. The debate was the second in a series, titled “Oppositions.” Vignelli and Benguiat were chosen specifically for the contrast in their work and respective design philosophies. Rather than battle one another over the nuances of specific typefaces and typeface usages they chose to focus their attention on the emerging design magazine, Emigre, and its utilization of the newly released Macintosh computer – for better or worse. What follows is a nearly 9000 word dialogue between two of the design world’s most innovative, accomplished and influential members. Read the full transcript here.