My friend Davina worked on these incredible films about one of my favorite artists/designers Charley Harper.
My favorite quote about Harper’s work was uttered by designer Todd Oldham who championed the resurgence of interest in Harper’s incredible breadth of work. Oldham says that Harper’s work is “reductive but never diminished”. Harper was a total master at conveying information with an economy of line and form but with such depth and beauty.
Designtex, is launching a Charley Harper collection at the end of the month. I can’t wait to see it. For now, check out these wonderfully touching and inspiring films.
Todd Oldham talks about Charley Harper’s work.
An interview with Charley Harper filmed in 2006, recut into a mini-biography using contemporary footage of his house.