Richard Mehl has taught two-dimensional design, color theory and typography at the School of Visual Arts for over 10 years. His students have gone on to be award-winning designers and art directors for a range of international design offices, including Pentagram, Sagmeister & Walsh, The New York Times and New York Magazine. Mehl received an MFA from Yale School of Art, where he studied with graphic design legends Paul Rand, Bradbury Thompson and Herbert Matter, type designer Matthew Carter, design educator Inge Druckrey, and information design guru Edward Tufte. Along with teaching, Mehl maintains an independent design practice in New York City. He is the author of Playing with Color: 50 graphic experiments for exploring color design principles.
Imagine a white wall covered with collages composed of black, white and gray shapes, the smell of rubber cement, the taste of coffee, a mixture of fluorescent and daylight.
In my teaching, I see many beautiful images of color and typography—it is one of the benefits of my job as a typography instructor.
|Design Bully||Fashion Filter|
|Overlooked||Playing with Color|
|Playing With Type||Poster of the Week|
|Take the Edge Off||Undercover|
|Design Reference||Environmental Design|
|Pattern & Palette||Product Design|