For most creatives the environment in which we work can be hectic and rushed. The moments to simply stop and SEE what is around us is rare at best. Yet, to understand the delicate components of being a thoughtful artist seeing clearly is essential. In this documentary film titled “Inge Druckrey: Teaching to See” we’re encouraged to the discipline of paying attention in order to improve our artistic sight. This is a must see video!

“This [film] is about patient and dedicated teaching, about learning to look and visualize in order to design, about the importance of drawing. It is one designer’s personal experience of issues that face all designers, expressed with sympathy and encouragement, and illustrated with examples of Inge [Druckrey]’s own work and that of grateful generations of her students. There are simple phrases that give insights into complex matters, for example that letterforms are ‘memories of motion.’ Above all, it is characteristic of Inge that in this examination of basic principles the word “beautiful” is used several times.”

Matthew Carter, type designer, MacArthur Fellow