Patrick Redmond is a 1970 alumnus of InterDesign where, at 20, he had worked for Peter Seitz.
A poster for InterDesign by Peter Seitz may be seen
at flickr.com/photos/ryangerald/3824335837/. According to this large format poster designed by Peter Seitz, “InterDesign Inc. is a new firm organized to provide an interdisciplinary approach to environmental design problems. Through a team of professionals representing the areas of architecture, urban design, planning, landscape architecture, engineering, visual communications, industrial design and systems analysis, InterDesign Inc. is able to provide the full range of services.”
(rough, unfinished working draft [January 11, 2010 version] only of "Errata, etc.") Errata, Addenda, and revision requests
The following are respectfully provided for correction in future editions/printings
Re: Peter Seitz: Designing A Life book, first edition, 2007.
Errata: as noted by Patrick Redmond, M.A., PatrickRedmondDesign.com, InterDesign alumnus (1970), MGDA [AIGA Minnesota] President, (January 1979-February 13, 1980). Contact: Redmond@PatrickRedmondDesign.com
Erratum:ibid., page 69, in note 19, “Other designers … were: Bob De Bray [Patrick Redmond (who had worked for Robert “Bob” J. De brey, De brey Design – www.DebreyDesign.com, Minneapolis, in 1969) note: “De Bray” is misspelled in this first edition of the book, should read “De brey” (Bob “De brey” specifies the correct spacing and capitalization as “De brey” with a lower case “b” following a space after “De”)]…” (revision request)
Erratum: ibid., page 69, “… and [Peter Seitz] served as the organization’s [MGDA’s] president from 1978-1979.” Should be corrected to read “… and served as the organization’s chairman from 1978 to February 1979 when Patrick Redmond was elected to lead MGDA.” Or corrected to read “… and served as the organization’s chairman from 1978 to February 1979.” Peter did not have the title “president” since the title of the head of the MGDA was “chairman” at that time and wasn’t changed to “president” until Patrick Redmond’s 1979-1980 term (January 1979 to February 1980 election). This is documented in MGDA (AIGA Minnesota) literature from the period. (revision request)
Erratum:ibid., page 70, in identification of Jim Johnson as source of quote, incorrectly reads “Jim Johnson, former MGDA president” should be corrected to read “Jim Johnson, former MGDA chairman” since the fact is that Jim served with the title “Chairman” rather than “President”. This is documented in MGDA literature from the period, including, for example, the brochure for MGDA’s first exhibition in 1977 where Jim is listed as MGDA’s “Chairman”. The title for the head of the organization wasn’t changed from “Chairman” to “President” until Patrick Redmond’s 1979-1980 term (following Peter Seitz’s term, Patrick Redmond lead the organization from January 1979 to the February 13, 1980 election of Tim Larsen). This is also documented in MGDA literature from the period, including, for example, the MGDA newsletter, February 1979. (revision request)
Erratum:ibid., page 146, “Christmas packaging, 1973 [erratum: this should read “1970” rather than “1973” since Patrick Redmond did the production/keyline, cutting the squares of the grid design on film overlays, for this package design during the summer of 1970 while he was working for Peter Seitz at InterDesign, Inc.], Dayton’s Department Store.” Also of note: Patrick Redmond, Patrick Redmond Design, redesigned the complete line of Dayton’s Department Stores packaging (ivory and warm black) and Dayton Hudson Department Stores packaging (silver and black) during the 1980s. (revision request)
Erratum: “Minnesota State Capital” on p. 170 should read “Minnesota State Capitol”. (revision request)
Addendum: (revision request) Somewhere in the text or notes, especially when referring to Peter Seitz’s and InterDesign, Inc., influences on the careers of other designers, it should be noted that Gay Beste Reineck, after working at InterDesign, Inc., had worked on the West Coast at Saul Bass & Associates, the Office of Charles and Ray Eames, and Reineck & Reineck. [Please contact Gay Beste Reineck at Reineck & Reineck (www.reineckandreineck.com) re: verification of details, facts, and sequence]. – Patrick Redmond.
Addendum: (revision request) On page 43, when listing Patrick Redmond as one of the “many talented designers [who had] worked in the office [InterDesign, Inc.]”, please include the name of Patrick Redmond firm Patrick Redmond Design, in parentheses, after Patrick Redmond's name, comparable to listing for “Reineck (Reineck & Reineck)”, “Kevin Kuester (the Kuester Group)”, and “Sandy Stein (Stein, LLC)” so the revised version would read “Patrick Redmond (Patrick Redmond Design)”.
January 11, 2010 note (revision of January 17, 2008 note): Item to consider adding to Patrick Redmond bibliography (with noted errata corrected, as specified):
Seitz, Peter. Pitner, Kolean, and Bruce N. Wright. Blauvelt, Andrew, and Pamela Johnson, editors. With essays by Bruce N. Wright and Kolean Pitner. Peter Seitz: Designing a Life. Minneapolis, Minnesota: the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, 2007. First edition. [Produced by Kolean Pitner, Bruce N. Wright, Andrew Blauvelt, Ryan Nelson, Peter Seitz, Pam Arnold [MCAD DesignWorks], Pamela Johnson , and Joe Avery at Shapco printing]. Note: Patrick Redmond [b. 1950, Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA] cited on page 43 as one of the “many talented designers [who had] worked in the office [“InterDesign, Inc., the Twin Cities premier interdisciplinary design firm,” ibid., p. 170], [predating the formation of international interdisciplinary design firm Pentagram] “(graphic design), 1969-1978,” [ibid., p. 170] when it was in full force. There are estimates that InterDesign spawned more than fifteen spin-off design firms from all of the talent that passed through the office in its fifteen years of operation. Some of those known to have begun and maintained independent design practices include [Gay Beste] Reineck (Reineck and Reineck Design [of San Francisco]), Sandy Stein [originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin] (Stein, LLC), Herman Reller, Kevin Kuester (the Kuester Group), Kerry Peterson (later a photographer with Marvy! Advertising Photography), and Patrick Redmond... [should read, after Patrick Redmond’s name, to parallel Kevin Kuester citation: (Patrick Redmond Design, www.PatrickRedmondDesign.com)].” To be accurate, rather than InterDesign “spawning” Patrick Redmond Design as one of “more than fifteen spin-off design firms” Patrick Redmond had already been in business for himself since 1966, continuing his own business during his non-business/non-InterDesign time (often during evenings and weekends) for noncompeting projects and clients while employed at InterDesign. Patrick Redmond traces the beginnings of his own business to 1966, four years prior to his work at InterDesign, rather than to a time after his employment at InterDesign. Patrick Redmond has had his own business for more than four decades. Patrick Redmond also cited on page 69, in note 19, “Other designers who attended the first organizational meetings to form MGDA [the Minnesota Graphic Designers Association which later became AIGA Minnesota, http://minnesota.aiga.org, the Minnesota Chapter of AIGA, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the professional association for design www.aiga.org] were: Bob De Bray [pr note: “De Bray” is spelled incorrectly in this first edition of the book, should read “De brey” (Bob “De brey” specifies the correct spacing and capitalization as “De brey” with a lower case “b” following a space after “De”)], Bob Fleming, Jim Johnson, Sandy Johnson, Dale Johnston, Kevin Kuester, Tim Larsen, Eric Madsen, Phil Mosseau [sic] [should read “Mousseau”], Patrick Redmond, John Reger, and Bruce Willits.” Also of note, ibid., while working at InterDesign during 1970, Patrick Redmond did the production/keylining for the projects shown on p. 127 “Northwest Architect, “Unimod” cover story issue, 1970 [May/June 1970], Northwest Architect magazine,” and on page 146, “Christmas packaging, 1973 [erratum: this should read “1970” rather than “1973” since Patrick Redmond did the production/keyline for this package design, cutting all of the squares of the grid design on film overlays, during the summer of 1970], Dayton’s Department Store.” [Also of note: Peter Seitz’s term as Chairman of MGDA from 1978-1979 immediately preceded Patrick Redmond’s 1979 election, at age 28, as Chairman of MGDA. Patrick Redmond was first person to hold title “President” of MGDA since the title was changed from “Chairman” to “President” during Patrick Redmond’s 1979-1980 term [term: February 1979 through February 13th, 1980]. Note re: Ibid., p. 43 “… Seitz called on Gay Beste [later known as Gay Beste Reineck] as one of his [Peter Seitz’s] first hires [at InterDesign, Inc.].” (Note: for future editions… it may be of interest to future readers and design researchers and design historians to note that after working for Peter Seitz at InterDesign, Inc., Gay Beste Reineck went on to work at the Office of Charles and Ray Eames, Saul Bass Associates, and Reineck & Reineck). Following the hiring of Gay Beste, later known as Gay Beste Reineck, in 1970, Patrick Redmond [currently of www.PatrickRedmondDesign.com], at age 20 and at the time completing his second year as a student at MCAD, was the second person Peter Seitz [b. 1931] hired for the graphic design concentration at InterDesign, Inc., as he [Peter Seitz] added staff to assist and work with Gay and himself. During the previous year, 1969, Patrick had worked for Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Institute of Design [“New Bauhaus”] graduate Robert “Bob” J. De brey at De brey Design, Minneapolis. De brey, in 1969, like Seitz, in 1970, had become a mentor for Patrick, and Patrick regarded his time with both De brey and Seitz as apprentice/master relationships, while, perhaps, somewhat more collegial with Beste. De brey had studied with Jay Doblin, Massimo Vignelli, and others at the Institute of Design, IIT, often referred to as the “new Bauhaus” in Chicago. De brey, who had completed his undergraduate work at Notre Dame, is listed as one of the IIT graduates in the definitive book “Bauhaus”, published in conjunction with the major retrospective exhibition on the subject at IIT.
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