To be disciplined is to follow… To be self disciplined is to follow in a better way.
—Sister Corita Kent
Legible Practice. When we speak of the pioneers who have been there and done that, we often speak of “trailblazers”. If only the world were so clear! An intrepid traveller who hacks their way through a forest, off the beaten path, leaves a trail to be followed. But deep in the woods are lakes, and when our trailblazer dives in, the wake soon fades. Soon no trace is left, no path to follow. Perhaps the Modern era was a forest, but in today’s world we find ourselves far from shore where things are uncertain, complex, and dynamic. As we all learn the practice of strategic design by doing, and collectively establish the field, legibility is the key. Trailblazing, here, is about going out of your way to make your path legible. That means always leaving a few lanterns floating on the water to share not just where you went, but how you got there.
—DIN A2, One Pantone Color, Glow-In-The-Dark Color, Printed on Tyvek.