design — the implementation of the signature, the marking, the descriptive curve, has always been that thing which crosses borders — for the sharing of one thing makes its way to another — it’s found here, signed, and extended there…and with that, it’s a wonder full expression of an idea, a marking that crosses borders thousands of years ago, as it passes them now. Ex+change…now!

design [Origin: 1350–1400; ME designen from L. designare “mark out, devise,” from de– “out” + signare “to mark,” from signum “a mark, sign.” Originally in Eng. with the meaning now attached to designate (1646, from L. designatus, pp. of designare); many modern uses of design are metaphoric extensions. Designer (adj.) in the fashion sense of “prestigious” is first recorded 1966; designer drug is from 1983. Designing “scheming” is from 1671. Designated hitter introduced in American League baseball in 1973, soon giving wide figurative extension to designated.

Tim Girvin