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Music Notes

I recently read an article about the wall graphics that Sony Music has added to their white office hallways and was impressed by the type design and execution. More than 1,000 artists and milestones cover 1,600 square feet of wall space. From 1887 through the present. Timeline designer, Alex Fowkes, said his inspiration was newspapers,… Read More

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2013: The Year of Green

In January, the 2013 Color of the Year was announced. Drum roll please… GREEN! According to color corporation Pantone, they have nominated Emerald Green (#17-5641) as their Color of the Year. Why you ask? Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in a press release that “Green is the most abundant hue… Read More

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Eat, Drink, and Be Married

After a year of planning, my wedding this past summer came and went in a whirl of laughter and happy tears. And a big sigh of relief. My wife Kristine and I did all the wedding decorating ourselves, from the flower arrangements to the design of the invitations, table gifts, and wedding programs. It was… Read More

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An Olympic Brand Takes Shape in the Rio 2016 Olympic Logo

As the London Olympics ended this summer, and I got over the initial shock of rooting for men’s freestyle canoeing, I’m truly excited to watch the Olympics in 2016 take place in Rio. And whether you loved or hated this years London Olympics brand (what was with those one-eyed, phallic-looking mascots?!), you have to appreciate… Read More

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The Beer Can Revisited

On a recent trip to DeCicco’s Market in Brewster, NY, I was happily surprised when I saw two full aisles dedicated to craft beers.  Much like my method of choosing a new book, I enjoy browsing through all the label designs and usually end up picking up a 6-pack based on my favorite artwork. If… Read More

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A Camera Made of Cardboard

As much as I dread assembling a dresser with 100+ bolts and an allen wrench, I have to commend IKEA for it’s simple, sleek, and affordable furniture solutions. Recently, in IKEA’s signature bare-bones-style, they have begun selling a camera made of cardboard. Yes, you read that correctly. The camera is part of a new online,… Read More

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Have You Read Your Bookcase Lately?

Being a confirmed type-junky, I thought this typographical twist on modular bookcases was just plain cool—so I had to share. Designed by Eva Alessandrini and Roberto Saporiti, the bookcases are a fun and functional series of modular storage cubes shaped as letters and numbers for the Italian furniture design firm Saporiti. Now what would you… Read More

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The Little People Project

While browsing a small art shop in Chicago I happened across a photo book called “Little People in the City: The Street Art of Slinkachu.” It’s such a unique and clever project, reminding you to pay attention to your environment and really observe life. Sometimes the best ideas stem from looking at everyday things from… Read More

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Create Jobs for USA

Starbucks has recently launched Create Jobs for USA, a campaign designed to create and sustain jobs across the country, collaborating with GOOD/Corps, a social innovation firm in Los Angeles affiliated with GOOD Magazine. Create Jobs for USA is an initiative to collect funds for job creation through grassroots community businesses. One of the elements of… Read More