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Comma Consequences

Are you familiar with the Oxford (or serial) comma? Its use (or not) comes up time and time again in our work. An Oxford comma is the one used after the second-to-last item in a list of three or more things: “Item A, item B, and item C.” It may seem like an inconsequential mark of… Read More

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Upper Crust Masterpieces

Everyone needs a creative outlet of some type. Seattle’s Lauren Ko takes respite from her 9-5 in the kitchen as a weekend warrior of sorts who bakes pies. Apple, cherry, and blueberry pies may sound run-of-the-mill, but they’re really not. Anyone who has attempted baking a pie will tell you the crust is a baker’s… Read More

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“Get Out of Your Own Way”

My love for U2 is legendary in this office, so it comes as no surprise to anyone as I write about the band again. This time, I share a striking, “colorful” video created for one of the songs off their 14th studio album, Songs of Experience, which was released in December 2017. Over their 40-year… Read More

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Giving Photoshop a Rest

As designers, we work with photographs all the time and have become very good retouchers along the way. Photoshop is our image-altering friend. Need to blot out an annoying tree—no problem. Darken a sky so a headline can read easier—easy. Blemishes distracting a pretty face—gone. We’ve known for years that fashion brands routinely retouch their… Read More

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Jihan Zencirli’s balloon installation

I have had the distinct privilege of attending the New York City Ballet on a regular basis for the last 20 years due to my good friend, Cathy, having a subscription with wonderful seats in the second tier of the David Koch Theater. It has truly been one of the great pleasures of my life.… Read More

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A Legacy of Skiing and Art

Linking turns and art was life’s ambition for the original ski bum and film maker, Warren Miller. He was the master cameraman behind such film titles as No Boundaries, Steep and Deep and Cold Fusion—500 thrilling titles in all, dating back to 1950. Miller’s career began in 1946, upon his discharge from the navy, when… Read More

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Razer Project Linda

Another Consumer Electronics Show is in the books and Razer has come out with another innovative prototype product that stole the show called “Project Linda.” It’s a device that turns your phone into a laptop for work or play. Razer released a smartphone this year simply called “Razer Phone” that when paired with Project Linda,… Read More

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It Started at the Strand

Without any set goal in mind, at 24 years old I started collecting books. Books on design. Books on history. Books on art. Books on science. Visually oriented soft cover books that I would go to for reference when a new design project called for it. 32 years later, I could probably start my own… Read More