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Someday, Iceland. Someday.

I have a mild to medium obsession with all things related to the homeland of Björk. It is a country of extreme contrasts—a place where fire and ice co-exist, where the Aurora Borealis meets summer’s midnight sun. It is next on my list of far away lands to visit and things like this breathtaking time-lapse… Read More

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Six Steps to Successfully Partnering With an Illustrator

I can’t draw. Well, that’s not entirely true. At least not the way I once could and certainly not the way an illustrator can. Developing a style, a methodology, a great idea and bringing it to fruition takes a lot of passion and talent. And patience. That’s why I’m happy to partner with someone from… Read More

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Everything is a Remix

“The act of creation is surrounded by a fog of myths.” So begins part three of Kirby Ferguson’s “Everything is a Remix” series, which explores the acts of creation: copy, transform and combine. The elements of creativity are set with notable examples and historical context. Take a look and learn why Ferguson argues that “creativity… Read More

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The Ten Commandments of Dieter Rams

The day after the Brand New Conference in San Francisco, I visited the SFMOMA with my friend Earl Gee and we enjoyed the special exhibit of Dieter Rams. The famous German industrial designer’s ten principles for good design are timeless: (1) Good design is innovative, (2) Good design makes a product useful, (3) Good design… Read More

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Paper in Your Pocket (or Purse)

Why carry your cash around in a dead animal when you put it in a dead tree? (Which, of course, can be recycled.) If you are a sucker for all things designed, like most of us, you are going to want/need one of these PaperWallets.

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The Booooom! + Adobe Remake Project = Not Appropriate

Adobe’s latest “Imagination Challenge” in the UK asks students to “remake” a famous work of art through photography. Apparently, the people at the blog Boooooom! thought it was such an original idea, they decided to hold the exact same competition. Originality, what’s that? Of course, there is nothing new about appropriation, as its use is… Read More