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Will Design for Cookies

Every morning as I walk my children to school I take a peek at the wonderful window display at One Girl Cookies. I love everything about this bakery down to the aqua hued walls, patterned wallpaper, cut crystal globe lights and vintage details which are all perfectly suited to my Brooklyn neighborhood. Blown up vintage family photos […]

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40 Days of Dating Opens Print Shop

This past summer 40 Days of Dating, an experiment in love between Jessica Walsh and  Timothy Goodman took the world by storm. Now, the amazing typographic contributions to the project by noted designers, illustrators and artists are available for purchase at the 40 Days of Dating Shop.  Museum quality Epson prints by all 80 artists who contributed to the […]

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Why Advertising Remains a Boy’s Club in A Woman’s World?

Despite its forward-thinking reputation, advertising agencies are surprisingly unprogressive when it comes to gender diversity: only 3% of creative directors are women. The 3% Conference, founded by advertising executive Kat Gordon, builds the business case for more female creative leadership in advertising. Launched in September of 2012, the conference has since exploded into a movement […]

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Some Thoughts on AIGA

Guest Blog Post by Mark Dudlik, Executive Director of Lost Creature I’ve been an adamant supporter of AIGA for years, as a leader in the Arizona chapter and through my involvement with the organization as a whole. The group is the best and most important organization for the advancement of design and the design practice. Recently I […]

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Branding the Best of Old and New

Preserving history. Creating stories. Down by the Brooklyn Bridge is the oldest waterfront neighborhood in New York City — the historic seaport district. Since the early days of New York, the district’s vibrant streets, restaurants and bars have been places for stories you won’t believe and stories yet to come. Then October 2012 happened. The […]

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Divine Details: AIGA Pop Up Store

Divine Details, an exhibit & store in collaboration with AIGA, will feature 33 designers from around the world that have made beautiful, functional products that transcend the ordinary. Unlike most pop-up stores during the holiday season, Divine Details isn’t a pure consumerist endeavor. Instead, it turns the holiday shopping rush into a cultural experience. Divine Details […]

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Mohawk Embraces Makers

Mohawk is standing foursquare with the emerging maker culture. In a technological era punctuated with e-mail, smart phones, tablets and texts, the venerable paper mill is supporting this community of like-minded makers with the introduction of three new publications: The Mohawk Declaration of Craft, Mohawk Craft Cooperative and Mohawk Maker Quarterly. The publications feature the […]

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My Very Own Kodachrome Memory

Some 15 years ago I was giving a talk about stock photography trends at a conference and exhibit. Later I wandering the aisles, in a state that can only be called “trade show fatigue” — you know, flourescent lighting, hard floors, stale air, indecipherable products, junk food, bad ties, institutional hotel, keep losing my entry […]

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New Monogram for Moleskine

If you are a designer or just a creative soul chances are you own at least one of Moleskine‘s iconic black notebooks. The company, founded in 1997, brought back to life the legendary notebook used by artists and thinkers over the past two centuries. Today, the name Moleskine encompasses a family of objects: notebooks, diaries, journals, bags, writing […]