Archive for October, 2015
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Spooktastic Fun!

Connecticut-Based Elements Studio Will Haunt Your Dreams Ideas on premium paper to scare the living day-lights out of you. What better way to spend a crisp, fall day than making crafts at work? Trick or treaters visiting this Connecticut based design studio will have to earn their treats this year.  Elements brewed up some frightful creations this past Friday. ...

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Yo-Yos + Dolls + Tiny Tubas = Kids of All Ages

The National Toy & Minatures Museum in Kansas City: For Kids of All Ages...To grow attendance and donor support, the museum needed a look to match the prestige of a national museum. The T / m turned to Kansas City's best worse-kept design secret, Ingred Sidie and Michelle Sonderegger at Design Ranch to make this happen.

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Arresting Characters, Beautiful Packages

  Your Mission: Arrest Consumer Attention New Promotion Reveals the Identities of Five “Customer” Profiles Inside a Faux Real Attaché Case The Neenah Character promotion is a tongue-in-cheek promotion that encourages designers and brand managers to think about new ways to add personality to their package designs in order to capture consumer attention. ...

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The Canadianist: Highs and Lows

Everlovin’ Press & Five Canadian Artists Celebrate Canadian Culture Mittens, Pancakes, Robots, Snowdrops, and Loons Our friends to the North, Everlovin’ Press in Kingston, Ontario, have created a new series of fine letterpress prints called The Canadianist, featuring five illustrations from select artists to comment on Cananadian culture, from high to ...

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Extraordinary: NOLA Designer Alexa Pulitzer

A conversation with NOLA stationery designer Alexa Pulitzer. "In 1997 Pulitzer purchased her family’s print shop from Randa, the new owner (and former competitor) of her family’s necktie company. After three years of creating stationery in the evenings and on the weekends, she finally had the opportunity to set up the print shop on her own. “I was designing ...

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AIGA Minnesota Design Camp 2015
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A Bonfire, Double-Sided Posters, and Custom Sketchbooks at Design Camp

AIGA Minnesota once again had a great event in Design Camp. Having everybody at least two hours from their homes, and no city to disperse into after the speakers are out for the day, creates a more intimate conference experience than most. There was also some pretty solid items for people to take home. Double-sided 18″ […]

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Beautiful Views and Letterpress at Camp

AIGA Minnesota’s Design Camp is about halfway complete, and once again it has not disappointed. When the view from the cafeteria at Madden’s on Gull Lake looks like the above photo I took at dinner, it’s really hard not to be a in good mood. The first night started off with a cocktail hour just […]

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Design Camp 2015
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Design Camp, Thrift Store Stories, and Karaoke

AIGA Minnesota’s Design Camp is one of the best design conferences of the year – location, people, speakers and breakout sessions to rival any others, but the swag bags at registration this year – the best I have ever received. A deck of cards, drink ticket, chapstick, and a sweatshirt instead of the typical t-shirt […]

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