Archive for May, 2017
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Allan Espiritu and GDLOFT: Beneath the Surface of Things

As a fine artist, Philadelphia designer-artist Allan Espiritu employs the language of graphic design to disrupt the viewer’s perception of the mundane. He embodies the hope of many to bridge the foggy divide between fine art and applied (commercial) art. In both, he communicates a message and tweaks perceptions and expectations.

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One Man’s Treasure: Junk Type by Bill Rose

Not your type? Well, here's a book that has a type for everyone. Extraordinary Bill Rose is "Recapturist", photographer, and preservationist who has spent the last decade traveling across America looking for junkyards, yard sales, antique stores, and other sources of inspiration to capture examples of vintage American typography and design before they’re lost ...

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It’s a Wrap! Highlights from HOW Design Live Chicago

As always, HOW Design Live is a whirlwind of inspiration and practical advice, but this year’s conference upped the ante with an incredible roster of presenters … then again, I probably say this every year. This is just a small sampling of what was offered. Every talk I attended was inspiring, but the HOW conference is much more. It’s about community, seeing ...

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HOW Design Live 2017 – LogoLounge Party at Gino's East
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LogoLounge’s Connection to the Sith is Revealed at HOW Design Live

HOW Design Live did not disapoint in 2017. It’s the event to go to recharge, feel inspired, and as they focused on this year, see what’s next. Chicago played a perfect (even if it was slightly cold, and there was some rain on arrival – this is the Midwest after all) backdrop to the events. Thursday’s […]

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HOW Design Live – Chicago 2017 – The Dieline Awards
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The Dieline Awards and an Aaron Draplin Pop-Up Shop at HOW Design Live

HOW Design Live in Chicago has so many different things going on, there is no way to catch all of it. In a way, it makes everyone’s experience a little unique, which adds to the fun and educational aspects of the event. I had seen a few of the winners from The Dieline Awards when they introduced […]

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HOW Design Live – Chicago – 2017
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Aubergine Paper Pants and the Chicago Mass Choir at HOW Design Live

The 2017 HOW Design Live Conference is officially underway! Once again set with the amazing city of Chicago as a backdrop, and thousands of creatives joining together – an energy that only comes from this many people with a passion for all things design can bring has formed. One of the pre-conference workshops – the […]

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Neenah’s Explore No. 5 Offers 5 E’s of Hospitality

If you work with hospitality clients and want to jumpstart your creativity, you’ll want to get your hands on the new Explore 5 promotion to check out the 5 E’s of hospitality. This piece includes five creative ideas to help enhance the guest experience at every touchpoint.

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