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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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The Last Days of HOW Design Live – I’m in a Coloring Book, Debbie Millman’s a DJ, and HOWie is Still Missing

HOW Design Live in Atlanta, Georgia looked to come off as a complete success. I may have been stranded for a night in St. Louis due to mechanical issues on the airplane, but all is good, and I made it back safely. Neenah Paper gave out a few limited edition posters as usual, including the beautiful […]

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Find Your Selfie at HOW Design Live

Once Neenah Paper found that the booth they had in the Exhibit Hall of HOW Design Live this year was next to the booth of The Dieline, they knew something had to be done in that large empty space between them. Above is the result. Large mix-and-match characters printed on convert Board™, part of the Neenah […]

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HOWie has Arrived in Atlanta

HOW Design Live officially kicked off the largest design event of 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia, yesterday morning. Even though other engagements forced me to miss the opening of the Exhibit Hall last night (usually the craziest hour of the conference, so maybe my sanity was the better for it?), I did get a good look at it […]

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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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AIGA Design Camp
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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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Oxide Design - Museum of Danish America
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Skål! Scandinavian Spirits Exhibition in Iowa

Skål! Scandinavian Design & Spirit Traditions Inspire Print Designs Museum exhibitions can make for great print design. A designer can play with interesting content, cool artifacts , a good, ready-made story, and (usually) a client who values smart, effective art and design. The Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn, Iowa, is one such client.  This delightful ...

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