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HOW Design LIVE 2015
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Ken Lo, Deep Dish Pizza, and Happy Birthday Hats at HOW

I may have only spent three days at HOW Design Live in Chicago (they had a full five days of programming), but my third day was just as eventful as the first two. There are always a lot of mixed emotions on returning to Omaha for me – and part of it is that it […]

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HOW Design LIVE 2015
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More Posters, DDC, and Biking for Water at HOW

You can definitely feel the energy at this year’s HOW Design Live in Chicago. I didn’t need to know that over 4,000 creatives are here to tell that it was packed – the fact that I’m writing this in a large room just outside of the speaker set up with video feed for overflow should […]

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HOW Design LIVE Chicago - 2015
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Astrobrights® Chicago Dogs, Genghis Kern Cards, and a Speakeasy at HOW

I got about three blocks from the hotel and conference center yesterday when it hit me – all of the events from the last time HOW was in Chicago four years ago – and it was at that moment when I was truly excited to be back at HOW.

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Why Does Anyone Care About Paper?
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Paper on the Walls Changed My Direction

WHY PAPER MATTERS: Designer, writer, journalist Donovan Beery reflects on how a fascination for posters during college led him to a life long love of paper and a career in design.

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Camp is Always Better with a Fire

I have to hand it to AIGA Minnesota. What this AIGA chapter does is create one impressive conference. I’m not sure how they do it – well deserved praise to those involved. Design Camp is something worth checking out. Day two started off with Cap Watkins of Etsy. There is a reason Cooper-Hewitt just presented Etsy […]

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Guess Who Makes an Appearance at Design Camp

There’s something special about a retreat or conference secluded far enough away that everyone is forced to stay in the group. And from my encounters, a lot more people travelled here alone than I expected. But there is no better place to meet new friends than at times like this. Design Camp, so far, is […]

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Design Camp and the Secret Paper Society

I’ve been hearing about AIGA Minnesota’s Design Camp for maybe twelve years or so. Twice during that span, I came very close to attending, but it didn’t work out. So, third time’s a charm? After a long drive from Omaha yesterday, I finally made it. Above, the #NeenahSecret. If you’re at the conference, find a […]

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A Marionette Workbench is My Lasting Impression of HOW

A random trip to the Boston Public Library after HOW Design Live leads Bennett Holzworth and I to the marionette workbench of William Addison Dwiggins – the man who coined the term, "Graphic Design."

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Everyone Knows Your Name at HOW Design Live

Five conferences in one, another poster signing, and a visit to where everyone seemed to know my name. Another great day at HOW Design Live.

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It’s Starting to Feel Like HOW Design Live

The exhibit hall opens for business at HOW Design Live in Boston. Come and get the goodies!

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