Looking Back Over The Years, Donovan Beery Recalls Some Good Advice It’s weird to think that last month marked my company’s 10th anniversary. I realize that 10 is just a number, but numbers can make us reflect back on what it took to get to where we are sometimes, and this is one of those [...]
Old New Borrowed Blue Spring 2012: Planning a wedding? How about a wedding gift for someone you love? How about a handmade paper guest book that can be filled with memories — not just autographs? Oooo! Genius! Abbey Fowler of 6.25 Paper returns with more wonderful wedding ideas in fine paper through her seasonal column, Old New Borrowed Blue... great ideas ...
OK. Admittedly, a letter press event is not the first thing you think of when you dream oVegas frivolity. Well! If you are a designer or print maker who lives there, maybe it is! This Valentine letter press print making event last month proved conclusively that there is more to Vegas than One Hundred Buck Manilow Concerts or Three Buck Ribeye Plates!
It has been said that 90% of what we need to know most about life was learned at our grandmother’s knee. It just takes most another 30 years to apply her lessons. Chicagoland author, designer, speaker Justin Ahrens reminds us in this new book that it’s never too late to start applying good lessons in order to lead a more fulfilling life. “You may be closer ...
The Way They Were: In her latest book, Debbie Millman sets out to prove that someone can cut through the mindless brand babble and reveal something new about this shopworn subject. She does this by deploying her special gift of making interesting friends in interesting places say interesting things as though Millman were their one friend left on earth. They know ...
"The time I take to answer this question I'll never get back," says Christopher Simmons, "...Everything we do — create, love, mourn, worry, work, play, and so on — draws from a pool of nanoseconds into which no tributary flows. We can give away our time however we choose — just remember that you're not going to get any of it back." For the next 12 weeks ...
How Now Monster Maker? HOW Design LIVE in Chicago offers a smorgasboard of high calorie information. Among them, Turning Brainstorming Into Brainsqualling by Wendy Oldfied and Stefan Mumaw, the author of the latest smart book, Chasing the Monster Idea. In this book Stefan demonstrates how one may determine whether or not they have an explosive idea — or fizzling ...
It's Design Ranch time in the Texas Hill Country. Not going? Follow all the action on Against the Grain and its Tweets. This small conference in the lovely Texas Hill Country reminds all lucky goers that you have to play to win.
Book editor Emily Potts writes, "Richard Poulin is co-founder and design director of Poulin + Morris Inc., in New York City with his life and business partner, Doug Morris. He is charming and affable. I first met Poulin in person last fall at his studio. He had just finished writing and designing his first book for Rockport, titled The Language of Graphic Design. ...
Although legendary for thousands of fonts and logotypes that he contributed to the American visual landscape, Doyald Young regarded himself as a teacher, first and foremost. As he told The Dotted Line, “I firmly believe that if you have the gift for teaching, you must pass it on. As Woodrow Wilson said, ‘You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish ...