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Do You Believe in Magic?

Rebecca Bedrossian looks back at Design Week Birmingham: "Design Week Birmingham is a multifaceted event that includes installations, lectures, film showings, exhibits, workshops and social gatherings inspired by the belief that design matters. From hands-on workshops, Pecha Kucha and TEDxBirmingham to a pop-up design shop, this carefully curated week was chock-full ...

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Detroit Design Festival 2014: Alive & Well, Thank You

New Blood Quickens Detroit’s Pulse Are you a fearless creator? The heart of Detroit is calling your name. It seems everyone gave Detroit up for dead.  The recent Detroit Design Festival 2014 (DDF) is  proof that the rumors of Detroit’s death are greatly exaggerated. They city’s young and imaginative spirits are transforming a repellant curse […] ...

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Design Family Reunion: Extraordinary Workshops, Quiet Excitement

Alyson Kuhn reports on the joy of Design Family Reunion: "The workshop facilitator-orchestrators went to great lengths – literally and figuratively – to spark everyone’s creativity. Actually, the word workshop seems inadequate. Each activity was totally hands-on, but also a bit contemplative. Let’s call them creative immersion experiences. Here’s who ...

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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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Brand New Conference: The Wrap

Emily Potts offers a wrap up on last weekend's 2014 Brand New Conference in Chicago. Don’t miss next year’s Brand New Conference in New York City! For more information on the event, visit UnderConsideration.com. This is first time the conference has been held in Chicago and the first time the event covered two days.

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Detroit Historical Museum: The Streets of Old Detroit

At the Detroit Historical Museum, step back in time with a wood type press and a recreated 1840s environment. Reports Emily Potts, "If you’re in Detroit on Sept. 24 and 25, and want to see Ralph Rinaldi in action, DHM in collaboration with Wayne State University, Fine Arts and Art Education Departments, is hosting Detroit Print City, the Mid-America Print Council ...

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Design Family Reunion Santa Fe: Birds of a Papery Feather

Alyson Kuhn reports on the bounty of Design Family Reunion in Santa Fe this past weekend: "When designer Abbey Fowler agreed to whip up all the swag for the second biennial Design Family Reunion (DFR) [http://designfamilyreunion.com] , attendees knew we were in for a treat – in a pure Neenah Environment® environment, if you see what we mean. "

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Don’t Be Left with Sagmeister’s Residue

Bennett Holzworth looks back at HOW Design Live Boston — and how he intends to apply them. "When we hear a speaker and think, "I should really do this." But we need do more than simply note a suggestion. We need to put our intentions into action. Here is my attempt to put my HOW lesson out there so you can hold me accountable."

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