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Likemind 6

Likemind 5, originally uploaded by Michael Surtees. See you this morning at Likeminds if you’re in NYC. If you’re not NYC, perhaps you’re living in Seattle, San Francisco, London, Dallas, […]

Spam Karma

Everyone gets spam, but if you blog you’ll also get spam entries for your blog. From time to time I’ll get some comments that are spam, but I wonder if […]

Noah’s on a tear

Lately I haven’t had much time to think about anything outside of work aside from my favourite Chelsea coffe place, street art and tagging. What’s unfortunate is that I haven’t […]

Today

Citizen Marketers

I haven’t picked the book Citizen Marketers yet, but it does sound interesting. On their Church of the Customer Blog they describe the book as this: “Citizen Marketers” is all […]

US Presidential Speeches Tag Cloud

Over at Chirag Mehta’s site, he has created a US Presidential Speeches Tag Cloud there’s a slider that has collected State of the Union and a couple other famous speeches […]

Ethical Dilemma

Here’s something that I’ve been thinking about for a while. Is it ethical to blog about something that you find through a link from a contact inside your network? Oh […]

Stuff Happens

It almost seems inevitable that I’ll go to a design event/thing, and the next day some one comes up to me and asks why I didn’t tell them about what’s […]

Cards that Grow

How cool is this idea for a business card? via BLDG BLOG

Me at the World Graphic Design Foosball Championship 2006 (WGDFC)

WGDFC 2006 was a great way to end a busy week. Foosball, beer, designers and some friendly competition. Organized by the office of paul sahre and the studios of karlssonwilker […]

mubod

There’s something to be said about symmetrical wordmarks. Even backwords this is perfection.

Adidas +10 Fresko

Adidas +10 Fresko, originally uploaded by DEEPBLUEZERO. Here’s a great lesson in perspective combined with sport to make great poster sans words.

Check out Limited Language

Disjointed dog, originally uploaded by Michael™. “Beautiful as the chance encounter, on an operating table, of a sewing machine and an umbrella.” Comte de Lautreamont, Songs of Maldoror (1869) Read […]

Virgin Galactic

I snapped this image at Wired’s Nextfest over the weekend in NYC. You can check out more about Virgin Galactic at http://www.virgingalactic.com/

Today is the day

Yup, it’s my birthday today, Friday September 29th.

Two degrees of Hi, a likemind success story

There’s probably an infinite number of way to start this post, so I’ll just pick the one that first comes to mind. A number of weeks ago I was sitting […]

Designism Tonight

Two days, two design talks. Last night was Ellen Lupton, tonight was Designism with Tony Hendra, George Lois, Jessica Helfand, James Victore, Milton Glaser, Kurt Andersen, Brian Collins and Steve […]

http://del.icio.us/Michael_Surtees Tags

Have you ever studied your http://del.icio.us tags? What does it say about your interests? Here’s all of my tags for http://del.icio.us/Michael_Surtees 10, 37signals, accessibility, activism, adobe, ads, advertising, agency, aggregator, […]

laptop, paper and plasma

While the laptop wifi feature is nothing new, I think the combination of tv + laptop or newspaper + laptop, or even book + laptop with internet access are going […]

Pretty Serious Fun with Maria Sharapova

I think it’s safe to say that most people have seen the commercial that has Maria Sharapova starring in NYC. Maybe you’ve even started humming the song “Pretty”. It’s a […]

Innovative Concept: use a treadmill

okgo, originally uploaded by Michael Surtees. I caught the above video this morning with a very cool idea – use a bunch of treadmills! See it for yourself at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCjSwr7zYtE

IKEA product naming system

Have you ever wondered how and why IKEA products are named the way they are? According to Wikipedia, names are used as opposed to code numbers because it’s easier to […]

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Andrew Bird – Measuring Cups

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10 things I’m getting used to in NYC

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Photo of the day

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DIY Hieroglyphics

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Brand Attributes

Today is my last day in the D3 team at NAIT as I head out to NYC on Tuesday. One of the smaller things that I noticed during my time […]

I’m relocating to NYC!

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Everything Must Go!

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Designer Weims

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World Cup Logo, maybe it’s not so bad after all?

Friend and fellow co-worker, Randy Troppmann shares an image that his daughter drew for him on fathers day at his blog. As bad as the FIFA World Cup logo is, […]

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