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WWF strongly condemns unauthorized ad campaign while it wins awards?!?

I don’t think there’s a lot to be said for spec work except when 1. the client didn’t actually ask for it, (It is starting to appear that WWF Brazil […]

Link Drop (8·28·09)

This week’s collection of stuff that I’ve found interesting via Link Drop contains a lot of new themes. There’s stuff about smell, flowers and even Whole Foods. Apple makes it’s […]

Double issue of Link Drop (8·14·09) & (8·21·09)

This week’s version of Link Drop was a week late and while I hate excuses there’s a pretty good one. Last weekend I was redesigning the format of Link Drop […]

Company Deal Announcements

A positive sign that the economy might soon be moving upwards is the energy generated after some of the recent tech mergers. It was only a couple weeks ago that […]

Link Drop (8·07·09)

It’s been a bit of an up and down week over here at DesignNotes. I’ve been under the weather of most of the week which is highly unusual, and on […]

Plastic Prius Flowers

I’ve been thinking about how I wanted to describe how ugly the Flatiron building has gotten since Toyota invaded the area with their plastic Prius flowers. I guess part of […]

Link Drop (7·17·09) & (7·24·09)

This week’s Link Drop is a double issue as I was preoccupied with being in SF last Friday. For this post I combined the best of what I found in […]

Link Drop (7·10·09)

July is here and with that comes the Tour de France. I’ve found a number of bike and tour related stuff that is shows the sport in perhaps a slightly […]

Link Drop (6·26·09)

Ok, this Link Drop is even too late for my liking… But it’s better to publish it three days late as opposed to not posting it all or doing a […]

Link Drop (6·19·09)

This week’s edition of Link Drop is a bit lighter than usual. The summer is supposed to be less busy but that doesn’t seem to be the case and in […]

Link Drop (6·12·09)

It’s been a crazy blog week for me and because of that my Link Drop is three days overdue. The High Line opened which I was happy to experience first […]

Link Drop (06·05·09)

This has been one of those strange weeks where everything on the outside looks the same, though on the inside there’s a lot going on. It’s been a cool week […]

Link Drop (5·29·09)

I’m not entirely sure why but I’m pretty happy how this week turned out for Link Drop. Lots of Design process, typography, NYC, social and business stuff. Art doesn’t usually […]

Link Drop (5·22·09)

Summer is just about here. It’s getting nice n’hot, the humidity is about to get a lot worse and there’s a long weekend coming up asap. Things are good in […]

Perfect Ending to Design and Advertising as We Knew It

I’ve always been a fan of what the D&AD have pushed out in terms of work. They’ve been able to elevate work that typically get’s lost within the American Design […]

Link Drop (5·15·09)

I’m hopping that publishing Link Drops on a Sunday as opposed to a Friday will stop after this week. I took the last week off hoping to get a lot […]

Link Drop (5·01·09)

I feel as though this week just started and it’s already Friday. Good weather, good company and being in NYC will do that to people. But with that said there’s […]

Link Drop (4·24·09)

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Link Drop (4·17·09)

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DesignNotes Ten Design-Related Blogs from NYC

A couple weeks ago Blogs.com asked me if I was willing to pass them on a list of design blogs based in NYC (I considered Brooklyn as part of this […]

Link Drop (4·10·09)

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Link Drop (4·03·09)

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LOOKING AT: GOP 100 Deconstructing Dumbo

While politics is never out of season, in my guesstimation people are more concerned about the economy than the DMC and GOP logos at the moment. However I finally got […]

Good Ideas in Design at Good Ideas Salon London

Good Ideas in Design at Good Ideas Salon London Piers passed me on the above video from from their PSFK Good Ideas Salon London. What was good about the discussion […]

D&AD Members’ Survey: impact of the recession on creative business

I came across a timely survey from the D&AD Blog titled D&AD Members’ Survey: impact of the recession on creative business. The pdf that displays the info from the blog […]

What is the logo worth?

Design is an optimistic pursuit, but sometimes the ideals of designers can get in the way of things as they are as opposed to what things should be. Let’s take […]

Puma vs. Adidas; or art and marketing speak

If you’ve got four minutes I’d watch the two videos above to compare. One is a pretty good idea while the other smacks of an event that I suspect only […]

51% Design or Design just as much as you have to…

There’s an old saying in advertising about it being correct 50% of the time—people just aren’t sure which 50%. In the print world (which is just about dead), they’ve got […]

Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 6th (March 2009)

Road Map for Financial Recovery: Radical Transparency Now! and Web-Savvy Obama Team Hits Unexpected Bumps A couple tech. infused politic posts about building from the ground up Obama style. Just […]

Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 20th (February 2009)

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