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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 […]

D&AD Print & Editorial Forum in NYC

Left to Right: Chris Dixon – Art Director, New York Magazine NY, Peter Buchanan-Smith – Creative Director, Paper Magazine NY, Chair – Jeremy Leslie – Group Creative Director, John Brown […]

Jeffrey Zeldman talk w/ AIGA NY

Before design talks I like to ask myself a number of questions so I can be a more active listener. Naturally the questions change depending on who’s talking and what […]

Looking Down: how the volume/channel rockers moved up

After years about hearing about TiVo in Canada where the cable monopoly kept the recording device out, it’s nice to finally have the capability to start recording shows now that […]

Book Marketing Today Online

I don’t think one could be faulted for wondering if book publisher’s are doing all they can in this day when electronic tools can add a lot of value to […]

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 […]

Rethink?

I was happy to hear that Paul Arden had a second book out titled “Whatever you think, think the opposite”. I was truly inspired by his first book “It’s not […]

Muzak of 2006

Here are some of the albums that could potentially be in my top 10 at the end of the year. The one album you should take special attention to is […]

Burnt Toast?

Before I go into my thoughts about the AIGA NY’s Your AD Here talk, I want to make clear that the criticism is not directed to those that organized the […]

Jeffrey Aaronson deux

Below are some of my notes from visiting “Maybe it’s You” by Jeffrey Aaronson a second time. iPod shuffle may be hard for older people to understand if they’ve never […]

Two more albums to listen to

Here’s two new albums to check out if you’re getting tired of the same old thing. First one to explore is Band of Horses, a fairly mellow upbeat first album. […]

iPod Shuffles Beside Art

Aside from the fascinating photos, the exhibition by Jeffrey Aaonson was notable to me for another reason. Beside each photograph was an Apple iPod Shuffle that contained a sound file. […]

The Roots, game theory

If you’re looking for something new’ish and was dissapointed with Outkast’s latest, check out the Roots new one – game theory. It’s easily one of the best of the year.

What do you keep?

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design*notes work in progress review

Jemma over at design-erly has been collecting some thoughts on my blog. What caught my attention was the reference quote that she used. “Although the element of review is not […]

Emigre

Considering that Emigre has had the same website since I was in Design School in 1995, the fact that they have redesigned their site now is a pretty big deal. […]

Common issues with a new site, Marktd reviews one week of action

If you’re familiar with http://digg.com then a site like Marktd would be a welcome addition to your morning routine. However it’s not perfect as commented on by it’s initiator with […]

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