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good reads?

Looking to swap books? goodreads might be the site for you. Here’s a list of books I’ve put up so far at http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/36712

Book of the Week

It’s always interesting to see at the end of the week where my interests went for the week on the blog. If there was any pattern for the last couple […]

From Dexter Himself

Please come to Dexter Sinister this FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9 2007 for a book launch of PHILIP, a novel by Mark Aerial Waller, Heman Chong, Cosmin Costinas, Rosemary Heather, Francis McKee, […]

TASCHEN, TASCHEN, TASCHEN

While this youtube video is slightly flakey, NYLON magazine had a couple interns who didn’t want to hang out at work visit the new TASCHEN store in NYC. If you’ve […]

Nigel Holmes on Information Design

I picked up the book Nigel Holmes on Information Design by Steven Heller last night and was immediately drawn to the image Nigel created above. I haven’t finished the book […]

Books on Video

I couldn’t help but notice the speed and coincidence of two books that are making the tv news circuit these days. Both books Made to Stick and Citizen Marketers have […]

I wait for this issue every year!

Over the last six years there’s been one particular issue of the NYT Magazine that I really enjoy receiving. It’s the Year in Ideas issue. Last year I almost didn’t […]

Books

Sorry, no review on the Art of the Book talk from me cause I wasn’t able to go. But I did find a quick synopsis from Youngna Park. Dave Eggers: […]

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 […]

the penguin blog

As a I ponder the redesign of my own blog (and yes, even the name) I’m reminded of how a very clean and simple layout can maintain a visual feel […]

A pattern

I’m not sure what it takes for you to consider something a pattern, but for me it only takes two other people. If something has caught my attention and then […]

Profanity at the book fair

I was tipped off about Dexter Sinister some time ago from my friend Ray. However when I was walking around the NY Art Book Fair I felt a little lost […]

Learning to Spectacle

Tonight’s design lecture was sponsored by the Architectural League and the Municipal Art Society. I came into the talk tonight without knowing much about the new book Spectacle by David […]

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 […]

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 […]

What do you keep?

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Setting that goal

Goal setting: do you set your goals as the person you are today, or for the person you’re going to be when you reach them? That question and many more […]

More Video Clips

By now you’ve probably read and watched the vido clips from TED. But did you know that GEL (Good Experience Live) has posted clips of a lot of their presenters […]

The Designers’ Book Pool

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Brand Book Promo

From the editor of the now defunct Critique Magazine and the book Brand Gap, it looks like Marty Neumeier has a new book coming out in August titled Zag. Over […]

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