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Wrapping everything

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Decisions

It’s probably a little too soon to be talking about information overload, but how do people actually make choices when there’s an abundance of options? Who do you trust, the […]

The Question

It had to happen sooner or later, that just dumping a link on my blog and mentioning “it’s interesting” wouldn’t be enough. Now that I’m in the final countdown (for […]

I’m relocating to NYC!

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Did I ever mention how I feel about NYC?

and I how I would recommend every designer start a blog – you have no idea what it can lead to.

Crumpler mini matches

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A question of innovation

It’s cool that the new apple store on 5th Ave is open 24/7 365. Wow, just like Walmart. Let’s say that the newest apple thing that I want isn’t available […]

Montreal, a “City of Design”

The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization awarded Montreal a “UNESCO City of Design”. The only other cities to have been given the award are Buenos […]

What is garbage?

This was a response to a post from a couple days ago. J’s response deserves as much space as the original. Thanks J. “You know, Karim Rashid is a total […]

Design has the power

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the Unboxing Ceremony

iPod 60GB, In-Ear Headphones, A/V Cable, with packaging Originally uploaded by JoshB. Imagine designing something so well that others feel the need to capture the experience and share it on […]

Stock Photography Cliches

We’ve all seen the brutal stock images that come up time and time again when searching for that perfect image. Forty Media has taken it one step further and created […]

How changing a name has made people buy more coffee

Second Cup, (a coffee chain in Canada) has changed the names of their coffee sizes. If you were to buy a large today, a couple weeks ago it would have […]

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 […]

Design seizures

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What is Graphic Design

On May 5th, the following defintion was approved at the National GDC AGM. Researched and written by Walter Jungkind and Yves Rousell, the folowing definition improves on the previous wording […]

Learning by Design

Debbie Millman, a friend and someone who I admire has posted one of her best blog posts about what she has learned. There’s 10 graceful points that most designers can […]

Letter to lululemon athletica

Below is a letter that was sent to lululemon athletica. You can read the history leading up to this letter at lululemon athletica graphic design b.s. contest. and UPDATE: lululemon […]

UPDATE: lululemon athletica graphic design b.s. contest

Yesterday I posted about the lululemon athletica graphic design b.s. contest. There seems to be different interpretations about the meaning of the contest from lululemon athletica. A couple designers shared […]

lululemon athletica graphic design b.s. contest

It’s amazing that a company like lululemon athletica that seems so dedicated to well being and design style would abuse designers with a cattle call design contest. The following information […]

DesignMaven Revea!ed (Part One)

There are very few that can claim such a distinctive online writing style and knowledge base as DesignMaven. I’ve always been a fan of what he has to say, whether […]

Deborah Adler ClearRx Interview

Mid April of this year, New York Magazine published a fascinating article on the redesign of the pill bottle that Target would soon be using. Finding the process interesting I […]

ClearRx

No one gets hurt by bad design — wrong, in the case of medication if it is used incorrectly people can cause themselves series harm. Deborah Adler has looked at […]

Ranking Artist’s via the NASDAQ

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Changes

Where has this site been hiding? http://www.changethis.com and via mr kottke is a manifesto by Craig Newmark

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