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For almost a week it’s been pretty hot. I’m really not used to the type of heat that NYC is getting these days. Having lived in Edmonton for almost the last ten years, one day of hot that NYC is getting would probably be welcomed. But that novelty is starting to wear off on me.

It was painful to walk to the first corner today, and after that I had about a mile to go to get to work. While the heat was irritating, that wasn’t the issue. It was the fact that I couldn’t stop sweating. How people don’t sweat in this city and I do will be something I hope to discover soon.

But with the bad comes the good. Two nights ago as I was getting a wrap to eat near my apartment in Chelsea, a nice thing happened. As I made my way towards the door, the person behind the counter told me to pick up a water from the front of the store – gratuit. Slightly stunned I happily took the water.

The same thing happened again tonight, but inside my apartment. Once I got through the doors, we were give water again. While my first week has been pretty good, it’s getting better.

make it cult-flick, before it’s actually cult

I probably shouldn’t do this, but I can’t really expand on how the movie industry is marketing films. So I quote in it’s entirety from mircea over at Werkernet. I think you could make the case that this is happening in other industries as well.

“* make a myspace page about the movie
* blog about the production
* make an entry of the movie in Wikipedia
* put all trailers / film-extracts on YouTube
* tag some of the contents with Technorati etc.

In brief: make it cult-flick, before it’s actually cult.”

We’re Here

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Tamara and I made it to NYC from Edmonton in 5 days and drove about 2,500 miles. We’ve got a pretty nice place in Chelsea at the Caroline and are really looking forward to meeting up with old and new friends. Once I buy a new usb cable I’ll start posting pics from the trip. After I decompress I’ll have lots more to share with regards to what is on the sidewalk.

Best, Michael

No More

While Tamara, Maddie and I hit the road (today Saskatoon, tomorrow Winnipeg, some where in the USA after that), I’ll hold off on the soapbox crits for a little while. However in my absence you should check out Fort Drastic. In their own words they “are writers, artists, musicians, sketch comedians and Monday morning coaches. We also occasionally sit backwards on toilets. We are here for one reason: to entertain you.” How can that be a bad thing? Even if it’s not Monday it’s worth checking out.

The Question

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 instance this is the last Tuesday that I’ll be working in Edmonton) in moving to NYC, I’m just about ready to move on with my blog. It started as an experiment, not really sure what to expect. Last Christmas I had a lot of time to think of where I wanted to take things, both with my career and my blog. I felt that it was time to move on from Blogger and perhaps with the name design*notes. I changed blogging platforms to WordPress and if you noticed the url of this blog it doesn’t say design*notes but sidewalkpressed. It was one of those small reminders of where I wanted to get to. When I finally moved to NYC the name of my blog would change.

I walk a lot, it’s one of those things that give me a chance to clear my mind and just think. During one of my long walks over Christmas time I wanted to come up with a name for my blog that didn’t have the word design in it, and something that would allow me to grow outside of publishing digitally. When you have the means and skills to communicate in an infinite number of ways, why should you hold yourself back? I liked the word “press”, but it wasn’t enough, I didn’t want it to be locked down in the world of publishing. As I bounced a lot of ideas around, I decided to keep things simple. Like I mentioned I walk, and that’s usually on a sidewalk – nothing too deep, but it gives things a bit of context. In the end I felt sidewalkpressed put a lot of the elements that mean something to me through the expression of ideas. In a long winded manner, design*notes the name is coming to an end. As a heads up I will be putting it to bed once I start walking in NYC. This blog will be known as sidewalkpressed in less than ten days.

The content isn’t going to change that much. I’m not a big fan of reading stuff from people when it gives tips about rules on designing or web interaction or whatever. I’m not going to go “I’m the expert and this is the way it should be” type of attitude. But I will try to put more time into writing about thoughtful experiences that were memorable to me. As my philosophy goes “see to think, think to design, and design to live” it won’t be like I’m not talking about design, but the life that makes up design.

On a side note I have to share one of the funnier e-mails I got from Vancouver about me moving to NYC. I’ve paraphrased a bit, and taken out some stuff, but you’ll get the idea. All I can say is that some people sure know how to write…


That’s fantastic. You talented little fucker. I’m jealous. Take me with you!!!

No, seriously. I hate you. I’m going to go kill a kitten in an evil ritual to put a design voodoo curse on you. The moment you arrive in NYC you’ll get creative block until you invite me there. You’re screwed. 🙂

Alright, alright, alright…congratulations. You’re a talent mofo and deserve a break like this…

Where have I been?

Sorry for the unuusal quietness of this blog, but hey I’m moving to NYC in a week and there’s a lot of things to get done. One thing that I’ve been to meaning to mention is the redesign of All This Chittah Chittah blog by Steve Portigal. Clean and easy to read, there’s something there that that will make you question your daily surroundings.

I’m relocating to NYC!

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I’m relocating to NYC!, originally uploaded by Michael Surtees.

Yes, it’s true – I’m moving to New York to work at Renegade Marketing. More to come as I can collect my thoughts…

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 at If you don’t have the DVD, this is a good substitute to check out before signing up for the conference next year. Some of my fav. clips are from Theo Jansen, Laurie Rosenwald, Ross Kauffman and Charlie Todd. I was also introduced to the book The Island at the Center of the World by Russell Shorto through this conference – really good book. If you’re interested in the history of NYC, this is a must.

The Designers’ Book Pool

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office_1_2, originally uploaded by Michael Surtees.

If you have a flickr account and luv books, you may want to check out and join The Designers’ Book Pool at You may find some gems to read.

Audio blog aggregator

There are two or maybe three really good radio stations out there that people consistently site as great resources for new and quality music. They’re KEXP, the Current and KCRW. But even those stations fall into predictable patterns of tunes, and eventually get a little old. If you’re fall into that eclectic category looking for more, check out the Hype Machine. At first glance it’s a little confusion, but once you’ve pressed a couple ”listen” buttons, it becomes very easy to understand. It’s essentially a site that grabs mp3 files that people have blogged about and allows you to listen to the music. They also link to the original blog post, so it theory you could save the mp3 file to your desktop from the blog site you’re reading from. After doing some searching I was pretty happy with the depth of music.

But what about the stuff I don’t know about yet, but still is great? The home page is updated on a pretty regular basis, come back in a hour and a lot will have changed. Start listen to the first tune you see and their player pops up. Don’t like the first song, press a button and a new selection pops up. Eventually you’ll hear something that you didn’t know existed.

Thanks for the fyi Christian

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 highly complex, this style of blog, a personal and reflective style actually provokes quite a high level of reflective judgement.
“They also readily admit their willingness to reevaluate the adequacy of their judgments as new data or new methodologies become available” (King & Kitchener, 2002 cited at”
A casual and personal tone allows for people to change their minds as well as to be less certain. Random thoughts allow us to write without censoring so much, the things we write don’t need the same level of certainty we feel when we write with a highly intellectual tone.”

Take a look at the rest of her post HERE.

Crumpler mini matches

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crumpler mini matches, originally uploaded by Michael Surtees.

Walking around for a couple days in NYC with my new black MacBook, I started to feel that the bag I was carrying wasn’t up to the challenge. Lucky for me I found the Crumpler store. Just a couple doors down from Rice to Riches, I checked the bag store out. Of course I found the bag of my dreams, but more noteworthy was one of their giveaways that I’m now talking about. They had these really nifty mini matches. They’ve got this really cool scale to them and how can you not smile when you look at them – just like they’re bags.

NYC Groove

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IMGP1315.JPG, originally uploaded by Michael Surtees.

After a long needed break I went back to NYC. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be talking about some of the discussions I had, some of the things I saw, and ultimately what inspired me as a designer.

But for now as I catch my breath, I need to thank a lot of people for their kindness and help. So Eric, Caren, Piers, Noah, Mark, Roger, Marion and lots of other people out there – thanks for making NYC just a little bit smaller and showing me what you luv about your city. It won’t be forgotten.

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 to buy in my own city, but I could catch a flight and pick it up near central park in NYC. That is genius. But let’s take it a step further. Anyone that has bought the latest and greatest video iPod will swear about the battery life. It doesn’t last nearly long enough as it should. I like the apple brand, though I question the quality outside of the industrial design. Some of the nav. is questionable with it’s products, but hey it’s apple so I’ll let it slide.

Now I fly into NYC and figure out that it might be easier to buy a laptop then to find an internet cafe to do a bit of research. If I’m a designer my options are a bit limited. Try to find a pc or go to the Mac store and drop a bit of cash on a laptop and head to a fourbucks for some java. But let’s just pretend that there’s another option. Let’s say I bought a cheap Nintendo DS and downloaded a browser. If that were true I could serf the internet and blog for less than the cost of an iPod. No need for any laptop.

Apperntly the Nintendo DS will be able to browse the internet w/ Opera in the not so distant future. More links about it at: and and

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

If you’re familiar with 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 his review at Marktd – Week 1 Review My biggest issue would be the lack of people marking. 3 or 4 marks for any story is not enough to make a huge differentiate on stories like digg. I’m looking to see what’s catching people’s attention just like I used to do when visiting the NYT and checking out the most popular stories. If the site catches on with a lot of people getting active with the stories, it should be of benefit. You can check Marktd at

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 wanker. The words are his but the idea isn’t and I wonder if he really actually Gets It.

The Garbo trash can Rashid designed in 1995 was his first big contribution to making our lives better. If Rashid were a rock star, the Garbo would have gone platinum. Rashid says somewhere between four and six million trash cans were sold.

It boils my blood when someone like Rashid makes these grand sweeping statements (vaguely implying a sense of ethics or morality) about the industry they contribute to when they have such a wasteful claim to fame. And for a writer to say that the Garbo trash can is a contribution to “making our lives better” is a total farce.

Imagine shaping human behaviour so that rather than buying between four and six million trash cans, essentially for the purpose of filling with garbage, we were inspired to recycle four to six million garbo trash cans worth of plastic instead.”

Hello, are you there?

One of my email accounts went down over the weekend. How did I know? I stopped getting email. At first I hoped it would have gotten better on it’s own, but after two days of a very quiet email box I got worried. I contacted my isp, and yes there was a problem. Things are almost back to normal, but not quite. So if you had sent me an email over the weekend, or even yesterday and have not heard back, please send it again to me.

With this miscommunication of email it got me to think about all the ways one can get in touch with each other. There’s email, msn, icq, iChat, contact through sites like flickr that have their own email, cell phones, text messaging, blackberry, land line phone, listservs, face to face conversation, snail mail, sign language, smoke signals and probably a couple more ways that you can think of. With all of that, we still could get tripped up with a simple email not getting to the inbox. How does one solve that issue of getting the right communication in a timely fashion? And then how do you manage it?

The battle of the blogging platforms


Here’s an interesting comparison with wordpress and blogger. I dropped my design*notes url into the website as graphs website at This is what the colour coding means:

blue: for links (the A tag)
red: for tables (TABLE, TR and TD tags)
green: for the DIV tag
violet: for images (the IMG tag)
yellow: for forms (FORM, INPUT, TEXTAREA, SELECT and OPTION tags)
orange: for linebreaks and blockquotes (BR, P, and BLOCKQUOTE tags)
black: the HTML tag, the root node
gray: all other tags

I’ve found wordpress to be a lot easier to use and navigate, and the diagrams represent that.

How changing a name has made people buy more coffee

Large is the new extra large

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 been the size of an extra large. So now the sizes go small, medium and large, previously it would have been medium, large and extra large. Why the name change? To sell more coffee obviously. Asking on of the people behind the counter about the name change, I was curious to know how the new large was selling. Apparently it’s their new most popular size. Who would have guessed?

social groups via photography

Here’s a really interesting project from Rotterdam-based photographer Ari Versluis and stylist Ellie Uyttenbroek called Exactitudes. Exactitudes: a contraction of exact and attitude. By registering their subjects in an identical framework, with similar poses and a strictly observed dress code, Versluis and Uyttenbroek provide an almost scientific, anthropological record of people’s attempts to distinguish themselves from others by assuming a group identity. The apparent contradiction between individuality and uniformity is, however, taken to such extremes in their arresting objective-looking photographic viewpoint and stylistic analysis that the artistic aspect clearly dominates the purely documentary element.

Aside from just looking at the images, I found some of the categorizations to be insightful. The image above is part of the Young Activists group. Here’s a list of all the groups: 02. Casual Queers, 03. Gabberbitches, 04. Bimbos, 05. Combat Girls, 06. Teenagers, 07. Game Boys, 08. Young Activists, 09. Young Executives, 10. Skaters, 11. Bonita’s, 12. Allah’s Girls, 13. Supporters, 14. Moroccies, 15. Tatto Babes, 16. Manipulators, 17. Smas, 18. Mohawks, 19. Vagabonds, 20. Madam, 21. Leathermen, 22. Butchers, 23. Dreads, 24. Bouncers, 25. Grannies, 26. Preppies, 27. Fans, 28. Massalas, 29. Kils, 30. Roffas, 31. Chillers, 32. Showpieces, 33. Students, 34. Scream, 35. Rockers, 36. Mister Wang, 37. Chairman, 38. Brats, 39. Workers, 40. Chickies, 41. Surfistas, 42. Pitboys, 43. Bundaboys, 44. Gentlemen, 45. The Girls from Ipanema, 46. Musulman, 47. Mothercare, 48. Habibties, 49. Teknohippies, 50. Ecopunks, 51. Sleeves, 52. Skins, 53. Ghoullies, 54. Corpos, 55. Fly Girls , 56. Homeboys , 56. Homeboys , 58. Toppers

via GDC Listserv > Paul Tetrault

Recognizing a pattern

There’s a couple things that I’ll try to tie into this post. The first is the video you should watch above, the second is this small crit on ad blogs from if, and the third is the pattern blogs I keep linking from.

I first caught the video above at Russell Davies blog a month or two ago. He had a couple different formats available, I could watch it on my browser or download it to my iPod. Now I can pass the video live from my blog. Ironically or not, blogs are being scrutinized the way magazines talked about blogs a short time ago. if suggests “There is little in between. Ad-blogs have the same problem as the ad press – they see the game as advertising and they’ll tend to highlight the newsworthy and miss the strategically sound.” Yes the same could be mentioned of design blogs, maybe I’m guilty too, maybe not. Third point, what does the group of bloggers I continually link from tell me of my interests, and how and will that help me figure out my future career intentions?

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 by the GDC “Graphic designers are visual problem solvers. They enjoy the challenge of working with clients and resource people to produce effective visual communication.” I suspect that there may be amendments next year to the definitions, perhaps even a name change. While it is a good start I do take issue with the last line “clients usually determine project aims” below. If designers are to be seen more than for the pure visual, the designer needs to be part of the brief and work with the client to determine the scope of the project.

Graphic Design
involves effective visualization of communication concepts, primarily in print and electronic media (including interface design), in the context of business and technology, socio-political, cultural and educational environments, in transmitting government and institutional aims and services, and in visually explaining and exploring medical and scientific data and processes. Clients usually determine project aims.

Graphic designers
help to achieve communication goals by analyzing, structuring, planning and creating images and text to enhance visual communication for specific purposes. They often act as consultants.

Alternative version to the above

Graphic designers
help to achieve communication goals via analysis and interpretation of client needs. They plan, structure and communicate information and ideas, appeal to emotions or facilitate orientation, by creating or combining images and test for distribution to specific publics. Efficiency and high esthetic standards are hallmarks of work by professional designers, who frequently act as consultants on design strategy. Consideration of the public good is a bonus.

Virtual Key System

I seem to be on a digital kick these days. Between the wifi shoes and umbrellas to this RFID idea – I’m finding the interaction between objects and visible action to be worth exploring. The above images are for a Key Transponder: Transport and Responder for Opening the Door. Here’s how they explain the virtual key and RFID tag: “RFID Tag is built inside the key-shaped product, and the reader has the same key-shaped hollow. When you let your key-tag touch this hollow, the visit will be told to the real key holder.“

On the iconic side of things, here’s a good example of an object that has been transformed by technology, yet the shape of the object is defined by it’s past. You can read more info about the key transponder HERE.

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 athletica graphic design b.s. contest.

Chip Wilson, Owner/CEO
Dawn Peck, PR Director

See attached document originating from your offices and disseminated via the Graphic Designers of Canada listserv on Monday, November 14, 2005.

Dear Chip and Dawn,

As an independent group of graphic designers from across Canada, we are writing in regard to your decision to hold what can only be perceived to be a cattle-call to mine the creative energies of the graphic design community of Vancouver and beyond. We propose a comparison for you. We are interested in knowing how you feel your legal team, who are currently in BC Supreme Court (in your own words) “protecting the Lululemon designs and trade marks” would respond to an email such as the one attached – contextually reworded (with tongue firmly in cheek) from the attached email received Novemeber 14?

We send this to make a point that you seem to be under the impression that design is a hobby and that compensation for its product is a bonus rather than a necessity. Graphic designers pay taxes, pay mortgages, pay for staff, support families and must pay for everything you pay for, with the fees they earn from their work. We send you this parody in the hope that it will illustrate that this is not the very best course of action and, at best, has raised a number of eyebrows in the graphic design community and, at worst, done widespread and permanent damage to Lululemon’s credibility in their eyes – the very eyes you depend on for your future design and creative innovation. We would argue that design and innovation are pivotal in the success of Lululemon, as they are in every successful venture.

We hope that you can see that this is not the way to respect our talents and abilities, and in the future, we trust you to judge us on our prior achievements and creations, and pay fairly for our creativity, which is the currency of our profession.


Casey Hrynkow, B.Des, MGDC
Ray Hrynkow, MGDC
Christina Peressini, Creative Director, Disegnostudio
Marga Lopez Orozco
Blair Cox
Paul Maher, MGDC
Louise Timmerman
Matt Warburton, FGDC
Jeffrey D. Smith, BFA, RGD, MGDC
Mark McAllister, Provisional RGD
Judd Cochrane
Jennifer Romita MGDC
R.N. Strong
Michael Surtees BDes, MGDC, GDC ABN President
Bruce Cochrane, AOCA, MGDC
Jamie Lees D’Angelo
Ryan Mayer, MGDC
Sandra Friesen, RGD
Craig Medwyduk
Brent Flink, MGDC
Gonzalo Alatorre
Lornce Lisowski
Chris Lawson
Jessica Reid, GDC Student Member
Jean-Sébastien Dussault
Richelle Letendre
Laurie Darrah MGDC
Simon Troop MGDC
Carol Hyland MGDC
Rupi Kambo
Kris McKinnon
Scott Laurie
Brenda Sanderson, MGDC
Brad Hardie, MGDC
Jon Whipple, MGDC
Grace Chan, BFA, MGDC
Karen Owens, Art Director, Pravda Design
Keith Martin MGDC
Winston Pei, BA, MA, MGDC
Lisa Hemingway, B.Des., GDC Graduate Member
Sarah Semark
Lorna Williams
Don Eglinski, LGDC



Calling all barristers, solicitors and lawyers to be. Here’s your chance to expand your resume and make your mark on the lululemon line of legal documents. We are looking for both contract and agreement submissions for all of the following items:

1. Supplier contracts
2. Employee agreements
3. Liability contracts
4. Litigation initiation
5. Salary negotiation
6. Vendor agreements

Each document should focus on the following:

– Combining legalese with everyday yuppie language

– Include our logo and name. This can be subtly ingrained in the documents’ fine print

– Justifying the 800% markup on our Olympic sponsored products for yoga, circus, tai chi, pilates and cross training to offset future lawsuits

– For vendor agreements, focus on dismissing the validity of their profession by grouping amateurs and professionals together to maximize the balance of cost vs services – preferably to as close to zero as possible. (i.e. pit a professional against a grade school student and mine their ideas for free.)

Your work will be evaluated on the following criteria:

1. Simplicity – is not overly difficult to steal and call our own

2. The document has to be shown on an actual piece of paper so we can see placement and size of the paragraphs in relation to the paper (being lawyers, we felt it necessary to point this out)

3. Use of verbage or a combination of legal techniques. If we use your document you will receive a $200 cash reward in addition to having your work come to life on a lululemon contract.

All entries must be submitted by December 1, 2005 to Community Relations at the SSC

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 their e-mail responses they got from lululemon athletica on the GDC listserv. As always, if there’s any other interesting e-mails, I’ll pass them along.

Hi Blair,

Thank you for your feedback. For this graphic design contest, we wish to show recognition and celebrate the designer and the design through the finished product itself. We place high value on good design for the design itself and hope to encourage potential participants who share our enthusiasm for creativity not entirely by monetary means.

We hope you can understand that it is never our intention to undermine the graphic design industry but rather we just want to embrace the joy of creation!

Best Regards,
lululemon customer education centre
toll-free: 1.877.263.9300

180 – 2955 Hebb St.
Vancouver, BC
V5M 4X6
direct: 604.215.9300
fax: 604.215.9366

“Elevating the world from ordinary to a place of greatness”


Brenda and Cameron, thanks to both of you for your feedback on our contest. We have clearly mis-communicated our intentions and fortunately you have pointed out our errors.

My intention is to hire a permanent graphic designer, the job is posted on our web site As you both know there are often hidden talents right under your nose that need to be discovered. This contest was designed to do just that.

We hope we can find someone internally who is interested and has the skill set or may have a friend interested. This was meant to be primarily internal and not a general public contest. What we would never not want to do is offend the graphic/fashion design community or for that matter any other profession. Nor we would want to violate the professional practise guidelines or other organizations. We have a wonderfully talented creative agency in Cowie and Fox and use them for much of our creative work. We also contract out design services and maintain long standing relationships with several artists whom we use regularly. We would never intend to insult them, their profession and their peers.

Thanks again for bringing this to our attention.

Eric Petersen

UPDATE: Letter sent to lululemon athletica

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 below has been sent to some Canadian designers and has picked up some traction on the GDC listserv. If there is any news that follows, I will post the info…

Calling all designers and graphic designers to be. Here’s your chance to expand your portfolio and make your mark on the lululemon line. We are looking for both design and graphic submissions on all of the following

1. Men’s t-shirt
2. Men’s long sleeve design for fall
3. Women’s t-shirt
4. Fabric pattern for a women’s tank top
5. Fabric pattern for men’s shorts
6. Christmas gift box

Each design should focus on the following:
– Combining art with athletics
– Including our logo and name. This can be subtly ingrained in the artwork
– Products for yoga, circus, tai chi, pilates and cross training for the Olympics
– For men’s wear, focus on the post metrosexual. (i.e. an athletic man who is in touch with his emotions.)

Your artwork will be evaluated on the following criteria:
1. Simplicity – is not overly costly to produce
2. The graphic has to be shown on an actual outlined garment so we can see placement and size of the graphic in relation to the garment
3. Use of color, new techniques or a combination of techniques(embroidery, stitching, goop, screening, sewing)

If we use your design you will receive a $200.00 cash reward in addition tohaving your design come to life on a lululemon product.

All entries must be submitted by December 1, 2005 to Community Relations at the SSC, attention: Jaclyn Josephson.

Jaclyn Josephson
lululemon athletica
community relations coordinator
604.732.6124 ext. 244

There’s been an update about this post at

Letter sent to lululemon athletica


Where to begin with Placement? It would be too easy to say it’s great, that you should check it out – to just take my word for it. Finally there’s something to read online that makes you forget that it’s on a monitor. To have the sensation of being able to just read and think is great indeed. Placement has only been going for a month week and a half but it seems extremely promising. Mr. E. Tage Larsen leads an ambitious group of contributors that will bring a refreshing dialogue to those that are curious at heart. It’s all about choice.

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