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March 10, 2014

Overlooked: For The Dogs

As was mentioned in the breakthrough "We're For Dogs" television commercial by Los Angeles-based advertising agency TBWAChiatDay for Pedigree's "Dogs Rule" campaign, there should be an international holiday for dogs to celebrate their contribution to the quality of life on earth.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Color, Packaging, Product Design, Type

February 10, 2014

Overlooked: Typographic Relationships

Long before the design world was rocked in early 2014 by the news that the love was lost and Hoefler & Frere-Jones were breaking up, another superstar typographic duo had, quite literally, thrown it all away.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Design Reference, Packaging, Product Design, Profiles, Random, Type

January 9, 2014

Overlooked: O Canada

I am now convinced that the media-hyped "polar vortex" of frigid temperatures across North America for the past week can be attributed to the Canadians.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Color, Design Reference, Fashion, Pattern & Palette, Type

December 5, 2013

Overlooked: The University of Nike

We've watched Nike elevate athletes like Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and serial liar Lance Armstrong to household names and worldwide fame, or, more correctly in Armstrong's case—worldwide infamy.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Color, Environmental Design, Fashion, Pattern & Palette

November 5, 2013

Overlooked: Lincoln's Gettysburg Address at 150

Designed by New York architect Henry Bacon and completed in 1922, the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.

Topics: Topics: Design Reference, Environmental Design, Profiles, Random, Type

October 8, 2013

Overlooked: Moving Hamilton Wood Type

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum is throwing a party disguised as a conference to celebrate its move to its new home in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

Topics: Topics: Environmental Design, Handmade, Professional Development, Type

September 10, 2013

Overlooked: The Power of Paint

As a kid I watched my mom paint signs.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Color, Fashion, Packaging, Type

August 12, 2013

Overlooked: The International Day of Happiness

The General Assembly of the United Nations passed Resolution 66/281 on July 12, 2012, proclaiming March 20 as the International Day of Happiness.

Topics: Topics: Profiles, Random, Self-Promotion