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November 26, 2013

Undercover: Physical (Format) Therapy

Pristine shrink-wrapped reissues or musty garage-sale fodder, the mental benefits of digging through record bins can't be overstated.

Topics: Topics: Design Reference, Packaging, Random

October 29, 2013

Undercover: Spotlight: Ben Tousley

Best known for his work with Grizzly Bear, Ben Tousley proves that the art of the album cover is alive and well—despite any rumors to the contrary.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Packaging, Professional Development, Profiles

October 28, 2013

Logophiles: Bill Gardner

This month, I had the opportunity to interview Bill Gardner; owner of Gardner Design, creator of Logolounge, and author of too many publications to mention.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Design Reference, Packaging, Profiles

October 17, 2013

Command X: Designing in a Fish Bowl: Joey Cofone Swims Among the Sharks

I have recently gained more respect for fish.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Color, Packaging, Professional Development, Type

October 1, 2013

Undercover: 4AD: Facing the Other Way

On the publication of Martin Aston's eagerly anticipated label history Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD, there's been a welcome rekindling of interest in the iconic independant label.

Topics: Topics: Color, Packaging, Pattern & Palette, Professional Development

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

September 3, 2013

Undercover: Perhaps breakfast should have waited longer...

Unassailable news sources, the Huffington Post and my wife Alex, both think Prince's new cover is brilliant.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Packaging, Product Design, Professional Development

August 26, 2013

Sister Raye: Would You Please Get Out of my Van Halen T-shirt Before You Jinx the Band and They Break Up

With just a few weeks left to my summer, I'm reflecting back on what I accomplished.

Topics: Topics: Color, Handmade, Packaging, Product Design, Professional Development, Random