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January 2, 2014

Playing with Color: Color Grids

The first time I really saw a color grid, I was passing by a class at Maine College of Art where I was teaching graphic design and typography.

Topics: Topics: Color, Handmade, Pattern & Palette

December 23, 2013

Fashion: Global Voices: Zero Waste fashion in the Sustainablility Equation

Considering how many ways that the fashion industry needs to address its sustainability as an industry can be totally disheartening.

Topics: Topics: Environmental Design, Fashion, Pattern & Palette, Professional Development

December 19, 2013

Sister Raye: Haroshi: Broken Skateboard Art

Japanese artist Haroshi makes three-dimensional art sculptures from broken and recycled skateboards.

Topics: Topics: Design Reference, Handmade, Pattern & Palette, Product Design

December 10, 2013

Playing with Color: Red & Green, unbound

The season of red and green is here.

Topics: Topics: Color, Design Reference, Pattern & Palette, Professional Development

December 6, 2013

Take the Edge Off: Our Poster Guru Goes Postal ... Size ... Sort of

Everyone knows that John Foster is our resident poster guru.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Handmade, 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 21, 2013

Fashion: Global Voices: SPFW Sao Paulo- Rio de Janeiro - AW2014

Late October through November took us through a bustle of fashion affairs in Brazil, featuring Minas Trend in Belo Horizonte, Minas (home state of Fransisco Costa of Calvin Klein), Fashion Rio in Rio de Janeiro, and SPFW Sao Paulo Fashion Week (South America's largest fashion event), presenting Autumn/Winter 2014 collections.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Design Reference, Fashion, Handmade, Pattern & Palette, Profiles

November 18, 2013

Sketchology: Found Time, Found Objects

Several years ago, my family decided that having dinner in a local restaurant for Thanksgiving was a proactive move toward collective mental health and real time with family members.

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