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July 25, 2013

Malcontent: Done With Flare

Richard Linklater's film Waking Life contains a dialogue which is quickly becoming a personal lens for how I measure both my work and the work of others.

Topics: Topics: Design Reference, Random, Studio Secrets

June 27, 2013

Design Change: I got suckered

I usually ignore my snail mail.

Topics: Topics: Design Reference, Random, Self-Promotion, Studio Secrets

June 18, 2013

Ask Design Bi*ch: Creative Briefs are useful to both designers and clients

Q: Dear Design B*tch why should our design team bother with developing a Creative Brief? --Brit A: That's a great attitude.

Topics: Topics: Managing Design, Professional Development, Self-Promotion, Studio Secrets

June 12, 2013

Poster of the Week: Dirk Fowler

Designer: Dirk Fowler Client: Another Planet Entertainment Size: 18 x 24 inches Print process: Screenprint Number of inks: Two Being perfectly honest, every week I could fill this column with a poster from Dirk Fowler and feel like I have more than done my job.

Topics: Topics: Handmade, Profiles, Self-Promotion, Studio Secrets

June 7, 2013

Friday Feast: Two Entrepreneurs With Three Businesses Under One Roof

What exactly is cooking behind those doors guarded by a seven-foot sentry? Brian Flynn and Dora Drimalas welcome us into their laboratory for a first-hand look.

Topics: Topics: Managing Design, Product Design, Professional Development, Profiles, Studio Secrets

May 15, 2013

Poster of the Week: Jason Munn

Designer: Jason Munn Client: Sasquatch! Music Festival Size: 18 x 24 inches Print process: Screenprint Number of inks: 1 color Jason Munn's work as The Small Stakes has long been one of my favorites.

Topics: Topics: Color, Handmade, Layouts, Profiles, Self-Promotion, Studio Secrets

May 8, 2013

Poster of the Week: Sleep Op

Designer: Corianton Hale Client: Three Dollar Bill Cinema Size: 11 x 17 inches Print process: Offset Number of inks: 4-color process Corianton Hale is a designer who always makes me smile.

Topics: Topics: Color, Layouts, Profiles, Self-Promotion, Studio Secrets, Type

May 2, 2013

Higher Learning: How the love of type led to a transcontinental adventure.

Katie Freathy and Tomi Lahdesmaki, pictured above, met in an advanced Typography class at the Academy of Art University, and it was Katie who recounted "we liked each others type"—not a bad way to start a relationship that includes Blender and Bodoni.

Topics: Topics: Professional Development, Profiles, Studio Secrets, Type