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November 25, 2012

Undercover: A Conversation with Steven R Gilmore

Industrial music, made popular in the 80s and 90s by labels such as WaxTrax! and Nettwerk, is an abrasive collision of rock and electronic music—Black Sabbath as played by Kraftwerk.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Packaging, Profiles, Type

October 23, 2012

Undercover: Desert Island Design

´╗┐What one album cover would you bring to a deserted island: the hardest decision since Sophie's Choice? You are about to undertake a sea voyage upon a luxuriously appointed cruise ship.

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

October 4, 2012

Undercover: The Darkness's Syrupy Centerfold

Eight-foot pancakes? Gallons of maple syrup drizzled over bikini-clad Argentine temptresses? It's either the best breakfast in recorded history or a new album cover for The Darkness.

Topics: Topics: Handmade, Packaging, Professional Development, Profiles

September 20, 2012

Nexus: Libraries, pPubs, Ebraries, and ePubs

What will the library of the future look like? Chances are you've already seen it, only it's less about place and more about pixels.

Topics: Topics: Interactive Design, Packaging

August 30, 2012

Love Thy Logo: The True Reason Microsoft Changed Its Logo

I've enjoyed listening to pundits discuss Microsoft's new logo released last week.

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

August 27, 2012

Undercover: In Black and White

After Peter Blake's packed-to-the-rafters, world's-poorest-seating-arrangement sleeve for Sgt.

Topics: Topics: Color, Design Reference, Packaging, Pattern & Palette, Random

August 7, 2012

Undercover: Twenty five years of Sub Pop design

Sometimes, the blogging gods are kind.

Topics: Topics: Design Reference, Layouts, Packaging, Random

August 2, 2012

Higher Learning: FROM JAMAICAN SAUCES TO SEX TOYS: Teamwork, tears and triumph.

For the students heading into designer Michael Osborne's Packaging 4 class, at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, there is a well-known understanding that something big is going to happen—they've heard the rumors about what goes on.

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