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Dear 20-something Girl(friend)s,

Dear 2o-something girl(friend)s, This week I saw many of you, as I visited a college town, during its graduation weekend. It would be wonderful if this entry was as prolific as the famous Wear Sunscreen which Mary Schmich published in … Continue reading

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Dear Hillman Curtis

Thank you for your Artist Series. Thank you for making the faces and voices of my design heroes something I could easily share with my students. Thank you for making a film, for Adobe, of one of my favorite people … Continue reading

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Damn Good Advice, from my buddy George

The 6th Floor: ‘Damn Good Advice’ By AREM DUPLESSIS, Published: February 17, 2012 George Lois, ad man extraordinaire, is at it again.

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Drink Coffee

29 WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE from TO-FU on Vimeo.

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Field Trip!

SCAD-Atlanta’s Graphic Design Department and AIGA-Atlanta are excited to bring Steff Geissbuhler to town, to share insights on what makes a great brand mark. Steff Geissbuhler is among America’s most celebrated designers of integrated brand and corporate identity programs. His … Continue reading

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DON’T Stretch Before Running

In Typography, especially early Typography classes — I ask students how they would feel if they worked for a long time a photograph, painting, illustration, logo, etc., and someone took it and squashed or stretched it. Here is a photo … Continue reading

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Welcome to The Weekender

This is something Mr. Vignelli was telling us about back in July. This weekend it made its debut. Aid for Baffled Weekend Subway Riders By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM Published: September 15, 2011 The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s online-only guide will have weekly … Continue reading

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Working at What Matters

A quote I use now in my own syllabi, but one which I borrow from a good friend and grad school professor, Rebecca Klein Ganz is, “100 Sketches = 10 Roughs = 1 Good Idea”. It seems Herbert Matter knew … Continue reading

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My Mom & Michelle Bachmann …

No! The two have nothing in common — thank goodness. Yet, my mom did share this wonderful blog post today by Brian Thill. You must check it out. My favorite part of this amazing piece of writing is: In any event, … Continue reading

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Vignelli Continued (pt. 4)

Last night after working in-class on grids and layouts for museum fold-out brochures. My Layout 2 class took a break to watch the Conversation with George Lois & Massimo Vignelli from RIT. As a follow-up, here is list of links … Continue reading

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