Frank Chimero Knows How To Make Things, Money Included

I am not Frank Chimero. And this site is not Frank Chimero’s. That may be an obvious statement, but it is even more obvious when you look at his crowdfunding campaign for the new book he is writing. Chimero raised $112,159 from 2,109 backers to help pay for production costs, an editor and the time […]

Landor’s Got IAVA’s Back


Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is the country’s first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and has more than 200,000 Member Veterans and civilian supporters nationwide. Its mission is to improve the lives of this country’s newest generation of veterans and their families. IAVA came to […]

WebVisions 2011 Keynote: Read/Write World

PORTLAND—When I was young my grandpa used to ask me, “What did you learn today?” It’s a great question, and a reminder to learn something new each and every day. Which isn’t a problem when listening to Blaise Agüera y Arcas of Bing Mobile and Places speak about his compelling work with visual data. Speaking […]

Design Is A Wholistic Practice Best Applied By Systems Thinkers

Eric Karjaluoto, Creative Director at smashLAB in Vancouver, BC is asking his fellow design professionals to “Put Down Your Crayons.” He was provoked to ask this when his search for talent kept turning up the wrong kind of designer. What most candidates fixate on isn’t necessarily what I can best put to use. Yes, I […]

Time For A Nuuner

Seattle- and London-based, Creature has revamped a suite of brand visuals for sports hydration brand, Nuun. The re-brand marks a departure away from the science-heavy nature of the category. Nuun tablets dissolve in water producing a refreshing, sugar-free sports beverage with fewer than eight calories per tab. The company was started by endurance athletes dissatisfied […]

Caribou Wants To Be Your Local Roaster

Caribou Coffee launched an extensive brand redesign last year that continues to roll out this year. Here’s the brand’s new package design, care of Colle+McVoy: The burlap and labels help give the packaging more of a handcrafted and artisan feel. I also like the new caribou rendering in the logo. The animal is dancing.

London Olympics Part of The Zionist Conspiracy, Says Iran

I like to see that people are sensitive to design, but what you’re about to read is some lunacy. According to the Daily Mail, Iran may decline to participate in the Olympics next summer because the logo for the 2012 games spells “Zion.” The Iranians sent a letter to IOC president Jacques Rogge saying: “(This […]

Just Do It John Jay’s Way

John C Jay, partner at Wieden+Kennedy, composed a brilliant list for young designers to follow, but it’s clear that his career advice has universal meaning and appeal. In fact, I’m tempted to print these 10 maxims out and keep them near my desk. Better yet, I’ll memorize them. 10 lessons for young designers: 1. Be […]