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Inspiration

Street Creativity: The Art of Japanese Manhole Covers

October 4th, 2013
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Of all the complaints you’ll hear from creatives about disrespectful clients, on all of the websites dedicated to crazy, and rude clients, you’ll never see the name of a Japanese creative, complaining about a client. Why is that? Perhaps because in a country that values creativity, that entitles creatives as “living treasures,” clients don’t try to talk jobs worth thousands, down to $50, or...

IMHO

Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Negotiating With a Late Paying Client

September 17th, 2013
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Have you ever been paid late for a freelance job? Chances are, it’s happened at least once, and that caused major headaches for you. You might very well have a contract that spells out payments, percentages, deadlines, milestones, and even penalties for late payment, but, in the end, the client pays when they want to pay, and you have little recourse… or do you?...

IMHO

McMarketing: McDonalds Marketing And Advertising Hits And Pits

May 9th, 2012
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McMarketing: McDonalds Marketing And Advertising Hits And Pits

It’s not good for you but every now and then, we all hit the drive thru for something quick and easy. The golden arches are the most recognized brand in the United States, if not the world. When my family moved from Brooklyn to St. Louis, my three-year old son saw the...

Interviews

Massimo And Lella Vignelli: Designs That Will Outlive Mankind

April 18th, 2012
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Massimo And Lella Vignelli: Designs That Will Outlive Mankind

There are two major things that had to be overcome in writing this spotlight on Massimo and Lella Vingnelli: One was how approach the subjects in a different way as they've had so much written about them? Two, as with writing about other designers who are still living, one runs the...

Design

Turning 2D Into 3D: Seeing The New Angle

April 4th, 2012
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Turning 2D Into 3D: Seeing The New Angle

If you haven’t seen the viral pictures of English artist Julian Beever’s work, then you aren’t on the web enough. Mr. Beever started as a street artist who figured out how to make his pastel chalk drawings on hard sidewalks turn into three-dimensional scenes that amazed and delighted passersby. Beever started out...

Interviews

Matthew Hawkins: Toying Around With Paper Engineering Creativity

March 23rd, 2012
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Matthew Hawkins: Toying Around With Paper Engineering Creativity

When I was with a former employer there were rumors of upcoming layoffs (obviously the rumors ended up being true or I wouldn't be referring to it as a FORMER employer). The company denied the rumors, which sent employees a message to be nervous. Sure enough, layoffs started. First it was some...

Design

USB Drives That Make You Jump Drive For Joy!

January 23rd, 2012
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USB Drives That Make You Jump Drive For Joy!

In the Stone Age of computers and digital storage, there were little “floppy disks” that promised holding an entire megabyte of space… although it was really only 978 kilobytes. AOL would send these little plastic disks to every household each and every month, hoping computer users would sign up for that...

Interviews

Piet Zwart: The Rebellious Type

January 4th, 2012
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Piet Zwart: The Rebellious Type

“Among the few I have indicated, is there no dynamic man of action, the rebel who will help determine the aspect of the collective expression of tomorrow? Ponder this question and know that to make beautiful creations for the sake of their aesthetic value will have no social significance tomorrow, will be non-sensical self-gratification. Every...

Interviews

Peter Max: Peace, Love and Inspiration

November 11th, 2011
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Peter Max: Peace, Love and Inspiration

As young kids, we all had our favorite posters adorning our rooms. From motorcycles to kittens to Justin Bieber photos… for which the coming years will hold guilt and embarrassment. Thanks to my hippie parents, I had Peter Max posters. In fact, I had a Peter Max room! While I loved the Beatles...