Tuesday, May 19, 2009


I know this service is invite-only but I thought I would publish it anyways for the people who don't already know. I'm sure you could probably still hunt down a invitation from some random internet person. Anyways Dropular is a nice little online image browsing community for designers who crave inspiration.

If you still can't seem to pick up an invite and are feeling left out, a friend of mine uses Image Spark. You could try that also.

Friday, January 23, 2009



A new film about Industrial Design by the director of Helvetica (Gary Hustwit)

Spring 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Modern Brand Building

This was an event back in September, but thought I would share a link to the presentation.

Paul Issakson, Strategic Planner at space150, speaks about modern brand building.

Here is the presentation and a link to his personal blog.

Modern Brand Building
View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: deepspace space150)

Friday, August 29, 2008


ART HERE - Get Out the Vote
Concert and AIGA poster art exhibition
Saturday, September 13 2008
5pm - Music at 6pm
All Ages
$10/$5 MMAA Members and Students

St. Paul, MN - The Minnesota Museum of American Art (MMAA) is proud to present ART HERE: Get Out the Vote on September 13 at pm. The event will feature an art exhibition with the winners of the American Institute of Graphic Arts’ “Get Out the Vote” poster design competition, music on the patio and complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Poster art from the 24 winners will be displayed in physical form and also digitally projected on the walls of the MMAA’s raw gallery space.

In addition to non-partisan voter oriented art, the patio will feature musical performances by Solid Gold, Birthday Suits, Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lappelles and A Night In the Box. This will be the last event held on the patio in the 2008 season. In the event of unfavorable weather, the concert will be moved indoors to the raw gallery space.

With a goal of registering 10,000 new voters, MPIRG will be on hand to register everyone of voting age in attendance. MPIRG is a student-directed, non-partisan group that empowers and trains students and engages the community to take collective action in the public interest throughout the state of Minnesota.

Tickets for this event are currently on pre-sale for $10 courtesy of Indie Tickets on our website. Student Tickets will be available at the door the night of the event for $5. Events at the MMAA have been selling out since early July. Purchasing advance tickets is highly recommended.

Tickets can be purchased here:

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


AIGA has invited designers from across the United States to create nonpartisan posters and YouTube submissions that inspire the American public to participate in the electoral process and vote for a presidential candidate in the 2008 general election. an AIGA Design for Democracy initiative since the 2000 election, enables designers to engage in the public arena by contributing to a coordinated voter mobilization campaign. By motivating eligible citizens to register and turn out on election day, Get Out the Vote fulfills an ongoing AIGA objective of demonstrating the value of design to the public, public officials and business by providing a clear call to action for an activity that is important to everyone.

Eight of the submitted posters will be selected to be professionally printed and distributed nationally. In addition, AIGA has commissioned sixteen AIGA Medalists to design posters that will be printed and distributed nationally as well. There will be sets of 24 (11" x 17") professionally printed posters made available to each AIGA chapter. Plus, any of the submitted posters are available as online PDFs for anyone to download, print and post independently.

The Walker Art Center will be showing all of the Get Out the Vote posters via video projection in the Bazinet Garden Lobby from August 19 through September 7, covering both the DNC and RNC events. In conjunction with the Republican National Convention, AIGA would like the professionally printed posters to be displayed in public spaces in both Minneapolis and St. Paul. Other possible venues are: the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Weisman Museum, the MCAD Gallery and/or the atrium at Target headquarters. Other suggestions?

This could be a starting point for a poster hanging effort throughout the metropolitan area in September and October. AIGA could have events where volunteers were given posters to distribute in their communities. (Note: there are anti-posting ordinances is both Minneapolis and St. Paul, so the volunteers would have to ask private business owners if they could hang the posters in their store windows.) This could be a great opportunity to show the concern of designers in persuading people to participate in the voting process. This is just one suggestion for rallying the design community to participate in the Get Out the Vote effort. AIGA is open to other programming and event suggestions.

For more info contact me

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Evil Bill in the Works

Here is a nasty bill that is currently before Congress.
With all the loop holes (unless you are famous) it will legally allow anyone and everyone to use your artwork.
The national website does a better job of explaining it than me:

Orphan Works Act

Please send a letter to Betty and Norm.