Hound Dog + Cat, a new mom and pop pet supply shop, is opening in our Los Angeles Mid-Wilshire neighborhood. The mom and pop are Josh Dragotta and Karena Martin, area locals as excited about creating community as they are about […]
Productivity is really a much lovelier word than we tend to realize.
I think about it when I’m making lots of things—when a number of projects are all cooking at the same time. Then it’s creative, gratifying, infinitely challenging and magical. More than simply making stuff, it expands into the joy of making stuff.
This post continues the experiment I began a few days ago. In it, I discussed the impact of color beyond (necessarily) intellectual exercises, and explored how the message changes when we change the surrounding color—the context.
This time, instead of a flower, let’s see what happens when […]
Drop a lilac into a black bowl, wear a red sweater on a cloudy day, and something magic happens. Not only do we see colors differently in different contexts, but they also touch and move us differently.
There’s tremendous potential in combining resources to expand your reach. I’ve seen (and you, too, right?) exciting things happen for businesses that do this, such as broadening each other’s customer base and building loyalty with new services. We’ve […]
This was a fun, quick logo project that is a good example of how, with some thought and work, a “standard issue” typeface can be transformed into something personal and iconic.
The client—real estate photographer, Rosalind Guder—was drawn to clean, elegant scripts. […]
We’re taught that art and artistic taste are so personal, so indefinable and ultimately—so special—that they are impossible to express in words.
Granted, there is a lot that’s mystical about artistic sensibilities, but also plenty that is firmly and squarely down to earth.
Working with creatives can feel like a huge […]
I want a bracelet with those letters on it. In gold.
But I’m really excited about this one!
One evening a few weeks ago, my son was showing me a Gorillaz video. I’ve always liked a lot of Gorillaz music, and the idea of an imaginary, animated band, but […]
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