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ZEPTONN ///

I found this art director/illustrative designer, Zeptonn, through the wonderful blog Doodlers Anonymous. Browsing his portfolio you will see how his characters sneak onto any item and make it exciting, whether it be a mural, apparel, print collateral. The bottom line is: Cute, fun, strong “vectorish” graphics that all make me giggle with joy. Sold!...

TFAL RELAUNCH ///

Our good friends over at Thinking For a Living™ have just re-launched their site! The new site makes good use of some innovative navigational techniques and has a slew of great resources, articles, links and more. Make sure to check them out and visit often.

BARON DAVIS ///

Baron Davis is one of my favorite NBA players off the court because he seems to genuinely enjoy the game and embrace it. I watched a special on 60 mins about the Li-Ning which was pretty damn interesting, stating that they are the largest growing sports wear company in China and the history of their...

KNOCKOUT ///

Knockout is a tremendously talented (capable, innovative, results-driven, professional) brand communications firm in Asbury Park, NJ. Believe me, I’d know. This past Wednesday night I was lucky enough to welcome Jason Watt (partner) and Alex Rosenkranz (designer) to my class to share with my students about Knockout’s own creative/communication process, something they refer to as...

THE WORST HOTEL IN THE WORLD ///

The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel is the self proclaimed Worst hotel in the world and to prove this they published this wonderful book to show you how bad their place really is! known for their innovative advertising and promotions the Hans Brinker crew keeps up the greatness but will never catch me in that slum!!...

A CITY WITHOUT BILLBOARDS ///

This is one of the greatest things ive read recently.. In January 2007 the city of Sao Palo Brazil passed a law that outlaws billboards, outdoor signs and large advertising. Before this law was passed the city was known as the worlds worst billboard jungle. Check out @issues write up on this great law and...

APPLE iPad ///

I’m going to be completely honest, I think the iPad is the stupidest name for a device that seems to be pretty cool. Then again, I doubt the name matters all that much, just look at the iPod right? I don’t have a full review of it yet, I’m still trying to “digest” all the...

THIRTY CONVERSATIONS ON DESIGN ///

I have been doing nothing but watching these as of late. What a great idea, we have started a new Good Folk series of interviews along the same lines and we can’t wait to sure them with you all.

REBRANDING AMERICA ///

PaperMag invited 15 visual communicators to re-brand the good ‘ole U.S. of A. Click here to see the results! (Thanks Phil)

DREAMERS INK AESTHETIC ///

Dreamers Ink Aesthetics is the online portfolio of Mitchell Paone. Paone’s creative work crosses the disciplines of design, fine art, music and film. Beautiful stuff, check out his reel above.

THE VALUE OF EMPATHY ///

Please head over to DesignObserver to read an essay by my good friend Andy Chen.

COVER DESIGN CHALLENGE ///

One of my favorite people in the world and an amazing author, professor, and all around ad professional, Robin Landa, is coming out with a new edition of her Advertising by Design but before they drop the new edition, she is giving students the opportunity to design the cover! check out the video!