Your Taxes Are In – Let The Work On Your Website Begin

Posted By On Monday, April 15th, 2013
Now that your company’s done with its taxes Your CPA’s stopped sending emails and faxes This is the time for some marketing bling Like refreshing your website now that it’s spring There are a great many things you can do To strengthen your customer base, old and new An overall framework is really a must To keep your website from being a bust Something that’s simple and really can’t

An Interview With the Designer of the Original Mac Icons

Posted By On Friday, April 5th, 2013
Here’s an article (with slideshow) about Susan Kare, the designer of the original Mac icons- I was so familiar with the one at the left. For those of us who started on the Mac way back when, I imagine they still are the default images we still visualize when we’re on the computer. The difference between designing the icons back then and designing for companies like Facebook (Kare

“Mad Men’s” Quest for Authenticity Pays Homage to Great Illustration

Posted By On Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
When I was just breaking into the graphic design profession there was a great variety of illustration styles that were flourishing; from painters whose styles carried over from the 1950s to artists creating a new language in visual arts. From painterly to abstract, there was a huge number of incredibly talented illustrators working at the time. This came to mind because of an article in The New

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

Posted By On Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
[ezcol_1third] [/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]If Theodore Geisel were with us today What would he think and what would he say? He’d have a blog and he would use Twitter To give us his version of glitz, glam, and glitter. He’d come up with a bird who really could Tweet Probably purple, with really big feet Or maybe a chef called Megsy McMold Whose dishes are good only when they’re served

Split Second Social Media #Blackout

Posted By On Monday, February 4th, 2013
Quick thinking advertisers took advantage of an unusual opportunity last night when the lights went out at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.  Many clever tweets were posted during the 35-minute blackout in the second half of Superbowl 47. Among the funny ones by various personal Tweeters (“I knew I shouldn’t have froze my wedding cake in the Super Dome freezer.”

Branding, Showing It All, and Drinking Your Own Kool Aid

Posted By On Sunday, January 27th, 2013
I got two emails about rebrands that gave me WTF moments, but for different reasons. The first was the announcement that for the first time in over 40 years, American Airlines has rebranded itself. Some may argue that the Massimo Vignelli design has become dated, but the circumstances and timing of the rebranding itself are questionable. The company is in bankruptcy, its revenue per passenger

You Think You Know, But Do You Really?

Posted By On Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
It turns out the ukulele is not Hawaiian; it’s Portuguese. Three men who emigrated from Portugal to Hawaii in the late 1800s brought the instrument with them, and the Hawaiian king embraced the music. The name ukulele is Hawaiian and actually means “a gift that came.” Running across this little fact got us thinking about what business people think we know versus what we actually know.