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Monday, August 29, 2011 - 20:50

With the advent of the Kindle (and the Nook and the Kobo and the iPad, etc.) fewer and fewer people will be toting an armful of books on summer vacation. It already gives me a pang of sadness for the book cover. I've always loved books, and I've always judged a book by its cover. I've fallen in love with book covers I've never read and never intend to read. I think it's a thing of beauty to be able to condense down the essence of a 300-page story to a single 4-inch by 6-inch surface.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 21:49

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 00:31

It seems like the proliferation of computers and wide-spread access to digital creation has brought on a backlash against art and design that is easily reproduced and homogenized by the use of universal tools and filters.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 00:01

Tuesday, July 12 is Paper Bag Day. I'd like to think of it as shopping bag day. And we can thank Margaret E. Knight, who, while toiling away in a cotton mill, invented a machine to give paper bags flat bottoms. She patented it in 1873 and went on to establish the Eastern Paper Bag Co.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 23:06

The Renegade Craft  Fair comes to San Francisco this weekend, and I'm very excited about some of the vendors that will be there.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 21:33

Wallpaper is one of those things that seems stuffy and old-fashioned when you think about it, but lately I've been running across more and more contemporary, attractive wallpaper designs on the various decor blogs. Wallpaper companies are collaborating with cutting-edge artists and designers to create something fresh. And then there are the indies that consist of between one and five people cranking out amazing pattern design. Here are some of the wallpaper companies that have made me stop and take notice of the new wave of pattern design going on in the wall coverings arena.

Monday, July 4, 2011 - 22:07

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 21:41

Illustrator Tad Carpenter's home office space via Design Sponge

I love typography, and it's absolutely everywhere in our daily environment.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 22:07

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 23:14

The wedding invite is a big piece of the wedding event puzzle but it's not the only one. Once you get closer to the event you're probably going to need a whole slew of other odds and ends — labeling favors, telling people where to sit, directing them to your event and so on. These are opportunities to keep the theme from the invites going throughout your reception. There's a lot of great inspiration out there to be had on the wedding blogs.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 21:36

With multiple Picasso exhibits going on this summer in San Francisco it seemed like a good time to delve into his body of work and thought process. Picasso may not be to your liking. Modern art may not be your cup of tea (it's not necessarily my favorite art genreeither.) But Picasso was undeniably a creative force to be reckoned with. His creative output covered multiple media (painting, drawing, lithography, sculpture, ceramics) and many decades.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 00:09

Ever get the feeling your logo could use some freshening up? Maybe it was done a long time ago, by somebody's talented nephew. Maybe it's a byproduct of the swoosh-happy '90s. Whatever the reason there may be some small tweaks that will make all the difference without re-inventing the wheel. Sports teams do it fairly regularly. Sometimes it's a matter of a trend sweeping a league — the color aqua, retro lettering, etc. Or sometimes it's a matter of streamlining an existing logo to give it some extra punch.

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