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Milton Glaser 1929-2020

A hero to all living graphic designers, Milton Glaser worked until his death at 91. His Dylan poster made it into nearly six million homes. Read the NY times obit here.

A White Woman, Racism and a Poodle

A woman is repeatedly pulled over for no apparent reason until she realizes her poodle, who rides in the front seat, has been mistaken for a black man. Read the essay here.

NEW WORK: Event Poster for Steel Bridge Songfest

One of the great things about being a graphic designer is getting to work on such a variety of projects. For many designers, the poster is one of our favorites, and sadly, one that comes around all too seldom (at least for us). Recently Greg was privileged to get to design a poster for an annual music and song festival in Sturgeon Bay, WI. With a limited budget but an extensive trove of photography from past events, a collage seemed a good solution.

poster art

Stephen King’s 20 Rules for Writers

Some great tips for anyone who writes: fiction, non-fiction, essays or blog posts. Reprinted from Open Culture. (See the full article here.)

1. First write for yourself, and then worry about the audience. “When you write a story, you’re telling yourself the story. When you rewrite, your main job is taking out all the things that are not the story.”

2. Don’t use passive voice. “Timid writers like passive verbs for the same reason that timid lovers like passive partners. The passive voice is safe.”

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NEW WORK: Website Redesign for Henbart

Henbart, LLC is the real estate development arm of Bartell Drugs. We recently designed this responsive WordPress site for them to better reflect their stature in the Seattle development community. Great client.

What is The Perfect Color Worth?

Good article in the NY Times Magazine about the value of color to brands. And how Pantone has built a brand for themselves that extends far beyond just designers. Read it here.