With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches.
When founder Jeff Finley first decided to create his own fest, he sketched out three requirements: held in his hometown, not expensive and catered to his primary interests (art, music and entrepreneurship). The result was Weapons of Mass Creation, a design-conference-slash-music-festival combination event in Cleveland, OH that costs $75 (if you miss the early bird Continue reading»
But, back in 1933, Canon, today the largest camera manufacturer in the world, was called Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory and they were just launching camera prototypes that went under the name Kwanon after the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy, with a logo to match.
A three day design and music festival with 20 speakers, workshops, designers, and more than 30 bands? Yes, please. The fourth Weapons of Mass Creation Fest sounds like a great venue to get energized, share ideas and have some fun. And attending this year’s WMC Fest, which runs from August 16-18th in Cleveland, Ohio, won’t Continue reading»
Here’s a recap of the graphic design news you may have missed: Light Bright The world of LCDs just got a whole lot brighter with Sharp Imaging & Information Company of America‘s new IGZO, an ultra-high resolution monitor. With twice the resolution of traditional LCDs, IGZO gets its name from the materials that make up Continue reading»
This week, creative business coach Peleg Top explains how becoming a leader in your client relationships will make the nightmare clients disappear. Have you ever taken on a new client only to discover you’ve signed on with a nightmare? Not long after the engagement starts you come to realize that this client needs constant attention. Continue reading»
Many of the big reveals at the recent Adobe MAX Creative Conference centered on Adobe’s increased focus on the Creative Cloud and the sneaks of still-in-the-lab technologies, but the Luminary Sessions gave creatives opportunities to learn a thing or two about their craft. Case in point: Jeffrey Zeldman‘s The Ten Commandments of Web Design. In Continue reading»
When it comes to branding, I expect more from a company like Home Depot, which recently introduced a new spokesperson – Richard – think “Rebel” archetype. By the way, Richard is a cat that likes to demean his humans especially as they partake in DIY projects.
Appease the color expert in you by bringing PANTONE paint colors to your walls. The new PANTONE UNIVERSE™ Paint Collection from Pantone and Valspar Paint, available only at Lowe’s stores, may brighten (forgive me, I had to go with the pun) your day. This collection includes 100 “on-trend hues” and the 2013 Color of the Continue reading»