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Focused attention. Seeing in-to things.

When you’re looking at something, how closely are you tuned? I was watching people watch. This is a habit. That is, studying people as they “study” — watching to see how people are paying attention. This couldn’t be any more … Continue reading

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Things that we found in fire

T H I N G S T H A T W E F O U N D I N T H E F I R E Meditations on fire. In the consideration of passing, things move on. Moments flicker. Friends … Continue reading

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All things bright and beautiful

All things bright and beautiful I wonder if this crow feels beautiful — adorned as he is, banded in silver, white, red, blue? There is surely an added confidence in his stride, looking and bounding about. And he doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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Something to the spirit…& sentience.

Hello and good morning… I find this, seeing this, an odd mnemonic to the day — of Presidents, no less. I suppose that we associate eagles with the presidency, do we not? Not sure, entirely, what we are celebrating there…but … Continue reading

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Openings

As many of my friends and colleagues retire, I contemplate what that means for me, if anything. My Dad retired one year earlier than the age I am as of this writing. What it comes down to is the relationship … Continue reading

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Fondazione Prada | Milano

The Design of Prada You might know something about Miucci. Then, too, you might know about Luxottica. Of course, I’ve studied these things pretty closely. I’m very interested in design and art, and how Design can make Art more powerful. … Continue reading

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BRAND CENTERING | THE NEXUS OF CREATIVITY: WANDERING, GATHERING & RECOLLECTION

AS A DESIGNER, A BRAND PERSON — A CREATIVE, A STRATEGIST, A MARKETER — YOU WORK IN THREADING ALIGNMENTS OF CREATIVITY. THAT COMES TO THIS PARALLELISM: THE SYNCHRONY OF HOW YOU THINK, WHAT YOU’VE WORKED ON AND WITH, AS WELL … Continue reading

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Brand patterning | The spirit of marks / patterning and the code of the brand

As designers, we stand to create ideas, impressions, messages and visualizations. And they are patterns — patterning of recognition, patterning pathways, patterning constructions. We create code, don’t we? You might ask, just what is a pattern? It’s an ancient phrasing … Continue reading

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Tipoteca

Sure, we all love type. We love letters that we can relate to — whether handrawn, clean fonts, old-style work or hyper-modernist future fontography. I go old, deep, dark, pre-Christian. Really old. And really new. I like both. Really old. … Continue reading

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What I have learned in one day

What I have learned in one day is t h a t : ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– E V E R Y D A Y i s a J O U R N E Y [SMALL OR LARGE] ––– That: however long, difficult … Continue reading

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