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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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Venezia: The MYST

As many know, I have a deep and abiding love of the Fog. I seek it out, look for it, shoot it. Everyday. And to that, we created [Michael & I] @TheFogSociety. You should join us on Facebook if you … Continue reading

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You Shall Be Death | Viola Installations

[1 — the first of the series of Italian notations.] You Shall Be Death | Viola Installations Given that today is the day for the celebration of Death, the hallowed eve — I offer this meditation: and what was, and … 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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100 years | The Eagle Scout

The Legacy of the Eagle Scout Award This year, the badge and legacy of the Eagle Scout reaches back a century. In the Girvin family, this is a potent tradition. All of the Girvin brothers are Eagles. And the tradition … Continue reading

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The Watch

The Focus of Watch Fullness, Studying the Terrain Around You. I was hiking and, to every horizon line, path, water-lined and sanded beach and I studied the wind, the insects’ movement, the course of birds, the turning light and colour … Continue reading

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Gay Pride

Gay Pride I spent time at the Seattle Center today, Boeing PSC IMAX Theatre [Girvin did the logo for the complex, as well as the theatre, along with the signing treatments,] checking out the monster “Image Maximum” screen showing of … Continue reading

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