Make/Think 10:20 am

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[Alissa Walker live from Memphis] Make/Think with me, won’t you? Hello design fans and friends! It’s that time of the every-two-years again where designers pack up their business cards and Moleskines, coordinate outfits based on how they look with a plastic name badge, and practice what they’re going to say to Stefan Sagmeister when they run into him in the drink line.

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Make Think

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We’re in Memphis at Make/Think, the AIGA design conference.  Alissa Walker is live blogging all about it at makethink.withgelatobaby.com.  We are reposting her feature stories right here, for you all week long.

Sunny stationery for The Walt Disney Family Museum

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[Alyson Kuhn] The Walt Disney Family Museum opened in San Francisco’s Presidio on October 1. Emdash has put the Museum’s mark, created by Pentagram, on an identity system that is simple, elegant, and letterpress printed in sunflower yellow.

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Design from the heart

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[Michael Osborne] I opened Michael Osborne Design {MOD} in 1981. In 2006, coinciding with the studio’s 25th anniversary, I established Joey’s Corner, a non-profit design studio within MOD. We provide pro-bono, strategic creative services to non-p

rofit groups focusing on health care, children’s and social well-being issues. Joey’s Corner also honors the memory of my son, Joseph Michael Osborne, who passed away in 2004.

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Kelp Forest stamps make a splash

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[Alyson Kuhn] October is National Stamp Collecting Month, and you can dive right in… with the brand-new pane of ten Kelp Forest stamps. The stamps will debut this morning at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The unveiling will take place under water – larger than life – right inside the Aquarium’s kelp forest exhibit. The first-day ceremony will be broadcast live, via two “kelp cams.” At 8 am Pacific Daylight Time, my toast and I plan to be watching.

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Hands-on Studio at AIGA Make/Think

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[Laura Shore] One of the surprising successes at the 2007 AIGA design conference in Denver was the Sketch Wall. At next month’s Make/Think conference in Memphis, the Sketch Wall will be folded into a Hands-on Studio for rejuvenating creativity – over all four days.

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