Good Mail Day hosts a great mail evening


[Alyson Kuhn] The first printing of Good Mail Day, by Jennie Hinchcliff and Carolee Gilligan Wheeler, sold out before its official publication date. Amazon accepted pre-orders, and the authors, might we say, did a terrific job of promoti

ng their oeuvre.

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I’m casting a spelling spell on you…


[Alyson Kuhn] On the chic heels of our recent post about the kate spade new york 2010 agenda, I wish to help our readership be on its spelling toes regarding several additional kuhnfusing words. Proper names in particular are often the victims of improper spelling. It’s usually easy to verify the correct spelling with a click of the wrist.

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Next year’s cheer from kate spade new york


[Alyson Kuhn] Well, 2009 was a big techno-year for me: I retired my Filofax, got a new laptop, learned to use iCal, bought an iPhone. Next year, I will also decoratively document my days on my kate spade new york desk agenda and companion wall calendar. They are pretty, they are witty, they are Superfine!

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So Noted: AIGA unveils the ‘Living Principles for Design’

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[Laura Shore] I have been involved in the AIGA Center for Sustainable Design since its early days and continue to be amazed at what a small group of focused, dedicated individuals can accomplish by connecting their passion to collaborative activities.

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Make/Think 10:20 am


[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  We are reposting her feature stories right here, for you all week long.