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.

Sunny stationery for The Walt Disney Family Museum


[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


[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-profit 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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