Author Archives: Erin Mays

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The Culture and Typography of Beer

Beer has been a part of the culture of man for thousands of years dating back to ancient times when wheat and barely were fermented and used as nutritional beverages, the alcohol a seemingly pleasant side effect. As the world aged beer began to play a bigger part in the world’s culture, eventually becoming...

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CMS: Making Your Workflow Flow

Content creation and management guru Sara Wachter-Boettcher, author of Content Everywhere, has prescribed a course of action to manage expectations, authors,and workflows through the use of an integrated content management system.

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Karen McGrane on Creating Reusable Content

Karen McGrane delves into why content creators need to break free of imagining a single context for their content to live and, instead, plan for creating reusable content.

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Breakthrough Thinking: A Q&A with Thomas Vogel

In the business world there has been a lot of buzz about “design thinking,” “innovation,” “creative thinking,” and more. The rumor is that it’s only the newest fad in business and soon, it too, will fade away in to obscurity and become non-applicable to the average businessman. This belief is held by many outside...

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The Importance of Creating Quality Content

What exactly is content? What does content do for a business? Why is content necessary? In today’s multimedia and heavily digital society the production of content by marketing teams is a given—in order to compete you’re expected to publish content on your website, blog, and even in your Twitter feed and Facebook status updates....

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Sketchbook Trekking: An Interview With Steven Reddy

Illustrator Steven Reddy is a man of many hats – most notably being a second grade teacher and an illustrator. Steven’s work captures the beauty in the every day – turning the mundane of crowded boutiques stuffed with kitschy articles into works of art that make you stop and look – turning ghost towns and...

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Selfies: Self Portraits With Attitude

From Facebook, to Twitter, Instagram and the retro MySpace modern day self-portraits have been around for well over a decade. Originating in toothpaste-splattered mirrors with digital cameras and pixilated web cams, the modern day “selfies” have evolved with the advancement in technology.

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Graphic Content: An Interview with Brian Singer

Take a second and think of the rock stars of design--who pops into your head? Stefan Sagmeister? Debbie Millman? Aaron Draplin? James Victore? What if you could hear their stories? What if you could laugh with them and learn from them? Well here's your chance! Graphic Content author Brian Singer sits down with PRINT...

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Design Activism

It is no secret that design has infiltrated every aspect of our lives from the styling of the icons on our smart phones to the ads we see in the newspaper and on billboards and even the jewelry we wear. One of the up and coming uses of design is in activism. From the...