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Anatomy of a Great Creative Brief

Learn how to write a creative brief and perfect your business strategy with the Develop a Winning Creative Strategy Ultimate Collection. See what’s inside. “Every project starts with a creative brief. But very few projects end up with exceptional results. Why?” So begins the new 25min documentary Briefly, just released online.    It’s the...


Is Copying the Highest Form of Flattery?

Art and Craft, which opens tomorrow, is a film about an enigmatic art forger who gives (he does not sell) his forgeries to museums, libraries and other institutions throughout the U.S. Hear what the directors have to say about it and the forger.


Image of the Day, 10/10/2013: Vignelli doc poster

Design is One is a new documentary from Kathy Brew and Roberto Guerra that takes on the enormously influential designers Lella & Massimo Vignelli and features interviews with Michael Beirut, Jessica Hefland and Milton Glaser. Upcoming screenings include the IFC Center in NYC on October 11 and the Hollywood Theater in Portland Oregon on...

Benita’s Shorts

I first met Benita Raphan at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where we were both studying graphic design in the precomputer Stone Age. She was an iconoclast even back in the early 1980s—the first person I knew who had her nose pierced. And she had a cool name. Raphan was operating...

Today's Obsession: Depression-Era America

My Twitter stream yielded this amazing link the other day: a huge gallery of circa-1940 color photographs. The images are breathtaking; color photography was possible in those years, but nearly unheard of outside of those who could afford a luxury like a camera. This is such a beautiful look at the America that existed...