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How to Meet a CEO and Showcase Your Work

The design industry is filled with undiscovered, extraordinary talent. The internet has made it somewhat easier to find great work via blogs and social media shares, but if an illustrator or designer really wants to connect with industry influencers, it has to be done in a one-on-one meeting or through a conference that an...

Long Beach Comic Con: My "7 Highlights" List

  These days, the so-called San Diego “Comic”-Con‘s main attraction is sugary TV and movie confectionery. But if you enjoy graphic novels and cartoons – and, well, scary stuff – you may have attended the recent Comic & Horror Con at Long Beach, CA’s Convention Center. While SDCC has been around for over 40...

Love, New York Times Style

Last Thursday, The New York Times opened its doors, and its heart, for an exhibition of illustrations by Brian Rea and Christopher Silas Neal. Culled from their fruitful output for Modern Love—a much beloved column in the paper’s Sunday Styles section—the work speaks for itself, of course, but also for the talent and intelligence...

Collecting Eames

I recently wrote about Eames Words at the A+D Museum in L.A., part of the Pacific Standard Time celebration of Modernism events. Curator Daniel Ostroff is also responsible for Collecting Eames from the collection of  JF Chen. Although I am unable to visit, what could be disappointing about 400 examples of the Eames’s products...

Over Here, Over There

The Statue of Liberty–Ellis Island Foundation and the National Park Service opened Phase I of the Peopling of America Center on October 28, 2011. Designed by ESI Design, the exhibit enlarges the story currently told of the Ellis Island Era (1892-1954) to include those who arrived before Ellis Island opened in 1892. Phase Two...