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The Consequences of Writing Without Reading

At The New Yorker Book Bench Macy Halford recently posed an important question: “What is wanting to write without wanting to read like? It’s imperative that we figure it out, because Giraldi’s right: it’s both crazy and prevalent among budding writers.” She was echoing a question asked by debut novelist William Giraldi who in...

Jobs: A Hero of Our Time

It is incredible to think that a CEO of a major American corporation – a money making one at that – is so highly respected and admired as Steve Jobs. The New York Times called him a modern day Edison, who not only invented incandescent light but ostensibly began the movie industry. Miguel Helft...

Bloomberg View: Op-Ed illustration for All

I’ve been complaining for awhile that when searching for thoughtful, relevant typographic-illustration work I’ve constantly returned to The New York Times opinion editorial page and not gotten much further. Typographically speaking, unless you want a bicycle that spells your name, or some other such decoration, thought-provoking type-illustration is hard to come by… and then I’m proved...

The U.S. Postal Service: Nearly Gone

(Short and sweet today, because I’m in a launch cycle on a couple of new client sites.) I found an interesting article in Bloomberg Businessweek earlier today detailing the imminent collapse of the United States Postal Service. It’s a shame the organization has failed so spectacularly, considering the vast communication network it put together...