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Aaron Draplin on Portland, Palin, Pizza, and…Design

The theme of last month’s San Diego AIGA Y Conference was “Spark.” But Aaron Draplin, the first speaker, had grander ambitions. Aaron had flown down the coast from Portland, Oregon, which he calls “a good place to get rained on,” and where he started his own design company in 2004. He began by announcing...

Today's Obsession: Everyone Lies

I’m sure nearly everyone reading from the U.S. Today has strong feelings about the shooting over the weekend, and you should. Events like this embarrass me; they reinforce so many nasty stereotypes about who Americans are. But the thing that galls and embarrasses me most was the way this whole thing unfolded politically across...

Today's Obsession: You Like Me!

Bloomberg Businessweek on MSNBC has a long piece from Brad Stone about Facebook’s insidious ad strategies. (Found via PopMatters, who has their own commentary.) I’m not entirely sure how I feel about the blending of advertising and content, as Facebook is doing in your news feed, because that’s always been a sort of sacred...