A Report from TEDxCLE

April 18th, 2011 1 Comment

TED is an organization committed to “ideas worth spreading.” The main annual conference is in California, but smaller independently organized satellite meetings, designated by the x in the title, take place all over the world. TED has become widely known because of the vast amount of excellent video content that they offer for free on [...]

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Forbes Disses Graphic Design and Cleveland

February 27th, 2010 2 Comments

That’s enough Forbes! First Forbes Magazine championed crowd-sourcing graphic design sites like CrowdSpring and called the graphic design industry “snooty.” Now they have insulted Cleveland by calling it the nation’s most miserable city. The list of miserable cities includes not only Cleveland but also Akron, Toledo, and Youngstown—every major city in northern Ohio. Within one [...]

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Redesigning Christmas

December 5th, 2008 2 Comments

The NPR show Studio360 recently featured Cleveland, Ohio native Michael Bierut from the design firm Pentagram. The buzzword this year is change. But some things, like the traditions that surround the Christmas season, seem to remain the same. Kurt Andersen asked the design firm Pentagram to re-imagine the holiday beyond tinsel and holly. It goes [...]

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Give Graphic Design as a Gift this Holiday

November 29th, 2008 5 Comments

The holiday shopping season is upon us. When considering your options for that perfect gift, take a moment and consider giving a graphic design based product as a gift. While nearly every gift you give will have been touched by a graphic designer at some time in it’s production, the following products are graphic design [...]

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Michael Beirut’s Green Patriot Posters in Northeast Ohio

July 18th, 2008 No Comments

Michael Beirut, a partner at Pentagram, who was born in Cleveland, Ohio has created a series of posters for RTA busses. The posters are part of the Green Patriot Posters program. 40 posters can currently be seen on busses throughout Northeast Ohio. Designed to promote the use of public transportation as a weapon in the [...]

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