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3219 S Morgan St in Bridgeport
SEEK 2011 design conference
Have an occasion to visit Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL this Saturday? Why not swing by the 2011 SEEK design conference! The Family will be presenting alongside the likes of Debbie Millman, Bob Faust, Thirst and Plural.
There, now you've got a reason.
Northern Illinois University
Jack Arends Hall – Art Building
DeKalb, IL 60115
Justin Krietemeyer and Steven Harrington of National Forest have been jamming out crazy-inspiring work for years. In a world where art all-too-often exists as residue of negative energy (insert corny emo song here), we couldn't help but take the time to chat with the overlords of optimism about collaboration, running their design shop and making work that consistently beams good vibes and high fives for all.Read More
The Closing of Collections
It's your last chance to see our Collections show with us in the building during our closing event on Sunday, August 21st 2011 from 3-6pm at Chicago Urban Arts Society. And, 4pm there will be a panel discussion and Q&A session with
the artists US along with a surprise guest moderator. It may even be a surprise to us! Good times. Show still up until the 27th.
Mike McQuade new digs
Mike McQuade has a new site and it's lovely. No suprises here. What a fucking talent this guy is.
"Plugg" is a prototype DAB radio made by Skrekkøgle, investigating physical and metaphorical interaction with electronic devices."
Hands down the best digital article in a newspaper I have ever seen. A beautiful sad story told in a way that really truly embodies what technology can do. Bravo, New York Times.
Strand + Rebuilding Exchange
Our lovely friends Strand Design has partnered up with RX Made a program out of one of our favorite Chicago places the Rebuilding Exchange. RX Made is a job training program that reclaims building desconstruction and a vast array of materials that are just planned to be thrown and turns the salvaged materials into beautiful locally made work. Strand has designed a fantastic line of benches, clocks, shelving and more they designed just for this project.
They are kickstarting this project and need your help. So you should go on and give'm your support.
The NEW Noun Project
Check out brother Scott's amazing new Noun Project! Lots of great new features and content!
So, there's this design firm called like, Pentagram, or something. Well, they like turned 40 this year and like made 40 posters celebrate that they are old.
Some of these posters are really quite nice, and others are just ok. I love that Pentagram can pretty much do whatever they want. Ain't no one questioning 40 years of iconic design. I still think Abbott Miller is the best partner. I think Eddie is also pretty rad.
Last year I met a fellow RV’er at Starved Rock State Park Campground in Illinois. He proudly showed me his “brag board”—a United States sticker map that traced where they’ve been so far in their travels. Each state he’d been to had a gem of a story.
I wanted a brag board too, but I wanted a design that would fit the style of our 19' Airstream Flying Cloud. Unfortunately, there aren’t any out there like that.
That’s why I made the Airstates United States Checklist. It matches perfectly with your Airstream trailer—almost looking like it came that way straight from the factory.