A war on Saturn’s return?

About two weeks ago, my girlfriend was playing with a Saturn return calculator and contemplating the impact of celestial bodies, specifically Saturn, on her life. A Saturnian year takes roughly 30 Earth years. In astrology, the Saturn return is an alleged phenomenon that influences a person’s life development at around 29-year intervals.
A magic realism tangent
Because [...]

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Magical books I read in October 2011

If I look back and think about the most memorable, inspiring pieces of literature I consumed last month, four books clearly come to mind. Each one explores parallel realities (or supernatural realms) and the magical creatures and animals that inhabit these universes. Naturally, three of the books were written for children.

The first two are out-of-print [...]

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HOW Design 2011 in review: Part four

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2011 in review: Part three.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Below are my notes from the sessions I attended on Monday.
9:45 am-11:00 am – 36. All Your Creativity Questions Answered – Deborah Morrison, Heather Lins, Chris Chapman & Chris Elkerton
You’ve seen how [...]

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HOW Design 2011 in review: Part three

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2011 in review: Part two.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Below are my notes from the sessions I attended on Sunday.
9:00 am-10:15 am – 20. Where Ideas Come from and Where They Go – Stephen Doyle
While designing brands for Barnes & Noble, [...]

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HOW Design 2011 in review: Part two

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2011 in review: Part one.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Below are my notes from the sessions I attended on Saturday.
9:00 am-10:15 am – 3. Galumphing, Goats on Roofs and Other Revelations to Spark Inspiration – Sam Harrison
You come to the HOW [...]

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HOW Design 2011 in review: Part one

I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Below are my notes from the workshop and opening session I attended on Friday.
9:00 am-12:00 pm – Morning Pre-Conference Workshop – Vector Basic Training – Von Glitschka
Whether you’re a student or a veteran, it’s well worth it for every designer to spend some [...]

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HOW Design 2010 in review: Part three

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2010 in review: Part two.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2010 in Denver, Colorado. Below is a quick overview of the two sessions I attended on Wednesday.

9:45 am-11:00 am – 38. Refining Yourself as a Designer in the Multi-Media World – Patrick McNeil, Cameron Moll & Matthew [...]

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HOW Design 2010 in review: Part two

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2010 in review: Part one.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2010 in Denver, Colorado. Below is a quick overview of the four sessions I attended on Tuesday.

9:00 am-10:15 am – 19. Why We Brand, Why We Buy – Debbie Millman
Dive deep into the influence branding has on [...]

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HOW Design 2010 in review: Part one

I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2010 in Denver, Colorado. Below is a quick overview of the five sessions I attended on Sunday and Monday.

Sunday, June 6, 2010
6:30 pm-7:45 pm – Opening Keynote – 1. Design Inspiration – Andy Stefanovich
Andy Stefanovich, a nationally recognized innovative thinker, kicks off the Conference with a jolt of [...]

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Cullman Liquidation, video games and design

Let’s start with this hilarious, awesome local commercial:

Cullman Liquidation is the 5th local commercial of the I Love Local Commercials series. And it is epic.

Music torture
In music torture news: “Musicians blast using tunes to torment.” Here’s a quote from the article: “a spokeswoman with the National Security Archives says acts whose music is known [...]

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