What Type of 2017 Will You Have?

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As 2017 rapidly approaches, I can’t help but wonder what lies ahead as we prepare for a new administration. Some await the new team with happy anticipation, while others approach 2017 with apprehension or dread.

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Poetic Posters

National Poetry Month, poster design, historical posters, design and cultural awareness, design for culture and arts, literary celebrations, visual poetry

In April, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month.

The Academy of American Poets created this month-long celebration in 1996 to continue its work in support of American poets, and to foster an appreciation of contemporary poetry.

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This Holiday Season – Imagine Peace

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Last month I landed in Iceland on friday, 13 november. That evening tragic scenes erupted in Paris.

The next day, I ferried from Reykjavik over to the small and tranquil, uninhabited island of Videy where Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace Tower stands – her tribute to John Lennon.

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The Iconic Work of Mad Men: Four Spots that Changed the Conversation

Mad Men finale, brand development, brand engagement, top-performing TV commercials,

With thoughts still focused on the Mad Men finale, the time felt right to focus on four ground-breaking commercials, and how they impacted big brands and advertising.

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A Light at the Museum

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It’s been a long time since I have visited the Museum of the City of New York. I went specifically to see the excellent, and highly inspirational exhibit – Everything is Design: The Work of Paul Rand.

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