February 2018

One of my favorite college professors was a burly, bearded, larger-than-life, jazz loving, no-bullshit printmaker. He used to walk around the room in his ink-stained apron while students would begin carving away at their woodblocks. He sometimes would get frustrated with students who stared at their clean woodblocks as they thought of the perfect idea or hemmed and hawed between a few sketches they had developed. He would tell them to “Get to Work,” to “Dig in.” (more…)

Papers flapping from the wind and whirl of people passing by. Browned and aged and discolored by the Venetian sun. Gathered together, one on top of the other, clamoring for individual attention. Handwritten, layered notes and messages exclaiming joy and happiness and memories made. (more…)

In 2018, most brands and marketing departments have figured out that they need to be in the content game. Many have gone far beyond dipping their toe in the water, but are they doing it well? The art of creating meaningful and helpful content seems to have alluded so many companies. “Nearly half of consumers won’t spend time with branded content if it’s not relevant.” (more…)