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September 10, 2015

iPad: Capturing ideas and journeys

…s, poetry, storytelling, street talk, safaris, hunts, whatever works in the enculturation of the team. Still, drawing and active translation lies at the center of the work. We draw. And we draw it out. With the advent of the iPad, the idea of drawing, gathering ideas and assembling them as integrated expressions is becoming an expansion tool, to explore how on the moment experiences can be documented, shared, evolved. At Design Thinking… Continue reading

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April 22, 2014

The Illustration of Ideas, the Letter form as a Magical Device

…In a matter of definition, the experiencer is transformed. Comprehension is transported. And comprehension, to prehend, is to hold. What, in your journey, do you hold? Apple noted this in their first-time positioning of the iPad, with Peter Coyote’s voiceover. “A magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable price.” (2010) The conventional wisdom presupposes that magic is “the power of apparently influencing the… Continue reading

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May 14, 2010

Steve Jobs, Calligraphy, Lloyd Reynolds and Reed College

…ack then (the 70s) the concept of calligraphy really wasn’t known. Most people hadn’t a clue about what calligraphy actually was. But there were outposts. In writing a series of pieces about Steve Jobs, Apple and iPad, I continued to reference the link to Jobs that Girvin’s has had over the past decades. It was at Stanford that I met Jobs — he spoke and I reached out to him. From there, he brought me to work as a designer… Continue reading

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April 28, 2015

The Shimmering

…a shining brand? What examples come to mind? In asking others, two references come to a common answer. People invariably offer: Disney and Apple. Interestingly, Apple played on its notation of “magic” in its propositions for iPad — a magical device. That’s been explained in the premise that the magic isn’t in the hardware, but how humans use it. And the interplay of all these examinations come back to the bridge between the notion of humanity… Continue reading

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September 25, 2014

The Sign | A Meditation on a Journey in Storytelling

…Knot, as Sign, Paro, Bhutan: Happy Sign, Girvin, Seattle: Street signing, NYC: The sign of the enso, GIRVIN | Seattle: Street Signage, NYC: Body signage, Bangkok, Thailand: The New, an improvised sign, NYC: A signing draft, iPad, NYC: A sign, Virginia Mason, Seattle: Retail signing, NYC. Interbay, Signing, Seattle: Glass Signing, Alameda, CA: PopIn signing, Seattle: Signing, SantaFe, New Mexico: The Sign of the Gesture. Kanban, Tokyo Girvin… Continue reading

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August 6, 2013

The Book of Signs, the Book of Symbols,
the Sign of the Book, the Signal of the Sigil

…ever heard — “wow, I just love that, it’s magic.” That could be a place, a visit, an experience, an object, a product, a person. Not so unusual, that word, when you consider that Apple positioned the iPad as a “magical” device. Like lustre and lustrous, to illustrate an idea is to make it brighter, to make it shine. Shining, like epiphany, is a slip to another world, it’s the other side of… Continue reading

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