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Blog: IS IT BIG ENOUGH?

SIGNAGE, MESSAGING, SCALE AND BEAUTY. I’m not saying that we’ve not designed massive signage. We have, we’ve created signing that can be seen for miles. Yes, Vegas. And other places. But what I admire are more elegantly restrained solutions. What one might think are...

Blog: THE LEAVES OF A BOOK, THE TREES OF LEAVES

THE FOLIAGE OF THE ALPHABET AS THE DEEPER HEART OF WISDOM Perhaps universal history is the history of the diverse intonations of a few metaphors. – Jorge Luis Borges, “Pascal’s Sphere,” 1951 I’ve drawn a word a day on leaves, thinking: each word, as a work...

Blog: The Threading of Ideas

The Metaphor of the String I was thinking about the symbolism of weaving, having met with some weavers. Ephesus | Weavers Collective I watched them set the foundational warp, and then shuttling, back and forth, the patterning of the weft. It’s delicate work. And...

Blog: The Layering of the Message

The Light of Brand, the Voice and the Tiering of Message Messaging and stair-stepping access in community Given the entirely human nature of brand, the enterprise of humanity, the idea of thinking about brand as a poetic expression, isn’t entirely without...