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Nothing compared to the MIT disco floor and probably about 100 times the budget. But hey, adobe did it and it didn't crash, that's pretty good.

Stefan Sagmeister's list: Things I have learned in my life so far.


Complaining is silly. Either act or forget.

Thinking life will be better in the future is stupid. I have to live now.

Being not truthful works against me.

Helping other people helps me.

Organizing a charity group is surprisingly easy.

Everything I do always comes back to me.

Drugs feel great in the beginning and become a drag later on.

Over time I get used to everything and start taking it for granted.

Money does not make me happy.

Traveling alone is helpful for a new perspective on life.

Assuming is stifling.

Keeping a diary supports my personal development.

Trying to look good limits my life.

Worrying solves nothing.

Material luxuries are best enjoyed in small doses.

Having guts always works out for me.

This is the your earth.

This drunk girl was trying to "save" Ze Frank from an interesting conversation with two of the other conference panelists. She slurred in my ear, "I was trying to save his ass."


I said, "Wait, what? Trying to save 'HSAS'?"


She didn't get it.

From Stefan Sagmeister's presentation... a design project (I believe done by a student) that made him happy. They put blank speech bubbles on public signs and posters, and went back later to photograph the results. I suppose no one can resist the lure of the speech bubble.

Cover concept direction.

Milton Glaser addresses the AIGA Design Conference on a designer's social responsibility to the community at large.

No eagles were harmed during the photo shoots. Neither was John, the photographer, or the Flag.

John Hockenberry asks Ze Frank a few follow-up questions after his panel.

Senator Barney Frank addresses the main hall. This view is from the "Living Room" couches.

John Hockenberry asks Ze Frank a few follow-up questions after his panel.

Yes, round is a real word.

Lella and Massimo Vignelli in the conference main hall.

On a scale of happiness...

Wendy, Emily, Holly, and Christopher.

Things don't go quite right. My money is on the driver for the remote.

Nicholas Negroponte, chair of the MIT Media Lab.

Michael Osborne (left, among other things has designed some of the recent "Love" stamps) and Hank Richardson (right, Chair of The Portfolio Center and an AIGA National Board Member) without his signature mustache that he's worn for three decades.

Pam was a former board member in AIGA Houston while she was living here. It's great to see friends again! One benefit of these large national conferences.

One of the 20/20 presentations highlighted the problems with the $199 logo shops. In this case, they actually paid them to redesign the AIGA logo and in return they received half a dozen or so half-baked solutions.

Stop motion Polaroids™.


An Exhibition of International Posters for Peace, Social Justice and the Environment.


See also ::


Design Films Presents: Typecast

The Art of the Typographic Title


Excerpt: Paris when...

1916 The Vagabond

1936 My Man Godfrey

1936 The Great Ziegfeld

1960 Psycho

1963 Dr. Strangelove

1963 From Russia With Love

1965 What's New Pussycat?

1967 Barbarella

1968 Bullitt

1978 Superman

1980 Altered States

1983 Dead Zone

1991 Delicatessen

1991 Jungle Fever

1996 Ratchet

1996 Island of Dr. Moreau

1998 Office Killer

1998 Sphere

1999 The Spy Who Shagged Me

1999 Thomas Crown Affair

2000 Lost Souls

2000 Fast Fuck

2000 Hollow Man

2002 Panic Room

James is a fellow board member from Austin. He keeps their web in shape. I like him because he's a cool guy and we both love our treo's.

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