The NWBOC has just declared us a WOWCB. Deets below, but we’re liking the wow in the first part of that.
Apparently Lynne (who is a woman) owning fame (which is a business) doesn’t technically earn us the right to be called a woman-owned business. (Yeah, we don’t get it either, as our expertise with the law ended with the series finale of Ally McBeal.) There was one more...read more
If you already looked at these Wings Financial pics, then you’re a peeker-aheader and can’t play the game we had planned. (Awww, mannnn.)
We were gonna have you close your eyes and picture a bank, and theoretically it would be all bland and boring and yawny – so when we showed the big Wings reveal, it’d be like, Whoaaa, that’s a bank?! Woulda been fun if you hadn’t gone and ruined the surprise. Guess...read more
Group fitness makes you work out harder. So does trying on swimwear this time of year, but that’s a story for another time.
As we emerge from official Netflix binge season and start thinking about warmer temps and less Nanook-like clothing coverage, it seems apropos to talk fitness studios, like the one we just designed for Fly Feet Running a few blocks from our office. It’s a space...read more
Our CES highlights, reduced down like a fancy French sauce – but in true New Year’s resolution style, fat-free.
Our CES highlights, reduced down like a fancy French sauce – but in true New Year’s resolution style, fat-free. Three days on the floor at CES and here’s what we learned. (Although it’s been a week now, so 137,000 new things have probably already been invented.)...read more
Don’t poke the bear, people. You know not what you’re dealing with here. They say music soothes the savage beast, but we all know that’s just shameless self-promotion on the part of the music industry. It’s all-powerful food that does the trick. To keep the peace at...read more
Famers join the AIGA Design Camp ritual, geeking out over hand-lettered fonts and getting all handsy with new paper stock.
We sent two designers Up North for the big annual designerfest in the woods. Turns out, they didn’t really need all that cool stuff we got ‘em from REI since Design Camp isn’t technically camping – although the Eno came in handy for getting things started off on an...read more
Granted, we’re more soft Tootsie Roll center than hard candy shell – but these stories got to us. They’re part of the next installment in the Deluxe sponsored Small Business Revolution, where votes determine which town the expert team tackles next. Then they visit,...read more
Two weeks post-Olympics and you’re still sick of hearing about precious metals? Too bad. We’re gonna talk about our new Graphis Silver anyway.
We got a SILVER for our Supervalu corporate lobby design, which means if Graphis had a podium, we’d be right off to one side there – waving to our moms, wearing maybe like a jogging suit with an orange stripe down the leg and lookinnng gooood. (Bugler’s March/Olympic...read more
The app tallied the points and declared a winning team, but a final ruling on our LuchaThor Mexican-Norwegian mashup scavenger hunt has yet to happen. (Prepare to be stripped of your title, cheater-cheater pumpkin eaters.) Every year at our Summer outing, we learn a...read more
Outta our way, regular kids. We’re back-to-school shopping for the VIKs (Very Important Kids) at Washburn.
Did you see us at the Target? Pushing that cart through the school section like the retail pros we are, with scrap mounted on an oversized mood board or two for inspiration, and Pantone chips taped to the back (for accuracy, you know). No rule saying donated supplies...read more
In this case DECA stands alone. It doesn’t need some dumb suffix to give it self-worth. It has an in-yo-face all-caps type treatment and 70-year history practically demanding a salute from lesser acronyms. Identifying emerging leaders since the 1950s(!), DECA just so...read more
We don’t know what the ‘cool’ committee looks like, but for some reason we’re picturing silk paisley smoking jackets with velvety lapels.
Our new (self-designed) Fame office space just landed itself in the Cool Offices feature on bizjournals.com. Which got us thinking…what do you wear when you’re an arbiter of cool? Do you dress down and try to make a statement? Or do you dress up and make a whole other...read more