Team U.S. wins the Bocuse d’Or

Congratulations to Team U.S. on winning first place in the prestigious Bocuse d’Or, helped no doubt by the wonderful works from our hometown boy Martin Kastner of Crucial Detail. USA Win Gold

Mark Alan Stamaty for Sonos

I love when branding or a campaign extends out beyond the expected touch-points. Partners & Spade did a wonderful job taking Mark Alan Stamaty’s illustrations to the extreme, to great effect! Read more here…

Get Away (Lisbon)

Lisbon has shops devoted exclusively to canned fish! While this alone may be interesting to a land-locked midwesterner, lo & behold the fab design & packaging. So much fun for a food obsessed design junkie. Conseveira De Lisboa Loja des Conservas  

Appalach

Let’s help out the folks of Appalach. Custom apparel made in the USA y’all! KICKSTARTER> Shot by the lovely & talented Todd Crawford

Go to the movies

I’ve always had a thing for signage, am looking forward to seeing this: SEPTEMBER 7 La Grange, Illinois 10:30AM La Grange Theater  

Diversions

I’m taking some dance lessons, great to get away from the computer and try something new. Finding myself somehow more motivated & excited about work as a side effect.  

Art for all

I love whenever advertising/commerce finds a way to intersect with fine art. Lyons Teashop Exhibition This exhibit shows the works tea company J Lyons commissioned from British artists in the 1940s.