Monthly Archives: February 2009

Andy Warhol, Chanel, and Campbell’s Soup

I met Andy Warhol in the dressing room at Paul Stuart on Madison Avenue. I was trying on a suit and he was trying to disappear into the woodwork, while giving a friend some fashion advice as he was having his pants … Continue reading

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Trix are for Kids, and Photoshop and Illustrator

That bunny on the right sure looks like he is maxed out on his credit cards doesn’t he? He is one revved up rabbit? Lets talk about that. At TheDieline.com earlier this week there was an interesting post, found here, mentioning the … Continue reading

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Costco and the food equivalent of the Hummer and the Prius

I’m just getting started on this blog thing, so go with me here. Some of my posts will simply be fun and somewhat impromptu impressions. Was reminded again on Sunday of what a great place Costco is. Amazing variety. How … Continue reading

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Tropicana, a case for open source marketing

It would be so great to have free and unfettered, yes open source, access to exactly what really happened with Tropicana. We could all benefit by not making the kinds of mistakes that were obviously made here. As I said … Continue reading

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The new Tropicana packaging is gone.

So its official, something I had learned last Friday from a well placed friend, but thought was too good to be true at the time. The New York Times reported today that the new Tropicana packaging will be taken off … Continue reading

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The Package is a Marriage

David Brooks had a great column last Friday in The New York Times on the stimulus package. Not the kind of package I’m used to designing, but in the article he used an analogy that has interesting applications in my … Continue reading

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Producing 4 Pounds of Juice Releases 3.75 Pounds of Carbon

This is not about design, this is about the environment. I don’t need to add any of my own carbon emissions to the atmosphere by fuming about the new design of the Tropicana juice package. As I said earlier this … Continue reading

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