Monthly Archives: November 2010

Food Week

So I thought we would focus on a food this week. As we enter the week of Thanksgiving it is appropriate naturally to reflect on our blessings. One of mine is certainly access to an amazing variety of food. And … Continue reading

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Speaking at the TheDieline.com conference

I have been asked to speak at the 2011 Dieline Package Design Conference, to be held in conjunction with the HOW Design Conference next June in Chicago. With the staggering growth of online resources like TheDieline.com for compelling and current … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing isn’t always evil

I still think there is something terribly predatory about the crowdsourcing sites that ask designers from all over the world to essentially buy a lottery ticket in exchange for their design ideas. And of course the prize in these lotteries … Continue reading

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I’m not sure even Warhol would be amused

I normally have a pretty good sense of humor about what we as package designers do for a living. But I was not amused by a piece in the Sunday the NY Times, presented as a follow up to their … Continue reading

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Vote on the new FDA labels for cigarettes

The FDA has come out today with a series of label designs fulfilling the new proposed rules for cigarette package graphics. They are seeking comment on a series of package design approaches on the site link above. It is worth … Continue reading

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A dumb way to make food shoppers smart

A new initiative to develop a food labeling system for the front of food packages was announced last week by the Grocery Manufacturers Association in conjunction with the Food Marketing Institute. This seems like a dumb way to make consumers … Continue reading

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