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This is a blog of ideas. And it's a blog of ideas about ideas. Step inside for a glimpse of what's new and what's next. We'll hold the door open for you.

And The Oscar Goes To……

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I love movies and I love infographics. So when I ran across this article on the Fast Company site, I was highly entertained. It was a good reminder of how the greatest ideas can often be ascertained by understanding if you can put them in a single visual and communicate them. And it is a… Read more >>

The Wizard of Deadlines

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The creative quest for an awesome last-minute halloween costume. My artist wife and I have been busy lately building dragons and constructing gypsy quarters for her school’s fall festival, so halloween hasn’t been a priority this year. And, well, we love halloween — like a lot. Our couples costumes have won contests and built a… Read more >>

Drunk Tank Pink

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An experiment run in 1979 by Prof. Alexander Schauss tested the ability of the mere presence of a color to affect actual physical strength in humans. Half the men in the experiment stared at a deep blue color for one minute. The other half stared at the color pink. After the minute, participants were asked… Read more >>

Why CSS is Awesome!

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Illustration by Ana Luczynski Way back in the Pleistocene Epoch, the early cave-dwellers built websites by slicing-and-dicing Photoshop files and dropping all those slices into an html table. We don’t do that anymore. Almost everything designers create in Photoshop (stuff like drop shadows, gradients, glows, etc.) does not get used in the final design; we… Read more >>

My Ideal Bookshelf

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I love books. I’m talking actual books made with ink and paper, dust jackets and dog ears. I love e-books and audiobooks as well, but those won’t fill a bookshelf with charm the way physical books will. I’m always asking for recommendations and favorites, so discovering My Ideal Bookshelf was both a joy and a why-didn’t-I-think-of-that moment…. Read more >>

What Chicago Sounds Like

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If you’ve spoken with us on the phone, then there is a good chance you’ve already had the pleasure of meeting our neighbor, the “L.” The rumble of the elevated train system in Chicago has become woven into the fabric of the city, as inseparable as the Empire State Building is from New York. It… Read more >>

Creativity and Technology are BFF

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Riff on this! My creative team’s job is applied creativity, meaning it has a purpose, a desired outcome like: generate enthusiasm, drive traffic, boost sales, increase engagement. To stay in-tune with what makes our audiences do these things and where they spend their time and what they think is funny is vital to making messages that won’t… Read more >>