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Trick Bag
March 16, 2008

Special Modern Design Designs ID for Casting Director

Finn/Hiller Casting is an award winning casting agency in Los Angeles. Together, Sarah Finn and Randi Hiller have cast a broad range of films spanning every genre from feature films like Crash and Terminator 3 to character-driven pieces…
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Before and After
March 15, 2008

Some things don’t need Modernizing

I'm a stickler for nostalgia, but not afraid of change. Some say this Kodak redesign is a clean and fresh update. Sometimes clean and fresh may need to be left with supermarket design. I would have liked to…
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Trick Bag
March 15, 2008

It’s the Quotes, Stupid

One of my pet peeves in the typographic world is the use of ditto marks (“dumb” quotes) instead of true quotation marks, apostrophes or “smart” quotes as they are referred to. I've been horrified to see ditto marks…
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Trick Bag
March 7, 2008

Amsterdam Modern launches Web Site

The hidden secret in a 5000sf warehouse in Van Nuys industrial district is a super cool find for your authentic  mid-century modern furniture needs. This stuff comes from stores in Amsterdam that have gone out of business and…
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Trick Bag
February 28, 2008

Beware of the Blob! …I mean Blog

I recently got an email from a client expressing his fear of the blog. What I was suggesting to him was for us to build a content management ability on the back-end of his site where he can…
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Studio NewsTrick Bag
February 27, 2008

Small Cakes make Blog News

More news on the upcoming mini-cake bakery, Cake Monkey. Betty Hallock of latimes.com's Daily Dish writes: "I'm having a small-cake moment. In the past couple of days I've had a lot of little cakes, like the individual cakes…
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Trick Bag
February 26, 2008

special modern design launches new site

yay. The new company site features all the essentials: logo showcase, work section, blog, client area... We partnered with Judo Code, web site development company utilizing all the newest and best internet marketing techniques. The site shows thorough…
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Trick Bag
February 23, 2008

Stay Young Looking- stop double spacing after a period

Gone is the double space after a period. I still see it all the time and it makes me crazy. You are dating yourself back to the typewriter days if you still double-space after a period. The reason…
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Before and After
February 22, 2008

Patriots Logo

A few weeks back, amid all the SuperBowl hoopla, I discovered an article on latimes.com about the New England patriots logo design. It was designed by a design firm in which I was the creative director. The design…
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Before and After
February 19, 2008

Payless, Cooperless

    Today's Before and After features Payless shoes. Payless launched a new logo -- the first redesign of the logo in about 20 years and it shows. This new logo has gotten a lot of flack on…
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