Everyone loves a short work-week, right? Okay, maybe it just means that we have to squeeze five days worth of tasks into four days. And for those who discovered a significant increase in traffic thanks to the beginning of the school year – our sympathies! Now, on with your regularly scheduled content.
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September 2, 2011
Bidding August farewell we slip into September. The kids are heading back to school. The traffic is moving a little slower and marketers are gearing up for the holiday season on the distant horizon. We’ll be here to guide you with plenty of ideas and advice every step of the way
August 26, 2011
Turbulence was the theme that swept the nation. From hurricane Irene in the east, to dust storms in the desert, to heavy winds emanating from the political front. Even the ground shook under the feet of those who aren’t familiar with seismic activity. We want to shake up your world a bit with a fresh supply of topics for your grey matter to ponder.
August 19, 2011
It’s half past August and our thoughts have turned to bringing summer to a memorable close and getting the kids back to school. Meanwhile we’re back at work sending you our best ideas.
August 12, 2011
The dog days of summer are here and we hope you’re keeping cool, calm and collected. This week’s food for thought is a buffet featuring a wide variety of treats and gourmet fare that will satisfy your hunger for knowledge and inspiration.
August 11, 2011
You’re invited to the 10th annual festival of all things letterpress. While a decade of Wayzgoose fun is definitely something worth celebrating, so is the School of Visual Concepts’ 40th birthday. Since 1971, SVC has been helping people learn the art and craft of design, copywriting, and for the last ten years, letterpress printing. So come join in and have a grand old time that’s been 40 years in the making. This is a free and family-friendly event.
August 5, 2011
August traces back to 8 BC when the month originally known as Sextilis was renamed in honor of Emperor Augustus Caesar – the first of a long line of Romans who rearranged the calendar several times over their 800+ year reign. And while we’re on the subject of calendars, now is a good time to start planning your promotional calendars for 2012 and be able to send them out to your customers and clients! Got it? Ready 1, 2, 3 Start.
July 29, 2011
The tail end of July makes us realize that we’ve already burned through half of summer. That means everyone who has been procrastinating on certain project better get moving! Meanwhile, we fill your mind with inspiration and your heart with joy thanks to tons of freebies and sage advice.
July 22, 2011
Here in So Cal, we’re happy to report that we survived “Carmageddon.” The roads were open for us to get back to the office in plenty of time to provide you with the next fresh batch of marketing expertise and design inspiration.
July 15, 2011
Knee deep in July, we donned our wide brimmed hats and went for a stroll outside to breathe in some inspiration and soak up some Vitamin D.
July 8, 2011
This week started with a bang! Literally. We hope you remembered your ear plugs and had an enjoyable 4th as you celebrated our country’s 235th year of Independence! As the smoke clears we’ll dive into some of the design inspiration that keep you fresh and sassy!
July 8, 2011
Learn about letterpress printing during this all-day workshop at a private print shop in Woodinville, Washington. Subject matter includes printing with photopolymer plates, mixing custom ink colors, sourcing paper, and printing an invitation on the shop’s Vandercook SP20.
July 1, 2011
This week we closed the books on the first half of 2011 and embark on the second. Hope your summer is getting off to a great start. Two solid months of longer days and warm weather lay ahead. If you haven’t done so by now, it’s time to buy some fresh sunblock.
July 1, 2011
This Fourth of July, remember to keep Mother Nature in mind while you go patriotic. Here are some tips on how to mix a little green into your red, white and blue.
June 24, 2011
Summer has officially begun, so break out the sun block and get ready to move your laptop outside! Longer daylight hours let you put in a little O.T. and go the extra creative mile.