Ilanaaq – The Emblem for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics

Ilanaaq, the emblem for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, was unveiled tonight at Imagine 2010 in Vancouver. What do you think of the mark? Love it? Don’t? Leave a comment! The press release states that it’s a symbol of friendship, hospitality, strength and teamwork. My intial reaction was that I really like it. The colors work Read More …

Target’s New Pill Bottle: Better Living Through Design

The New York Post has a detailed design case study on Target’s new prescription bottle by Deborah Adler, a 29-year-old graphic designer whose ClearRx prescription-packaging system debuts May 1. How the pill bottle was remade—sensibly and beautifully. “By the time an object, or an apartment, or a company hits the half-century mark, it’s usually been Read More …

Eames Demetrious – The Keynote @ Industrial Designers Conference

Last night I caught the keynote address by Eames Demetrious at the annual western conference of the Industrial Designers Society of America. Below are notes and a write-up by Stephanie Munson who is also blogging the event for Core77. “The audience packs into the main auditorium at Emily Carr and are eager and ready to Read More …

Minutes Before the IDSA Western Confernce Kick-Off

Well, the wireless is sketchy, several hundred of us are sharing a couple power outlets, and we’re an hour behind schedule already…. but I’m stoked to be here nonetheless. Tonight is the kick-off of the Industrial Designers Society of America‘s annual western conference in Vancouver BC. I’m here at the Emily Carr Institute of Art Read More …

GoodBasic and Bryght Selected as Approved Vendors for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver

Many of you know I’ve been working with Bryght lately… a technology startup here in Vancouver. Today we recieved a letter of confirmation stating that GoodBasic and Bryght have been selected as approved vendors of weblog services for the 2010 Winter Olympics to be held in Whistler and Vancouver. Here’a a photo of WillPate.org showing Read More …

Digital Vs. Film Photography – Top 10 Digital Photography Myths

I’ve been hearing to a lot of photography purists talk lately about how traditional film photography is “so much better” than modern digital photography. Well, honestly, I don’t know much about all because I have never really much shot film. It was always too expensive and too slow for me to fire off lots of Read More …

The Firm List Interviews Paul Jarvis of TwoThirty Media

The Firm List interviews designer friend Paul Jarvis and talks about web applications, having your clients do the selling for you, and half-crazed Canadian mounties. “FL: When I crossed over the border from the US, I was hit by signs that said “think metric.” In that same vein, what do you think are the differences Read More …