Columbia Pictures picked it up and produced a movie starring James Stewart. My grandfather was welcomed onto the set as part of the team and monitored its accuracy to the series which was eventually published as a novel. He was very meticulous about the details in his stories. He researched and lived in the locations where his stories were set to assure that every last detail down to the color and style of a table cloth were historically and culturally accurate.
Sitting in the fourth-floor conference room of the New York offices of Pentagram, the world’s largest independent design consultancy, Paula Scher alternately describes The New School’s new visual identity as “beautiful,” “revolutionary,” and “something that’s never been done before.” Which is “amazing,” she says, considering that it could have easily ended up being “one big mess.” “If you had asked me from the outset, I would have said that with the number of individuals involved and with all the needs that had to be met, designing something recognizable and distinctive would be incredibly difficult,” says Scher, a partner at Pentagram and one of the world’s leading graphic designers. “That many opinions on a design are usually bad for the design.” But when it came to her partnership with The New School, Scher says, “the opposite was true!” Employing its own iterative, design-inspired process, the university harnessed [...]
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"...harnessed the collective creativity and problem-solving skills of hundreds of people in various disciplines across the university to achieve a unifying visual identity."
“Something miraculous happened with this dynamic,” says Scher, ... “You could say it was a happy accident, but really, nothing ever happens accidentally.”
We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. (Filmed at TEDxBloomington.)
Makers of letterpress business cards, wedding invitations, stationery, and packaging.
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What a gold mine we found with Rise and Shine Paper and what a story they have to tell. From the get-go interface, our online request for a super rush project was replied to almost instantly with a cheery message that our inquiry had been received. They never skipped a beat. They were pro-active and even offered solutions and insight along the way that helped us meet our deadline. We highly recommend them for any of your letterpress or special finishing needs. Love them.
With a new design concept, old soda bottles become stackable blocks, toy trucks, and other useful educational tools. In a remote rural village in Kenya or Malawi, you won't find a toy store, but you'll probably find a shop selling soda.
In the middle of my sophomore year at Kenyon, I decided to paint a copy of Michelangelo's "Creation of Adam" from the Sistine Chapel on the ceiling of my dorm room. By standing on a chair, I could ...
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So true! Watterson teaches us to get inspired by the unexpectedness of every day and stay curious about the world around us.
"A playful mind is inquisitive, and learning is fun. If you indulge your natural curiosity and retain a sense of fun in new experience, I think you’ll find it functions as a sort of shock absorber for the bumpy road ahead." - Bill Watterson
"I have often heard that Freedom Summer in Mississippi registered some voters and built some alliances in 1964, but that its lasting (if almost impossible to measure) impact, was on the young participants themselves. They were galvanized into a feeling of power, of commitment, of mission that seems to have changed many of them and stayed with them as they went on to do a thousand different things that mattered...."
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