We were honored when the AIGA Wisconsin asked us to speak—and even more excited when we figured out it could work seamlessly into our travel schedule. Plus, who would turn down a trip to Madison at the end of summer? Nobody, that’s who.
The event was hosted at Planet Propaganda, a studio we’ve always wanted to check out, so double score. There was a little mixer, and then we gave a little talk about the One Year trip. We followed it all up with a lovely dinner next door at Sardine. Um, I think the fact that I lost my voice that night speaks to how much fun I had. Thanks everyone!
It’s not every night an awesome client takes you out for an amazing dine, but every once in a while you hit the jackpot.
We had been working with Manifest Digital for the last couple months, rebranding the Chicago-based agency and having a ball doing it. In true Manifest fashion, the dinner they hosted was amazing and thoughtful. It took place in a private room off a private kitchen in the basement of Topolobampo, the restaurant of acclaimed chef (and Top Chef Masters winner) Rick Bayless.
It was great to finally sit down and meet the Manifest crew face-to-face, discuss the rebrand and hear what they’d been up to. It was even better to do it while having a wonderful six-course meal, complete with wine pairings.
We couldn’t have asked for a better night in Chicago. Thanks Dave, Jim and the rest of the Manifest crew.
I remember seeing Dan Blackman’s work a while ago. Actually, it was his Graphic USA project that caught my eye. These Chicago badge illustrations were bold and graphic. For me, they had a retro Americana, road triply, almost tribal feel to them.
At the time I first saw them, we were working on our newest identity and preparing and dreaming about our One Year trip. They really struck a chord. So I was very excited when we finally got to have brunch with Dan on our brief stop through Chicago.
No doubt you’ve seen Dan’s work around. It’s definitely made its way around the design blogs. For more fabulous eye candy, be sure to check out his site here.
Have you seen Sanjay Patel’s work for the exhibition “Maharaja Splendor of India’s Royal Courts” at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum?! I am loving it all so much! The scale, the detail, and especially all of the process sketches. A-MAZE-ING.
As if the finished pieces weren’t beautiful enough, the process work takes the exhibit to a whole other level. And as I went through it, the images just kept coming. I couldn’t pull them fast enough into my post folder. To see them all, in all their glory, visit Sanjay’s site at gheehappy.com.
The show runs from October 21, 2011, through April 8, 2012. I can’t wait to see this thing in person.