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The Old Biscuit



You've prolly seen me gushing on social media about Alabama Biscuit. That's cause my buddy started it and I design all the packaging and shirts and logo and all of that. It's fun. Gets me out of the poster space and now into the real space. Like making vinyl window decals.



Well, I was stoked to see some of their biscuit mix pop up in Alabama Chaninup in Florence. And then a bunch of their mugs and...

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In Print.


As most of y'all know, my day job is in advertising. As about 1% of you know, advertising has a complete language and award structure and bragging rights that are so far from the actual point of advertising that is just plain weird. In advertising, folks can win awards for work that looks beautiful, sure, but may not sell a thing. The concept can win even when a potential customer is left...

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Draplin


My buddy James Fox from 10 Engines brought in Aaron Draplin a few weeks ago to the Somerville Public Library. Draplin had been in town for the How Design Conference, and had extented his stay to bum around New England and speak to a sweaty room of 67 talented folks on the 28th of June.

I've not been so inspired in a long time.




Draplin is an honest man. A hard worker. A 'man of size.' A freaking top...

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The Cast Iron Coalition



I'm not much given to envy of logos. Some are great, some are fine, a lot of them are poor, but I just take them for what they are. I like ours, and that's what counts.

But when I got some hits the other day from a site called Cast Iron Coalition and went over there, I was just stilled when I saw their header. All at once it's clean and fresh and old and you know I love me some letter interplay.




So...

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Branding-Q

 

Every time we  drive down from Raleigh to see Marianna's family in Wilmington, we stop in Warsaw. And not just because Warsaw is such an awesome name, no sir.

We stop because we are beckoned by barbecue. Smithfield barbecue, to be exact.

Where all the Warsawians and weary travelers gather to share hush puppies (NC style, in Bama they are shaped like golf balls), and sweettea and swap stories about...

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