Category Archives: Art

A beer story

This past week saw Fort George Brewery canning the last batch of Plazm Farmhouse Ale. It’s been awesome to collaborate with one of our favorite clients and with The Commons on this project. Thanks to our friends at Fort George for suggesting we make a Plazm … Continue reading

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TC Smith: A celebration & benefit

As many of you know, I suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) a few years ago and have experienced an exceptional recovery. I was lucky. I gave a talk about my journey at the Curiosity Club a few weeks ago. It’s … Continue reading

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Doing Better: How I Broke My Brain and Changed My Mind

When I set out on my bike for my normal ride to work toward the Steel Bridge on May 18, 2012, my to-do list was packed with stuff—call designers for Plazm, the magazine I art direct; manage global retail campaign … Continue reading

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Stamps ate my brain

Join Plazm’s Niko Courtelis for a talk at the Hand Eye Supply Curiosity Club. First Curiosity Club in the new location! Stamps are tiny pieces of eye candy with great stories. Niko’s is a cautionary tale of a casual pursuit that’s … Continue reading

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Do designer’s read?

Just in time for back-to-design-school I made this shirt. It’s available at Buy Olympia. Thanks to Pat for producing it. So, is it true? What do you think? There was a little discussion about it in the AIGA LinkedIn group today. … Continue reading

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The decline and fall of the American mall.

Shopping malls, by their nature, are a sort-of false optimism. A constructed reality. It is revealing to bear witness to actual reality organically consuming the fictitious. This series of images and short article by Matt Stopera on Buzzfeed is quite interesting. Thanks to … Continue reading

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You Can’t Ride the Bus for Free Forever – Place lease discontinued

  Place Gallery has been a vital and important part of the Portland creative community for a number of years. I have appreciated not only the diversity of the programming, but the location as well. I had the honor of … Continue reading

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Philatelic Atrocities

My Plazm partner Niko Courtelis has started putting up his anything-but-atrocious collages online. He asks, in the masthead of his project blog, for forgiveness. I’ll forgive you, and thank you. Combining images and text in new ways always reveals new … Continue reading

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Plazm at Liquid Space PDX: Drinks, design, & discussion

As Plazm exhibit inaugurates Liquid Agency’s experimental gallery in Portland, three luminaries of the city’s creative scene engage in conversation. Join Plazm art director Joshua Berger, artist Kate Bingaman-Burt, and Namita Wiggers, director and curator of the Museum of Contemporary … Continue reading

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22 years of Plazm / 10,000x edit

This version takes about two minutes to watch. If you’d like to enjoy the full-length version, please visit the post prior to this. That one takes about two hours to watch. I guess it’s like a Hollywood movie preview. It … Continue reading

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