Author Archives: Joshua Berger

jason sturgill: peace, love, rock&roll, misunderstanding

The latest stamp in our artist series — Artistamp No. 7 — is by Jason Sturgill, an illustrator based in Portland, Oregon.  His stamp sheet builds on a series of three hand characters (peace, love, rock & roll) released as enamel pins. … Continue reading

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Voter Power

 Democracy works best when people participate Do your civic duty. Exercise your right to vote. Voting requirements are different in each state. Quickly register, get an absentee ballot, and check your state requirements at or use the federal website, both contain … Continue reading

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Bend or Bust!

We’ve been helping put this fun thing together — a 4-day design road trip curated by Civilization and FISK to take Seattle and Portland designers to Bend, Oregon for Bend Design and back. Meals / lodging / transportation / shuttle bus / workshops … Continue reading

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Walker Cahall artistamp No. 6

Our first six artist stamps are pictured above — from left to right, Ed Fella, Allan Bealy, Mia Nolting, Kentaro Okawara, Sally Wassink, and Walker Cahall.  The Fella stamps are sold out, all others remain available. The poster stamps are printed on lickable, … Continue reading

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Citizen Designers: Conversation with Civilization, Visible, FISK, and PLAZM

Please join us in Portland for a conversation exploring the role of design in igniting positive cultural change in our society, featuring participants from the upcoming program at Bend Design: Michael Ellsworth, Civilization Jen Thomas, Visible Bijan Berahimi, FISK Joshua Berger, Plazm Plus, mingle with … Continue reading

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Ann Hamilton Habitus

Habitus, a new Ann Hamilton project is part of Converge 45 this summer. The scale and depth of this work is quite exceptional. Make a point to visit. It’s not often something like this will happen in Portland. To get … Continue reading

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tear up this wall

New Portland Stamp Company poster stamps by artist and designer Bráulio Amado — these are in response to the current administration’s efforts to criminalize and dehumanize immigrants. All proceeds benefit CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project: an organization providing … Continue reading

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Limited edition artistamps 1, 2, 3, & 4

Our first four artistamps are now available. All are in a signed limited edition of 100. From left to right: No. 1 by Ed Fella. Less than five of these remain. No. 2 by Brooklyn-based Canadian collage artist Allan Bealy. Each sheet … Continue reading

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So pleased to be included in this great new survey at Civilization’s Non-Breaking Space gallery in Seattle. Along with Plazm you will find magazines art directed or created by Herb Lubalin, General Idea, Tibor Kalman, Shaz Madani, Clay Hickson, Liana … Continue reading

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Ed Fella: Some Odds to No End(s)

Our pal Ed Fella‘s show is opening at FISK Gallery, on lucky Friday the 13th. We’ve had so many fun collaborations with Ed over the years. Your attendance is highly recommended. A rare treat for PDX … There is an opening reception at … Continue reading

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