Author Archives: Joshua Berger

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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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: caraprobono.org 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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Volume

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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Remembering Chava Ben-Amos

Remembering the great designer, Pratt educator, and Holocaust survivor Chava Ben-Amos this Memorial Day. She passed earlier this month following bouts with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Rest in peace. Two cuts of our OnCreativity interview with her can be found below. … Continue reading

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You have to believe in yourself

OnCreativity sits down with artist Craig Costello aka KR, about creativity, risk-taking, and throwing the first punch. Craig Costello began making his markers in the early 90s and sold them at the New York City store Alife. He has since … Continue reading

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