Author Archives: Joshua Berger

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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Plazm launches The Portland Stamp Company Artist Series

Looking for a signed, limited edition work of art by Ed Fella for a cool twenty-five clams? How about one featuring multiple panels you can lick and stick on an envelope? Then you’re ready for the Artist Series from The Portland Stamp … Continue reading

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Using Judgement with Mad Magazine’s Al Jaffee

Cartoonist Al Jaffe talks with Plazm’s OnCreativity about integrity, creative problem solving, and hanging stuff on the fridge. At 96 years old, Mad Magazine’s Al Jaffee is the oldest working cartoonist. He even has the certificate from Guinness World Records to prove … Continue reading

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Announcing the Portland Stamp Company

Dear friends of Plazm ~ Many of you know my business partner and creative director Niko Courtelis who returned to Portland from New York a few years ago. But did you know he’s a passionate collector of stamps? An artist and designer … Continue reading

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Try to draw like Rembrandt and you’re doomed to failure

In Part 2 of our OnCreativity interview with design legend Milton Glaser we discuss being in design as a profession, what is inspiring, and what it means to be a “creative” person. With the “OnCreativity” series, Plazm explores the nature … Continue reading

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Rebeca Mendéz: design is a social force for change

  Hard to believe, but I’ve now known Rebeca for nearly twenty years. Back in 1998 we asked her to design a cover for Plazm magazine. That was issue #19. We printed a series of postcards with her work to … Continue reading

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Chava Ben-Amos: I just keep doing it again and again and again

Packaging Designer and educator Chava Ben-Amos talks with OnCreativity about the creative process, problem solving, and artistic style. Born in Prague in 1930, she and her family were sent to Auschwitz in World War II. She survived the Holocaust, emigrated to Palestine … Continue reading

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