Author Archives: Joshua Berger

New artistamps: Christina Seely, Malia Jensen, Charles Wilkin

Three new stamps in The Portland Stamp Company’s Artist Series are now available. No. 9 by Christina Seely, No. 10 by Malia Jensen, and No. 11 by Charles Wilkin. The Artist Series is an ongoing collaboration between Plazm’s Portland Stamp … Continue reading

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What does regret mean?

What does a band like the Butthole Surfers mean in the world? I’ve wondered for many years since the first time I experienced one of their shows. I recently received a press copy of the visual history book Butthole Surfers: … Continue reading

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Paula Scher: Success doesn’t lead you anywhere

OnCreativity sits down with legendary graphic designer and artist Paula Scher to talk about success, failure, and the benefits of being totally unqualified for a job. With the “OnCreativity” series, Plazm explores the nature of creativity and how it works … Continue reading

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Uncertainty and the creative process

The second part of our OnCreativity interview with glass blower Michael Davis. What do you do when you are stuck creatively? When you are uncertain. Is living with ambiguity a key?  With the “OnCreativity” series, Plazm explores the nature of … Continue reading

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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 Vote.org 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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