Category Archives: graphic design

failure. discounted.

Failure is part of the human condition, yet many people are paralyzed by the thought. What do mistakes teach us? What is a beginner’s mind? Plazm’s Joshua Berger and Niko Courtelis lead a “Come Fail With Us” workshop at the Bend … Continue reading

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Urban Goats & Comic Sans

Although I have never personally been a user of the much maligned typeface Comic Sans, I recently found there are actually appropriate uses for the font. Many Portlanders fondly remember the goats grazing over on Southeast Belmont Avenue. They were fun and quirky, yet … Continue reading

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Free Tickets to Experimental Jetset in Portland 

Join us for a dialogue on design with Marieke Stolk, Erwin Brinkers, and Danny van den Dungen of Experimental Jetset. The conversation will be audio-recorded for the Beyond This Point podcast. FREE tickets available Wednesday, 2/10/16 at Noon PST at … Continue reading

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Announcing the First Annual Typewriter Jam

Part historical exhibit, part typewriter clinic, part art show–the inaugural Portland Typewriter Jam has everything a typewriter aficionado could wish for! Over 50 unique and exotic typewriters on display, and dozens of different typewriters to use. A typewriter clinic for cleaning … Continue reading

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Why Rand matters: A conversation

On April 8th I will be participating in a public discussion with Michael Carabetta, creative director at Chronicle Books and Kate Bingaman-Burt (illustrator, PSU design professor, cultural force) about design legend Paul Rand. Chronicle recently reproduced Rand’s seminal book—Thoughts on Design—for … 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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David Carson: Never Snap2Guides

Wieden + Kennedy / Plazm present A Design Week Portland event. David Carson  Never Snap2Guides David Carson: typography rebel, revolutionary graphic designer, and legendary art director of the magazine “Ray Gun” will show what he’s been up to over the last couple … Continue reading

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Plazm Design Week Exhibit at MoCC Extended Through This Weekend

If you were unable to make it down to the Museum of Contemporary Craft during last week’s Design Week 2012 festivities, you have a little extra time to check out the Plazm exhibit. As part of Design Week 2012, Plazm … Continue reading

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Plazm at Design Week Portland

Check out all the sweet Design Week Portland events. http://designweekportland.com/ Plazm is participating with an exhibit sampling 20 years worth of Plazm magazines, posters and assorted ephemera at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. The display was selected and arranged by … Continue reading

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