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March 2013

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We just couldn’t pass up posting this ad for Art Staff from August of 1969.

How fondly we remember the good old days when art direction meant “accurate comps, mechanicals and finished art.” Bernard Tango aka “Bernie” is quite dashing too. Even though he wasn’t the “art director to win the Pan American dancing competition in 1938,” we’d hire him any day of the week!

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Document: is a new magazine created by students at the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) at the University of Bridgeport. Each issue will document diverse cultural responses to universally important themes.

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What’s the point in all of this?

A question asked by many a creative professional, sometimes after frustrating client meetings, sometimes in front of a computer screen, sometimes after seeing a compromised final product.

Here’s Klaus Nomi, 1982, stricken with AIDS, barely understanding the disease he was dying from, offering what he could, creatively. He’s about dead, and it wan’t clear to his doctors just why: his friends had to visit him wearing protective plastic bags. He’ll be gone by 1983. And here he is, in artistic defiance, as all he could do.

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Guest Post by Tania Garbe

Have you ever made a design purchase because you liked the story behind the product? Because the product involved former gang member’s talents in its designs, or because the entrepreneur behind minimalist home wooden artifacts supports a NY non-profit urban garden, composting and learning center?

This new way to purchase is called “shopping by story,” a new trend whereby consumers like yourself make purchasing decisions not just based on the beauty or functionality of a product, but primarily based on the story behind the product and its  unique social benefits.

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Handcrafted wooden radios, clocks, and toys from Central Java by Magno Design

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