Thursday, March 08, 2007

universal design

I worked on projects today for:

A radio station
A soft drink
A bar
A parking lot
A presidential candidate
An elevator
A pizzeria
A developer
An anime title
and met a potential pro-bono education client

That's a whole 'nother portfolio, right there.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Innovations in publishing

Story A:
My newest McSweeney's Quarterly arrived today: three books held within by magnets. Already on eBay (uk) for you unsubscribed readers.

Story B:
Good magazine highlights the 51 best magazines ever..

Monday, March 05, 2007

We're all in bed with each other

Marketers are sluts. Just like celebrities. And I don't mean because both are willing to do whatever it takes, to make a buck. Although, there's that.

I mean how marketers (and celebrities) will try to make a fucking dime off anything.

And how events like this exist with no irony, whatsoever. Lexus is sitting on North Face face. One promotes exploring the last of the icecaps - the other creates SUVs determined to melt them. (I know, that's soooooo Leo.) But they can make a couple nice bones off each other in the wee hours at Sundance (where, no doubt, other celebrities and marketers are gyrating on each others egos.)

I'm not shocked. I'm just amused at how important it all sounds.


The year politics scuttled the documentary oscar was the year I stopped believing in film as art. And the year I stopped believing in charities tied to famous people.