Archive for December, 2010

Mindful by Design

We’ve just launched a new email series from the studio, Mindful by Design. That’s our proclamation for 2011…smart design will get you everywhere. The first in the series:


caffeinated design

Most design studios run on coffee. Most designers do, too. I will confess my addiction to caffeine, but also to great coffee graphics. Info graphics, packaging graphics, advertising graphics….all of it. Like this stuff:

From Plaid Creative.

Of course, it’s not just about me and my cup. The entire global economy seems to want to be involved.


And packaging from Stumptown Coffee Roasters...

Via The Dieline.

And One World Coffee packaging by Able.

And books (this one is on my Christmas list). Connecting Worlds: the Coffee Trail… (also available from my favorite Davis shop, nestware).

And the design star of all things caffeinated, at least in my mind, the perfect latte.

Photo by Geisha.

There’s more, but it’s a rainy Friday afternoon, and I may have to¬† make an emergency Peet’s run. In the meantime, I leave you with my favorite coffee blog… Dear Coffee, I love you.