Archive for July, 2011

a (design) stamp of approval

Finally, the importance and influence of design recognized by the USPS with a set of stamps celebrating the Pioneers of  American Industrial Design.

Great, aren’t they? They are “forever” stamps, meaning they are the same value as first class postage.

The designers featured are Frederick Hurten Rhead, Walter Dorwin Teague, Norman Bel Geddes, Raymond Loewy, Donald Deskey, Gilbert Rohde, Greta von Nessen, Russel Wright, Henry Dreyfuss, Peter Müller-Munk, Dave Chapman, and Eliot Noyes.

And not to be selfish…but hoping for a set of Inspiring Graphic Designers next.  And after that, we will add Milton Glaser to Mount Rushmore. It could happen!


enjoy the ride, and the coffee

This cup of coffee comes with a little self promotion. We (that would be Tackett+Barbaria, our design studio, in partnership with the City of Davis) just delivered our first set of diner mugs to the UC Davis Bookstore in Downtown Davis. Also available, a six-color t shirt with the same bicycle and clever tagline.

It’s part of doing something new and different. Keep your fingers crossed and hope others like them. If not, you can expect a coffee mug for Christmas (I have 144).



Amazing info graphic from Our Amazing Planet. I have nothing else to add. Except, amazing.