What’s a Surcharge?

A few weeks ago, this ad for Time Warner Cable popped up on local TV. Overall, it’s a pretty good spot; it paints Verizon as evil and greedy with their constant surcharges and fees, and therefore offers Time Warner as a cheaper, friendlier alternative....

Design Differentiates Brands

I wish I could have been there. As part of Design Week, Virgin Atlanic’s CEO Steve Ridgeway gave a talk on the topic of branding in design. London is the place to be these days. The subject was ‘branding with design’, and how companies are trying to...

Type Under Toronto

The older stylings of Toronto’s subways system Just in case you were curious, Joe Clark has presented a massively in-depth look at the typography used on the signage and wayfinding systems of the Toronto underground. This is a well-researched and written view on...

Retail: The New Disco

I am observing a growing trend: retail space doubling as social space. Recently, my sister and I attended a singles event at a supermarket here in New York. We ventured down to the Whole Foods on Bowery and Houston to attend the first-ever Check Out, hosted by...