AKU and the Rise of the Great Estonian Design

Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, isn’t home to many designers, which is perhaps why AKU has attracted such a wide range of clients. From microbreweries and music festivals to the more buttoned-up Estonian parliament, founders Alari Orav, Kaarel Kala, and Uku-Kristjan Küttis have already made a name for themselves in their mother country—but the international design community […]

The Coloring Book Grows Up

Searching for novel gifts for creative colleagues? Looking for a fun activity to kick off your next staff meeting? Miss playing with crayons? This adult coloring book collection is for you. As a kid, I loved getting a new box of crayons and trying out each color to see how it looked on paper. Coloring […]

Resident Artists Make Peoria Their Temporary Home

Located on Washington Street, just South of the Mac Arthur Hwy bridge, Prairie Center of the Arts is housed in a 120 year old building that was once home to a rope manufacturer. The warehouse is now occupied with a large gallery space on one side, and a printmaking shop and artist studios on the other. […]

Meet ITAL/C: The L.A. studio’s beachy-clean style defies SoCal stereotypes

Designers Matt Titone and Ron Thompson met in 2009 while working at Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles. Both have experience at large agencies and small design studios alike, so when they decided to open their own multidisciplinary firm in 2012 in L.A., one of the first things they knew they wanted was the freedom to pursue all […]

Citizen Project: Collaboration, Freedom, Purpose

The Citizen Project is a collaborative of four creatives in Grand Rapids, Michigan—designers Jody Williams and Brian Edlefson, type designer Terrance Weinzierl, and illustrator and designer Michael Nÿkamp. Formed by Williams, the collective was established with the intent of collaborating on side projects with a purpose: to raise awareness of the amazing talent in Grand […]