The Front Page Turf War

The Front Page Turf War

The Front Page Turf War As a child, I often wondered how all the content could fit so neatly into the newspaper. I never saw any empty pages, nor did extra pages emerge in the mailbox containing content “left-overs.” Later in life, I realized that this accurate...
Design and Decor

Design and Decor

Design and Decor Are any of you old enough to remember having asked your low-grade teacher for permission to “decorate” a writing assignment? By that, we meant that we were permitted to draw flowers and ornaments between and around the lines of text, in the end making...
The start of a cookie journey

The start of a cookie journey

The start of a cookie journey My sister Karoline is “word-famous” among our friends and family for her “Hadeland Cookies,” a recipe she put together many years ago – inspired by the even more famous Maryland Cookies. We could not have a...
Podcast, me?

Podcast, me?

Podcast, me? As readers of this publication will know, I love speaking about graphic design and visual branding. This is what I do when I endlessly write blog posts, newsletters, or posts on LinkedIn. Or when I have a chance to give a talk in real life, which is...
What is your logo story?

What is your logo story?

What is your logo story? As a student in graphic design school, I loved to play with different means of graphic design to see where I landed. My favorite activity was experimenting with one-bit shapes, which could be interpreted in more than one way. When I succeeded...