Know Your Dashes: A Little Infographic On Hyphens, En-dashes, & Em-dashes

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Know Your Dashes Nothing annoys a graphic designer more (other than, perhaps, the use of double spaces at the start of a sentence) than the improper use of hyphens, en-dashes, and em-dashes. In fact, many people including those working in the field of graphic design, marketing, and advertising forget—or never learn—the finer differences between these […]

Sephora + Pantone = Love

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Like most designers I can not help but fall in love with anything related to that joyful, sometimes frustrating, obsession known a Pantone. So when Sephora started up their Pantone inspired, tangerine tango terrific line, I couldn’t help but swoon. Now they have a whole new palette of eyeshadow and I can’t wait for my […]


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Funny and thoughtful, I am really in love with these fantastic comic strips. head on over to to see more! And look below for a couple of my favorites. These comics seem to cover everything from art and design to mathematics and politics. Give your left and right brain a proper massage as you […]

The Joy of Books

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I found this wonderful stop animation video earlier today. It is simple, beautiful, and gives books a little life of their own. After organizing our bookshelf almost a year ago (, my wife and I (Sean Ohlenkamp) decided to take it to the next level. We spent many sleepless nights moving, stacking, and animating books […]