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Workhorse | Notes

The Future Is Now

As the world collapses around us, my thoughts regarding technology, capitalism, and design have come more into focus, so I wanted to share some interesting reads and opinions for you all to think about. The global pandemic of 2020 will be the defining moment of a generation. The future is, in fact, NOW.   The...

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Working Remotely

It’s been interesting to see people that have never worked remotely be thrust into remote work all of a sudden because of the current health situation. I’ve been remote since 2016 and I can say, for sure, that it is not the same as working in-person. However, with some trial and error, we’ve found success,...

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Loving Yourself: Avoiding Burnout

“Do what you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life.” You’ve heard this one before. Lots of people swear by it. But those whose whole identity is wrapped up in their work are probably the biggest spreaders of this falsehood, namely creatives. Now, don’t get me wrong—loving what you do for a...

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Mood: Rats

RATS! Here in DC, rats are always a popular topic of conversation. They are overrunning the city. They’re creepy and gross. You can’t walk down the street without seeing one (dead or alive). But they’re also cute and smart and make great pets and make up a good amount of popular culture. How can you...

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The “Why” Matters: Data vs Insights

In my internet wanderings, I came upon a Fast Company article from ancient history (2011) by design firm, Method. The article drew parallels between standup comedy and innovation. I like a good analogy article, but a few of their points resonated on their own. Specifically, they relate to the idea of data vs. insights: Data...

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5 Type Trends for 2020

It’s that time of year when we are bombarded with year-end wrap-ups and trend predictions for the year to come. So, we figured we’d get in on the fun. We predict that 2020 is going to go down as a year of influence, focusing on strong type through new iterations of centuries-old techniques and new...

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Mood: Holiday Fever Dream

In our studio, we love old advertising and are always looking at vintage ads as a source of inspiration. Changing cultural norms and the evolution of America’s obsession with selling trash always makes for a good time when comparing then and now. And nothing shows how far we’ve come as well as vintage holiday advertising...

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Holiday Gift Guide – 2019

The holiday season is here! It’s time to break open the piggy bank and buy, buy, buy!!! As with our past gift guides, we like to give shoutouts to our creative crew, so lookout for a few recommendations from friends of the studio. Happy shopping!   Chet Baker The Legendary Riverside Albums Chet Baker was...

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