• Get tickets to tonight’s sold out panel – “Designing for Musicians”

    by / March 21, 2019 /

    Want to feel like a VIP? ASTRO Studios, the branding and product design shop in SF is hosting a panel discussion and pop-up in conjunction with the Letterform Archive called Designing for Musicians. Technically it's sold out, but we have a special hookup for you! Just contact Brett or Tom and tell 'em we sent you.

    The special panel discussion on designing for music projects from packaging to posters [Read More]

  • Portfolio Day is this SATURDAY, March 16th

    by / March 15, 2019 /

    Join AIGA for the largest and what is considered the most well-respected
    portfolio review on the West Coast. Whether you’re entering the job market
    for the first time, transitioning in your career, or want some sage advice,
    their reviewers are there for you to provide essential feedback. If you’re in
    the early stages of putting your portfolio together or just polishing it
    up, this is the perfect opportunity to speak to the experts about how to
    put[Read More]

  • ARGONAUT Teams up with Code Tenderloin for Inaugural Community Fundraiser

    by / March 15, 2019 /

    Since opening in 2016, Code Tenderloin has helped hundreds of folks move up to the next level of living — gain a community, become housed, stay out of prison, re-skill and realize they can get a job. To date, 378 total students have graduated from Code Tenderloin, and the current placement rate for students is 87% - taking on positions at big name companies like Microsoft, LinkedIn, WeWork, and Checkr.

    Next Thursday, March 21[Read More]

  • Experiential Agency Cogs & Marvel Leads Design For Gender Equality Installation That Lady Thing

    by / March 11, 2019 /

    You may remember last July’s experiential art installation, That Lady Thing. Well it returned March 8 – 10 in celebration of International Women’s Day, featuring new exhibits by experiential agency Cogs & Marvel and their Creative Director Jamie Shaw.

    A few of the new interactive experiences, performances, and Instagram-ready installations:

    The Lady Tarot: A life-sized tarot card-themed photo opp with new feminist archetypes
    Raise Her Up: the power seesaw self[Read More]

  • Manifold and High West Distillery get us all on the Whiskey Train

    by / February 22, 2019 /

    The 2019 High West Whiskey Run Tour has officially rolled out, via Manifold. It’s first stop? The base of the 2019 FIS World Championships halfpipe (by way of a snowcat ride up the mountain) in Park City, Utah. Feb 6, 8, 9 and 10, VIP guests were invited to belly up to the copper bar to learn about High West’s blending process, relax in rustic leather butterfly chairs and watch the day’s competition from the train’s elevated viewing deck.

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  • “AirDrop1” Surprised Fans at Nike’s Studio of Dreams in ATL

    by / February 7, 2019 /

    This is pretty sweet. As a part of Nike Football’s “Dreams Are Made Here” activation at Super Bowl LIII, Nike made it rain Air Force 1s [and jerseys] from the cloud with its first-ever shoe drop using AirDrop. The activation took place on Friday, Feb 1 at the brand’s “Studio of Dreams” space in Atlanta.

    So you’re in the studio checking out the experience. You get an AirDrop from “Nike Studio of Dreams.” Do you accept?[Read More]

  • Payless makes fashionistas look really, really gullible.

    by / December 3, 2018 /

    If you're into fashion, it's likely you'd never be caught dead in Payless shoes. They're not the highest fashion of brands. To change that, Payless came up with a genius idea. They faux-rebranded as "Palessi," held a launch party in Los Angeles, and invited fashion influencers to come take a look.

    You know what happened next, right? They loved the shoes and paid as much as $645 for shoes that normally sell between $20 and $40. After thousands in sale, and video of incredible reviews,[Read More]

  • Personify’s Creative Director Krista Skehan Launches Art Show: California Coastal Cool

    by / November 6, 2018 /

    Bay Area-based branding firm Personify's co-founder and creative director Krista Skehan has merged her love for color with the California coast in the upcoming art exhibition: California Coastal Cool.

    Debuting November 29 at Silicon Valley’s Coffeebar, the art show will feature Krista's original paintings and prints from Lake Tahoe blues and NorCal seascapes to SoCal coastlines, poolside poses and umbrel[Read More]