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There are two things I love: Coffee (especially at 5:00 am) and infographics (especially not at 5:00 am). These two entities have come together in not just a deliciously looking poster but an informative one to boot by the folks at New York-based Plaid. Nothing like an argumentative barista to kickstart a project:
The project started as a pursuit for the perfect cup of coffee after our creative director got into an argument with a local barista on how to make a latte. So we decided to create a print to help the average person understand how their favorite coffee drink is made. In the end we found out there are many ways to make the same coffee beverage, but we hoped that the rest of the world would share our love for coffee with this poster.
The production all went very smoothly thanks to MG imaging. What we found most difficult was when we began to sell the poster through our blog. The shipping, packing and delivering process is much more complicated then we anticipated.
Being self-shippers ourselves, we feel your pain Plaid. If you don’t care about how much the staff at Plaid suffers shipping these posters feel free to order one, and then, maybe, an Irish Coffee.
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UnderConsideration is a graphic design enterprise that runs a network of blogs, publishes books, organizes live events and judged competitions, and designs for clients.
Brand New / Displaying opinions and focusing solely on corporate and brand identity work.
Art of the Menu / Cataloguing the underrated creativity of menus from around the world.
Quipsologies / Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.
Speak Up (2002 – 2009) / Discussing, and looking for, what is relevant in, and the relevance of, graphic design. Archives Only.
Word It (2003 – 2010) / Encouraging creative diversity in the community through monthly, one-word challenges. Archives Only.
Brand New Classroom (2010 – 2011) / Providing a space for critique and opinions on student identity workArchives Only.
Department of Design / Designing corporate and brand identities and full development of printed and digital matter for clients.
The 2010 FPO Awards / 2011, self-published.
The 2010 Brand New Awards / 2011, self-published.
Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work / 2010, self-published.
Events & Judged Competitions
Brand New Conference / A one-day event on the development of corporate and brand identity projects by some of today’s most active and influential practitioners from around the world.
Brand New Awards / Celebrating the best identity work produced around the world.
FPO Awards / Celebrating the best print work from around the world.
Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design / 2009, Rockport.
Women of Design: Influence and Inspiration from the Original Trailblazers to the New Groundbreakers / 2008, HOW Books.
The Word It Book: Speak Up Presents a Gallery of Interpreted Words / 2007, HOW Books.