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/ Two Big Kahunas…MoMA vs. the Met

Having recently attended two highly publicized exhibits at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art — both located in New York — I’ve decided to write about my impressions of both. The Metropolitan Museum of … Continue reading

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/ Everything You Have Always Wanted to Know About Twitter — But Were Afraid to Ask

Who Created Twitter? Twitter was created by Jack Dorsey, a computer programmer and entrepreneur who was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended New York University, but in the tradition of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, he decided to drop … Continue reading

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/ A Chinese Novelist is the World’s Most Popular Blogger: Half-a-Billion Hits

The best-selling Chinese novelist, Han Han, races cars and writes an outspoken blog that has received half-a-billion hits. Han is admired for his use of wit and subtle allusion in a game of cat-and-mouse with China’s censors. He is pop-idol … Continue reading

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/ The Electrifying Power of Painting

On Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 7 p.m. a highly anticipated auction was held at Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale in New York. The painting generating this incredible excitement was The Scream, one of the most celebrated images … Continue reading

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/ Why is typography so important?

As graphic designers, we hear the word typography all the time. What is typography and why is it so important? Typography is the art of designing and arranging letters in order to create a word. Depending on its weight, width … Continue reading

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/ “Google’s Not a Real Company. It’s a House of Cards.” Part 2

The person who uttered these absurd and presumptuous words is none other than Steve Ballmer, the CEO of Microsoft. An excellent article, written by Kurt Eichenwald, appeared in the August issue of Vanity Fair magazine entitled, Microsoft’s Lost Decade. Interviewing … Continue reading

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/ “Google’s Not a Real Company. It’s a House of Cards.” Part 1

The person who uttered these absurd and presumptuous words is none other than Steve Ballmer, the CEO of Microsoft. An excellent article, written by Kurt Eichenwald, appears in the August, 2012 issue of Vanity Fair magazine entitled, Microsoft’s Lost Decade. … Continue reading

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/ Googled. The End of the World as We Know It — Part 2

This blog is a continuation of the one that appeared on July 2, 2012. All the facts and figures are excerpted from a terrific book entitled Googled: The End of the World as We Know It, written by Ken Auletta … Continue reading

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/ Googled. The End of the World as We Know It — Part 1

The headline of this blog is also the name of an excellent book by Ken Auletta (The Penguin Press, NY 2009) that explains the meteoric rise of Google, the search engine that has conquered the world and completely changed our … Continue reading

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/ The Electrifying Power of Photography

A photography exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York is currently featuring the work of Cindy Sherman, a renowned artist who has pulled off a number of near-impossible feats in her 35-year career. Strikingly original, the … Continue reading

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