Doug Bowman is one of the best visual designers I’m aware of. He understands the medium and that is something many of his peers lack. He was in Vancouver last week for the AIGA Conference. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend. Doug’s impressed with our city, specially our crosswalk signals. How can he not be?
Some time has passed since my last post. Sometimes I still have to get used to my commitment to my website and find a place for it in my day-to-day activities.
Yesterday was another great meeting with the VanUE group. This time, guest speaker Andrew Zolli gave a very interesting speak called “The Cultured Brand“. It was interesting because he put his finger on some of the things in our culture and society that I’ve been casually observing. In particular the notion that companies and brands have infiltrated our lives (my words) to a point where we’re describing our personal identities with brand identities (his words). Brands have become experiences have become our culture. I don’t know how I feel about that….not very good I’m afraid. I suddenly have an urge to paint more.