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The Sophistication of Truth by Seth Godin

Love Seth Godin as much as we do, check out more of his work here, here and here.Is there a particular Seth Godin passage you want transformed into art? Write In Color can help. We’re offering 20% off Seth Godin graphic … Continue reading

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Ottavio Missoni – A Colorful Icon Who Left His Signature Print On Fashion

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Ottavio Missoni’s life was a lot like the signature knits in his Missoni line: colorful, instantly memorable and zigzagging beautifully along an eclectic, kaleidoscopic path. The fashion icon, who founded the design powerhouse Missoni with his wife Rosita, died this … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing ‘S’ – Fashion Industry and Grammar-Defying Jargon

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“Is it that the soft, curvaceous form of the letter S offends these rail-thin style mavens? Will they start using other letters in its place? Perhaps K or Z with their bold and angular lines will become a more fashionable … Continue reading

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2013 Met Gala – ‘Punk Couture’ and The Power of Creative Collaborations

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Sometimes, when two entities come together, it’s a match made in creativity heaven. Think: Andy Warhol and Basquiat, Mondrian and Yves Saint Laurent, Tex-Mex cuisine, and good ‘ole Rock ‘N’ Roll (originally a fusion of blues, gospel and country). But … Continue reading

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Songs That Use Poor Grammar – “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”

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It’s a reoccurring dream of mine: The Ed Sullivan Show stage, 1966. A young Mick Jagger saunters up to the mic, his bony knees bumping together with each step. He’s wearing some kind of tight pants and a smug grin … Continue reading

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Think (Or Don’t Think) Before You Write – Writerus Plannerus vs. Writerus Doerus

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Whenever I talk to a fellow writer about his or her latest masterpiece, the conversation always ends up at the same age-old creative crossroads: is it better to outline first or to simply write? I’m a doer, and for some … Continue reading

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Archer Pro – Typography’s Golden Child

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What do Martha Stewart, Wells Fargo, Father’s Office, the NFL and Bare Escentuals have in common? Archer Pro. In case you haven’t noticed, this little slab serif has taken the design world by storm. Maybe it’s the way its j, … Continue reading

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Homonyms – The Fraternal (Not Identical) Twins of Grammar

Homonyms. You’ll know them when you see them, but not when you hear them. They are words that sound identical but have different spellings and different meanings. Think of them as the fraternal twins of grammar. There are hundreds of … Continue reading

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Roger Ebert – Remembering A True Story Connoisseur

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“Citizen Kane and vanilla Haagen-Dazs ice cream.” That was Roger Ebert’s immediate answer when he was asked years ago what movie and food would be abundant in heaven. It provides a bit of solace to think that the legendary film … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – Find Your Inner Writer (and Your Writer’s Network)

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If you haven’t heard of NaNoWriMo, the acronym may sound like a complicated science project involving gene mapping and that pesky periodic table (and for some right brainers such as myself, that’s one scary thought). But that quirky acronym translates … Continue reading

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