A New Toy for the Designers, a 3D Printing Pen

Though we already have Nerf guns, and a remote control helicopter was spotted around the DC studio last week, soon our studio will have a chance to try our hand with yet another toy, the 3Doodler. A pen that allows drawings (if they can be called that) to be constructed in three dimensions, the 3Doodler was a Kickstarter project we chose to support. The team behind this innovation, WobbleWorks, more than surpassed their fundraising goals, raising $2.3 million to launch their product.

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Rare Hand-Crafted Genius in the Digital Age

Today we feel obligated to share a story that quickly made its way around our studio this week — that of traditional sign-writer and designer, David A. Smith. It’s safe to say we each experienced a moment of complete awe when watching his incredibly intricate process of designing John Mayer‘s recent Born and Raised album cover.

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Checking in on the Noun Project

Creating, Sharing and Celebrating the World’s Visual Language: The Noun Project likes to remind us that we, humans, have been using symbols to communicate for over 17,000 years because they are one of the few languages everyone can comprehend.  This particular non-profit collective has set about building a global visual language that everyone can understand.  

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We Made the Cut! America’s Top ArtPlaces 2013

Last month the prestigious art advocacy consortium, ArtPlace, confirmed something we’ve long suspected — our neighborhood, Adams Morgan, ranks among the top vibrant and artistic communities.

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