Wednesday March 14th, 2012, 10:20 PM
Posted by: Brian Collins
Just got back from Austin. I looked at this year’s SWSW logo all week long. Interesting that they ended up close to where we did – last year  - for Creative Week. Just saying.                                             [...]
Saturday February 18th, 2012, 3:14 AM
Posted by: Brian Collins
The news has been heartbreaking. After shaping the 20th century with brilliant technology, Kodak is bankrupt. Six years ago it wasn’t. But many executives there were in denial about how much trouble they were really in. Posters could be seen in the hallways asking employees to “Imagine New Ways To Work With Film!” Kodak had [...]
Tuesday January 3rd, 2012, 10:58 PM
Posted by: Brian Collins
2012 marks the 40th anniversary of my favorite song from childhood: Three Dog Night’s “Black and White.” This thing became a national phenomenon, selling over a million copies and reaching number one on the Billboard 100. In late 1972 you could go nowhere without hearing this. My best friend David Glickman and I would clap [...]
Wednesday December 14th, 2011, 2:23 AM
Posted by: Brian Collins
Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of a project I loved. And one that has been loved by many in return. The Hershey Store, launched in 2002, has become a memorable destination for millions of visitors to Times Square. Businessweek refers to it as one of seven retail “Wonders of the World”. Although not a perfect [...]
Thursday December 1st, 2011, 12:51 PM
Posted by: Brian Collins
The designer and author Christopher Simmons asked me to write something for his new book on socially conscious design thinking. I chose to describe a project we created that was sparked by a conversation I had with NASA astronaut Jerry Linenger. You can order Chris’s new book, called JUST DESIGN, at Amazon. My essay follows. [...]
Tuesday November 29th, 2011, 12:56 AM
Posted by: Brian Collins
Tad Toulis from Teague writes a smart post at Core 77: “Design discourse often strikes me as analogous to a family get together. It sets out well enough; optimistic with an undercurrent of reconciliation, but it can turn sour. A casual remark or offhanded comment cuts quick, unearthing volumes of unresolved conflict and lingering baggage. [...]