Sometimes the biggest changes are the most subtle. Most of us use Google every day - (disregard if you're one of those Bing-ers).... so we've been waiting for the official launch of their new logo after a blog post tipped us to the upcoming change on September 19th.
Now, investigative resources have determined that the new Google logo is sitting open on their server. You can see the old logo here:
and the new logo here:
Not a huge change - but losing the beveled edge and the harsh shadowing does feel a bit more 2013. As we always remind our clients:
Some mornings you wake up and read something on Facebook that demands to be shared. This morning was one of those mornings. And this article, by Jason Lengstorf, demands to be read.
We are thankful for all of our clients, our friends, our supporters, our critics - every lesson we've learned and hill we've climbed. This challenge has reminded us how very blessed we are, how many times daily we're confronted with a choice to be positive or sink into negativity and how delightful a joyful life truly is!
In my new effort to curb negativity, I started making "anti-complaints".
"How easy was airport security today?"
"Our waitress was really excellent tonight."
"This project is going really smoothly."
These anti-complaints did more than realign my perception of the world, though; I started to see the people around me becoming more positive as well, which made for better experiences in both my professional and personal life.
In May of 2012, beloved author Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book, Coraline) stood up in front of the graduating class at Philadelphia's University of the Arts and dispensed some timeless advice on the creative life. While his words were potent and meaningful – the art designed for the accompanying book "Make Good Art" by artist Chip Kidd is contemporary, expressive, and just plain good.
Throughout the years, every marketing agency experiences the sort of client whose marketing strategies are so poorly put together it makes us want to cry. 10 minutes into our initial meetings our eyes begin to water and a slight eyelid tick progresses... which results in an outburst... "For the love of all that is holy please let us take over your marketing!" Ok, that may be an exaggeration, but here we go: