Maps: art or wayfinding?

In a recent New York Times article “The World as Their Canvas”, the author Steven Heller describes seminal maps in the history of design and cartography, citing Herbert Bayer’s World Geo-Graphic Atlas and Harry C. Beck’s London Underground map map as “exemplary marriage[s] of information, art and design.” These maps are notable for both their easy synthesis of information and for the creative licenses the authors took. More >

Celebrating 25 years of .com

Who registered the first .com domain? It was a computer manufacturer based in Cambridge, MA called Symbolics, Inc. on March 15, 1985. Amazingly, only five additional companies registered a domain name that year. compiled a list of 75 honorees whose contributions helped shape the Internet culture. A panel of judges will select the final ”.com 25” who will be recognized on May 26. The list is a an interesting glimpse of the very diverse Internet “world” in which we all reside.

Coffee break!

If you happen to be in Washington, DC’s Chinatown, stop by the Starbucks on the corner of 7th and H Street, NW. After you get your coffee, head upstairs to enhance your experience and view original Beveridge Seay artwork. The mural blends local flavor with Starbucks heritage for one masterful brew.

How do you support diversity?

The newly refreshed identity for The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights isn’t the only star at this year’s Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Awards Dinner in Washington, DC. This year’s honorees include Senator Patrick Leahy, Karen Narasaki, Gara LaMarche and Harry Belafonte. Please come and support The Leadership Conference!

How to sell a brick

OgilvyOne Worldwide is combing the planet to find the world’s best salesperson. The challenge? Selling a brick on YouTube. You can read more about the contest or view the submittals. Contest will run from March 29 through May 16.