Bend or Bust: A Design Roadtrip Exploring Seattle, Portland, and Bend

by / May 16, 2018 / Bend or Bust! Get on the bus! Civilization, FISK and Bend Design are considering organizing a 2-day road trip to take Seattle and Portland designers to Bend, Oregon for the Bend Design Conference. The road trip would include stops in Seattle and Portland with design-related events and entertainment. They've been scheming about planning this trip for a while now and now want to get feedback from [Read More]

Microsoft Creates the World’s Largest Tablet

by / May 16, 2018 / Okay, maybe the title is a little click-baitey, but not off by much. The Redmond, WA tech giant just released this extremely dramatic slice of tech porn for their upcoming Surface Hub. While we are big Mac fans around this office, we have to admit we were fairly taken by this product video. While the Surface Hub really does look like a gigantic tablet, the ability to take tablet style tech and cre[Read More]

PDX Illustrator, Dani Loureiro, Discovers Great Little Places

by / May 15, 2018 / Illustrator, Dani Loureiro, completed a series of fantastically detail rich maps for Great Little Places in London. The series explores several different areas, including boroughs of London, London proper, and New York City. Loureiro also did a full scale world map, which features gorgeous typographic structure and layout. The overall detail and attention to layout is fantastic. These would be a[Read More]

Industry: Laika Announces Fifth Animated Film, “Missing Link”, Set for 2019 Release

by / May 15, 2018 / LAIKA, the animation studio behind the Academy Award® nominated Kubo and the Two Strings, The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, and Coraline, announces its fifth and most ambitious film to date: MISSING LINK.  The title, U.S. release date (Spring, 2019) and complete cast details were revealed today by LAIKA President & CEO Travis Knight as he prepares to meet with foreign buyers at the Cannes Film[Read More]

A Garbage Story Makes Trash Look Amazing

by / May 2, 2018 / A Garbage Story is a fantastic short documentary from Brooklyn-based studio, rota6. The short seven minute film follows Nick DiMola, a bonafide trash connoisseur, as he remembers a career spent digging through the discarded items of others. Some of the treasures he's picked up along the way are amazing. If you're into "junking" ( ™DDC Industries ;), then this a great short to spend a few minut[Read More]

Leather Goods Maker, Woolly, Kickstarts Functionality to Create Custom, Hand Crafted Leather Wallets

by / May 2, 2018 / Portland-based craft good maker, Woolly, has just opened up a Kickstarter campaign to help expand their offerings. The team wants to give their customers the option for creating completely custom wallets with a new interactive tool that gives them dozens of personalization choices for their pocket-sized, flat folder holder. This is a great chance to kick up your philanthropy powers for 2018 and [Read More]