Planning 2011

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Okay. There were easier ways to get my own organizer / planner. Like buying one for starters. Or waiting for someone to give it to me as a gift. Hell, collecting Starbucks coupons would have been easier. But…for some reason, I decided to make my own.

I wanted specific blanks and tables in my planner and I wanted a certain kind of paper for it too.  Some planners have one but not the other. Some look functional but too boring. Some look nice but scrimp on the functionality part. So, I just decided I’ll make my own.

I thought it would be easy enough. Cobble together a few illustrations, lay out the pages and print them on my deskjet.

Unfortunately, it took weeks to print the interiors with continuous trial and error and a lot of wasted pages.

But, despite all the headaches, I’m pretty happy with how it all turned out. Maybe I’ll even sell a version of it in 2012. Anybody interested? ;P

Milton Glaser on using design to make ideas new

Design icon Milton Glaser talks about design and ideas on Ted Talks. He is responsible for these very recognizable graphics:

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The Vignelli Canon

Download away! Sounds interesting.

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“Modernist legend, Massimo Vignelli is offering a free downloadable version of
The Vignelli Canon

This digital edition has been conceived as a book that could be reached directly by downloading it directly to your computer, making it available to the whole world, bypassing the problems caused by traditional distribution.

Divided in two sections, Intangible issues and Tangible issues, the book describes the basic rules of our work.”