All we want to do is change the world.

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Seriously, this september charity: water launched a campaign to bring clean water to 100 villages in Orissa, India. They asked WK Studio to design posters that would be sold to raise money for their project. 100% of profits directly support their September campaign. It was interesting to see how five designers assigned to the same brief came to very different graphic interpretations. All of them told a story from their unique perspectives. All of them added to the campaign in a powerful way, and in the end, ultimately helping people gain access to clean drinking water. Watching design be a solution to a problem, even in a small way is a beautiful thing. Check out all the posters designed for the campaign and donate to the cause.
http://store.charitywater.org/collections/india-posters
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Oh What Fun!

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Thanks to many hands in the agency, W+K Portland turned into an interactive winter wonderland for the holidays. Interactive toy soliders, on demand snow fall, and the smell of pinecones and trees. The wonderland continued into the atrium, with huge ‘W’ and ‘K’s made of string, a small forest, and an oversized fireplace. So many hours went into the design and execution, so we’ve compiled a list of names for a shout-out. Thanks to everyone!

Credit where credit is due: Design- Karen Koch & Tram Pham ; Producer Extraordinaire- Denise Hanggi

Holiday Master Crafters: Tram Pham, Karen Koch, Ademar Matinian, Chelsea Guidry, Kevin Shaw, Rob Off (Made puppets and Strings Tree structures), Sue Cool and Staff of Solar Productions (Install and lighting)

Studio Elves: Lunis Kendi, Katie McHugh, Joseph Limaruo, Rehanah Spence, Helena Chu, Katie West, Makenna Olson, Justin Morris, Andy Prince, Ojai Mitchell, Cathy Ormerod, Julie Dery, Janine Byrne, Curtis Pachunka, Amy Wagenstein, Chris Larson, Ellen Osborne, Nishat Akhtar, Abby Marten, Edgar Morales, David Trujillo, Sarah Hollowood, and Caitlin Alexander.

Knitting Elves: Chelsea Guidry, Sandy Hildreth, Heather Gregg, Lani Reichenbach, and  Lisa Tran

Honorary online viagra Elves: Russell Hollenbeck, Eliseo Rios, Mitch Sorenson, Mitch Gassner, Shannon Fenner, Steven Leslie, Arla Wood, Andres Lund, and Jesus Garcia

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Goodness 2013 calendar

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We are pretty proud of our calendar this year, completely designed and printed in house, featuring our awesome studio designers. Not only is it a fully functional calendar, but doubles as a coaster set. Limited edition of 100, $30 + shipping. Check out NotCot’s post on it here. Its a perfect gift idea! Find them for sale here.

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Studio Retreat 2012: Campyawannapawtee

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Last year’s retreat was fun. This year’s was fun as well.  We broke up into teams and did team stuff.  Winners got days off canadian online pharmacy here and there.  Pins were awarded out by our fearless camp counselors. Lots of people did a lot of work to make this awesome.

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See the rest of the carnage on Instagram.

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Print Make Share Challenge

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The W+K Goodness team was invited to participate in the Print Make Share Challenge at the PDX Letterpress Fair, this last Saturday, which coincided with the conclusion of Design Week Portland. The challenge was a new addition to the Fair this year, which online pharmacy no prescription is put on every year by Emspace Book Arts Center. Each team carved a large linocut and printed on site- and the proceeds of the auctioned prints went to support the workshop program at Emspace. It was a great event, and our print sold to a very enthusiastic local designer. Go team W+K Goodness!

 

 

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Stuff WKStudio Likes: Current State: Snowboarding

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Being makers of things we spend a lot of time being influenced by stuff that we like. And we like a lot of stuff. Thus is born, “Stuff WKStudio Likes”.

We just got the book Current State: Snowboarding for our library which contains 23 individual interviews and images of snowboarding´s past three decades. It’s a whopping 450 pages thick and made up from two interconnected books. It has a fancy slip-cover too.

There are interviews with: Jake Burton, Terje Haakonsen, Richard Woolcott, Shaun Palmer, Travis Rice, JP Walker, Jed Anderson, Mikey Basich, Nicolas Müller, Danny Davis, Jesse Burtner, Marc Frank Montoya, Drew Stevenson, Jeremy Jones, Ken Block, Whitey McConnaughy, Peter Line, Pat Bridges, Blue Montgomery, Scotty Wittlake, and Wolle Nyvelt.

What’s cool is that it’s written, edited and designed by a pro snowboarder David Benedek. He’s a self-taught designer who pretty much put the entire book together from start to finish. After previewing the finished book (debossing, spot colors, weird folding and other bells and whistles) you got to love a guy who does all his own electronic production work.

He also put together a little video showing the process of putting together Current State: Snowboarding.

Current State: Snowboarding MAKING OF from David Benedek on Vimeo.

The book is sold here. We found out that it is only being released in buy viagra canada a very limited edition and is not available to dealers or wholesale so step up and buy the book. If you’re a fan of graphic design and snowboarding this is for you.

Otherwise check out some of our stuff and maybe it’ll inspire you. You got to pass that Goodness around.

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38 things

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Regardless of what you do – graphic design, photography, filmaking, music, ect. – our good friend Andrew Dickson, is full of smart advice for creative people:

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Josh Berger of Plazm Needs Your Help

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Long time friend of W+K and design hero to many, Josh Berger, founder of PLAZM magazine, has been in a bicycle accident and suffered brain trauma. Friends and family have set up a site where donations can be made to help his recovery. Please pass this along, and donate what you can.

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Feast Portland’s Design

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For all you foodies and non-foodies out there, there is an amazing sounding food and beverage festival coming to Portland in the fall.

With an awesome lineup of foodie activities and meals, this will be something to keep everyone talking about the Portland food talent for months.

And some of our own people designed and art directed the logo and design! Bonus!

 

Check out some press about the event and associated PDX events below:

PDX Eater

Feast Portland

Bon Appetit blog

PDX in NYC

 

Logo Design: Sarah Hollowood

Art Direction: Chris Thurman

 

 

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Goodness blog lovin’

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Sarah Hollowood’s “How Many” card has been getting alot of internet love lately!

As Swiss Miss said yesterday, “YES to this birthday card idea, unless the receiver of the card is over 100. Then you need two of them.”

We agree!! Go Sarah and Goodness!

Find the shoutout here.

 

 

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