Survival of the Fittest

May 25, 2011 at 8:58 am

It took a little longer than I expected, but Video Droid, my local video store that closed last year, was finally replaced with a gym. The epic Tower Records in my old neighborhood in NYC’s Village was replaced with some kind of gym. Ditto, the Barnes & Noble a few […]

The new Gap logo is a hoax

The new Gap logo is a hoax

October 7, 2010 at 7:57 pm

At least I hope it is. This is a brave new world of marketing, call it mendacious marketing.  A company as rich and sophisticated as The Gap is not going to quietly hoist something as important as a logo on the world overnight and hope no one notices it was […]

Party Like it’s 1896

Party Like it’s 1896

May 24, 2010 at 10:13 pm

An interesting convergence was on view at the 2010 Bay Area Maker Faire. One of this year’s major corporate sponsors was the Ford Motor Company. Your first reaction may be that the DIY festival has sold its soul for corporate sponsorship gold. In fact, what was on display this year […]

Bring Back Tropic Ana

Bring Back Tropic Ana

February 1, 2010 at 10:21 am

Tropicana has taken a lot of heat for the dull redesign it attempted last year. It was generic and reminded me of Metamucil packaging. This isn’t the first time Tropicana has alienated consumers. I’ve always been a champion of Tropic Ana. The juice giant slowly euthanized her in the eighties. […]


Who Killed Our Video Store?

January 30, 2010 at 10:22 pm

It’s not like I didn’t see it coming. It still hurts though. Our local video store is closing.


Regulate Photoshop?

January 5, 2010 at 1:23 am

There is a crisis brewing that we can no longer afford to ignore. It seems that a day doesn’t go by with some Photoshop hatchet job causing a stir. Perhaps the most infamous is the image Ralph Lauren concocted. If you haven’t seen it, just Google, “Ralph Lauren Photoshop”. It’s […]