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An Unedited view of design and thought process:

work, experimental and otherwise by Keenan Cummings

Original Archiving Co. / Identity Illustration 3 : The Reader

Original Archiving Co. / Identity Illustration 3 : The Reader

Original Archiving Co. / Identity Illustration 1 : The Writer

Original Archiving Co. / Identity Illustration 1 : The Writer

Original Archiving Co. / Identity Illustration 2 : The Editor

Original Archiving Co. / Identity Illustration 2 : The Editor

WikiWeb (one of my all time favorite iOS apps) by Friends of the Web (one of my all time favorite creative shops) is on sale today for $1 (normally $5). This app is easily worth 500 pennies, and 100 pennies is a steal! Because I love it so much, I am going to buy 5 of them and gift them out to the first 5 people to spread the news about the WikiWeb sale today (reblog + tweet this).
So you have three ways of aquiring this awesome app. 
1) Buy it today while it is on Sale.
2) Share the news and I will buy it for you (lmtd. quantity)
3) Send 100 pennies in a sealed envelope to 1 Infinite Loop Cupertino, CA 95014
I am in no way a rich man, but I really love this app and the amazing team that built it and want them to continue to build awesome stuff.

WikiWeb (one of my all time favorite iOS apps) by Friends of the Web (one of my all time favorite creative shops) is on sale today for $1 (normally $5). This app is easily worth 500 pennies, and 100 pennies is a steal! Because I love it so much, I am going to buy 5 of them and gift them out to the first 5 people to spread the news about the WikiWeb sale today (reblog + tweet this).

So you have three ways of aquiring this awesome app. 

1) Buy it today while it is on Sale.

2) Share the news and I will buy it for you (lmtd. quantity)

3) Send 100 pennies in a sealed envelope to 1 Infinite Loop Cupertino, CA 95014

I am in no way a rich man, but I really love this app and the amazing team that built it and want them to continue to build awesome stuff.

I never in my career thought about what the goal was. The goal was always to be better than I was at the present time, at what I was doing.

—Jon Stewart 

(Source: howtowork)

From the archives: Internet Stuff

From the archives: Internet Stuff

Designer’s Debate Club Session 2 is on! We’ve teamed up with the Etsy Holiday Shop (an amazing 10 day pop up store in Soho) to host a debate on the motion that “Lean start-up methods prevent designers from solving big-picture design problems”.

Design process is getting faster. Is there wisdom in being the deliberate old tortoise, or are you being left in the dust? Are the design hares speeding to victory or are they poised for a disastrous misstep? 
The issue will be settled once and for all by the power of rhetoric and reason! Lords of Lean, espousers of efficiency, worshippers of speed — come raise your banners in battle with a brigand of blue sky brand builders. All are welcome. But be warned, you may be swayed.

Get a ticket!

Designer’s Debate Club Session 2 is on! We’ve teamed up with the Etsy Holiday Shop (an amazing 10 day pop up store in Soho) to host a debate on the motion that “Lean start-up methods prevent designers from solving big-picture design problems”.

Design process is getting faster. Is there wisdom in being the deliberate old tortoise, or are you being left in the dust? Are the design hares speeding to victory or are they poised for a disastrous misstep? 

The issue will be settled once and for all by the power of rhetoric and reason! Lords of Lean, espousers of efficiency, worshippers of speed — come raise your banners in battle with a brigand of blue sky brand builders. All are welcome. But be warned, you may be swayed.

Get a ticket!

That old saying, “takin’ the horse by the gut”.
This is an old cover concept for a Business Week article titled Game Changing Management Ideas. It was totally wrong for a cover, but there was always something about this lo-fi comp that I liked. If I ever get my hands on this print, I’m going to collage this together and hang it on my wall.

That old saying, “takin’ the horse by the gut”.

This is an old cover concept for a Business Week article titled Game Changing Management Ideas. It was totally wrong for a cover, but there was always something about this lo-fi comp that I liked. If I ever get my hands on this print, I’m going to collage this together and hang it on my wall.

My poster for Print Aid NYC is finished and available for purchase. All the posters are designed by NYC based designers, and 100% of the proceeds go to recovery efforts for Hurricane Sandy.
Pick one up here

My poster for Print Aid NYC is finished and available for purchase. All the posters are designed by NYC based designers, and 100% of the proceeds go to recovery efforts for Hurricane Sandy.

Pick one up here

Series of marks for the Wander Postcard Project. 

Series of marks for the Wander Postcard Project

Art almost always speaks more forcefully when it appears in an imperfect, accidental, and fragmentary way, somehow just signaling its presence… I prefer the Chopin that reaches me in the street from an open window to the Chopin served in great style from the concert stage.

—Witold Gombrowicz (via mythologyofblue)

(Source: ubuwaits)

From the archives: Winter Bear outtake

From the archives: Winter Bear outtake

PrintAid NYC is a group of NYC-based artists and designers trying to help out and raise a bit of money to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. All the proceeds will go to the NYC Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Relief.
What I appreciate about efforts like this is that they give otherwise disinterested parties an excuse to help out a bit. If you’ve been helping out locally or from a distance, thank you. If you haven’t, then consider buying a poster because you’re awesome and you deserve it.
The above poster is mine. The office is not.
Support NYC Here

PrintAid NYC is a group of NYC-based artists and designers trying to help out and raise a bit of money to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. All the proceeds will go to the NYC Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Relief.

What I appreciate about efforts like this is that they give otherwise disinterested parties an excuse to help out a bit. If you’ve been helping out locally or from a distance, thank you. If you haven’t, then consider buying a poster because you’re awesome and you deserve it.

The above poster is mine. The office is not.

Support NYC Here

From the archives: I ❤ Kiehl’s “cream” logo 

From the archives: I ❤ Kiehl’s “cream” logo