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Friday Links: The See Ya Next Year Edition

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Branding US Presidents

This project is similar to the woman who set out to brand 10,000 of Minnesota’s 11,842 lakes.

In this case, the designer is branding each of the 44 US Presidents. He or She is up to Grover Cleveland, #22 (and #24). So far, James Madison is the best one (and I don’t just say that because James Madison is my favorite ex-president. Okay, yes, I do).

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Friday Links: Best practices from fast-growing firms

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Friday Links: Mike Derheim named one of the 40 under 40

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Friday Links: DC Comics launches new brand & Hipster StarWars

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Friday Links: So long 2011 edition

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Are you brandwashed?

Did you listen to All Things Considered on NPR this weekend? No. That’s okay, you can listen to it now, and you totally should. Why? Because this weekend they talked with Martin Lindstrom the author of Brandwashed: Trick Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy. Don’t worry, if you’re not so much of a listener you can read a write up of the interview. Here’s some fun facts from the post/radio show:

  • The average American 3-year-old can recognize 100 brands
  • You and I are talking about brands 25 percent of our entire time
  • When grocery shopping try to avoid a cart. They’ve made carts bigger which makes people spend 40% more than they usually would

Branding 10,000 Lakes


Designer and art director Nicole Meyer has challenged herself with designing logos for 10,000 of Minnesota’s lakes (according to the DNR we actually have 11,842 lakes that are 10+ acres). But even with designing one new logo a day for 10,000 lakes, the project will take more than twenty-seven years. It’s a delightful project that’s fun to look at. Go see for yourself.

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Friday Links: Some Webchallenge advice & assorted goodness

The Chicago Webchallenge is this weekend and the Minnesota nerds are making their way down to the Windy City to join their Illini-brethren to make websites for needy nonprofits. Good luck to everyone involved!

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Friday Links: Modern Brands, More Bogusky & Maps

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