Tag Archives: Design

E-Commerce As Social Media

E-commerce and social media are beginning to converge.  Some retailers of the 20th century have been using their e-commerce sites as catalogs.  New retailers are making their sites more socially interactive and changing the dialog.

Click on the pages below to read my report on how retailers can make their e-commerce sites more socially relevant today.

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First Ladies

My First Ladies for DQtrs.com have been digitally enhanced to look abstract initially but when seen from a distance their faces become clear.  Much like their role in the White House, these ladies are not quite apparent to us at first.  When viewed from afar they become discernible and add a contemporary backdrop to a traditional heritage.

These ladies are made of 100% cotton woven jacquard.  They measure 17in. X 17in. (43cm X 43cm) and are backed with a black tweed made of a sustainable blend of 45% hemp, 45% organic cotton, and 10% wool.  And yes, they are made in the U.S.A.

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Post-Computer Age Typefaces

In this age of branding some companies are letting their logos become distorted.  It seems counter-productive when style guides are the bible for brands to follow.  So why the change? Brands know their followers love to make it their own in this DIY age and they are loosening up to allow a new generation to become emotionally connected with them.  Here are some examples of this as seen on Fastcodesign.com and some new trends happening with type.

Los Logos 6, Gestalten’s latest catalog of brand marks, compiles some of the best offerings from a global roster of type designers.

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