Category: discussion

Vote on our poster design

August 23, 2013

Working with Constellation and Co. on the coasters and posters for We Make Seattle has been great. We love the retro, old school themes and the very Seattle palette of colors.

As promised for this project, we welcome your input.  For the 11×17 poster, here are four four alternative designs for the poster. Which one is strongest?

Sara from C&Co says: ” the final poster will be created with a hand carved linoleum block and hand set wood type and printed on our historic iron handpress!”

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Seattle vs. Silicon Valley: does it matter?

August 15, 2013

The meme “the next silicon valley” has been trumpeted for years , used by journalists and entrepreneurs to draw attention to themselves. And it’s a common refrain  among startup founders, with their own pet arguments for why their location is better than the SF-Bay, or at least better than the other contenders.

Major articles in Inc. (Is NYC the next Silicon Valley?), MIT (Is Chicago the next Silicon Valley?), Washington Post (Tel Aviv bids to be next Silicon Valley), Forbes (Why L.A. is emerging as the next silicon valley) and others all repeat the same theme over and over again.

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