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Just finished up a new poster for the KU Wind Ensemble for an upcoming concert featuring a Civil War-inspired piece by Jim Barnes titled Symphonic Requiem. The type at the top is fairly simple, this site but I liked how it turned out. I’ll have to remember that combination in the future.

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I recently did a presentation titled A Phone, viagra 60mg a Tennis Ball, and a Wardrobe: Tools for Designing Effective Slide Presentations, dealing with basic design tips to help people craft better slide presentations and aimed at raising design awareness in general. (Download the handout here (PDF).)

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This is a poster I did for the 2010 KU Jazz Festival, capsule taking place on March 5-6. This year’s festival will feature Kenny Garrett (one of my favorite alto players) and his quartet. Here are a couple of older videos (like this little tune called Giant Steps) that I think explains it all. If you’re a music fan, definitely head down for both nights of the festival!

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Vahalla Studios

Just wanted to mention another great art opening happening this week. On Friday, noun December 5th, 2008, Tad Carpenter and Dan Padavic are showcasing some of their new paintings, art prints, clothing, stationery, and gig posters at 1800 Baltimore (formerly Habitat Shoe Boutique) in the Kansas City Crossroads Arts District from about 6-9 p.m.

I’ve known Tad for a few years now and his stuff is amazing. I definitely recommend checking out this show and even if you can’t make it this Friday, the work will be up until December 28th, so don’t miss it!

Also, while you’re down there, you might check out the University of Kansas Art Department’s new Red Door Art Gallery, a gallery designed to showcase work created by current and former KU students and faculty.

Above image courtesy of Tad Carpenter

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OK, page so one more non-design post before I get back to business . . . Last night KU defeated Memphis in an amazing NCAA Championship basketball game and the town of Lawrence went crazy! It’s been estimated that 40-75, visit this 000 people rushed downtown to Massachusetts St. for a party that even a torrential thunderstorm couldn’t stop. Congrats to this year’s team on a great season. It’s a great day to be a Jayhawk!

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For everyone who was in Lawrence, audiologist KS in 2003, sale this video will most likely bring back memories. KU beat Marquette 94-61 and as soon as the game ended, remedy downtown Lawrence erupted into celebration! My brother was living in Florida at the time and was going to miss out on all of the fun, so I grabbed the video camera and started shooting. Sorry in advance for all of the camera shake! (I certainly didn’t know then what I know now about filming…)

This Saturday, KU will face North Carolina in their first Final Four appearance since 2003. The excitement has been building here in Lawrence all week and this will either be an amazing, fun-filled weekend, or it’ll be “depression city” for the next few weeks. Let’s hope the Hawks win it all this year!! ROCK CHALK!

UPDATE: What an amazing game! KU over UNC 84-66. Monday night is the championship against Memphis so keep the KU vibes coming!

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