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Latest Blog Posts for Considerations for Living a Life of Art And Design

  • What Writing Means To Me
    on Feb 6, 2010 in Featured Writing inspiration
    I spend a lot of my time driving around.  There are meetings with clients, exhibitions, art openings and now additional responsibilities as I assume the role of Public Relations Chair for AIGA CT.  It seems I’m always in my car.  Once I get...
  • NEA Shame On You
    on Feb 3, 2010 in Art Design Featured AIGA
    I’ll make this brief because this could turn into a real rant.  On Feb. 1, 2010, NEA (National Endowment of the Arts) released a ‘logo design contest’ call for proposals.  On Spec! You can read their Request for Proposal here. As a board memb...
  • Design of Time: Ten Years of Cummings & Good Calendars
    on Jan 21, 2010 in Art Design Lifestyle AIGA inspiration
    Every year for the last 4 years I have looked forward to obtaining the annual calendar from the design team of Cummings & Good in Chester, Connecticut.  Artful and unique, these beautiful creations serve first as an embellishment to any office o...
  • Objectified (2009) at EO Art Lab in Chester, CT
    on Jan 19, 2010 in Design Featured Art inspiration
    Join me this Thursday January 21, 2010 at 7pm for: OBJECTIFIED (2009), 75 min. Gary Hustwit, director From the director of “helvetica” comes the 2nd documentary in a film trilogy on design. Objectified offers a fascinating look at industrial prod...
  • Introducing Artist Daryl Zang – Premiere Opening Jan 19, 2010
    on Jan 18, 2010 in Art Featured
    CONNECTICUT EMERGING ARTIST WITH A DECIDEDLY FEMININE TOUCH PREMIERES AT MICHELE & DONALD D’AMOUR MUSEUM OF FINE ART Emerging artist Daryl Zang will be exhibiting at the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, M...
  • I Hate Who I Am When I’m With You
    on Dec 5, 2009 in Uncategorized
    I have an aversion to quitting.  Quitting just seems to be an easy way of getting out of a difficult situation.  This notion was probably instilled in me by my mother who would advise me when things got tough, “Oh Lisa, stop being such a baby...
  • Eero Saarinen – Retrospective at the Museum of the City Of New York
    on Nov 11, 2009 in Art Design Featured
    Eero Saarinen – Shaping the Future, is now showing at the Museum of the City of New York through January 31, 2010.  Shaping the Future is the first retrospective of the architect’s career and has been organized by the Finnish Cultural Instit...
  • Book Review: The Gospel According To Coco ChanelI  recently had the pleasure of interviewing Chief Operating Officer, Jim Joseph, and Executive Director of Marketing, Publicity and Design, Ingar Forland, at Globe Pequot Press for an upcoming INK article.  GPP is the publisher for the imprint ski...
  • Things are happening
    on Nov 9, 2009 in Design Featured Branding
    You might have noticed that it’s been kind of quiet around here lately.  The last month has found me with a lot of client work and I’ve been on a mission of updating and redesigning my websites at lisamikulski.com and dragonflyblu.com. ...
  • Pictorial Webster’s: Inspiration to Completion
    on Nov 8, 2009 in Design Video
    From the discovery of the 1898 International Dictionary to linotyping the entries to printing the last print on the vandercook to cutting the fingertabs of the deluxe edition, this video gives a quick overview of the process of creating the Pictorial...
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