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Print shares thoughts on Abstract on their blog: http://imprint.printmag.com/design-thinking/notes-from-the-abstract-con...
06/16/2011
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Print shares thoughts on Abstract on their blog: http://imprint.printmag.com/design-thinking/notes-from-the-abstract-conference/

Last week was the much anticipated (in editorial design circles anyway) Abstract Conference, in Portland, ME. Co-sponsored by AIGA Maine, the conference is a new venture by Condé Nast’s Executive Director of Editorial Development, Scott Dadich, and his dream team of creative friends, including Luke

AIGA Maine uploaded their photos to the ABSTRACT Maine Flickr pool! Join the group and share your photos with us!
06/15/2011
Flickr: The ABSTRACT Maine 2011 Pool

AIGA Maine uploaded their photos to the ABSTRACT Maine Flickr pool! Join the group and share your photos with us!

Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.

06/14/2011

Greetings - we've heard GREAT feedback about ABSTRACT, IRL. By now you should have received an email with just 3 feedback questions. We'd love to hear from you - what you liked, what could be better...

Thanks!

06/13/2011

Amazing day on Friday. Thanks to all attendees for making the day so vibrant and special. And now a request. If you 'Liked' Abstract, please take a moment to 'Like' AIGA Maine, the local chapter of the largest national professional association for design.

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06/09/2011

Welcome...

06/09/2011

The presenters are here. The stage is ready. Are you ready for Abstract?

06/09/2011

Arriving in Maine today: The creative forces behind Condé Nast, New York Times Magazine, Fast Company, Newsweek Daily Beast, and Martha Stewart Living. How does that make you feel, Portland?

You have 5 minutes before walking out the door (in an east coast office that abides by 9-5). Go ask your boss to fund yo...
06/08/2011
Abstract Conference

You have 5 minutes before walking out the door (in an east coast office that abides by 9-5). Go ask your boss to fund your trip to Abstract.
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Print. Web. App. Though media and technology are changing rapidly and fundamentally, the essential ingredients of good design are not. Whether you're creating a print, film, motion, or digital experience is irrelevant; taste and editorial judgment are platform-agnostic.

Dirk Barnett on Abstract. 2 days left to register. http://abstractconference.com/dirk
06/08/2011
Abstract Conference

Dirk Barnett on Abstract. 2 days left to register.
http://abstractconference.com/dirk

From launching magazines for The New York Times to rethinking the Maxim brand, Dirk Barnett employs innovative design strategies that reinvigorate stale titles as well as engage an increasingly distracted and demanding audience. With his latest accomplishment, Barnett will reveal a behind-the-scenes

2 days left to register (including today)! http://abstractconference.com/
06/08/2011
Abstract Conference

2 days left to register (including today)! http://abstractconference.com/

Print. Web. App. Though media and technology are changing rapidly and fundamentally, the essential ingredients of good design are not. Whether you're creating a print, film, motion, or digital experience is irrelevant; taste and editorial judgment are platform-agnostic.

06/08/2011

Someone asked us on twitter if Portland had any good vegan restaurants. Anyone have any favorites? We love the green elephant vegetarian bistro on Congress Street!

The glue holding our conference together (as moderator), Alice Twemlow.
06/08/2011
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The glue holding our conference together (as moderator), Alice Twemlow.

Alice Twemlow is a British-born writer and educator based in New York. Twemlow is chair of the Design Criticism MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and also a PhD candidate in Design History at the Royal College of Art in London. Twemlow is a contributor to Design Observer and

We know hashtags don't work in Facebook, but if you find us on twitter, our tag for the event is #AbstractME
06/07/2011
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It's a gorgeous morning in Portland, Maine. Sunny and 73° today, and you have 3 days left to register to join us here! D...
06/07/2011
ABSTRACT: The Future of Design in Media Conference Portland, Maine

It's a gorgeous morning in Portland, Maine. Sunny and 73° today, and you have 3 days left to register to join us here! Discounts for Social Media Breakfast folks and Society of Publication Design members!
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Conference website: http://www.abstractconference.com/ Featured Speakers: Florian Bachleda Creative Director, Fast Company Dirk Barnett Creative Director, Newsweek and The Daily Beast Arem Duplessis Design Director, The New York Times Magazine Group Scott Dadich VP, Digital Magazine Developmen

06/04/2011

and the hashtag is... #ABSTRACTme

06/04/2011

major kudos for @sdadich of Condé Nast from @briannemhauser of @adobe earlier today at #aigaretreat. See Scott Dadich live @abstracon 6/10

06/03/2011

Did you know this Allen Iverson spread featuring a basketball court graphic was formed by interlocking "A" and "i" letterforms? http://bit.ly/glSldl (via @fbachleda)

Portland, Maine is full of great bars. Why not enjoy one of our patios during your extended stay for Abstract? http://tr...
05/31/2011
Restaurants With Patios in the Portland, Maine, Area

Portland, Maine is full of great bars. Why not enjoy one of our patios during your extended stay for Abstract? http://traveltips.usatoday.com/restaurants-patios-portland-maine-area-53476.html

Many visitors to Portland, Maine, search for the perfect lobster or seafood meal, but this bustling waterfront city has more to offer than lobster rolls and steamed clams. On almost any corner, you can find something different, from small bakeries to international flavors. In the summer months, many

The word 'Alba' in this spread is based on the "Konstruktive Grafik" by Hans Neuberg (via Florian Bachleda)
05/27/2011
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The word 'Alba' in this spread is based on the "Konstruktive Grafik" by Hans Neuberg (via Florian Bachleda)

No matter how he asked, Lady Gaga refused to take her hat off while posing in the right-hand photo for Dirk Barnett.
05/27/2011
Abstract Conference

No matter how he asked, Lady Gaga refused to take her hat off while posing in the right-hand photo for Dirk Barnett.

Abstract presenter Scott Dadich shows Matthew McConaughey (w authentic necklace) @ Top Notch Burger for Dazed & Confused...
05/26/2011
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Abstract presenter Scott Dadich shows Matthew McConaughey (w authentic necklace) @ Top Notch Burger for Dazed & Confused.

Dirk Barnett tells us that Ice Cube later told the writer that he loved this layout.
05/25/2011
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Dirk Barnett tells us that Ice Cube later told the writer that he loved this layout.

Gael Towey will show us how designer Eric Pike did this shoot w/ photographer Kenji Toma. Hint: 3 layers of ice & a hair...
05/25/2011
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Gael Towey will show us how designer Eric Pike did this shoot w/ photographer Kenji Toma. Hint: 3 layers of ice & a hairdryer...

Scott Dadich shares an insight:The last frame of a shoot in former President Bush’s office: Platon asked for a Churchill...
05/24/2011
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Scott Dadich shares an insight:
The last frame of a shoot in former President Bush’s office: Platon asked for a Churchill V for victory.

Arem Duplessis tells us that for SPIN Magazine's cover of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, bassist Flea jumped for almost 30mi...
05/24/2011
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Arem Duplessis tells us that for SPIN Magazine's cover of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, bassist Flea jumped for almost 30min straight.

Did you know this cover photo was the basis for a whole new look and feel for the magazine?
05/23/2011
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Did you know this cover photo was the basis for a whole new look and feel for the magazine?

It's so cozy over here on the Daily Beast's Sexy Beast section...
05/23/2011
Sexy Beast - The Daily Beast

It's so cozy over here on the Daily Beast's Sexy Beast section...

Entertainment and fashion coverage from The Daily Beast.

Did you know there was a symbolic meaning to Justice Sotomayor's red nail polish on this Latina cover?
05/23/2011
Abstract Conference

Did you know there was a symbolic meaning to Justice Sotomayor's red nail polish on this Latina cover?

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