Monthly Archives: September 2012

World Market

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I went to World Market a little while ago and took some photos on my phone of some great designs. Unfortunately my phone has gone haywire, so here’s examples of what I saw according to Google.

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Cups, No Sleeves

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Fun variety of coffee cups for inspiration.

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Who doesn’t love Pinterest?

I think Pinterest has become a great resource for finding design ideas. I used it last semester, but even since then I’ve noticed how it’s grown. I found some really great packaging and coffee ideas from ThinkMule’s board. Check it out! Here’s some of the wonderful ideas I found:

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The ABCs of Rock

I went to Half Priced Books in Appleton this weekend and found this book called “The ABCs of Rock” and it reminded me of the direction I want to take in my Algoma Coffee project. All of the designs in this book were very graphic and rather punk, but it still interested me.

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Tomato Soup

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I was ecstatic when I learned from Chip Kidd‘s blog that Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans are being sold in limited edition at Target. What’s the occasion? 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of this pop art masterpiece.

In case you are wondering, yes, they are sold in Oshkosh! I bought mine last night, only $0.75 so collect them all!

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Another coffee shop..

This Algoma Coffee design project is reminding me of all the wonderful coffee shops I have been too. One of my other favorites, Paradigm, is in my hometown, Sheboygan, WI. It is in a great space downtown that is decorated by old school bicycles, doors, and furniture. They support local businesses and musicians, which is awesome. The coffee and food are great. The designs are pretty nice as well. I personally do not find Sheboygan to be that exciting, but Paradigm is definitely a place I enjoy visiting during my times at home.

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The Woods Coffee

In June, I spent a week in Bellingham, Washington, an absolutely gorgeous city that happens to have the highest concentration of coffee shops in the state. Needless to say, I drank a lot of coffee that week.

My favorite coffee shop chain was The Woods Coffee. I believe there are now 13 shops open in the Bellingham area, all of which are unique and provide a different experience at each one. I wish I would have taken pictures in the ones that I visited, but take my word for it, they are all beautiful. I personally think their logo could use some work, but the design and feel of the shops make up for it. I did enjoy the design of their coffee bags however. Here’s one that I bought for my mom:

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If you ever get the chance to head out to Bellingham, make sure to stop by Woods!

 

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Customer Appreciation Day

Yesterday was Customer Appreciation Day at Jimmy Johns. Naturally, my friends and I headed down to get our hands on some $1 subs. I always enjoy the fun signs that are placed around the shop and the vibe that JJ provides for their customers. Consistent designs make me excited. And they are always looking for rockstars.

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