And, the rest of the (AIGA Conference) story

posted by Jason Kottke Sep 20, 2005

Here's a sampling of the rest of the AIGA Design Conference, stuff that I haven't covered yet and didn't belong in a post of it's own:

For more of what people are saying about the conference, check out IceRocket. There's a bunch of photos on Flickr as well.

Reader comments

TimSep 20, 2005 at 10:55AM

Any idea if any of these talks were recorded and will be posted? I was hoping some place like itConversations would be carrying them...but haven't heard anything.

chris vivionSep 20, 2005 at 1:10PM

What is meant by "... attempting to use design to serve more strategic ends". Is this the same thing as watching one 'design' show after another and never seeing the Graphic Design discipline covered?

Or is it more of a statement about designers who are only concerned with making interesting or entertaining things, rather than thinking how design applies it self to, say, a corporate strategy ( or government, personal, educational)?

CatalinaSep 20, 2005 at 1:16PM

I was fascinated by the article about Bill Strickland. I've spent all morning devouring any article I can find about him..a genius indeed. I never would have heard of this man had it not been for Kottke.com.....so thanks.

jkottkeSep 20, 2005 at 1:48PM

The conference organizers told me that mp3s of the main stage talks and the behind-the-scenes interviews will be made available soon somewhere. The visual presentations will be available as well, I think.

hbg3Sep 20, 2005 at 1:51PM

In the US (unlike Britain) commas and periods ALWAYS go inside quotation marks (at least according to the VAST majority of editorial style books.)

"Holy cannoli," he said. A "cannoli," which is an Italian pastry, can be said to be "delicious," but rarely "holy."

like that.

that's because in Colonial America ( and for some time after the revolution), printers lacked the mechanism in their type boxes that locks periods and commas into place outside the quote marks.

Semicolons, exclamation points and question marks can go outside quote marks where appropriate.

Ed KnittelSep 20, 2005 at 4:27PM

Did you really mean to write "Pittsburg", Jason?

Alas, the city where my alma mater rests is better known as "Pittsburgh"

It's a wonderful city, by the way.

LucianSep 20, 2005 at 8:31PM

Amazing recap. Thank you so much Jason.

kingbennySep 21, 2005 at 4:00PM

Hooray for the Paul Harvey Rest Of The Story reference.

ElsieSep 22, 2005 at 12:24PM

It was nice meeting you (and Peter and Jesse on Friday at the open bar -- I'm the girl that has a visual memory similar to yours).

Good recap of the conference. I missed Enriquez (that sounded interesting) and missed the morning of Strickland unfortunately. Hopefully I'll get to see him speak sometime, but at least there's lots of info on him. Good to know that AIGA will post mp3s.

Nice post on Sagmeister -- he's an awesome guy -- liked the Hillman Curtis video on him.

Good luck with work -- enjoy it!

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