Robert L. Peters

29 November 2013

"Be content with such things as ye have…"

—The Bible, Hebrews 13:5 (King James Version)

And on Thanksgiving Day, God-fearing America descends into its annual shopping hell and ritual month of consumptive excess…


28 November 2013

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.

—A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh


27 November 2013

Culture oppresses, and culture defends.

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We hear a lot about “culture clashes” and “culture wars” these days, in a world of homogenization and globalization. Thanks to my Facebook friend Brenda Morison for this thought-provoking quotable…


26 November 2013

A nod to Josef Müller-Brockmann…

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Rapperswil, Switzerland

Among the Swiss graphic designers who so greatly shaped the direction of our profession in the last century, perhaps none was more influential than Josef Müller-Brockmann, (1914-1996).

Shown above are a selection of his posters.


25 November 2013

To be is to do…

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Brno, Czech Republic

Wow. A decade sure does slip by fast… today I stumbled across an editorial I wrote for Icograda’s BoardMessage 11 years ago this month, here.

Yoikes.


23 November 2013

Vintage matchbooks…

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If you like vintage collectables and graphic ephemera, you can find thousands of matchbook photographs here


If men knew all that women think, they would be twenty times more audacious.

Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr (1808-1890)


22 November 2013

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

—John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)


20 November 2013

I’m honoured… to have been honoured.

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Montréal, Quebec

At a 50th anniversary reception for Icograda hosted on Sunday, 17 November by Montréal International and Mission Design, I was honoured to receive the Icograda Achievement Award. As the inscription reads, “The Icograda Achievement Award is the highest recognition granted by Icograda to designers for their contribution to the profession.”

Icograda is the world body for professional communication design. It is a non-profit, non-partisan, member-based network of independent organisations and stakeholders working within the multidisciplinary scope of communication design and expanded media. Founded in 1963, Icograda actively promotes the value of design practice, thinking, education, research and policy, representing more than 200 organisations in 67 countries and regions globally.

Thank you!


18 November 2013

Question everything… it's an ongoing process.

Maxim:Dictum

Montréal, Quebec

I had to relearn an oft-taught message myself today… assume nothing, question everything.

Just when you think of yourself as pretty smart…


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