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July 31, 2011

Best Grocery Stores ~ Monocle
OMFGCO falls into the Gap ~ OMFGCO
Braniff Airlines playing cards, c. 1968 ~ Scott Lindberg
W+K Studio’s We Make Show ~ W+K Studio
Muji Magnetic Tree Paper Clip Holder ~ Selectism
The new store in Malmö by Arrhov Frick ~ Très Bien Shop

Yuck at the Doug Fir Lounge. Portland, OR

July 30, 2011

Sunriver, Oregon pt. 2: Lava River Cave at Deschutes National Forest

July 30, 2011

Sunriver, Oregon pt. 1

July 30, 2011

Last week, Jim was kind enough to let us stay at his house in Sun River, Oregon to get a little R&R away from the agency. After making the three-hour drive to take on the next few days of nothingness, the directors decided to hit us with a surprise briefing before we were even able to get our shoes off. The brief was two words. Two BIG words that kept kept Alex smiling and Andrew worried about the cost of printing the 15 foot banner. But it was for Wordstock, the last client and the last brief for us here at W+K12.7, so it was worth it. More on that later.

During the first week of W+K12.7, we had the pleasure of working the rounds of Wordstock in our What Happened-themed sandwich boards. Soon after, on the following Monday, Byron and Andrew had us all write down ways that we could improve the event for the upcoming year. And course, after 10-months of marinating in an envelope, the directors had us all read out loud the feedback that we had written to give us a bit of a pre-festival refresher. Final stretch starts now! And then we started drinking.

Max Lamb’s China Granite Project

July 30, 2011

Max Lamb’s China Granite Project. See more, read more here.

Super Skate Summer 2011. Portland, OR

July 25, 2011

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the second day of Super Skate Summer held at Portland’s Hollywood Theater. Hosted by Patrick O’Dell and Chris Johanson, the weekend explored the art and process behind the cinematic documentation of skateboarding.

Jerry Hsu and Jon Miner were amongst the guest speakers to discuss the making of Emerica’s Stay Gold while Greg Hunt, Jason Dill, and Anthony Van Engelen talked about the process of filming Alien Workshop’s Mind Field. Special guests, including Thomas Campbell and Neck Face were also in attendance to sit down and share their favorite video parts followed by a Q&A with the audience.

And if that wasn’t enough, Super Skate Summer attendees were treated with free Chris Johanson prints, beer koozies and hats provided by Vans.

Kim Hastreiter says it’s better now

July 19, 2011

Last week, Kim Hastreiter came by to speak to WK12 during her West Cost tour between Los Angeles and Vancouver. After being introduced to the world of publishing by her good friend Bill Cunningham, she eventually went on to start Paper Magazine as a loudspeaker for everything DIY within the New York scene. Now, 27 years later, the focus of Paper Magazine now covers the underground antics of the downtowns across the world. During her stay, I found her take on cynicism against the now-culture quite interesting.

“It’s never more interesting than it is now. It’s just as interesting now. It might be in a different location or in a different form. I hate when people say it used to be better. It’s never better. It’s always better now. You just have to look. You can’t duplicate [the past].” —Kim Hastreiter

Wieden+Kennedy 12 is Looking for it’s Next Class

July 19, 2011

Wieden+Kennedy 12 is looking for designers, writers, producers, programmers, illustrators, musicians, photographers, gamers, bloggers, lawyers, mind-benders, and social scientists to be a part of its 8th year.

+To complete the first step of the application process, visit
+Applications are due August 7th.
+12.8 will begin on January 3rd, 2012.


Cars: Land Rover and Mini

July 18, 2011

Saw the Land Rover up in the NW and the Mini in the SE. Portland, OR.

The Walt Disney Concert Hall by Frank Gehry

July 17, 2011

After our failed attempt to check out the Art In The Streets exhibition, we did find some time to check out Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall. Above are some of the photos that I took.

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