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Marie Finnern
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My aim is to help my clients turn complex concepts into beautiful works that speak to their customers' greatest needs and desires.
My aim is to help my clients turn complex concepts into beautiful works that speak to their customers' greatest needs and desires.

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My korner, as I like to kall it, is where I've been spending most of my time these days, immersed 200% of the time being full-on full-on.

Having two seconds to rub together, I thought quickly to introduce to you to awesomeness in the form of two Oregonians known as aaron and ayumi, aka APAK. I kinda want to keep them a secret. But why be greedy? They painted this wood original I snagged at a Giant Robot exhibition in San Francisco (that if you zoom in to see) liiterally rocks my studio windowsill. If you're quick enough, and the lucky type, you may get your mitts on something like this > http://www.etsy.com/listing/15463263/limited-edition-print-up-the-hill.

My APAK sits next to an 80's Soviet doll head brought back from a videographer friend who travels to cool places all the time. It's frequently mistaken for a head with feet attachech to it; this factor has creeped most people out over the years no matter how cheerful its surroundings may purport to be. I'm sure it's probably from Chernobyl. And of course there's that tray of Pigmas from .01 to .5 with tumbleweeds blowin' over them because ain't nothin' analog happening in my world these days.
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OK, you, Google+, I'm going to continue to ignore your beckoning, as at the moment I can only cognitively add 140 characters or less to my already work-addled brain. At least until I get this big ol' deadline offa my back. In the meantime, here's a completely rad postcard book from one of my favorite artists/illustrators, James Jean (jamesjean.com). If you don't have it, you should. It sits next to my workstation -- which is looking very Startrekian these days I may add thanks to Steve's last round or designs -- and makes me happy :-).
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/081186331X/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=283155&s=books

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Although this came out this past spring for the 2011 Blogger's Quilt Festival. -- Didja know there was one? -- I thought how fitting a tribute to Steve Jobs: a Mac Color Picker handmade quilt rockin' the classic mode clearly made with mucho love from a mom for her computer geek son.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Cpo-HtFII20/TcvDe0ssViI/AAAAAAAABh8/IISWcPfKwmo/s1600/comp+quilt+finished.JPG

More here: http://bearpawandbearpaw.blogspot.com/2011/05/bloggers-quilt-festival-spring-2011.html

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This is the image I will have in my head for the day as I approach my looming deadline :-)

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Just stumbled across this extraordinary obituary... USAF pilot... typhoon hunter...transported nukes...Time photojournalist (in the age of emulsion!)...acclaimed freelance photographer... even his name -- "Kent Reno," like something out a mid-century western. And his last wish? No service -- instead, raise a glass in his memory!

So, ask yourself... who are the remarkable people still alive around you with stories like this to tell?

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Is WHITE the new GREEN?

Super cool ad campaign for Greenpeace encourages homeowners to paint their roofs white. Wait, it's the photos and whole human participatory element thing that radly touch upon where advertising should be headed.

‘White is the new green’ ads are created by the Johannesburg, SA office of Ogilvy & Mather. They are arting up the entire community with enclaves of hares, foxes, and polar bears. I hope they all get along. :-)

http://adsoftheworld.com/media/print/greenpeace_white_roofs_polar_bear

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I would have gotten a better shot of this sign, but I was on my way to a lunch meeting with someone I have never met before. I decided it wasn't in my best interest to make an entrance from the hinterlands of the parking lot.

Just in case you can't read it or thought you read it incorrectly the first time: Your Visits are Recorded for Your Safety.

Only in the South would the surveillance CYA be hand painted script, have motherly intentions, and be nestled behind a birdhouse.
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I’ve been collecting old metal signage for a coon’s age, as it were. Stashed away in weird corners of our house, here and there, are all manner of flea market finds of the metal variety. If I haven’t given them away or lost them, these bad boys like to ding good-sized holes in drywall. So every rental or house I’ve owned ever since I was old enough to sign for one has at least three or four of these ding holes to show for.

Obviously, such pauper’s gold as drywall was never meant for their hearty backsides, because these signs were meant to shine on wood posts or barn walls where they could do their best commercial damage for unwitting passers-by.

“If they rip at the waistband, we will pay you fifty cents.” Well, hotdamn. And done with that kind of flourish and typesetting? Well, sign me right up for a pair ☺.

I love the early attempt at white labeling for G. A. Smith from West Paris, Maine, where I can imagine these suckers are selling like it’s their job.
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