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3D printing: A Beast Upsetting the Apple Cart?

3D printing: A Beast Upsetting the Apple Cart?

Every time I think I have a handle on 3D printing and its potential to change the world, something comes along to suggest that I have no clue. In general, the big movers in the 3D printing space have employed a razor and blade business model whereby they offer the razor at a significant discount while offering the blades – in this case, printing materials – at a significant price hike. But one company, 3COR, a 3D printing company in Ireland, is turning things on their head by printing with the kind of paper that's readily available in any office and most homes. So there's no effort to lock users into buying proprietary materials at a considerable markup through the printer's life. It's kind of like giving away razor blades to go along with your razor. But, of course, it seems more reasonable to discuss a company which prints with paper on a traditional printing blog. So there's that. Anyway, […]

Corporate Logo Changes For 2014, Part 2

Corporate Logo Changes For 2014, Part 2

We really left the most exciting changes for last. Just kidding. University of Illinois. The fighting Illini. A program which shows its face in the Rose Bowl every 50 years or so, has eliminated its own state from its logo and gone for a classic block "I". Not exactly original in the world of college athletics, but it does look classier. And who knows? Perhaps a winning season is in the offing.   The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have themselves a sporty new logo. Well, not new exactly so much as a new illustration. But it's pretty dang good. Greg Schiano may have gotten the old heave-ho, but the 'eers are heading into the future with a snazzy and simplified logo.   Reebok had kind of a dumb-looking logo to begin with, so the fact they've modernized and simplified things a bit would normally be an improvement. But the fact that a shoe and sportswear manufacturer's logo now looks like that […]

Corporate Logo Changes For 2014, Part 1

Corporate Logo Changes For 2014, Part 1

As always, there are a gaggle of companies who felt the urgent need to make their logos fit into what they perceive to be the current landscape, if you will. Some are stunning improvements, while others fall under the category of no one cares but the company itself.  But nothing scares the bejesus out of businesses like change does, so I suppose that they all should be applauded for putting on their big boy pants and doing a little bit of it. Olive Garden made a drastic change to their logo. Can't say that it's a bad thing as their old one seemed like the kind of craptastic fake sign that you'd pick up for $4.99 in the bargain bin at a Marshalls. Their new one isn't exactly a textbook display of design prowess, but is simple and basic. If only Olive Garden could similarly tweak their menu and add a heaping helping of culinary competence.   Bacardi's former logo […]

Don’t need a business card? How about a calling card?

Don’t need a business card? How about a calling card?

I remember my first business card. Being subterranean pond scum somewhere beneath the actual totem pole of success did in fact still provide a way for girls you met at a bar to communicate with you (at work), even when client contact was still rarer than sasquatch sightings. It kind of makes you wonder: What on earth do people who live on this planet, but are not among those designated to be worthy of business cards supposed to do when they need to disseminate semi-personal information? The old writing stuff on the back of a napkin or receipt gambit just screams low rent at the top of your voice. Hence calling card printing. It's cheap, classy as all get out, and anyone can do it. Professional printing services ain't just for businesses anymore. Originally popular in the 1700's, people would request a visit by leaving a calling or visiting card at your door. And to show that you were amenable […]

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