On Wednesday, Sept. 10, we joined our client, the InterContinental Milwaukee, in celebrating the fifth anniversary of their Pink Rooms – two special guest rooms designed to build awareness, raise funds, offer support and foster hope for those fighting breast cancer.

Decorative cake to celebrate the anniversary

Decorative cake to celebrate the anniversary

For every room booked, $25 is donated to ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, a Milwaukee-based organization whose mission is to provide free, personalized information and one-on-one support to people affected by breast cancer.

Pink Room bed on display in lobby

Pink Room bed on display in lobby

The special evening started with a cocktail hour where guests enjoyed complimentary cake, appetizers, special pink-themed cocktails and temporary pink hair painting from WELL Spa + Salon.

WELL Spa + Salon painting guests' hair pink

WELL Spa + Salon painting guests’ hair pink

Tim Smith, general manager of InterContinental Milwaukee, then presented ABCD with a check for $12,675 – proceeds from the past year’s overnight stays in the Pink Rooms – which brings the total donated over the past five years to nearly $50,000.

Tim Smith presenting check for ABCD

Tim Smith presenting check for ABCD

Guests were also able to view photographer John Grant’s new exhibit, The Pink Balloon Project, at Gallerie M. Featuring patients and survivors of those affected by breast cancer, the exhibit was a beautiful source of inspiration for everyone who attended.

John Grant's Gallerie M Exhibit

John Grant’s Gallerie M Exhibit

The celebration ended with tours of the newly remodeled rooms, which include updated upholstery, wall coverings, window treatments and accessories.

One of the renovated Pink Rooms

One of the renovated Pink Rooms

Simply, there is no better place to say sweet dreams!

September 12, 2014 · Posted by in art, event, pr  


Are you in need of a photo assignment? How about matching every Pantone color to things in the real world.

Photographer Paul Octavious started The Pantone Project, to do just that. Check out some of what he’s done so far at PetaPixel.

May 20, 2014 · Posted by in art, design, photo  

Traité des couleurs

The book Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau, written in 1692, is considered by some to be the precursor to the Pantone Color Guide.

The story of this book is interesting, and while you probably won’t be able to order a copy from Amazon, you can still check out hires scans of the book.

Of course today we have things like Adobe Kuler. Hey, it’s never been a better time to be a fan of colors! (Or color picking systems!)

Adobe Kuler

May 12, 2014 · Posted by in art, design  

Oil Can Harry

We’ve talked before about painting with light, which is a photography technique involving multiple exposures with specific lighting per shot, and while the shooting process takes quite a bit of time (as does the editing) the results are always worth it.

Oil Can Harry

Cory’s just completed a light painting shot for Oil Can Harry, and we’ve shared a bit of the process with the video below. Enjoy!

April 14, 2014 · Posted by in art, misc, photo, video  

Via Graphic Designer clifwith1f comes this gallery of logos with honest slogans.

Here’s a few favorites:







Check them all out!

February 10, 2014 · Posted by in advertising, art, design  

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