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Hey San Francisco! Fog season is rolling in, but we’ve got you covered with some epic indoor events!! Get crafty with the *Flores de Papel* workshop or *Eco Card Making and Typewriter Bar*, both on at the Exploratorium this month. And if you’re hanging out in the East Bay you’ll definitely want to check out Creative Mornings, Oakland – this is will be an awesome event!! Nothing like a cool, foggy summer to get those creative juices flowing 😎 AND don’t forget to keep those eyes peeled on our FB page for details on the upcoming #TDKtuesdays event!!

Good reads from TDK friends

A list of recommended articles that you might like

On the Grid San Francisco

On the Grid is a user-friendly guide curated by talented local designers who want to share exceptional places in their neighborhood with the rest of the world. On the Grid was created by Hyperakt, a design agency based in Brooklyn.

Visit onthegrid.city/san-francisco

Brand New

Brand New is a division of UnderConsideration. Its sole purpose is to chronicle and provide opinions on corporate and brand identity work. We cover redesigns and new designs of well-known products, companies, and organizations. Brand New is edited and 99% written by Armin Vit.

Visit underconsideration.com

Burning Questions

A free online weekly video series for creatives of all creeds who’ve lost their spark and are searching for soulfire.

Visit youtube.com/JamesVictore

Friends of Type

Friends of Type features original typographic design and lettering – fresh visual content – practically every day, by the four primary contributors. Posts are meant to log ideas, express ourselves, and inspire each other and our readers. The last week of every month we feature a guest designer, someone we admire and think will elevate our work and the site through their contribution.

Visit friendsoftype.com

AIGA San Francisco

The San Francisco chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, represents over 1,600 designers in graphics, interaction, experience, motion, and affiliated fields in the Greater Bay Area.

Visit aigasf.org

Designer Fund

We believe the world needs better designed products and services. Successful designers invest through our fund in the next generation of design leaders. We back mission-driven teams who solve problems in markets that traditionally lack design innovation like education, health, and energy.

Visit designerfund.com

Sagmeister & Walsh

Sagmeister & Walsh is a NYC based full service design firm that creates identities, commercials, websites, apps, films, books and objects for clients, audiences and ourselves.

Visit sagmeisterwalsh.com

Sorry Not Sorry For Being Me

BBC Three is made for and by young people, aiming to tell purposeful stories that help them navigate their way in the world. Working alongside the team at BBC Creative, Mother Design set out to create an identity that was a platform for self-expression. The Sorry Not Sorry For Being Me (…)…
Visit formfiftyfive.com

Happy Hour

Every Friday we raise a glass to celebrate some of the best new boozy bottles to hit store shelves. Today we are oddly inspired by the worldwide phenomenon that is PokmonGo. What started as a throwback to 90s nostalgia has grown into a terrifying addiction overnight. But whether youve dodged the cra…
Visit eyeondesign.aiga.org

TSH.

TSH is a career resource for student designers and young creatives looking for insider insight, honest answers and solid solutions to go pro.

Visit learntsh.com/articles

What Can You Learn from Drawing with Only a Single Line?

Italian illustrator Jonathan Calugihas an unusual approach to commissioned work. He draws two points on a page and makes themconnect in any way possible,sometimes scribbling nonsense, sometimes drawing something representative, and sometimesa bit of both. His jazzy, childlike doodles are reminiscent…
Visit eyeondesign.aiga.org

The Joy of Robert Beatty’s Pre-digital Graphic Art

With a career spanning gas station janitortohouse renovator,Kentucky-based graphic designer, artist, and musician Robert Beattyis endearingly surprised at the attention his design and illustration hasbeen receiving over the past few years. Hes possibly the only one who is, though, as even the most c…
Visit eyeondesign.aiga.org

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