Blue’s Clues’ Viral Video & What it Says About Millennial Nostalgia

By Taylor Crow “Nostalgia – it’s delicate, but potent… In Greek, nostalgia literally means ‘the pain from an old wound.’ It’s a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone.” – Don Draper, Mad Men Recently, an actor named Steve Burns, who starred  in the mostly animated educational children’s show Blue’s Clues, went viral with a feel-good video […]

When Minimalism Goes Too Far: Corporate Branding That Has Lost Its Design Personality

By Taylor Crow In recent years, trendy graphic design minimalism has spread to corporate logos and branding. Apple pioneered the “extreme minimalism” design philosophy, and with the company’s meteoric success came countless imitators. Apple’s approach to design is stripped-down and simplified to the cleanest lines, and much of the premium pricing of their products can be […]