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Sharing What We Know

Reading is Fundamental

At Empax, we’re all about knowledge swapping and best practice sharing. I guess it’s the nonprofit in us, but we just can’t help wanting to open-source all we do, and help provide access to information to as man...

 
 
 

Games for Good?

Video game characters reenacting the Last Super scene Video game characters reenacting the Last Super scene Last week I came back from my “conference week”. Enough panels for a lifetime. A week at GDC (Game Developers Conference) in S...
 
 
 

The Nonprofit Website: Workshop Recap

As the rains poured down and the frigid winds howled, dedicated do-gooders trekked to the 9th floor of 27 W. 24th St. last Thursday night. While the Wednesday night-ers don’t have quite as dramatic a tale, Empax was equally grateful for bo...

 
 
 

The Nonprofit Website: Guide to an Effective Online Presence

The Nonprofit Website Brace yourselves: event number two is on its way.  The second edition of our Fall workshop series is all about the nonprofit website.

This is a presentation for nonprofit professionals who either don’t have a webs...

 
 
 

“Left Coast” Political Graphics

Anne Frank

Next time you’re in LA, check out the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, home to a huge collection of political graphics–over 50,000 posters–dating from the Russian Revolution to the present. You can also se...

 
 
 

A look at some of the world’s most influential designers and how the things they create impact our lives

Film maker Gary Hustwit, director of Helvetica has just released the trailer for his new film Objectified, a feature-length independent documentary about industrial design. It takes a look at the creativity behind everything from toot...

 
 
 

Black Tuesday is the new pink

depression I worked in advertising for a few years so every now and again I peruse an industry pub to see what shop got what client some incredible ROI on some incredibly expensive campaign (I am not a geek I just play one on this blog). The other...
 
 
 

Lookin’ Good

lookin_good Last Friday a few of us went to see the Banksy Pet Shop installation. I won’t go into it in detail – you can read about it here – but we weren’t wowed. The points being made were valid, and the animatronics impressi...
 
 
 

A Post About Posters

posters People are sometimes dismissive of posters, maybe it’s the dorm-room association, or the idea that they’re just advertising or propaganda, or perhaps that they’re just cheesy, which many are. But posters...
 
 
 

Democracy on Display: A look at strategic communication and design campaigns for our nations’ most important job

In New York City there are currently several exhibitions that explore numerous aspects of presidential campaign history. “Campaigning for President: New York and American Election” at the Museum of the City of New York looks at how the city has affected the presidential election since George Washington defeated John Adams in 1789. Aside from the show’s link to New York’s influence it features the most extensive collection of memorabilia.
 
 
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