Google 4 Doodle Competition



Until May 18th you have the opportunity of voting for the best google doodle in each of four grade groups. 

Locally (region 3) for us, we have Grace Para, of Landenberg, PA, as a candidate in the K-3 group. Her doodle is so well developed for someone so young. Be sure to go see these wonderful doodles. 

Kudos to Google for sharing and helping to create design stardom for little people–our up and coming graphic designers! 

Winners will be announced on May 20th with their logos appearing on Google home page May 21st. 

Vote here

What Drives These Brand Names?

It’s all in the juxtaposition of letters!

Camry, a car from Toyota is an anagram of my car.

Elantra, a car from Hyundai is an anagram of A rental.

Civic, a car from Honda is a palindrome.

A Toyota is a palindrome.

Kraft Looks Crafty!

Kraft-branded products now sport a new corporate logo! It smiles! It’s bursting with flavor! And it uses the slogan, “Make Today Delicious”. Colorful, flavorful, fun, happy. It says it all. With its softer organic shapes, it fits the products. Well, sort of….

Trends Now

Todays Trends – Excerpts from Graphic Design USA e-newsletter

Faith Popcorn’s BrainReserve foresees a turbulent global market searching for a new mental and spiritual anchor…
“Our mindset is characterized by the Current DissedTrust. People continue to reject the “establishment” (government, commerce, religion, etc.) because they expect it to lie, cheat and abuse employees, communities and the environment. There will be rich rewards for any institution that can reach the bar of trust; but most will find that measure simply too high to attain.” Visit Faith Popcorn’s TrendBank, visit

How this translates for us?

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I have added some fun links here that should spark your creative side. There are many well executed flash sites that help you become an instant artist by their shear ingenuity. Then there are some that are just pure fun in other ways. All meant to spark the creative side in all of us.

We can all tap into that creative energy. Often, people tell me they are not creative and that is their belief so it remains true. But I believe we are all born with that creative ability. Some of us stronger than others. Some don’t realize they are using it. Let yourself go! See how much fun you can have and play a bit. Exercise your creative brain. You don’t have to be Leonardo da Vinci. Just allow yourself to enjoy.

For my many word-loving friends, is a winner! But be careful… it is addicting.
And some of these links are just for pure viewing enjoyment.

New York

The annual NYC holiday trip included the Fifth Avenue Apple store where we were told by street security the sales at this store in October neared $700,000 a day and current holiday shopping sales per day are double that!

I have always wanted to visit this store. Just the store. Because it’s special to me. Call me crazy! I enjoy it’s unusual architecture, watching many people enjoying the apple brand experience and the main reason, it is the MECCA for a long-time Mac user like me.

This photo gallery shows the store in its finest.

I am amazed at the Mac phenomenon and proud of it, as if I helped birth its success. Being a Mac user for almost 20 years allows me the honor. Us Mac users have been through trials and tribulations over the years but have remained devoted. It warms my heart to view many people willing to wait on line to get in to this store. This truly is a phenomenon.

e-News or Blog?

5 months and no e-News.
I thought the summer off would be nice and a good time to gather ideas for new Synergists. But the time passed too quickly and I remained uninspired. In the process of searching for inspiration, I decided that this communication might just be better and more fun as a blog, so here we are.

So tell me what would inspire you?
The past e-News items have been mostly about branding. And always about visually communicating.