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I got the call from the folks at Good Magazine to contribute a flag to their “Neighborhood Issue.”

We’re representin’ Roseway, motherfuckers! Sandy and 67th! People washing cars and walking dogs and weird Asian markets and stuff. We’re in those pages, and we’ve got proof!

And man, coming in real tall and lethal, Ben Vickery slays Portland! Ah hell, I just love what he made so much, I’m gonna post it loud and proud. Here goes:


An always kick-butt Mark Weaver went and made one for East Atlanta! Hotlanta! That guy’s got the best initials…M + W! I challenge you to make 1,000 MW logos! Lucky duck.

Just proud as hell to be invited and included. Thanks, guys. Some great flags from a million rippin’ designers in that piece, from the looks of this spread right here. Good stuff, all around! Seriously, like, an honor to be in such a great mag.

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THIS ONE GETS MORE AND MORE OFFICIAL BY THE HOUR: I’ll be telling my little story down in Orlando this Friday! The specs for this altercation are on Facebook and everything. Gonna show some work, gonna tell some tall tales, gonna dispense loose advice and, will take questions from brave students. I’ll be drinking fresh-squeezed OJ with each meal. One of many Floridian promises.

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I JUST CAN’T TAKE IT: Always With Honor—and all nasty little vectors within their enterprise—go and make an icon set for a little magazine called, “Monocle.” You might’ve heard of it. (Holy hell! Blown away!)

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GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT: Labels done so right. The world could be that simple and beautiful.

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01. Flaming Lips - At War With The Mystics
02. R.E.M. - Dead Letter Office
03. Great Lake Swimmers - Lost Channels
04. Dinosaur Jr - You’re Living All Over Me

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Ben Vickery’s flag looks like the bridge grew a beard of pines. I approve.

Posted by: mb on 04/12/10 at 11:50 PM

Swing by Epcot after the talk, we’ll be traveling around the world, indulging in a pint at each stop!

We call it “Beers Around The World”

Always a great time.

Posted by: Brent on 04/13/10 at 8:12 AM

I, too, am blessed with the M + W initials. My logo was met with endless Weaver comparisons, but fuck it, my initials too!

If Mark Weaver does indeed do 1000 MW logos, please donate one to Men’s Wearhouse. They are in desperate need of a brush up.

Safe travels.

m welch

Posted by: Mike Welch on 04/13/10 at 12:07 PM
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