rethinking brainstorming, font wars, and Mexican food

Issue 5, Volume 2


Hello good people.

Welcome to the fifth installment of the Dirty Dozen for 2012.  This issues highlights: rethinking brainstorming, font wars, and deep thoughts on Mexican food.

Digest these at your own pace, or not even at all. Learn, comment or ignore. Pass ’em to clients, start a conversation, impress your friends. We’ll keep looking, cooking and sending these lists.



1. Creativity and the journey:

2. Smoke pot, eat this:,0,5324643.story

3. Classic, brilliant:

4. Is artisan a bad word?

5. Is brainstorming a bad word?

6. DK talks about makers and the future:

7. Food for Giants:

8. Comic Sans makes its case:

9.  Laser cut nori:

10. Good friend Robert Berry talks about one year, ramps:

11. Where are the Mexican came from:

12. A peek inside Noma’s food lab: