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Sterling Buzz…

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

We’re happy to announce Sterling’s win for several of our latest designs in the American Graphic Design Awards!

Click here to see all of our winning designs. For questions and more information on any of Sterling’s designs please reach out to us here.

DVX Identity Design for American Standard - Designers: Kim Berlin, Michael Dabbs, Isabel Babcock

DVX Identity Design for American Standard – Designer Team: Kim Berlin, Michael Dabbs, Isabel Babcock

Clutch-N-Clean design for Kimberly Clark - Design Team: Stephanie Krompier and Gabrielle Cuoccio

Clutch-N-Clean design for Kimberly Clark – Design Team: Stephanie Krompier and Gabrielle Cuoccio

Hershey's Miniatures for The Hershey Company - Design Team: Maliva Baker, Marisa Balmori, Michelle Lee, Michelle Hoffman

Hershey’s Miniatures for The Hershey Company – Design Team: Maliva Baker, Marisa Balmori, Michelle Lee, Michelle Hoffman

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Introducing On the Future

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

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While you may read about a lot of trends as 2014 winds down, we’re happy to introduce On the Future, our first forecast of product and brand trends for 2015 and beyond. As you’ll see, our report is quite different. It goes beyond the coming year to see what brands and products will be up to several years from now. We deliver this in what we call Sterling Futurecasts. Each futurecast in an actual illustration depicting a product, service or item we believe will be brought to life thanks to the convergence of many aspects of our current reality.

Using a cross-section of cultural anthropology, market research, trends observation and forecasting, and industrial and experiential design, some of the Sterling Futurecasts include:

Urban Defense

The over-population of urban environments and the creation of more mega-cities will drive the creation of health and wellness products that help consumers navigate and fight environmental challenges. Sample products include pockets embedded with a silver-based antimicrobial nanotextile that sanitizes your hands on contact.

Augmentality

Wearables that track the steps you take or the food you eat are already falling behind the true potential for the convergence between health and technology. Future products will allow for up-to-the-minute reports on your blood composition in order to recommend changes to your diet and exercise regimen.

Frugeois (pronounced Froo-ZHwa)

Millennials and the generation that follows have each experienced the recent economic recession in their own way, and each has learned that conspicuous consumption and careless spending never ends well. For them, being frugal and finding new ways to reuse and repurpose what they already have is paramount.

We invite you to download the report and let us know what you think the future holds.

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Now UP! on Design Matters…

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Tune in as Debbie chats-up the founders of The Great Discontent! Now UP on Design Observer.
The Great Discontent is a magazine featuring interviews on beginnings, creativity, and risk. Co-founded by the Essmakers in 2011, editor-in-chief Tina and creative director Ryan have since expanded the magazine to include a print edition and a film series.
Click here to hear the podcast<<

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Tune-in as Debbie chats-up the founders of The Great Discontent.

Now UP! on Design Observer.

The Great Discontent is a magazine featuring interviews on beginnings, creativity, and risk. Co-founded by the Essmakers in 2011, editor-in-chief Tina and creative director Ryan have since expanded the magazine to include a print edition and a film series.

Click here to hear the podcast<<

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Now UP! on Design Matters…

Friday, November 7th, 2014

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Fritz Karch became an active collector at the age of eleven and has always been an ardent believer in the benefits and pleasures of hunting and gathering. He studied art at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and for the last three decades has worked in New York City in the design, publishing, retail, and commercial photography communities as a stylist, editor, and creative director.
Fritz helped create and launch the Collecting Department at Martha Stewart Living magazine—hunting, gathering, and collecting as the Editorial Director of Collecting, a post he held for fifteen years. Simultaneously, he has run an antiques business for the last twenty-five years in Hopewell, New Jersey, where he studies and practices the art and craft of editing, gathering, styling, trading, and selling antiques and an endless assortment of elderly and recycled objects of with functional uses.

Fritz Karch became an active collector at the age of eleven and has always been an ardent believer in the benefits and pleasures of hunting and gathering. He studied art at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and for the last three decades has worked in New York City in the design, publishing, retail, and commercial photography communities as a stylist, editor, and creative director.

Fritz helped create and launch the Collecting Department at Martha Stewart Living magazine—hunting, gathering, and collecting as the Editorial Director of Collecting, a post he held for fifteen years. Simultaneously, he has run an antiques business for the last twenty-five years in Hopewell, New Jersey, where he studies and practices the art and craft of editing, gathering, styling, trading, and selling antiques and an endless assortment of elderly and recycled objects of with functional uses.

>>Click here to listen to the podcast


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Now UP! On Design Matters…

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
Petter Ringbom is a New York-based director of documentary and narrative films. His latest film, Shield and Spear, premiered at Hot Docs and has screened at Sheffield Doc/Fest, Durban International Film Festival, and as part of Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Sound + Vision. Petter was a Film Independent Fast Track Fellow for 2013, and is currently a creative advisor for the design and innovation firm, Openbox.
Check out his great conversation with Debbie by clicking here<<

Petter

Petter Ringbom is a New York-based director of documentary and narrative films. His latest film, Shield and Spear, premiered at Hot Docs and has screened at Sheffield Doc/Fest, Durban International Film Festival, and as part of Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Sound + Vision. Petter was a Film Independent Fast Track Fellow for 2013, and is currently a creative advisor for the design and innovation firm, Openbox.

Check out his great conversation with Debbie by clicking here<<

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Sterling Buzz…

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Working with Hershey Global Design, Sterling Brands has created some fantastic and sustainable new packaging for Hershey’s Miniatures!

Check out our design and sustainability details below and click here to compare the new with the old, and learn more about this great design story!

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Fail Safe

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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“Several years ago, Steve Heller asked me to contribute to a book titled: Design Disasters: Great Designers, Fabulous Failure, and Lessons Learned. In thinking of the myriad failures I had experienced over the course of my life thus far, I decided to write about my biggest failure of all: my complete lack of belief in pursuing my original dreams.” — Debbie Millman

The effort resulted in a stunning and personal visual essay that was then featured in Debbie’s book Look Both Ways, and as a commencement speech at San Jose State University.

Now, in it’s fourth reincarnation, Debbie’s thoughts on Failure can be viewed in a fully-synched audio/visual experience by clicking here<<

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Kleenex brings sensitivity and style to the tissue aisle

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
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Heads up to our friends in the UK and Europe: Kleenex has just launched new packaging across its full range of products, designed by Sterling! The designs are being ushered in with the launch of a new product, Kleenex Sensitive, for those of us in need of something softer.
The clear and vibrant new packaging was chosen following trends research in order to offer consumers a stylish product. The result is an improved shopper experience, with an aisle that is much more engaging and simple to navigate, and a stylish product that consumers would be proud to display both in their homes and when they’re on the go.
The new packaging is slowly being introduced in the UK, and will soon be available in markets across Europe.
To see the full new line click here
Heads up to our friends in the UK and Europe: Kleenex has just launched new packaging across its full range of products, designed by Sterling! The designs are being ushered in with the launch of a new product, Kleenex Sensitive, for those of us in need of something softer.

The clear and vibrant new packaging was chosen following trends research in order to offer consumers a stylish product. The result is an improved shopper experience, with an aisle that is much more engaging and simple to navigate, and a stylish product that consumers would be proud to display both in their homes and when they’re on the go.

The new packaging is slowly being introduced in the UK, and will soon be available in markets across Europe.

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Now UP on Design Matters…

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

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Gary Hustwit is an independent filmmaker based in New York and London. He has produced six feature documentaries and made his directorial debut with Helvetica, a documentary about graphic design and typography. In 2009 his second film Objectified was released to rave reviews.

>>Click here to hear Debbie’s full interview with Gary