Off Route Journals

The Lab at VAE April 7-27, 2017 Betsey Peters Rascoe, Mike Cindric, and Sam Cox A celebration of the unique people and landscapes of Eastern North Carolina. For a lot of people who live in the Piedmont, Charlotte, or back up in the mountains, the coastal plain of Eastern North Carolina is a broad flat

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interface | Ely Urbanski

Printmaker Ely Urbanski’s recent VAE show, interface, closed in late February, but the end of the show was only the beginning. The creative process that led to the interface exhibit began with Urbanski collecting well-worn clothes (and the emotional stories that often go with them) from friends, family, and previous exhibition visitors. Urbanski used them

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Learning from the Bees

VAE’s March installation features Bee Downtown’s honey bee hives. Founder Leigh-Kathryn Bonner comes from a long line of rural beekeepers. She decided to take her family trade and love for bees to the city. Bee Downtown started in 2014 with two beehives on a rooftop at the American Tobacco Campus and a clear storefront observatory

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Brand Standards updates, part 3.2

Well, this is it. The last batch of updates to the brand standards. Over the course of the last year, we’ve updated over 25 sections to include the latest changes to our brand, new examples, and (hopefully) clearer guidelines that help all our designers, agencies, and Red Hatters make our brand stronger and more consistent.

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Open Studio at East Carolina University

In February, four designers from the Creative Strategy and Design team had the privilege to talk with the design students from our alma mater, East Carolina University. We spoke about Red Hat, the work we do, open design principles, the “real world”, and what we’ve learned since graduating college. The main themes of the day

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Brand Standards updates, part 3.1

We’re almost done with our year-long project to update and expand our brand standards! This final set of updates covers more ground than the first two, so we’re going to split it into two blog posts for you. Up first, an update to our brand personality, a change to our icon library, a brand new

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2017 American Advertising Awards

Red Hat went to the local American Advertising Awards at the Durham Armory last Thursday night. And we got a little fancy, as we do. This is our second year in a row entering our work into this distinguished national competition, whose aim is “to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the

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Dreams Deferred

In his 1951 poem “Harlem,” Langston Hughes asks, “What happens to a dream deferred?” Harlem by Langston Hughes What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore- And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over- like a

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Scratch-made SVG Donut & Pie Charts in HTML5

Or how to write all that gobbledygook code yourself Editor’s note: Originally published on Medium.com, on August 5, 2016 A web developer’s kitchen is somewhat similar to a home cook’s. A developer has access to a variety of ready-made code libraries that will kickstart her web application in much the same way a home cook

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