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spotted: packaging design egg in frozen broccoli

it’s not uncommon for graphic designers to sneak little personal jokes into their work. they do it because their lives are unbearably dull and most of their time is spent chained to a Mac wishing they were actually copywriters it’s their way of imprinting ownership on a project in a teensy little way, since deep down they are actually artists who are starved of outlets for personal expression. they might also do it because the project they are working on has become a complete nightmare and this is their small way of getting back at the nightmare in a fun, innocent and virtually invisible way. but a food blogger spotted this egg on a packet of broccoli. and it takes the form of little broccoli heads:

Can you see it?

Can you see it?

Hello there!

Hello there!

the brand in question? that would be Cascadian Farm.


Pecha Kucha Nights Cape Town


Something i’ve been dying to blog about for a while is that we’ll be running Pecha Kucha Nights in Cape Town, and the date for the first event is set at 17 June 2008. this is super exciting – sharing ideas, passion and inspiration is something we try to do as much as we can, and something we started doing with IG Assembly, which we held 2 months ago. we’re going to let that go gently and take over custodianship of an internationally successful platform – Pecha Kucha is growing all the time in cities all over the world.

we’ve got a few things to knuckle down, mainly the venue, as we need somewhere that’s not too big but not too small either, since we’ll need to have space to project the talks. for those of you who’d like to get involved, i’ve started a group on facebook which you can join to be kept updated. otherwise go to the the official site and drop us a mail. we’re still establishing speakers so you’re welcome to submit yourself if you want to show your work. just be sure to stick to the 20 slides at 20 seconds each guideline.

we’ll need to receive your presentation by the 16th of June as well so we can line up all the work.

so yay. for those of you who love design and creativity, this is something you’re not going to want to miss. best of all, it’s free. xx