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Today is the first day of spring! YAY!!!! To celebrate, please enjoy this picture of some of our favorite kids! dakota-and-goats.jpg

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After what seemed like a million years of wanting to see it, I finally saw Gary Hustwit’s documentary feature, Helvetica yesterday at the Northwest Film Forum. And, it was totally hilarious. I loved all the typographical experts being so excited about their field, a field that affects everyone without most people noticing or caring. Yay for the unsung typographers! The guys from Hoefler & Frere-Jones totally reminded me of Aviva and myself. Their nearly telepathic shorthand way of expressing the zaniest ideas to each other pretty much sums up The Adventure School communication style. So, it’s nice to see that they are nerdy, expert AND totally pumped for life after nineteen years in business together; it’s like looking into a crystal ball and seeing our future. Long live sans serif fonts and long live Swiss design!

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I went to this show by the Young Jean Lee Theater Company last night at the ever-brilliant On the Boards. It was a real dream sesh. I felt sort of insane whilst watching it, but in that exact way the show was a piece of genius. The frenetic pace and unabashedly abrupt storm of dialogue was so 2008!

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On Saturday, March 8th we created a formal dinner for our friends Ellen and Ben at the lovely Oak Manor on Capitol Hill. Chef Etsko Iwata was on hand to prepare a special springtime Japanese menu including blue shell crab Miso soup, tofu salad, chicken gobo salad, Burdock root Tempura, Unagi Oshi Sushi, Miso marinade Rock fish with green asparagus, Beef Roll cutlet Katsu fried with bread crumbs and stuffed with Tokyo green onion, Miso, Umeboshi paste and Japanese basil. The formal place setting featured a playful Tanuki and Girl’s Day dolls as place card holders. Cherry Blossom Tanuki

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Communication Arts

The Adventure School is thrilled to be a Communication Arts webpick! Communication Arts has been the leading trade journal for visual communications since 1959. WOOT! It is the largest design magazine IN THE WORLD. We are in unbelievably good company, as they are known to showcase the top work in graphic design, advertising, illustration, photography and interactive design. We are totally pumped that they have recognized our sweet site design and as always, gotta send some major love to our genius world-changing designers Also.

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Went to Henry Art Gallery today to see the Kader Attia show. One piece in particular totally rules! And that piece is Ghost. I had an amazingly visceral reaction. Personally, that is much more satisfying for me than an intellectual or decorative appreciation for a work. Go see it! And call me if you start crying or feeling like getting sick because then we are birds of a feather who should flock together to some more art shows around town. Ghost is ghastly, ghostly, disturbing, pretty and monument-y. artnet-pic.jpg
A googled pic from Attia’s Ghost installation in Berlin

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