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From start to finish—Part 2: The concept

By Bill Keaggy

With a general idea of what we wanted to say about the Gateway Arch—and specifically to get a good deal of discrete, lesser-known facts into the piece—we began doing rough napkin sketches.

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9/21/15 8:18 AM

arch, Infographics, napkin, gateway, process, sketch, st louis, Company news, concept, Creativity, Design

Survivors of domestic violence speak out: #WhyIStayed #WhyILeft

By W. Scott Matthews

It was one year ago today that TMZ published the now infamous “Ray Rice elevator video” in which when the world witnessed the tragic images of professional football player Ray Rice abusing his then-fi

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9/8/15 5:00 AM

Infographics, whyistayed, beverly gooden, big mountain data, domestic abuse, Illustration, social, susan scrupski, twitter, whyileft, Company news, elevator video, ray rice

The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #47

By Bill Keaggy

The first picture drawn in space, how important is it that an Art Director knows how to draw?, The Data Visualisation Catalogue, plagiarism, Pac-Man, and more.

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9/4/15 9:55 AM

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The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #46

By Bill Keaggy

The cult of busy, architects at work, Pixar in a box, how QuarkXPress self-destructed, and more.

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8/28/15 5:55 AM

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From start to finish—Part 1: The research

By Bill Keaggy

In many ways, this is the most difficult part of a project. We can design, we can draw, we can write. But what do we know about arches, architecture, or anything? Not much, so let's do some research.

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8/25/15 7:33 AM

arch, Infographics, gateway, process, research, st louis, visual thinking, architecture, Company news, Creativity, Design

The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #45

By Bill Keaggy

Pixar’s 22 rules of storytelling adapted for UX, the NASA logo, app prototyping tools, Susan Kare, the Lytro camera, news homepages, and more.

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8/21/15 7:37 PM

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The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #44

By Bill Keaggy

National Geographic had to change its atlas due to shrinking ice, Google's Alphabet (Alphabet's Google?), Felicia Day's new book, your "gut feeling," Netscape IPO'd 20 years ago this week, and more.

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8/14/15 6:39 AM

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The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #43

By Bill Keaggy

Kurt Vonnegut's rejected (and visual) Master's thesis, the story behind the failure of Google+, yet more on Slack, internet "inspiration," 1,000 musicians play the same song at the same time, and more

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8/7/15 9:41 PM

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The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #42

By Bill Keaggy

Voyager's golden record, the inside story of 34¢ 'Greetings from America' stamps, a history of icons, finding local 3D printers, and more.

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7/31/15 9:18 PM

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From start to finish—designing a poster to celebrate The Gateway Arch's 50th birthday

By Bill Keaggy

When you visit St. Louis's Gateway Arch, which turns 50 this year, and you walk up to its broad metal base you can't help but be struck by just how huge it is and by how incredibly solid it looks. It'

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7/29/15 6:06 AM

arch, guide, Infographics, poster, Art, eero, gateway, Illustration, process, saarinen, st louis, visual thinking, Company news, Creativity, Design

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