Category: Experiments in Expression

  • Atelier S P A C E invited to Portland Zine Symposium 2024

    Atelier S P A C E invited to Portland Zine Symposium 2024

    I’m so excited. We’ve been invited to share our zines at the PDX Zine Symposium this summer! This is a milestone moment as it was there, many years ago, that I got introduced to the very unique interpretations people in that city have of ‘zines’. I am never at a loss of words of praise…

  • Guest Post: ‘Light sticks’ | implements for generating sparks or flame

    Guest Post: ‘Light sticks’ | implements for generating sparks or flame

    Guest post today: ‘OF COURSE THERE IS SUBJECTIVITY in all writing, even so-called factual writing, because writers choose which facts to include and thereby bend them to their purpose. So this implies that given a representative, well-sourced collection of facts and subjective observations, the reader is supplied with enough fuel to be intrigued, to read…

  • Welcome to Design Kompany, your neighborhood shop for clarifying ‘Who am I’

    Welcome to Design Kompany, your neighborhood shop for clarifying ‘Who am I’

    Ready to start a new social media campaign, or to rebrand, or to step up your efforts to communicate with the world more clearly, more convincingly, and more authentically the value of what you do? This will start with getting a very clear understanding to yourself, firstly, about why it matters. Starting to think that…

  • Update: 17, 25 June | ‘Zine Showcase’ conversation party in a *secret location* in Phnom Penh

    Update: 17, 25 June | ‘Zine Showcase’ conversation party in a *secret location* in Phnom Penh

    Second Update: Thank you to those of you who are booking in. The first event will be on Monday. I am excited to be hosting this at the place I have described below. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to meet people in the DK way, gathering new and different others, inviting…

  • The Book of Blue

    The Book of Blue

    This coming week’s issue of S P A C E is ‘The Book of Blue.’ Here’s more info about it. The Book of Blue It’s also going to be a real life event, in Phnom Penh. The details of Zine Showcase | ‘The Book of Blue’ are at this post. Checkit.

  • How to spark creative thinking to generate new ideas

    How to spark creative thinking to generate new ideas

    Creative thinking and you. Creative thinking and the world. People and how they talk about it, why being ‘creative’ is sometimes confused with being ‘artistic.’ Why is the subject of being creative something that we overcomplicate? I believe that everyone can do something in a creative way. That’s taking the job of making something new,…

  • It’s the string that makes the necklace

    It’s the string that makes the necklace

    I made a limited edition of one issue of S P A C E for this week. It’s not for sale. It’s not for digitizing. It’s not for sharing. It’s just for… me. Sometimes it’s that simple. Do what you want.  Imagine. Wanting to do something just because you want to. For yourself. Because that’s…

  • How is publishing changing?

    How is publishing changing?

    Update: Here is a recent story in the Associated Press about the closure of a community newspaper in a rural part of the United States. ‘Even though philanthropists and politicians have been paying more attention to the issue, the factors that drove the collapse of the industry’s advertising model haven’t changed. Encouraging growth in the digital-only…

  • Year over year, the things we learn, and how we find new meaning with time passing | Issue #202: S P A C E | ‘Layers’

    This week’s issue is in the shop. It’s called ‘Layers.’ So far so good in the 200s series. There was ‘Pieces,’ then ‘Photozine 1999-‘, and now ‘Layers’ is ready to share, too. Each of these is a cut-and-paste re-work of past media here in the archives of Design Kompany and my personal photography collection, too.…

  • Issue #201: S P A C E | ‘Photozine 1999-‘

    Issue #201: S P A C E | ‘Photozine 1999-‘

    This time it’s a photozine. Members-only issue, this time. Get the membership when you pick up a subscription, for a ‘3-month pack of S P A C E’. You can do that at the crowdfunding page for this zine. The link is: http://chuffed.org/project/spacethezine Checkit.