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7 February 19

Marc Hauser photography

Many sides of the late Marc Hauser

We worked off and on for many years helping Marc promote his business, always trading design work for prints. As a master portrait photographer, his skill was not just the photograph, but the relationship he had with his subjects. Comfortable with Michael Jordan, Woody Allen and Patti Smith, he covered a large number of icons in many industries.

But in the end, it was his personal work that I admire most.

11 January 19

Plastic surgery.

We’re fascinated by the art created by Vasco Mourão, a Barcelona-based sculptor and illustrator who is using his talents to help clean up the ocean around the Azores, an Atlantic archipelago. Mourão creates and sells “Face Plastic”—abstract sculptures that he makes from recovered plastic trash. Half of the proceeds are then donated to The Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit founded by Dutch inventor Boyan Slat that uses a current-aided filter to extract plastic from some of the largest “garbage patches” in the world’s oceans. It’s an international effort—and a great example of design that's improving the planet.

9 January 2019

Using creativity for a bigger purpose.

What started out as a “crazy idea” in 2015 has become a recognized art empowerment movement in Chicago. Conceived by Rich Alapack, we all live here supports arts initiatives in schools and unites communities by spreading its mantra of inclusivity throughout the city. That’s what we call walking the walk.