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Our blog is a library of resources and ideas found by us or shared with us by our friends and client network. It’s a collection of articles, radio stories, infographics and videos that relate to our work and broaden our thinking: our favorite content from the internet and beyond. Original commentary gives insight into our process and poses questions about the world inside and outside of the studio.


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Dear Readers, After seven years with L Studio, and serving as editor of this blog since its inception, I am signing off from my regular post to pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree with the School of Visual Arts’ new Art Practice program. I may continue to work with L Studio on a project basis in […]

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Join the L Studio team! The project coordinator will work as an integral part of the L Studio team to guide projects from start to finish. They will participate on all jobs at a high level together with the studio’s creative director and creative project lead to help shape strategy and design direction on projects […]

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Instead of banging your head against the wall, you may have more luck finding the solution to a problem, or coming up with good ideas of you leave the work station for a while and try to clear your mind. I often find myself inundated with ideas as I try to fall asleep at night. […]

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We loved this letter from Chattanooga, TN. The designers who are seeking to give Chattanooga a distinctive flavor through it’s very own typeface are on a similar mission as some of our clients, like the County of Marin and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission with its OneBayArea initiative. As all brand-managers, designers, artists an marketeers know, […]

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Though they are inherently obnoxious and oversimplified, I love these kinds of lists. (I’m also really bad at reading and like to boil things down) Turn to GOOD for a snapshot of what’s painfully, embarrassingly current. If you see yourself reflected in this mirror of new thises and thats, you may consider yourself an historically […]

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PART TIME PRODUCTION ARTIST WANTED: L Studio, a Sausalito-based design + communications agency is looking for a freelance digital production artist to join our team in a permanent, part-time position. 1-2 days a week onsite, at the start, with the possibility of increased hours (depending on studio workflow). Candidates should have 2+ years of experience, […]

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In this article, McKibben envisions a decentralized future where multinational corporate solutions are replaced by small-scale, locally-serving producers of food, energy and healthcare. The difference between the cottage industries of the past and the farms, renewable energy generators and local clinics of the future? They will all be connected by grids of ideas and energy. […]

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When we start asking questions about how the ways we live effect energy consumption and other environmental impacts, the plot always thickens. Today, many professionals can telecommute instead of burning fossil fuels to drive long distances to work. Emails cut down on printed materials, saving forests. Visit your friends across the world on Facebook or […]

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As a creative person, I appreciate acts of the imagination in many forms. It’s not often that we get to read works of creative writing in publications about energy use, but our friend Louis Langlois handed one over, and it seemed right to include it on our blog. Especially timely on the heels of Obama’s […]

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This haunting eyewitness account of the state of the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi Delta post-BP disaster is a devastating eye-opener. Tempest Williams vivid account, paired with an audio slide show of photographs by J Henry Fair can only make those of us who haven’t witnessed the ongoing effects of this tragedy firsthand want […]

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