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A Guide to the Collection of the Library of Congress

I recently shared my love of fantasy novels. So I think it’s acceptable to let you in on a little secret. I really really love books. (Except that it’s not really a secret.) Before deciding to become a designer, I toyed around with the idea of becoming a librarian instead. I even spent three years working at the public library back home and three more years working at Iowa State University’s library.

Nathan’s book recommendations

Almost everyone else over here at the Oxide office is a giant movie buff. I’ve never really been into movies, but if you’ve read my profile you know that I love books. (Thankfully, now I have Rainbow to talk about them with.) Earlier this week, the conclusion to one of my personal favorite series was released. So in honor of A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, so I’ve decided to give you some recommendations for some…

Democracy at Stake:
A Nebraska Voting Rights Art Show

The problem with Voter ID laws are that they seem completely logical when you’re first presented with the concept. It goes something like this: “I have to show a photo ID to vote? Well, that makes sense”¦” But it’s not until you actually look at the issue that it becomes apparent that it doesn’t make sense, and that Voter ID laws disenfranchise a sizable portion of the population. In Nebraska alone, up to 130,000 individuals do not have a valid…

Hastings College prospective student materials

Hastings College recently came to Oxide and asked us to redesign their prospective student materials. Hastings is a private, four-year liberal arts institution that is dedicated to helping its students find and pursue their passion, whatever that happens to be. We were tasked with creating a campaign with a fresh perspective while utilizing Hastings’ existing identity and content, including existing photos, copy, and visual elements. The challenge was to determine how to reconfigure those existing elements to emphasize what Hastings…

Oxide featured in LogoLounge 7

Our copy of LogoLounge 7: 2,000 International Identities by Leading Designers recently arrived at the Oxide office. The book is part of a long-running series published by Rockport and is judged by eight leading designers from around the world. The entries are accepted through their website: logolounge.com and complied every 18 months into a new book. Shortly after receiving the book, we had the honor of series author, Bill Gardner dropping by the office while he was visiting Omaha. While…

The reasons I chose Omaha

My last year of college seemed to be mostly about getting class projects done and figuring out what I was going to be doing with my life. But by the time a new semester rolled around, it’s safe to say that I was much more concerned about the fact I had no idea what I was doing with my life then about anything my classes were asking from me. My boyfriend, Jordan Becker (Art Director at SKAR), and I were…