A Creative Collective

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Empowering the Creative Community

  • KnowledgeShare

    “You can’t just give someone a creativity injection. You have to create an environment for curiosity and a way to encourage people and get the best out of them.” -Ken Robinson ...

  • Empowering the Community

    As creative professionals ourselves, we seek to educate, empower and engage the community, not compete against it. By sharing our vision, we hope to elevate the community as a whole, while ...

  • Professional Development

    “I have learned that nothing is certain except for the need to have strong risk management, a lot of cash, the willingness to invest even when the future is unclear, and great ...

    • One of Japan's best-known manga artists, Jiro Taniguchi, has died aged 69, his publisher has announced....

      February 13, 2017
    • Half of NADA ticket sales to benefit ACLU

      Half of NADA ticket sales to benefit ACLU

      NADA announced that fifty percent of proceeds raised from NADA New York ticket sales will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)....

      February 07, 2017


      CITY OF CHICAGO: ALBANY PARK BRANCH LIBRARY Entry Deadline: 3/12/17 PUBLIC ART COMMISSION OPPORTUNITY The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) —working closely with the Chicago Public Library, Alderman Laurino a...

      January 24, 2017
    • Remembering Variety

      Remembering Variety

      For any of you who grew up on comics between the 70’s to the 90’s might have stopped by Variety comics. Passers-by may remember the comic inspired mural standing guard on Western.  ...

      September 17, 2016
    • Zedd at North Coast

      Zedd at North Coast


      September 12, 2016
    • ODESZA @ North Coast

      ODESZA @ North Coast

      We are always jamming ODESZA here, sooooo happy that they were here at North Coast! We didn’t even notice someone had a Harambe banner until we were transferring pics! Pics and vids below....

      September 12, 2016

Fall Into...

With the change of seasons, come the faded summer breezes and late nights. The onslaught of the holidays, end of the year and colder temperatures can easily have many creatives and artists distracted from the work on hand. Then again, it’s not all that comfortable shivering in a barely heated ...

Not just a hobby.

Empowering the creative community by sharing, collaborating and some damn good coffee...

Getting Back into It

The holidays are over and slowly but surely, things are slowly returning to the normal, whatever that is. Slowly trying to back into the groove can be a painstaking process, especially after being out of grind for a bit. For creatives, we’re not ...

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The Visual Story

Can you imagine reading a news article, perhaps some significant occurrence without any visual cues or images? How would someone feel when watching the news, hearing of some breaking news, with no visual content? It would be difficult to fully ...

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Speak in Tongues

  Back when we were redesigning the site, some of us were in a shared office space. Occasionally, we asked a couple of the designers to work on site a couple days during the week to do follow up on projects. Naturally, some of the graphic ...

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This is Water

One of our favorites here… Originally the commencement Speech to Kenyon College class of 2005 by David Foster Wallace. The Glossary, who does outstanding work turned it into a short video, which was absolutely stunning but no longer ...

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Off Exploring

The shows, events and places we have gone to in search of art, creativity and expression in the world...

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