Graphic Novelties

For those of us who visualize words when we hear them, have argued at least once about whether Helvetica is a timeless classic or so past its prime, and get nightmares about the abuse of kerning, Christmas does not come in December. It comes in late October and goes by the name of Phoenix Design Week. And the star at the top of the PDW tree is definitely the Method + Madness Conference.

The two-day conference aims to help both novice and master designers alike advance their skills through lectures and break-out sessions that will explore the beauty and practicality of design. Tickets for the conference range from $99 to $329, but break-out session passes can be purchased separately for $49 to $75. Get educated and inspired at the Method & Madness Conference, October 18 through 19, at the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 North Third Street. For more information, visit

Sat., Oct. 18, 9 a.m.; Sun., Oct. 19, 9 a.m., 2014
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Evie Carpenter is a visual journalist. Using photography, videography, design, and sometimes words, she tells stories she hopes make a bit of difference in the world, even if those stories are in list form and include GIFs.
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