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3.19.12 Mishellaneous

Mar 19, 2012

An interview with Apple’s design guru, Sir Jonathan Ive.

Um. Wow.  Starbucks is rolling out some sweet concept stores – like this one in Amsterdam and this one in Fukuoka, Japan.

Seth Godin’s list of books he says are worth reading.

A great work shout out to Granger Community Church on their fantastic and creative use of infographics to cast vision and celebrate stories.

I’ve really been enjoying listening to The Soil & The Sun.  Thanks Ben Arment for the recommendation!

This is interesting…  Choosing the right cover for the New York Times Magazine.

I have no idea who this dude is, but dang….this is really cool.  Jim LePage has done some cool work creating designs for each book of the Bible.  Great work!

I love food trucks.  I’ve gone out of my way to stop and enjoy the food truck scene in Austin, LA, Venice, Portland, NYC, and elsewhere.  Here’s an article from Why We Need Food Trucks In a Recession.  I say bring on the food trucks!  How about it Aurora??


Aug 16, 2011

I’ll never forget the phone call.  I was sitting in the parking lot of a Christian bookstore (which happens once about every other year or so…).

“Scott….I’ve got an idea.”

On the other end was my friend, Ben Arment.  Ben was calling to share his dream of creating a new conference experience for creatives that he was going to be calling STORY.  Not only that, but he wanted to bring the conference to the Chicago area and….he wanted me to be a part of it.

This September (15&16) will mark three years since the beginning of STORY.  And once again, I am really honored to be a part of what has become, in my opinion, one of the most unique conference experiences I’ve ever been a part of.

If you were to ask Ben what the purpose of STORY is, he’d tell you, “STORY is fuel for the creative class.” He’s right.  Whether you create art for a living or even just wish you were more creative, STORY is an experience that will inspire your creativity and affirm the artisty that is dying to make its way to the blank canvases of your life.

This year’s theme: IMAGINE NATION

Last year, there were only 500 seats available.  Every one of them sold out. Thankfully, this year they’ve made more seats available.  But you should move quickly.

Here are the details:

WHEN: THUR, September 15 at 9:00 AM - FRI, September 16 at 5:15 PM (CT)

WHERE: Park Community Church, Chicago (map)

WHO: Oh wow.  So many.  Here are a few.

Kyle Cooper (Prologue Films, Hollywood), Tom Ryan (Threadless), Ed Saxon (Producer, Silence of The Lambs, Adaptation, Philadelphia), Santino Stoner (Dot&Cross – Nooma), Ed Dobson (author), Lauren Chandler (wife of Matt Chandler), Ian Morgan Cron (Episcopal priest & author), Skye Jethani (author), John Mark McMillan (singer & songwriter), Sons & Daughters (worship duo), and more.

It’s quite a line up.  Can’t wait.  Let me know if you’ll be there.  Would love to say hi and connect.


REGISTER HERE. **Click on “Enter Discount Code” and use “SCOTTHODGE” for $50 off your registration.**

Thanks for making me a part of STORY Ben.  Proud of you friend.

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