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MARCH 12, 2007
A shameless plug for a great event:

From April 19th through the 22nd, Austin's own AIGA chapter will hold its semi-almost-annual event in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, at Waldemar Guest Ranch, along the Guadalupe River. It's become the preferred getaway and tubing mecca for designers and artists across the country, and having been a few times myself, I can personally attest to the fun: its one of the best times you'll ever have while actually learning something. It's got hands-on, back to basics workshops - no computers, no lectures - interspersed with BBQ, swimming, canoeing, and a cool beverage or two, not to mention the dancing and entertainment from some of the best bands in Austin. Did I mention there are art director's everywhere? I'll be doing a workshop there, as well as these fine folks:

Decoder Ring | Austin | Designers (www.thedecoderring.com)
Michael Osborne | San Francisco | Designer (www.mobsf.com)
Tim Hale | Dallas | Designer (www.fossil.com)
Stefan Bucher | Los Angeles | Illustrator (www.344design.com)
Petrula Vrontikus | Los Angeles | Designer (www.35k.com)
Dan Winters | Los Angeles | Photographer (www.danwintersphoto.com)
Yee Haw! | Knoxville | Designers (www.yehawindustries.com)

As if all that wasn't enough, it's in the mid 70s today, with a blue sky and flowers blooming everywhere. Mid April is even prettier.......

The links:

Waldemar GuestRanch, where it all happens. 693 acres so beautiful you'll want to take up ranching.

The Official Design Ranch site

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