Archive for November, 2009

Giving Thanks!

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Thanksgiving is just two days away and us designers here at JB Chicago have a lot to be thankful for this year. We wanted to take the time today to share with you all of the wonderful things that have brought joy to our lives this year.

We are thankful for:
  • Our fabulous and devoted followers of “Cut to the Paste”
  • Our amazing coworkers at JB Chicago who put up with us each and every day : )
  • Our families and friends who support us each step of the way
  • Awesome designers who inspire us to do great things
  • Other design blogs that keep us entertained and distracted from the work we should be doing
  • The best company in the world, Apple, who willingly make our wallets thinner each year with every new product they put on the market
  • iTunes, who supply us with killer music all day long (half the reason why we are so damn talented)
  • Our place we call home, Chicago, the greatest city in the world
  • The clients that approve our stellar designs without revisions : )
  • The empty seat on the train/bus for that long commute home
  • Weekends!
  • Delicious food, that makes our mouths water and our bellies full
  • And much much more…
In all seriousness… we are very thankful to be able to do what we love most and on top of that, get paid for it! We hope that each one of you has a wonderful Thanksgiving with family, friends, and great food! Don’t forget to show your support for all those people that help make Thanksgiving possible… our farmers! It’s the farmers who work hard each day to provide us with an abundance of great produce, dairy, meat, vegetables, and other nutritious foods.

Help us show our thanks by sending out a tweet on Wednesday, November 25 at 10am CST with #thankafarmer.

Gobble Gobble!!

“Thank You” Image Credit Adam Poole
Check out some of his other cool work at:

Designer Apparel

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

OK – it’s not quite Christmas yet, but if you have a designer on your list we have some great gift ideas. Everyone loves an inside joke and the art department is no exception. The following post is devoted to the graphically inclined who would love a witty new shirt or bag. I’m not sure why the word “KERN” on a zip-up makes me smile but remember designers are a strange breed. All entries are courtesy of (DADAD studio) and our friends at Let us know if you have a favorite – my vote goes to the “Lorem Ipsum” t-shirt.

With a Little Help from Our Friends

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

JB Chicago had a busy October… mainly because we launched the greatest Halloween promotion in SoNet history!

Through the creation of applications for Facebook, Twitter and the Web, we reached thousands and informed them of the benefits of Tetrapak cartons – “milk boxes” that are good for you and better for the environment. Moms loved the idea of passing out a healthy alternative this Halloween. And with each click within the apps, participants were donating to World Wildlife Foundation, making this a win-win across the board.

We have to give special thanks to all the bloggers who supported us during this campaign. With their help, we were are able to spread our message to a much wider audience. Please show some love and visit the following: