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MLP New York | Chute Gerdeman - award-winning retail design and branding.

Fast Finds in NYC: Spring 2014 Edition

Fast Finds in NYC: Spring 2014 Edition 800 649 Chute Gerdeman

Have camera, will travel! From digital integration tactics, to wildly modern fixturing, to selfies galore, New York retail is always a smorgasbord of inspiration, education and trends. While breezing through…

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Salsa spread | Chute Gerdeman - award-winning retail design and branding.

Food and Fun at the Annual Salsa Competition

Food and Fun at the Annual Salsa Competition 800 368 Chute Gerdeman

We decided to kick off Cinco de Mayo the right way – with some friendly competition. This year’s annual Chute Gerdeman salsa competition saw an array of salsas, dips, guacamoles,…

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Material Samples | Chute Gerdeman - award-winning retail design and branding.

Eat, drink and materials

Eat, drink and materials 800 648 Chute Gerdeman

We are lucky to host many different lunch and learn sessions here at Chute Gerdeman, but every now and then a vendor has a unique way to showcase their products.…

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Portland postcard | Chute Gerdeman - award-winning retail design and branding.

A Peek Into Portland

A Peek Into Portland 800 646 Chute Gerdeman

For me, no city stirs more Midwest envy than Portland, Oregon. Nestled on the west side of the Cascade Mountain Range, the city itself embodies an artistic and sustainable sensibility,…

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Box of peaches | Chute Gerdeman - award-winning retail design and branding.

Bananas for Peaches

Bananas for Peaches 800 629 Chute Gerdeman

  Signs of summer: ice cream trucks, later sunsets, bright garden blooms, and bountiful fresh fruits. Here in our office, a favorite June ritual is the arrival of “the fruit…

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Creams and pastel inspiration board | Chute Gerdeman - award-winning retail design and branding.

Minty Pink

Minty Pink 800 707 Chute Gerdeman

A note from the editors: “Inspiration boards” give a glimpse at the inner landscape of a creative person’s brain. The usual components tend to be images, words, sketches, photographs, swatches…

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Employees enjoying chili | Chute Gerdeman - award-winning retail design and branding.

It’s gettin’ hot in here…on a chili winter day

It’s gettin’ hot in here…on a chili winter day 800 600 Chute Gerdeman

If you’re a frequent Gerdeblog reader, you know that we’re all about traditions at CG. You’ve read about our Fourth of July Pie Contest and our annual Pumpkin Carving Event…

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ART & COPY movie cover | Chute Gerdeman - award-winning retail design and branding.

Top 5 Design Documentaries

Top 5 Design Documentaries 800 800 Chute Gerdeman

With wintry weather outside, it’s the perfect time for some silver screen inspiration. Here is my list of recommended design documentary films. Grab some hot chocolate and watch them now…

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CG pumpkin carving contest 2010 | Chute Gerdeman - award-winning retail design and branding.

Let’s Give Them Something to Carve About

Let’s Give Them Something to Carve About 800 444 Chute Gerdeman

We hold traditions near and dear here at the Icehouse. Come October, in a firm chock full of creative folks, we have just two words for you: Pumpkin + Carving.…

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Fireworks over the city | Chute Gerdeman - award-winning retail design and branding.

1 Pie, 2 Pie, Red Pie, Blue Pie

1 Pie, 2 Pie, Red Pie, Blue Pie 800 353 Chute Gerdeman

We love our contests here at Chute Gerdeman. They range from chili to salsa to pumpkin carving. But on the 4th of July? It’s all about pie! Each year the…

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