Brand Design, Brand Marketing and Brand Psychology

Island Booth Design Ideas: United We Evolve, Divided We Accomplish!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Jun 11, 2013 12:26:00 PM

The common phrase, "united we stand, divided we fall" has long been used by nations and leaders to inspire people in presence of clear and imminent danger. However, when it comes to laying out the floor plan for your trade show booth design in a limited space (e.g 20' x 30' as shown above), distinctly dividing the floor space in to two unique areas, 'Love' and 'Work' might be a good idea to propel your brand into action.
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Topics: Brand Marketing, Exhibit Design, Cool tade show booth ideas, Creative Exhibition Booth Design, Hanging Display Banners, Booth Flooring, 21st century, Architecture, Innovation Design, Brand Design, Brand Potential, Hanging Structure, Display Show Design, Art of Presentation, custom modular exhibits, Custom Modular Trade show Booth, Brand Exhibiting, Brand Perception, Booth Design for Trade Shows, Booth Display Design, Art of Marketing, Hanging Sign, Booth Design Lounge, Idea Brands, Booth Design Inspiration, Architectural Display Signs, Communication Arts, 2013 Design Trends, Sarmistha Tarafder

Post-Modern Booth Design: Experimenting with Zen!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Aug 20, 2012 10:19:00 AM


Simplicity is the shining armor of Zen.

Derived from the Sanskrit word Dhyana, Zen found its way to Japan via China in the form of motionless meditation. The word Zen paints a picture of peace, serenity, waterfall and rounded stones. It has become a part of our every day lexicon, yet we hardly practice what it exhorts. Be here and now. Turn off the filters. Dissolve all preconceptions. Perceive directly. "Dissolve into the eternal now, and realize that the Universe itself peers out through your eyes, hears through your ears, and breaths each breath." Experiencing each moment as it is. According to Chinese Ch’an and Zen, understanding comes only by ignoring the intellect and heeding the instincts, the intuition. True perception comes from vast emptiness.

Whatever the philosophical construct of Zen may be, we all seem to have a visual concept of what Zen is. We talk about Zen like design, we muse on the elegance in the absence of abundance and of course the Zen Master of Subtraction: Steve Jobs is still very alive in our mass psyche. One of Jobs’ great strengths was knowing how to focus. “Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do,” he said. “That’s true for companies, and it’s true for products.”

In his book, The Laws of Subtraction (that will be available on October), Matthew May states  6 simple rules for winning in the age of excess, very much in keeping with the 5 principles of Zen Design Simplicity:

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Topics: Tradeshow booth design, Art and nature Inspiration, Cool tade show booth ideas, Art and Design, Art of Business, Architecture, Art of Presentation, Custom Modular Trade show Booth, Art of Marketing, Architectural Display Signs, Mathew May, Outrageous Exhibit Booth Design, Principles of Zen Design, Minimalistic Design, Trends in Booth Design, Sarmistha Tarafder, Art of Creation, Angular Booth Design, Art of Ancient Wisdom

Trade Show Exhibiting: Lounging in Cappuccino and Hot Pink!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Jan 6, 2012 4:52:00 PM

Lounges have now gained tremendous momentum in the design of trade show exhibit spaces and special events. Dedicated sitting spaces are now integral part of design directives. These areas are resolute in providing a communicative approach to information exchange and information gathering. In today's era of viral marketing and virtual interacting, it is a featured highlight of face to face marketing. When 46% of executive decision makers make purchase decisions while attending a show and 51% of executive decision maker requested that a sales representative visit their company after the show and get this: 95% of the executive decision makers meet with their current suppliers at a trade show it is only makes sense to promote the right kind of atmospheric conditions that fosters such conversation. And a lounge does exactly that. It is a luxurious conclave where talent meets target.

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Topics: Trade Show Exhibits, Trade Show Graphics, Silicon valley trade show booth design, Art and nature Inspiration, contemporary space design, Cool tade show booth ideas, Creative Exhibition Booth Design, Art and Design, Art of Business, Trade Fair Design, Display Show Design, custom modular exhibits, Custom Modular Trade show Booth, trade show booths, Competitive Intelligence, Trade show lounge, Trade show convention, Trade Show Exhibit, Creative Marketing, Sarmistha Tarafder, Trade Show Marketing, Art of Creation, Creativity, trade show exhibiting, Trade Show Displays, Modern Booth Design

Polaroid Booth Design: Marketing Magnificence of Lady Gaga!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Nov 22, 2011 6:50:00 PM

Commanding over 10 million Twitter followers and over 33 million Facebook fans, Lady Gaga, is also the creative tour-de-force and a key player of the Polaroid team. Her fame is sensational. She gracefully glides between the worlds of technology, music, artistry and marketing. She is the fearless, daring marketing scientist that we all applaud and strive for!
As [trade show] marketers, we are constantly working to leave behind a blazing trail in a crowded industry. Lady Gaga was trying to do the same thing in the over-crowded music industry. Gaga won where others lost.

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Topics: Bay Area Trade show display, Graphic Design, Trade Show Exhibits, Trade Show Graphics, Tradeshow booth design, Art and nature Inspiration, Cool tade show booth ideas, Creative Exhibition Booth Design, Art and Design, Trade Fair Design, Booth Flooring, Art of Presentation, Inspiration, Booth Design trends 2011, Creative Marketing, bizarre design, Trade show interactive, Beautiful Booth, Polaroid Booth design, Lady Gaga, trade show technology, Sarmistha Tarafder, Art of Creation, trade show exhibiting

Trade Show Design: Return on Infinity!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Nov 15, 2011 3:47:00 PM


"The infinite!  No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man; no other idea has so fruitfully stimulated his intellect; yet no other concept stands in greater need of clarification than that of the infinite . . ."  David Hilbert (1862-1943)

The very title "Return on Infinity" is in itself ridden with self-contradiction. How do you even begin to harness the infinite concept of "Infinity". Given that the concept has been contemplated by artists, philosophers, mathematicians and common man since before the beginning of written history, it is infinitely pompous of me even to delve into it. However I do have to acknowledge: unconsciously, I use it as a design crutch every single day. Consciously, I might as well give it proper credence.

Famed intellectuals have presented varied concepts about their understanding of infinity. It is as though infinity upholds different meaning for different appeals. As the underground, Russian poet, Joseph Brodsky so rightfully said, "The poetic notion of infinity is far greater than that which is sponsored by any creed."  Rudy Rucker in his book, Infinity and the Mind, undertakes a captivating journey to that frontier of the universe he calls the "Mindscape," where he explores infinity in all its forms: potential and actual, mathematical and physical, theological and mundane. Rucker clues us on Kurt Friedrich Gödel's rotating universe, in which he postulates possibility to travel into the past and spells out an interpretation of quantum mechanics in which billions of parallel worlds are produced every microsecond. In the kingdom of infinity, mathematics, science, and logic merge with the marvelous. It is a continuous ebb and flow of hard logic and fluid mysticism. The conundrum that arise from this merging, explains the illusive human mind: its potential, its powers, and its frailty.

In their temples, the Egyptians from antiquity followed a simple layout that mirrored the concept of infinity: the creation of the universe: both metaphorically and structurally. In their usual customary creations, architects, industrial designers and 3D trade show designers are known to play with the flow. The flow of the infinite curve that is. However, architect Serge Salat, takes a giant leap beyond. In 'Beyond Infinity', he brings the abstraction of infinite into finite. It is a multisensory voyage painting “the possibility in the contemporary world to create new beauty and dream through a fusion of classical culture and innovation”. Perhaps, this is the first time in known history one gets to delight on the stark theory that space and time is immersed in an unending subdivision! Enjoy!



[Paradoxes of the infinite arise] only when we attempt, with our finite minds, to discuss the infinite, assigning to it those properties which we give to the finite and limited; but this I think is wrong, for we cannot speak of infinite quantities as being the one greater or less than or equal to another. Galileo Galilei, quoted in Infinity and the Mind by Rudy Rucker.

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Trade Show Booth Design: Ecstasy in Environments!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Aug 8, 2011 4:38:00 PM

As RSS feeds, blogging, social search, social bookmarking, social networks and micro platforms gain more prominence we often tend to question the more traditional aspects of marketing. Trade shows in particular may seem to be the hallmark of previous generations' marketing strategies. However, recent studies confirm that physical events, like trade shows and conferences continue to be a dominant phase in the business-to-business product sourcing and buying processes.

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Trade Fair Design: The Can, A Brand: An Environmental Leap

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Jun 6, 2011 5:17:00 PM

The Story of the Aluminum Can.

The aluminum can was fairly content containing the magic potion inside and exhibiting the power of Amazon Açaí berry outside as its prized label. Thanks to the wonder of technology: the can chuckled; "now I can, no pun intended, provide some value to the stressed out robotic race that is always on the look for the next elixir with the promise to cure all that ails them" what a bunch of naive species.

Nonetheless, the can was was happy to be of use. Afterall, once upon a  time it lived lived in the earth crust in the form of Bauxite. It had to wait for billions of years to be mined in either Australia, India, Jamaica or in areas in or around the equator. Once mined, Alumina had to be extracted from Bauxite, electrolyzed in dissolved crystal to generate aluminum metal and then transformed into what we commonly know as the aluminum can. Boy, that was certainly a long journey!

One day the can thought about traveling to the Amazon. It just made sense. It had heard so many stories about the mystical Amazon rainforest. So it mustered up all its strength and proposed it to its master Zola. The master, with a nose for business decided to take it even a step further. Zola thought, wouldn't it be great if we created the Amazon environment in a 10' x 20' linear space, in a trade show market place to introduce our new product to the rest of the world!

The can, the master and the Açaí berry all settled on it.
Not the best, but at least a berry berry big home run for now!

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Topics: Bay Area Trade show display, Graphic Design, Trade Show Graphics, Exhibit Design, Tradeshow booth design, Trade show booth, Exhibit Rental, Silicon valley trade show booth design, Art and nature Inspiration, contemporary space design, Tradeshow Sustainability, 2011 Tradeshow Trends, at-show promotions, Cool tade show booth ideas, Creative Exhibition Booth Design, Art and Design, Art of Business, Trade Fair Design, exhibit deisgn trends 2011, Aluminum Can, Sarmistha Tarafder

Trade Show Booth Design: In on the Angles!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on May 23, 2011 1:05:00 PM

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Topics: Design Inspiration, Trade Show Exhibits, Trade Show Graphics, contemporary space design, Cool tade show booth ideas, Creative Exhibition Booth Design, Art and Design, exhibit deisgn trends 2011, Booth Flooring, Architecture, Brand Design, applied geometry, Booth Design trends 2011, Trade Show Exhibit, Custom Modular Tradeshow exhibit, Skyline Innovative Products, Linear trade show spaces, Sarmistha Tarafder, Industrial design, Regulating lines, Elegant design

The Tiffany Touch: ChocolateBlues in Trade show Design

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Mar 16, 2011 9:41:00 AM

ChocolateBlue is that glorious outcome of such a Union.
And there is no saying goodbye to this color coalition any time soon. Not one of my favorites, but none-the-less a very strong partnership merges when the two come together.

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Trade Show Booth Design: Hypermodern Minimalism

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Feb 26, 2011 4:39:00 PM

 

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THE HUMAN NEED — to EXPRESS AND TO BE NOTICED

"...there is no deeper desire than the desire of being revealed. We all want that little light in us to be taken from under the bushel. The first poet must have suffered much when the cave-dwellers laughed at his mad words. He would have given his bow and arrows and lion skin, everything he possessed, just to have his fellow-men know the delight and the passion which the sunset had created in his soul. And yet, is it not this mystic pain — the pain of not being known — that gives birth to art and artists?"  The Love letters of Kahil Gibran and Mary Huskell

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