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Valentines Day can be one of the most exciting and thoughtful days of the year. If you’ve ever felt that warm feeling when you receive a valentine, then you know how set apart you feel when you receive a valentine’s day card or a box of chocolates.

With that said, have you ever been surprised to get a card or box of chocolates from someone unexpected? If you have, then you probably remember the feeling of guilt when you get a surprise valentines gift and don’t have anything to give back in return…

That feeling of guilt is why I designed a solution for the “Oh S#%* I didn’t get you a anything” problem. We are giving these cards out at Quality Printers and QP2 Creative to their clients. We then explain that clients are to put these cards in their top desk drawer and forget about them until they receive a valentine gift from an unexpected party… When they get an unexpected valentine- they have something to give back! You could say, Quality Printers and QP2 Creative are setting our clients up to win this Valentines Day.

I still recommend that you try not to forget your significant other on Valentines Day… even these cute little cards may not be able to help you at that point.

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Alexander McQueen’s post career exhibit appropriately named Savage Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is about to end in NYC this week. Like McQueen’s life, the exhibit was short-lived but very powerful, visionary, and inspiring.

I think many people today throw the word “visionary” around, which makes it seem somewhat not as impactful. I can definitely say that Alexander McQueen embodied what it means to be a visionary. He was not just a designer of clothing. He redefined the fashion industry by focusing not only on clothing but also by creating designed experiences. He often created fashion shows that were just as interesting and tradition breaking as the clothing displayed in them.

Even though McQueen was somewhat of a futurist fashion designer, he was highly influenced by past cultures throughout the globe. Other influences that were very evident throughout his collections were the contrast of life and death, beauty and disfiguration, past and future.

The exhibit was something that I highly enjoyed, and I was further able to understand how much of an influence he was to art, fashion, design, and culture. His death was truly a loss to the art community. Thankfully, the MET is able to have his work on display, so that other young designers can observe his work in person and hopefully learn from this visionary designer.