At Bussolati, we work with HSUS’s Animal Sheltering magazine. How cute is their false cover re: subscription renewal??

I enjoy this.



Brookstone packaging is surprisingly nice.

Happy New Year!

Magazines shmagazines.

Even I thought I’d never get around to actually posting about what I do at Bussolati Associates. Here’s a very small part: I design some layouts for publications like ACC Docket, the magazine for the Association of Corporate Counsel.

my498-Anna-Tulchinskaya-ACC-Docket-Crisis-Averted-1my498-Anna-Tulchinskaya-ACC-Docket-Crisis-Averted-2my498-Anna-Tulchinskaya-ACC-Docket-Impact-1my498-Anna-Tulchinskaya-ACC-Docket-Impact-2my498-Anna-Tulchinskaya-ACC-Docket-Gender-Identity-1my498-Anna-Tulchinskaya-ACC-Docket-Gender-Identity-2It’s a really great publication to work for.

TJ’s holiday craftsters.


This time of year, Trader Joe’s shopping bags come decorated with things you can cut out and use during the holidays, like gift tags and patterned garland strips. Cute. Very in line with the brand.

Hi I’m Anna and I take Bauhaus for granted.

anna-tulch-take-Bauhaus-for-grantedI really do.

A couple of weeks ago, our studio’s co-creative director sent us junior designers to the National Gallery of Art. Our mission was to check out the Bauhaus in print exhibit and report back (aka avoid being bored to death on a slow rainy day in the studio).

I really wanted to come back inspired, ready to design something with a nod to one of the most important movements in graphic design history. Yet I really can’t help but continuously see Bauhaus as…meh. Just meh.

When I was in Berlin, I got to go to the Bauhaus museum. And even there, Bauhaus was just meh. I liked the lightbulbs with wires shaped into wings. That had nothing to do with Bauhaus. It was just cute.

Are young designers like me just spoiled into having no appreciation for the movements that shaped how we (and the rest of the world) think about composition, shape, color and design in general? Or is it really not a big deal? Did I just lose the privilege of thinking of myself as a real designer?


Image: Theo van Doesburg, 1883-1931, Grundbegriffe der neuen gestaltenden Kunst, Munich, 1925, National Gallery of Art Library, David K. E. Bruce Fund


Yeah, I’m just spoiled.


Organized neatly.


Hello Whole Foods, thanks for the view.