Cup of Apple Pie

November 20, 2009 | buchanandesign

This week I was introduced to a new treat. Usually a hot coco guy, I was persuaded by Darcy to try some of the Cider she brought in. At first I wasn’t feeling it, cider would not hit the creamy spot that hot coco would, but then Darcy told me about her little secret – […]


The Creative Type

November 12, 2009 | buchanandesign

While brainstorming last week on a fitness ad for Western Athletic Clubs, Bobby and I were throwing around some ideas about creative typography. The ad was centered around a four week program titled “Slim 4 The Holidays”. Our “rap session”, as we like to call it in the studio, was one of those rare moments […]


It’s starting to click

October 19, 2009 | buchanandesign

I was recently in Las Vegas where I attended Photoshop World, a 3-day Photoshop and digital photography conference with classes taught from the industries leading experts. So much knowledge and insight from the panel of instructors that ranged from authors to designers to pro photographers, all excited to share their years of experience. I took […]



September 22, 2009 | buchanandesign

If you were around the Coronado municipal golf course last week Wednesday you would have heard plenty of FORE’s from the BD crew. We teed off in a charity golf tournament supporting FreshStart, an organization that provides free reconstructive plastic surgery and related medical services to disadvantaged children and young people with physical deformities. One […]


Ice Cream Thursday?

August 21, 2009 | buchanandesign

Yesterday we eagerly awaited the 2 o’clock start of our buildings annual “Ice Cream Social”. Banana splits on the house? All the toppings—hot fudge, nuts, sprinkles, whip cream, and a cherry. All we had to bring was our appetite and sweet tooth, the rest was there for the takin’. After our chocolate & vanilla fill, […]


Scared to do dishes!

July 31, 2009 | buchanandesign

Everyone in the office is scared to do dishes. About two weeks ago I walked into the office and could hear Bobby and Ryan conspiring in the kitchen. Curious, I walked in and the two went quiet and then Bobby said softly to Ryan “Let’s have Joey do it!” “Do what?”, I asked. Bobby pointed […]


Summer Is Here

May 15, 2009 | buchanandesign

A quick look at the calendar—May 15th— reveals that the ‘dog days’ of summer are just around the corner. When those days get here, we’ll be ready, and we may just grill up some franks to celebrate. Today though, we unofficially ushered in the summer season with Korean shortribs! Bobby brought in a shiny new […]


They’re impressed by our packages!

May 7, 2009 | buchanandesign

We are proud to announce that Buchanan Design is featured in Rockport’s newest book, 1,000 Package Designs. Not one, not two, but three of our designs appear in the publication dedicated to “beautiful, creative, innovative packages.” What an honor! The next time you’re in our studio—or your local book store—check out our work on pages […]


IHRSA 2009

April 3, 2009 | buchanandesign

I was recently in San Francisco for the IHRSA show—the big fitness show of the year. I arrived on Tuesday afternoon and headed to a wine and cheese event hosted by Western Athletic Clubs. The event was created to bring awareness to their most recent acquisition and to raise money for Muscular Distrophy Assoc. WAC […]


Brand Research

March 11, 2009 | buchanandesign

At the studio we make it a point of seeking out successful brands and studying them in depth. Recently, we embarked on studying a tried and true brand that has endured for over 80 years: Girl Scout Cookies. A local Girl Scout Cookie dealer, despite her innocent demeanor, managed to sucker us into ordering 4 […]