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MEMOS TO FIX THE WORLD  ::  7 bold posters + a collection of 77 memos to help fix the modern world.
MEMOS TO FIX THE WORLD :: 7 bold posters + a collection of 77 memos to help fix the modern world.
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The modern worlds needs some fixing.  I've been writing MEMOs to my small world for some time - trying to fix the things I encounter.  Now it's time to make them BIG and share them with the world at large.

I've started by addressing some basic 'WORK FOULS' that I'm sure many of us have run into.  If we start here and make these a success, there's no limit to what we might do!  Let's go fix the world one MEMO at a time!

THE POSTERS

MEMO #1
IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO KEEP THE DROPBOX ORGANIZED.

Shared files require cooperation and courtesy for the greater good.  We’re all in this folder together.

MEMO #2
RESPECT HEADPHONES AS A SIGN OF INTENTIONAL ISOLATION.

Concentration.  Focus.  Flow.  It’s not rude, it’s work. Respect the privacy zones of others.

MEMO #3
YOUR SUBJECT LINE MUST MATCH YOUR SUBJECT.

Remember, your email subject will likely be skimmed on a phone. Fwd: Re: Re: Re: Any questions?

MEMO #4
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW HOW TO USE YOUR TOOLS.

Invest your own time to become an expert with your digital tools.  Helping yourself helps everyone work smarter.

MEMO #5
EMOTICONS DO NOT REPLACE ACTUAL EMOTIONS.

Remember to express how you feel in the real world, too. We’re all human and appreciate a genuine :-) 

MEMO #6
MAKE MEETINGS THE OPTION OF LAST RESORT.

Make every effort to progress without calling a meeting. Manage your time, not everyone else’s.

MEMO #7
YOUR WORK HOURS NEVER TRUMP THE WORK HOURS OF OTHERS.

When working off-hours, do not expect others to be readily available.  Respect the office hours of your co-workers.

The posters are 18” wide x 24” tall and will be hand silkscreened in 2 colors on an amazing bright white, smooth 100# cover paper stock by Cougar. My pal, Brent Ozaeta, is the printmaker with an eye for quality. The posters will be delivered in a sturdy tube ready to hang or frame.

THE EBOOK

In addition, I am designing an eBook with 77 total MEMOs which everyone who buys a Poster will receive as a FREE GIFT! The eBook matches the style of the Posters with color-coded topics and a wide variety of MEMOs covering all aspects of the modern workplace. You can also purchase the eBook on its own if you like.

THE ATTACHMENTS

When you order two or more Posters I will also send you (along with the eBook) a folder full of .jpg images of all MEMOs in the book which you can use in your own workplace to share the MEMOs with co-workers. These are perfect for attaching to emails to remind someone of an work foul they may have committed!

THE GOAL

My goal is to raise enough money to prepare and print all seven posters in the series. Raising $1,000 will allow me to do this as well as complete the eBook of 77 MEMOs. After that, MEMO RANDOMS will be able to sustain itself and spread the good word to the world!

SHARE YOUR MEMOs

If you have a MEMO of your own you’d like to share, please feel free to send to me. If I add it to the collection, you’ll get full authorship credit! You can learn more at MemoRandoms.com

I’ll be actively tweeting new MEMOs so please follow me on Twitter and Pinterest:

COLOPHON

For those who are interested, the type used on the posters is Heroic Condensed Bold & Regular (Silas Dilworth, 2008). The brand mark for MEMO RANDOMS is set in Gotham Bold (Hoefler & Frere-Jones, 2000).

Risks and challenges

As a seasoned designer + entrepreneur, I have great confidence entering into this project knowing we are capable of delivering the Posters, eBook & Attachment files with little worry. As I have already test printed some of the posters, I am quite confident that these can be produced as planned. I have created a backup plan and contingency for issues related to the production facility (poster printing) or printmaker's availability. I have all of the MEMOs written and designed for the eBook & Attachments, leaving only the assembly and formatting for these items. Overall, I have kept the project simple and straightforward in order to minimize risks and concerns.

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    DIGITAL eBOOK :: A digital eBook in PDF format for iPad and other tablets as well as readable on most computers. The eBook contains 77 MEMOs!

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