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Boston Pops: A Conversation with Patrick Mitchell

Boston Pops: A Conversation with Patrick Mitchell

Last summer Patrick Mitchell set aside his design firm, PlutoMedia, to become Creative Director of Boston Magazine. He spent the Fall redesigning the nearly 40-year-old magazine. The redesigned book launched in January 2009. When I asked about his inspiration he said, "Boston is an old city and its connection with history is palpable. We went back to the city's beginnings (the 1600s!) to find our typographic and design cues. We looked through all sorts of early published/printed materials to get in the right frame of mind, and then gradually worked our way forward."

Recently I had lunch with my good friend, Patrick, at Boston's Brasserie Jo to talk about the old days at Fast Company (where we first worked together) and about his new gig. Read on for the whole story...



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