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What are you looking forward to in 2010?

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With little over a week left until “twenty-ten” or “two thousand and ten” we want to know, “What are you looking forward to in 2010?” as the final discussion f the year as part of our 2009 Review.

You can still comment on the previous discussions, “What was your favourite book/album/film of 2009?”, “What piece of work really stood out for you in 2009?” and “What are you going to miss about 2009?”, you can find them and the rest of the weekly discussions here.

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12942304470399091 sosillee on Mon Dec 21st 2009

I will be graduating from my graphic design course, I'm really looking forward to, hopefully, being able to learn and experience new things in industry, but terrified at the same time.

12942304480172582 eclecticablog on Mon Dec 21st 2009

I'm looking forward to a few things: a fresh start, a possible move and hopefully some exciting new projects to get my teeth into.

12942304488771389 thefabricpress on Mon Dec 21st 2009

Funny you should ask. And in case you thought all your readers were youthful prodigies, I was actually busy enjoying a Malcom Gladwell piece on later bloomers [ http://www.gladwell.com/2008/2008_10_20_a_latebloomers.html ] when your tweet popped up. Maybe it's incipient Alzheimer's that makes the repetition bearable, maybe it's Groundhog Day; I don't believe it's Zen patience and it could be a case of mild autism ... but I am just looking forward to keeping on keeping on ... trying to make the work better. Happy NY & thanks for your mag

12942304497558384 giuliasagramola on Mon Dec 21st 2009

in 2010 I'm looking forward to graduate from my MA in visual communication and that working as an illustrator could become my only one job.

12942304504360747 GrantPriest on Mon Dec 21st 2009

Looking forward to the sexy letterpress and screen printing facilities at my new university!

12942304513675194 hellocali on Mon Dec 21st 2009

im looking forward to trying to get a job, finishing my degree and the world cup.

12942304522371123 jobChaowadee on Tue Dec 22nd 2009

Looking forward to present my work to the world and let them appreciate my artwork.

http://chaowadee.com

12942304530050457 Nick_Shea on Tue Dec 22nd 2009

A new house

1294230453812526 cheesem4n on Tue Dec 22nd 2009

Summer

12942304550129268 alanofford on Tue Dec 22nd 2009

I have a (half formed) plan to sweet-talk/cajole/trick my way into an old letterpress studio and experiment with some old fashioned ways of printing. I love the smell of ink in the morning!

12942304557665164 thesavagequeen on Tue Dec 22nd 2009

I`m looking forward to getting more cases this 2010. It`s such a pain fighting over cases with my batch mates yet the thrill I get over getting them is much to strong to resist. I`m also looking forward to the following :
* getting my driver`s license, nokia E72, itouch 3rd gen (because my 2nd gen`s given up on me) & becoming a senior nursing student.

12942304564597528 scott__pollard on Wed Dec 23rd 2009

I'm looking forwards to Social Media and how it will turn things upside down. I think it will become if not already a major part of a brand experience and its interesting how far we can push it.

Google wave seems like a exciting venture and could it do away with email clients?

Lets not forget print design though!

12942304574236453 AnchorXVIII on Thu Dec 24th 2009

I'm looking forward to the possibility of starting my own clothing line and business. It probably won't work and is naive idea but a little naivety is good: it keeps you enthusiastic.

1294230458224114 monsterballads on Thu Dec 24th 2009

(Hopefully) making it into Ryerson Film (or photography), getting my driver's license, growing older and doing some shit.

12942304591876552 lauryntheflyest on Fri Dec 25th 2009

graduating college & moving to europe!

12942304599009664 kalamity13 on Mon Dec 28th 2009

looking forward to finishing up the graphic design certificate program.. only 2 more classes

12942304611100533 mrsJones_fannyk on Sat Jan 2nd 2010

Starting new ventures and sealing collaborations.

12942304618326383 piezepiez on Wed Jan 20th 2010

September '09 was a new beginning in many ways. But the one that really opened up my eyes, that allowed me to experience new things and made me realize why I do what I do, was the start of my new study at the art academy in Rotterdam.

It gave me back the love I had lost a couple of years ago, and wow... I really missed enjoying art this way.

1294230468673055 colourbuddy on Wed Jan 27th 2010

Looking forward to show more people my new art form and brand coming into the market place. Although they started as doodles they can benifit children and adults can be used as an educational tool and they are FUN! http://colourbuddy.co.uk

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