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The 1977 EPA Graphic Standards System Reissue 40 Years Later

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40 years after the limited 1977 EPA Graphic Standards System was released, Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth are reissuing the rare manual as a hardcover book. What is this and why would you care? Here is a quick (and important) history lesson about the environment in the U.S.: Two eventsContinue Reading

May 22, 2017
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The Illustrator Behind the Casper Ads on the Subway: Tomi Um

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A few years ago, Red Antler, a design agency located in Dumbo, Brooklyn, launched an ad campaign for Casper, a sleep start-up company that’s redefining mattresses. If you live in NYC or have visited in the last few years, I’m sure you’ve been on the subway at least once. WhileContinue Reading

May 20, 2017
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Someday We Can, A Solo Museum Show by Shantell Martin

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It’s no surprise the talented artist Shantell Martin has another solo show. Recently she’s been collaborating with everyone, from Refinery29 to Kendrick Lamar. Martin has been drawing her simple black and white linework since she was a little girl in London. Growing up, she felt out of place as theContinue Reading

May 12, 2017
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Tokyo Gifathon: 30 Days of GIFs by SlimJim Studios

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SlimJim Studios is run by London-based animation director and designer James Curran. Last month, Curran hopped on a plane and spent a month exploring Tokyo. While most people today tend to document their travels through iPhone photography, Curran deviates from the norm. Every day he made an animated GIF inspiredContinue Reading

May 5, 2017
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Divine Illustrations Inspired by Pop Culture, Wood Block Prints, and Asia by Andrew Archer

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Since 2006, Andrew Archer, an illustrator and art director from New Zealand, has been honing his illustration craft by working with international brands such as Nike, Adobe, and the NYT. His vibrant style is inspired by pop culture, surrealism, fashion, wood block prints, and his previous memories exploring Asia. HeContinue Reading

April 2, 2017
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One Airbnb – One Line, One Love, One World by Jonathan Calugi

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One Airbnb is a new collaboration with artist Jonathan Calugi who is based in Pistoia, Italy. Calugi is known for his beautiful, minimal digital line drawings. His whimsical illustrations remind me of the childhood game where you closed your eyes and drew. Often, he only uses a few colors andContinue Reading

March 27, 2017
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World Chess Championship Venue Branding in NYC by Shuka Design

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When I think of World Chess Championship, branding does not immediately pop into my mind. To me, chess is a difficult and intellectually stimulating game for serious people. I imagine everyone super focused on their next chess move and not on the visual elements of the championship. ShuKa Design, aContinue Reading

March 20, 2017
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Flag Stories by Ferdio

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Alfalfa Studio recently entered the Orlando Flag competition. Who knew designing flags was so difficult? Luckily, Ferdio, an infographic agency in Copenhagen, used their fascination to create a distinguished infographic about flag design. Flag Stories is a comprehensive project exploring the visual graphics of flags. After extensive research, Ferdio foundContinue Reading

March 14, 2017
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‘A True Story’ by The Atlantic and Allstate, Six Heartwarming Animations for The Renewal Awards

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Over the last few years, animation has skyrocketed in the creative industry. More and more you’ll stumble upon beautiful visual narratives by cohorts of talented people. A True Story, a project commissioned by The Atlantic and Allstate for The Renewal Awards, is the perfect example of this booming industry. TheContinue Reading

March 6, 2017
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The A-Z of London According to citizenM by KK Outlet and Animade

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What is your first thought when you visit a new big city? For me, I want to absorb as much knowledge as humanly possibly and immerse myself in the culture. While most natives hate tourists, it’s actually quite exciting to be a tourist yourself. You get to enter a newContinue Reading

February 26, 2017
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12 Artists Enhance the Delta Plane Ride Experience with Wieden+Kennedy and Coca-Cola

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I love visiting new places, but there’s nothing I hate more than being stuck on a lackluster plane for 10 hours. It is miserable, cramped, and boring. Now imagine you’re sitting in your seat, you pop down your tray and BAM! You are greeted with a stunning work of art.Continue Reading

February 19, 2017
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I Am More Than _____ by Pamela Hovland

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If you’re on Facebook, Twitter, read the news or own a TV, you’re probably overwhelmed with the lack of compassion found in the media today. I certainly am. It feels like people have stopped treating people, well, like people. Has the world collectively forgotten how to be empathetic? When IContinue Reading

February 13, 2017
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Where Are We Going? by Artist Chiharu Shiota

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“Life is a journey without a destination.” –Chiharu Shiota Have you ever imagined what it would feel like to walk through a maze of white yarn weaved together? Sounds almost like a dream, right? Not for Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota because most of her work consists of awe-inspiring, large-scale installationsContinue Reading

February 11, 2017
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The Best 35 Signs From The Women’s March Worldwide

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A week ago, over 5 million women, men, and children attended the Women’s March worldwide. The mission and vision of the Women’s March is: “We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing thatContinue Reading

January 31, 2017
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Vivid, Dreamlike Illustrations By Zeloot To Brighten Your Day

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In NYC, January is the month of gloomy gray skies, icy cold winds, and the occasional snow storms. For winter lovers, it’s their favorite time of the year, but for most New Yorkers, it’s the worst, especially those affected by seasonal depression. Luckily, there’s always art to bring some sparkleContinue Reading

January 28, 2017
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Book Review “Art Inc.: The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist” by Lisa Congdon

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One of my New Year’s resolution is to read 50 books and it only felt right to kick it off with Art Inc. by Lisa Congdon. Lisa Congdon is a fine artist, author, and illustrator who’s known for her whimsical pattern designs. Despite discovering her creative passions later in herContinue Reading

January 17, 2017
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