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Portraits in Creativity by Gael Towey & Co.

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At the beginning of the year, the popular documentary about artist and designers called Abstract: The Art of Design was on everyone’s radar. My friend and I binged watched the season together as the design nerds we pride ourselves to be. Perhaps my expectations were too high or I alreadyContinue Reading

September 30, 2017
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Diversify Photo Created by Brent Lewis and Andrea Wise

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While diversity is starting to be more common in the creative industry, there is still a lot of work to do. Just do a quick Google search of the top creative agencies, studios, and firms and look at the photos of the teams. Even easier, go look at the institutionsContinue Reading

September 27, 2017
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Rob Gonsalves: A Modern Day M. C. Escher

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Last week at Alfalfa, I needed some inspiration for a poster design for a multi-dimensional play. This play consisted of many twists and turns, much like an optical illusion. I relied on my trusty friend, Google to help me out. Rob Gonsalves’ work instantly popped up. “Who was this modern-dayContinue Reading

September 21, 2017
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What if Michael Bay Made Waffles? By David Ma

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There isn’t a single person who hasn’t at least heard of Buzzfeed’s Tasty. The only thing Millennials love more than taking photos of their food is watching videos about food. I don’t want to share how many hours I’ve spent watching tutorials on how to make extravagant grilled cheeses, butContinue Reading

September 11, 2017
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Dumb Questions for Smart Designers

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I’m extremely grateful that there is a wealth of information about designers today. From podcasts to interviews to Instagram, it’s like we actually know the designer behind the name. My favorite part about the design community is how open, honest, and genuine most people are. When we read interviews, theyContinue Reading

September 5, 2017
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Top 5 MFA Theses from MICA’s 2017 Graduating Class

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Every year a new batch of students graduate with a thesis, created through sheer blood, sweat, and tears. These were some of my favorite projects from MICA’s 2017 graduating class: 1. City Flora By Miles Holenstein I loved City Flora because visually, it was cohesive, clean, and beautiful. Conceptually, itContinue Reading

August 29, 2017
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MODA is Looking Forward not Backward with Luba Lukova: Designing Justice

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Founded in 1989 as the Atlanta International Museum of Art & Design, in 2011, MODA relocated to Midtown Arts District. MODA is unique because “it is the only museum in the Southeast dedicated exclusively to the study and celebration of all things design.” (source) But that’s not the only aspectContinue Reading

August 23, 2017
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Brandless: Would You Still Buy It?

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When you’re walking down a huge, chain grocery store and come across millions of different products, do you pick up the store brand or the name brand? The store brand’s packaging is usually not as recognizable and aesthetically plain. You’ve probably never seen it before on an ad across townContinue Reading

August 19, 2017
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The Tokyoiter: Faux Magazine Created by Local Illustrators Inspired by The New Yorker’s Magazine

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We were all taught, “don’t judge a book by its cover,” but maybe there is some truth to the cover? In fact, book cover design is an entire career that many young designers aspire to. I would argue the cover is pretty damn important. Illustrators and artists who have theContinue Reading

August 14, 2017
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Reissue of Humanscale

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You enter two coffee shops on two separate days to work.  One left you feeling effortlessly comfortable, and the other, constrained to the point of leaving. Which one would you more likely to return to? Pretty obvious, right? The beauty of design is that when it’s done well, no one notices it.Continue Reading

August 10, 2017
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“In a Heartbeat” – Animated Short Film by Beth David and Esteban Bravo

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A year ago, two talented Ringling College of Art and Design students, Beth David and Esteban Bravo, created a Kickstarter for their senior thesis animation. Their goal was to raise 3k. They were blown away by supporters when they raised over 10k. Finally, two days ago they released their highly-anticipatedContinue Reading

August 3, 2017
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The Poetry Foundation Rebranding by Michael Bierut

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I haven’t thought about poetry since elementary school. I loved creative writing and making up crazy, intricate stories, but I hated poetry. It was never my thing. I hated rhyming, and I could never form elegant sentences. I was not very poetic. Earlier in July, Michael Bierut helped the PoetryContinue Reading

July 28, 2017
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Liana Finck: Passing For Human

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Discovering Liana Finck’s Instagram was like meeting a stranger for the first time. You become instant friends because you realize you both have the same dark twisted humor and have no problem with oversharing. Liana’s cartoons are full of wit, vulnerability, and gut wrenching honesty. A post shared by Liana finckContinue Reading

July 20, 2017
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Top 5 Inspiring Lego Ads Advocating Kids’ Growth & Development

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Year after year, Lego consistently reinvents their brand with relevant gripping ads. Their recent campaigns have been killing it both in concept and execution. The Lego Group originated from Denmark in the 1900s. Did you know, the word “Lego” comes from the Danish phrase leg godt, which means to “playContinue Reading

July 17, 2017
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The Nike “Badge of Honor” by Wieden+Kennedy Shanghai

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Do you remember when you were a kid and tried to conquer the world by riding your bicycle, swinging on monkey bars, and rolling around in the dirt? You felt invincible and fearless, oblivious to your own human fragility. Have you ever had that moment when you compared scars withContinue Reading

July 11, 2017
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Randomized Living: Do We Actually Know What We Want in Life?

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Invisibilia, by NPR, is one of my favorites because it touches upon psychology and teaches me something new every time. Invisibilia is Latin for invisible things. Their tagline is, “Invisibilia is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions, and emotions.” In the Reality Part TwoContinue Reading

July 5, 2017
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