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Design Inspiration: Illustrator and Motion Designer Yukai Du

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You have to admit, Yukai Du’s animations are absolute eye-candy. I swear, once I watched a TED Talk video with Du’s work, I was hooked. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2014, London-based designer has been killing it, working with huge companies like Adobe Systems, Facebook, NY Times and many more.Continue Reading

December 10, 2017
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Animation
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Top 5 Gifts Graphic Designers will Love This Year

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The holiday season is here, but where are your gifts? If you’re like me, you are procrastinating with this year’s Christmas shopping. With countless internet deals and crowded stores, shopping during the holiday season can be overwhelming. Finding the right gift for your fellow graphic designers doesn’t have to beContinue Reading

December 9, 2017
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Findings
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Tomorrow, Designer Timothy Goodman is Taking Over Uniqlo

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Hold the phone, Timothy Goodman is taking over Uniqlo? Not literally, but in a sense, Timothy Goodman will win you over with his new collaboration with the global retail giant. Online tomorrow, shoppers will be able to wear a piece of art. I, myself, already have my eye on a shirtContinue Reading

December 6, 2017
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Fashion
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Design Inspiration: Get It Girl Collective

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Defining the female experience is difficult. We are so diverse, but what brings us together is our common experiences. Four ladies have come together to “highlight the female experience” in an illustration group called Get It Girl Collective. Made up of three illustrators and one producer, these women have madeContinue Reading

December 3, 2017
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Alfalfa Studio Levels Up with Wolters Kluwer

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For this new project, the Alfalfa Studio team collaborated with global information services company Wolters Kluwer to better visualize their customer’s progress in TeamMate Connect rewards program. The design brief was to create five original characters that reflect the accomplishments of their customers: the Scout, Warrior, Scholar, Celestial, and the Wizard.Continue Reading

November 29, 2017
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Design Inspiration: Annik Troxler’s Posters for Willisau Jazz Festival

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Willisau Jazz Festival has always been a part of Annik Troxler‘s life. Pioneered by her father, Graphic Designer Niklaus Troxler, its not a doubt she that knows this festival quite well. For many years, Annik Troxler has created posters for this festival, unleashing her wild side on their posters. LikeContinue Reading

November 26, 2017
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Hope Gangloff: Color the Mundane

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Hope Gangloff only paints those who she holds dearest. Faintly similar to the works of Vienna Secessionists Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, she turns the mundane into the extraordinary. With her wildly beautiful color palette, she paints relatable scenes of a New Yorker’s mundane life. Just take a look at these paintings!Continue Reading

November 25, 2017
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Design Inspiration: Gail Bichler

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The New York Times Magazine‘s Design Director, Gail Bichler is all about collaboration. When she moved to Minneapolis to work on her freelance career, she realized the importance of having a design community. I was very isolated for a while. I wanted to continue making books for publishers and museums,Continue Reading

November 23, 2017
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Design Inspiration: Illustrator Karolis Strautniekas

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Looking at one of Karolis Strautniekas‘ illustrations is like sticking your head through a looking glass. Many of them are familiar, yet with his distinctive style, it paints a moody, lush scene. In an interview with Blogger Karolis Masilionis, his work is best described as: Highly textured, metaphoric, vivid and foggy atContinue Reading

November 17, 2017
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The Inspiring Discussion on Amplify’s Posters

Graphic Designer Bianca Mitchell-Reyes and Graphic Designer Rafael Esquer

There’s something beautiful to be seen when one uses their power to bring others up. That is what I saw this past Friday when I accompanied Rafael for his presentation at MAD. A room filled with bright-eyed students, seasoned graphic designers and artists presented their projects. These projects weren’t justContinue Reading

November 13, 2017
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The Hope and Legacy Painter Tamara Natalie Madden Left Behind

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It broke my heart to find out that the very talented Tamara Natalie Madden passed away last week. Like her work, she was a fine example of a strong, resilient female painter who stayed true to herself. Despite Madden’s deteriorating health throughout a majority of her career, she flourished. SheContinue Reading

November 12, 2017
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Meet the Creatives NY Offers Insightful Advice from Creatives

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There are so many good podcasts for creatives, that it has become difficult to stay committed to just one. One day I’ll listen to Design Matters by Debbie Millman, another day I switch to TGD‘s relaxed conversations, but the point is that there are a LOT of good content out there. Continue Reading

November 5, 2017
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Entertainment

Color Your Cup at Starbucks

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Tis the season to be jolly, Starbucks’ “Give Good” holiday cups are back! Since 2006, Starbuck fanatics have enjoyed their signature, festive designs wrapped around their favorite hot cup. This year marks the first time that Starbucks started a different design approach, color your own cup. Over the last couple of years,Continue Reading

November 4, 2017
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Illustration

Design Inspiration: Illustrator Jenni Sparks’ Maps

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London-based Illustrator Jenni Sparks’ maps are full of life. From the moment your eyes land on her work, you feel as if you are a taking a glimpse inside a familiar neighborhood. She cares about the unique differences and quirks of places, particularly in Britain. In Sparks’ maps are fullContinue Reading

October 29, 2017
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These Illustrations Will Get You Pumped for Stranger Things Season 2

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The Upside down world is here! In the spirit of Halloween and all of who loves Stranger Things, we’ve collected some our favorite displays of Demogorgon love. Today, marks the release of season two of Stranger Things. Throughout this year, many artists and illustrators were obsessed with Netflix’s campy, 80s-inspired sci-fiContinue Reading

October 27, 2017
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Film & TV
Illustration

Inspiration: Afro-Cuban Artist Harmonia Rosales

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People of color were not the norm in classic Western 15th Century art. Which is okay because not many people of color populated those areas in Da Vinci’s Italy and many other areas of the Western artists we admire. Yet still, many centuries later, in America we look to theirContinue Reading

October 24, 2017
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