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Wearing Your Voice with Fashion and Typography

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One important facet of graphic design is considering how typography sits in physical space. Not necessarily in an architectural sense, although it could apply. I mean that designing messages outside of any digital platform requires an understanding of how the viewer will see it. Billboards, for example, need to be designedContinue Reading

August 11, 2017
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Stimulating Play with Interaction: The Anti-Selfie

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It could be said that the worst designs fail to stimulate or engage the average person. In Graphic Design this can come in many forms, a dull poster or a misinformed approach to branding can both lead to lower user engagement with what is being communicated. But one approach thatContinue Reading

August 9, 2017
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We The People, a Redesign of the United States Constitution

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The United States Constitution is a carefully crafted doctrine governing of the checks and balances of how America should function. It’s first three words “We The People” declare that politics and citizenry are inseparable in deciding the countries policies and practices. Despite this, politics and the people feel more atContinue Reading

August 5, 2017
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Kid Rock Releases Branding and Merchandise for 2018 Senate Run

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Popular Rap Rocker Kid Rock is throwing in his bid for the United States Senate in 2018. You probably already know this, but if not I apologize for being the bearer of bad news. He recently released a series of promotional merchandise that includes t-shirts, bumper stickers, hats, and muchContinue Reading

August 1, 2017
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Michael Rock and His @Microcritique

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Do you know Michael Rock? If not, what is wrong with you? He and his design studio, 2×4, have created some of the most celebrated works of the 20th Century. Their clients range from Nike to Prada, high-end fashion meeting sneaker culture with Google, and Harvard occupying the middle-ground. The workContinue Reading

July 25, 2017
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Technology

How Stardew Valley Subverts Grinding with Something Genuine

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Do you ever wish you could abandon your life? Quit your dead end job, leave the busy and bustling city, and move somewhere quiet to live off the land? Well, that’s exactly what Stardew Valley from creator Eric Barone lets you do. The character you play follows that same logic,Continue Reading

July 21, 2017
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All You Need is Type

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When I was young I would joke that I wanted a career of “making fonts.” I had meant jokingly since the most boring job I could think of would be designing letterforms. Now aged 21, there are few crafts I find more interesting and demanding than designing what I nowContinue Reading

July 19, 2017
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Typography

Bringing Cooper Black

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It’s time to bring Cooper Black back. Yes, I mean Cooper Black, the globular typographic choice dominating every sleazy motel and corner liquor store (with all respect to the former Payless Shoe Source). It’s unfortunate then, that unlike a fine wine, Cooper Black has not aged well. In a world thatContinue Reading

July 13, 2017
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Phil Elverum and the Poem that Doesn’t Fit

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A Poem from Joan Kyger Reads:  “The best thing about the past                                                 is that it’s over”                                  when you die.                 you wake up  from the dream                                                    that’s your life. Then you grow up                          and get to be post human                       in a past      that keeps happening                  ahead of you Initially published inContinue Reading

July 2, 2017
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June 27, 2017
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Typography

Retrospect and Alternate Universes in Art and Design (Written by a Frog)

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Retrospect is a valuable thing to humans. Looking into the past and reconsidering your choices changes what the past looks like. So, if you look back and regret an action of yours, would you change it if you could? What if I told you that you already made the other choice,Continue Reading

June 23, 2017
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People

Old and Stubborn: James Comey and Politics in the Internet Age

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Last Thursday, we saw James Comey gave his testimony on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 US Presidential Election. In a very serious tone, he made his opinion clear that Russia’s involvement was absolute. One by one questions were asked, the staunchest of bureaucrats in their un-abrasive suit and dress allContinue Reading

June 15, 2017
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Abject Nostalgia in “Night in the Woods”

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WARNING: SPOILERS FOR NIGHT IN THE WOODS Night in The Woods, the narrative driven video game from developer, Infinite Fall, and the mind of Alec Holowka, is like taking a trip home. Your time in the game is spent exploring college dropout Mae Borowski’s hometown of ‘Possum Springs.’  In this town,Continue Reading

June 8, 2017
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“Samurai Jack”: Designer as Author in the Cartoon Narrative

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WARNING: SPOILERS FOR THE FINAL SEASON OF SAMURAI JACK Designers hold a stake in authorship. As visual storytellers, we express our own narrative told more through form than words. This is a notion masterfully told in Michael Rock’s ‘Designer as Author’ and while his larger point is to show justContinue Reading

June 1, 2017
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Does the Color ‘Red’ belong to Liberals or Conservatives?

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Color has no inherent meaning. Outside of ourselves one shade of red means nothing versus another. Every wavelength inherently avoids sending a message, except for the ideologies people apply to them. This was seen rather prominently during the most recent U.S. election. Donald Trump wore the now infamous red “MakeContinue Reading

May 21, 2017
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