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We Tried Google Arts and Culture’s New Face-match Filter, Here’s Who We Matched With

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Google’s Arts and Culture app is nothing new, yet recently went viral after the release of their new face-matching filter. This new filter is not just your typical face-match, its one that matches you with a face from Google Arts and Culture’s vast collections of art. You may look likeContinue Reading

January 22, 2018
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Alfalfa’s 7 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017

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The Make America Great Hat vs the Pussyhat; The Women’s March in Washington; Hurricane Harvey hits Texas and Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico; the #MeToo movement; The California’s wildfires and the earthquakes in Mexico; Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” sets auction records sold at $450.3 million while millions of refugeesContinue Reading

January 8, 2018
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Are You Ready for Alfalfa Studio’s Resolutions?

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It’s not until the end of the year that we are able to really contemplate our lives and enjoy the fruits of our labors. New Years and the holidays, for many people, are a special time to bond with the people we love and show our gratitude for the life weContinue Reading

January 1, 2018
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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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Today at Pratt! Rafael Esquer Speaks

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I’m thrilled to share the news! This evening, I will be speaking at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. The lecture I’ve prepared is about image-making.  The students will see 87 theatre posters Alfalfa Studio has created for this long-standing client, Amphibian Stage Productions. When I opened my studio in 2004, AmphibianContinue Reading

October 31, 2017
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Google Arts & Culture Features Rafael Esquer and Influential Latinx Designers

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Have you heard of “Google Arts & Culture”? It’s a unique online initiative that features rich editorial content including tons of rich media and sound. It is a place to explore, to learn, and discover events that shape our world. It’s composed of galleries carefully curated by experts from theContinue Reading

October 21, 2017
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Alfalfa Studio’s Top Album Covers

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This Sunday, I thought I should present something lighthearted to you readers. No design critics, no reviews, and no opinions, just some good old fun with the crew. Last week, I asked our designers at Alfalfa Studio what were their favorite album covers. This is a difficult question, especially forContinue Reading

July 30, 2017
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Michael Enten: The Next Destination

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Michael Enten has always surrounded himself with creatives from all walks of life as if it was innate. “I look at it all day, I can’t help but look at it. It’s something that I just notice and critique in my head and something that I’m always thinking about.” Within theContinue Reading

June 2, 2017
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Missing Dana Chou

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I find it hard to believe that Dana Chou is a high school student.  At eighteen, I began my undergraduate journey with a look of a small baby bird, “Do I have to grow up?” Even with a regular part-time job, I clearly behaved as if I was still expectingContinue Reading

May 24, 2017
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Alfalfa New York Top 7 Instagrams Part XIII

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It’s time to bring you the most popular images and videos from our Instagram account. In three years of using the app, we have shared just over 1,300 images. From things that inspire us, to showing you our work process, and from exquisite trips to highlights of our portfolio, ourContinue Reading

April 20, 2017
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Alfalfa’s 7 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016

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2016 has been one of the weirdest years in recent history, a year as absurd and dramatic as a Mexican soap opera. Don’t believe me? Just take a peek at what is in most Year in Reviews: The millions of people trying to capture imaginary Pokémon Go; Angelina and BradContinue Reading

January 5, 2017
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The Illuminated Iconic New York

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How does it feel to get the first glimpse of New York on a 4th of July night with Manhattan glittering under the night sky? For Rafafel Esquer, that first night in Manhattan was love at first sight, something he has tried to capture in his new iconic illuminated mapContinue Reading

December 14, 2016
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Adios, Farewell, Ciao, Sayonara, Au Revoir Soomin Kim

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Last summer Alfalfa received an internship application from Soomin Kim, a rising senior at the Academy for Visual and Performing Arts at the Bergen County Academics. I was impressed by the quality of work, and the professionalism that is not often found in high school students. Bergen County Academics hasContinue Reading

July 16, 2016
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My Love Affair With Picasso’s Mistress

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A painting changed my life. I remember exactly when it happened as vividly as if it were this morning. I was sitting on the floor at my grandmother’s place; I was watching that small black and white television set; I was 9 or 10 years old. Grandma was the onlyContinue Reading

July 14, 2016
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A Tribute to Muhammad Ali

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Muhammad Ali died three weeks ago. Besides the world of boxing, his influence touched almost every other realm: from civil rights to pop culture; from politics to film; and from sports to design. One of the greatest magazine covers is the April 1968 Esquire Magazine cover. “George Lois’ cover forContinue Reading

June 23, 2016
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Alfalfa New York Top 7 Instagrams Part XII

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This world is full of endless inspiration; from colors to places to people. Everything is out there. For the last few years, I’ve been using Instagram to capture those fleeting moments that offer a glimpse into the extraordinary. Many times I’ve wondered why something that we see everyday, all ofContinue Reading

April 20, 2016
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