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Metro Cards: An Undervalued Medium All Around the World

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about Barbara Kruger’s limited edition metro card. So, I started thinking about MetroCards. Almost every person in a city has them. When you visit a city with a metro line, chances are you walk away with a card in your pocket. As such, theyContinue Reading

November 19, 2017
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Replacing ‘Integrity’ for ‘Trump,’ A Sad Story of Design Plagiarism

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The branding of the Donald Trump’s company is a lovely coat of arms. The Scottish looking design is used on golf properties and merchandise in the US. It flaunts three lions and two chevrons on a shield below a gloved hand gripping arrow. The branding is appropriate for the kindContinue Reading

July 15, 2017
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All Things Hand Painted, Van Zee Sign Co.

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I think the best part about working in Soho, isn’t the beautiful people, the millions of food options, or the history per se, it’s the art and inspiration found in every corner. Colossal Media are constantly painting signs by hand, new shops that dictate style all over the world areContinue Reading

Berlin’s Pirate Printers

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One of the most appealing aspects of printmaking is its constraints. Ink + surface = print. Simple as that. What you can do with those elements, is up to you. I’ve seen screen printers use chocolate sauce as ink to decorate crepes, I’ve seen skateboards used as surfaces, and countlessContinue Reading

May 23, 2017
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The Story of Reddit’s r/place

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A couple weeks ago something amazing happened. Something immature, sure, but beautiful none-the-less. Reddit, one of the most popular websites in the world (with close to 8 billion page views per month), decided to conduct a little April Fool’s Day social experiment. With the creation of a subreddit called r/place,Continue Reading

May 15, 2017
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Las Vegas’ Neon Museum

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Las Vegas… The Entertainment Capital of the World… a city synonymous with1 sin, gambling, money, and lights. I’ve never been there, but as a designer, I’ve always been fascinated with the branding of Vegas. One casino trying to out do another on a dusty strip in the middle of theContinue Reading

May 8, 2017
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Look Back at Coachella 2017: Not the Music, But the Art

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When people think of Coachella, the first things that would come to mind are the insane lineup of musical megastars, good vibes, flower crowns, and just an all-around amazing time. Although tons of big names like Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, and Radiohead headlined this year’s lineup, they weren’t the only focal points forContinue Reading

May 1, 2017
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Guido Van Helten’s Large Scale Murals

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“This is who we are, This is where we live… and I think that’s beautiful”- Guido Van Helten Once upon a time, when I was a young college lad, I lived in a group house in Brooklyn. We got lucky and had a little extra space so when in need,Continue Reading

April 25, 2017
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ShitTown’s Valero Doval

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If you haven’t already binged S-town, you should stop reading this and go do that. S-town is the new podcast series by This American Life producer Brian Reed. Similar to the Serial podcast, (Sarah Koenig is listed as an editorial advisor) S-Town takes us to a small town in AlabamaContinue Reading

April 18, 2017
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Peak of Eternal Light: Jorge Mañes Rubio’s 3D Printed Moon Temple

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Scientists have long been projecting ideas about space colonization on nearby planets and other cosmic bodies. An abundance of research and space explorations have been done in an effort to seek other life as well as a possible new home for future humans. With the knowledge and technology that weContinue Reading

April 4, 2017
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You Meant MailChimp Right? Their New Marketing Campaign is Surreal

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MailChimp, you have my attention. While most companies waste their commercial time by introducing themselves or put on a show to persuade consumers, Droga5 took a different approach that made you stand out of the crowd…  in a way that a dog dyed highlighter pink stands out. Made me takeContinue Reading

March 28, 2017
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If All Else Fails, Win New Friends Via Lunch Bags

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If it seems like your child is having some trouble making friends in school, despite having given them every single piece of advice under the sun, you’re not out of luck. You may be able to draw some inspiration from a dad who wanted to help his son become moreContinue Reading

March 25, 2017
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David Lewandowski’s Surreal Animations

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Sometimes you just get burnt out. It happens to every designer. In fact, it happens to everyone in every field. That’s why Stefan Sagmeister takes a sabbatical every seven years. That’s why Donald trump spends millions of tax payers dollars to spend weekends at the “Southern Whitehouse” in Mar-a-lago. That’sContinue Reading

March 19, 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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The City of Orlando Wants a New Flag

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Uh oh. We all remember what happened when New Zealand held a contest to design a new National flag. They were flooded with entries by amateurs and professionals alike, and in the end, New Zealand voted to keep the original design. Now the city of Orlando is holding an openContinue Reading

February 25, 2017
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‘The Emperor Has No Balls’ by INDECLINE

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Suddenly, one day in the late summer of 2016, they popped-up in five cities throughout the United States — New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland, and Seattle. Parks, street corners, and sidewalks were uglified with an unpleasant apparition: A grotesque sculpture of a presidential candidate. Naked, fat, monster-like, andContinue Reading

February 20, 2017
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