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March 2, 2018

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Rafael Esquer

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Top 7 Empowering Campaigns for Women’s History Month

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Women’s History Month is celebrated in March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. In the USA, it was designated to March after a petition by the National Women’s History Project, which was passed by Congress in 1987. During this month, many countries highlight the contributions of women …

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Women’s History Month is celebrated in March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. In the USA, it was designated to March after a petition by the National Women’s History Project, which was passed by Congress in 1987. During this month, many countries highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. In recent years, corporations—through advertising campaigns—have made bigger efforts to support women, their initiatives, and to address current issues such as inequality and others.

To commemorate all women, we present a collection of seven commercials that creatively stand out among many others. Of course, some brands in categories like beauty and fitness are expected to be here. Yet, it was a welcomed surprise to find powerful ads from brands in unexpected categories outside beauty and sports.

Enjoy my selections and Happy Women’s Month!

 

1. Dove, Real Beauty Sketches

Because of the enormous pressure society places on women to look a certain way — Most often through advertising and beauty magazines — many women develop low esteem as they grow up. In an emotional way, the women in this spot show the way they see themselves vs. the way they are seen by others. A must see! This video has almost 70 million views to date.

 

2. ALWAYS, Like a Girl

This spot shows how deep stereotypes are ingrained in society. With this campaign, Always is on a mission to change the way we think when we hear the phrase, “Like a Girl.”

 

3. Audi, Daughter

The strength of this commercial lies in both the copy and the photography. It is beautifully shot and nicely written. A father ponders on how to tell his daughter about the gender inequality she is going to face as she grows up.

 

4. Sports England, This Girl Can

This campaign celebrates the everyday woman who defiantly and unabashedly does what she wants to do despite barriers and expectations. ‘This Girl Can’ beautifully empowers women to overcome insecurities.

 

5. FCKH8, Potty-Mouthed Princesses Drop F-Bombs for Feminism

This spot demonstrates that there are many words much more offensive than the F-word. Cute young girls swearing against a hot pink background challenge us to begin a conversation about how discriminatory words and actions degrading women are worse than swearing.

 

6. Under Armour, I Will What I Want

Can the combination of Droga5 and Gisele Bundchen go wrong? You be the judge! This video shows the supermodel working out while social media comments are projected live in real time. Showing the good as well as the bad comments, this video reflects on how quick we are to judge someone even though we don’t know them.

 

7. Covergirl, Girls Can

This video turns the often-heard phrase ‘girls can’t’ into ‘girls can.’ This spot shows that girls can do anything as re-inforced by the likes of P!nk, Becky G, Janelle Monae, Katy Perry, Sofia Vergara, Queen Latifah, and Ellen DeGeneres.

February 22, 2018

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Top Uniforms from Olympic History

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If you were to judge today’s Olympians based on their appearance, Ancient Greeks would consider us as wimps. To them, athletic competition in the nude was the ultimate display of raw, brutal athleticism in all of its glory.  These days, an Olympian’s uniform serves a more sophisticated purpose: to display …

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If you were to judge today’s Olympians based on their appearance, Ancient Greeks would consider us as wimps. To them, athletic competition in the nude was the ultimate display of raw, brutal athleticism in all of its glory. 

These days, an Olympian’s uniform serves a more sophisticated purpose: to display “athleticism, nationality, competition.” Every four years, Olympians from 92 countries debut their winning garb, and their uniforms capture a moment in time excites us, making a sentimental impression of us being proud of our country and generation.

Today we look back at iconic Winter Olympic uniforms from around the globe that represented their time and made an imprint on our memories, influencing us even today.

Do you have a favorite Winter Olympic uniform? Comment below and share it with us.

1932: Sonja Henie, Norway

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Sonja Henie, Image © 2018 Bettmann Archive

 

1952: Jeanette Altwegg, United Kingdom

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1980: Eric Heiden, United States

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Image ©1980 Watson

 

1988: Katarina Witt, Germany

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Image by © Wally McNamee/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

 

1994: Nancy Kerrigan, United States

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2002: Team Canada, Designed by Rafael Esquer and Eiko Ishioka

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2014: United States team

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2014: Germany Team

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January 8, 2018

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Rafael Esquer

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Alfalfa’s 7 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017

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 refugees …

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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 refugees flee their countries; a historic solar eclipse in America; terror attacks in Turkey, the UK, and the US; The Grenfell Tower fire in London; New planets were found by astronomers; Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Australia; A big mix-up at Oscars Best Picture; Adele’s “25” wins the Grammy for the Best Album while her single “Hello” wins Best Song, Best Record, and Best Solo Performance of the Year.; And, the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were some of the news that shook the work in 2017.

Despite the ups and downs out in the world, here at Alfalfa Studio, we continue publishing our blog — our labor of love. In our seventh year, many people contributed and deserve credit for this herculean effort. Sharing inspirational posts every single day is not an easy task!

Like many other groups, we also like to participate in the “end-of-the-year lists.” Today I’m presenting our seven most popular blog posts of 2017. The criteria to make it into the most popular list come from seeing last year’s most viewed pages in our analytics.

I’m very grateful to all the generous people who tirelessly contributed to keep the blog alive. Big thanks to Bianca, Calum, Chuy, Celeste, Chengyu, Dana, José, Julia Celestino, Julia Fish, Michael, Nao, and Tyler.

Before viewing the 2017 most popular, why not share some numbers?

  • 129,938 Pageviews
  • 81,309 Sessions
  • 67,585 Users
  • Top 7 countries: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, and India.

Without further ado, the most popular blog posts of 2017 are…drum roll please!

7. Someday We Can, A Solo Museum Show by Shantell Martin

Published on May 12, 2017, it’s no surprise to see this post in the top seven. Shantell Martin collaborated with ‘who is who’ in pop culture including the lifestyle site Refinery29 and American rapper and songwriter, Kendrick Lamar.

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6. Aeropuerto Internacional de México and Their Fail Logo

Published on May 31, 2017, this post demonstrates how wrong it is to let the public design. The Mexican International Airport invited people to submit logo designs for the brand new airport. The results? Disastrous!

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5. Project Runway S15 Winner Erin Robertson Relaunches Website

Published on June 19, 2017, this post announced the launching of Utah fashion designer Erin Robertson. She was the winner of Season 15 of Project Runway.

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4. Polly Nor’s Exhibit: “Its Called Art Mum, Look It Up”

Published August 20, 2017, this is a post about artist and internet celebrity Polly Nor and her provocative exhibition titled “It’s Called Art Mum, Look It Up.”

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3. 220 Metro Maps Simplified

Published on November 20, 2017, this post captures everyone’s fascination with maps. Designer Peter Dovak created a project called “Mini Metros” where he simplified 220 maps of transit system from around the world. The results are artistic and beautiful.

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2. The Illustrator Behind the Casper Ads on the Subway: Tomi Um

Published on May 20, 2017, these charming illustrations for the mattress company Casper have captured audiences around the world. When I first saw them in the subway, the illustrations along with the copy really caught my eye. Bianca introduced us to Tomi Um, the illustrator behind the work.

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1. Inside Supreme Logo: What You Should Know About Everyone’s Favorite Logo

Published on April 22, 2017, the big winner of the year is a post that takes an inside look at Supreme, one of the hottest indie brands of the day.

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Rounding up the top 10, here are some honorable mentions:

8. Life is Magnanimous: Rebeca Méndez and I

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9. The Art of The March

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10. Be One of 1612 DOTS Today

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See you in 2018!

April 20, 2017

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Rafael Esquer

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Alfalfa New York Top 7 Instagrams Part XIII

The four runner-ups include our work published by Gestalten; Our very own Bianca Ng doing her lettering work; A clever street billboard spotted on Manhattan’s Lower East Side; and Rafael Esquer captured at the Woman’s March in Washington, D.C. It’s time to bring you the most popular images and videos …

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The four runner-ups include our work published by Gestalten; Our very own Bianca Ng doing her lettering work; A clever street billboard spotted on Manhattan’s Lower East Side; and Rafael Esquer captured at the Woman’s March in Washington, D.C.

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, our Instagram covers it all.

Our latest most popular Instagrams series include a handful of videos. Check them out! You can travel with us to some of the most impressive waterfalls in the world or just take a peek inside Alfalfa Studio and see our designers in action. Don’t forget to check out soon-to-be-published Alfalfabet Poster and typeface as well as to marvel looking at the glamorous Iconic New York Illuminated poster.

Even though lately we have neglected our account a little, we promise to keep posting more content created specifically for you. Also, we’ll make sure to share more videos. Please follow us on our Instagram account. Not an Instagram user? Then “like” us in Facebook!

Without further ado, here are Alfalfa New York Top 7 Instagram posts. These were selected by you out of our last 100 posts.

 

7. This image showcases Alfalfa Studio’s poster designs for Amphibian Stage. The campaign’s energy and brightness didn’t go unnoticed when they hit the streets in Fort Worth, Texas.
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6. This is a sneak peek into our latest poster. The Alfalfabet was inspired by Impossible Objects and the trippy work of M.C. Escher and Swedish artist Oscar Reutersvärd. Each letter was carefully designed as an impossible letter. The Alfalfabet set will be available exclusively in our store really soon! Watch the video here.
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5. Visiting the Cataratas de Iguazu (Iguazu Falls) in Argentina was eye-opening. The majestic monumentality of nature makes you humble, makes you feel very small. I created this short video to send my mom back in Mexico. If you ever visit South America make sure to stop by Iguazu, it will give you impressions that you will never forget. Watch the video here.
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4. This freaky baby was a thrift store find. This doll is so creepy that I just had to make a little video. Watch it, just don’t do it before going to bed. Watch the video here.
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3. Late last year, Alfalfa New York released the Klimt-esque Iconic New York Illuminated. It took us many years and a dozen printers to make it happen. But, it was all worth it. The piece is stunning and some of the most respectable blogs in the world such as DesignBoom, Colossal, My Modern Met, and Laughing Squid agree. The Iconic New York Illuminated was printed on a limited edition, get yours here before they are gone.
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2. Chuy is one of the hard-working designers at Alfalfa Studio. This video directed by Tin Tin show us Chuy at work. Take a peek inside Alfalfa Studio and get to know the work of this talented designer. Watch the video here.
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1. The winner this time really deserves gold. The 60-sec film captures the shimmer and exquisite details that make the Iconic New York Illuminated a masterpiece in design and production. Big thanks to Tin TIn for creating this gem of a video. The hand-lettering was done by international renown typography and lettering artist Minal Nairi. Don’t miss it. Watch the video here.
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January 5, 2017

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Rafael Esquer

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Alfalfa’s 7 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016

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 Brad …

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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 Brad broke up; The death of Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Muhammad Ali, and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is captured; The Zika virus; Flint, Michigan, water crisis; The Denver Broncos win the Super Bowl and the Chicago Cubs win the World Series; The 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II; Brexit; Summer Olympic games in Brazil; iPhone 7; Donald Trump is elected president of the United States.

As there is little we can do to alter the course of the world at large, we can all make a little difference in our personal or professional worlds. We believe in sharing creativity and inspiration. We do it daily through our creative blog. Therefore, to add the end of the year lists, today we present our 7 most popular blog posts of 2017.

As we present our 2016 Top 7, I’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the blog contributors who tirelessly searched all over the place for interesting content to share with you. This blog would not have been possible without their generosity: Thank you! Jonathan Amarante, Merel Brouns, Bruno Cervantes, Alicia Chen, Dana Chou, Rafael Esquer, José Fresan, Calum Harbison, Soomin Kim, Bianca Ng, Chuy Ortega, Mateo Ramirez, Tintin, and Michelle Walliser.

Just for fun, here is a quick statistical re-cap:
143,514 pageviews
86,502 Sessions
71,578 users
Top 5 countries: United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, Germany.

And the most popular posts of 2016 are:

…drum roll please…

7. Bowie is Bowie by Maia Valenzuela
Mr Bowie was at the vanguard of contemporary culture as a musician, artist, and icon. After his passing, graphic designer Maia Velenzuela begun designing posters for each of Bowie’s 350 songs, naming her project Bowie is Bowie.
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6. 2015 by Patrick Seymour
This post introduced audiences to the work of Montreal-based design Patrick Seymour. The designer has taken Adobe Illustrator to a whole new level, some even called his work “insane.” See for yourself here.
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5. Yves Saint Laurent vs Saint Laurent Paris
As Creative Director at Saint Laurent Paris, Hedi Slimane shook things up. Some say he took the brand to a whole new level, while others think he completely destroyed the fashion house’s legacy. This post chronicles his vision…What are your thoughts?
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4. “No. 2: Story of the Pencil” Documentary Premieres in NYC
This post is about one of the most interesting documentaries released last year “No. 2: Story of the Pencil.” A labor of love of professor and filmmaker William Allen who embarked on a quest to uncover the story of the pencil. I’m honored to be one of the characters in the film along with David Rees, Henry Petroski, Caroline Weaver, David Carson, and Sean Malone among others. If you have not seen it, you can watch it in iTunes here.
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3. Behind The Rio 2016 Branding
For anyone interested in Branding, this post takes you through the careful steps involved in creating the visual identity for an Olympic game. Love it or hate it, no one can argue the branding of Rio 2016 is very well thought-out. Fred Gelli, one of the creatives behind the graphic says: “The logo was not designed for designers, but for everybody in the world.”
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2. NBA Logos Crossover with 80s and 90s Cartoons
This post presents a series interesting images made up of NBA logos mixed with 80s cartoons. In addition, they came up with creative and hilarious team names and logos like Miami Snorks, Brooklyn Turtles, and Vancouver Carebears. If you are NBA or 80s/90s Toon fan, you will love this one.
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1. Frank Stella: The Power of Color
Earlier in 2016, the Whitney Museum in New York presented an exhibition called Frank Stella: A Retrospective. Alfalfa’s own Michelle Walliser wrote this post about Stella’s powerful use of color. The result? The most popular blog post of the year.
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See you in 2018!

April 20, 2016

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Rafael Esquer

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Alfalfa New York Top 7 Instagrams Part XII

The four runner-ups include two images of New York City, a street art image captured in Bogota, Colombia and a free-flowing drawing from Rafael Esquer’s personal sketchbook This world is full of endless inspiration; from colors to places to people. Everything is out there. For the last few years, I’ve …

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The four runner-ups include two images of New York City, a street art image captured in Bogota, Colombia and a free-flowing drawing from Rafael Esquer’s personal sketchbook

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 of the sudden, seems special. This delicious unpredictability makes this world an incredible place to be.

Today, I share the most popular posts selected by you, my Instagram community. Over the last few months, I’ve visited few countries with its different climates and charming environments. From my hometown in the Sonoran desert to the southern tip of the American continent. Each place has inspired me and has prompted me to share its beauty with the world through this fantastic app named Instagram.

As with previous installments, out of the last 100 pictures, here are the 7 most well-liked photos as selected by you, our Alfalfa New York followers. You can help us choose the next Top 7 set by following our @alfalfanewyork Instagram account and ‘liking’ your favorites.

Without further ado, here are the winners this time around:

7. English pop star David Bowie passed away on January 10, 2016. This image was taken few days after his death. A humble tribute in NoLita, New York to an incredible talent. RIP David Bowie.

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6. For the sixth spot, we have a tie between three images: (1) A playful street art pattern created by overlapping hearts spotted in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The unexpected juxtaposition of the two elements – the sweetness of the heart shape and the aggressive nature of graffiti – makes this image memorable.
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(2) The organic pattern created by these traditional Colombian hats is magnetic. The hats are called “cañaflecha,” and in older times, the design of the patterns was meant to mark the family to which it belongs.
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(3) The mysterious allure of this black and white image seems to come straight from a classic New York film. No wonder why it seduced many and made it into the top 7.
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5. The East Village in New York City is one of my favorite neighborhoods. This photograph clearly explains why. It’s located on Avenue A, one area of Manhattan that is not afraid of color.
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4. My first apartment in New York City was only one block away from this little alleyway in the East Village. And, it is a sight like this that helps make my first year in New York City unforgettable.
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3. Design, typography and street art is a winning combination. This image captures a street artist executing his vision at the corner of Kenmore and Mulberry Street in Little Italy area.
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2. What happens when you mix a hipster, street art and a man with a camera? Images like this. A whole lotta love is about to hit this clueless hipster.
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1. And the winner is…John Lennon! No, folks, this image was not created using any photoshop filters. It was a humble flyer glued to a lamppost on the streets of Bogota, Colombia being worn by the weather. All textures and layers were done naturally by the passing of time. Nothing beats the real thing, right?

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Via Alfalfa New York’s Instagram, we share beautiful things from New York and around the world. Follow us in our visual journey.

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January 14, 2016

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Alfalfa’s 7 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2015

2015 was certainly a colorful year. Its overarching spectrum covered everything from the unavoidable dark shades to the not-too-common yet highly appreciated bright ones. Some of the news and characters that 2015 will be remembered for include Black Lives Matter, Charlie Hebro attacks, US reopens embassy in Cuba, the rise …

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2015 was certainly a colorful year. Its overarching spectrum covered everything from the unavoidable dark shades to the not-too-common yet highly appreciated bright ones. Some of the news and characters that 2015 will be remembered for include Black Lives Matter, Charlie Hebro attacks, US reopens embassy in Cuba, the rise of ISIS, Europen refugee crisis, terror attacks in Paris, Supreme Court rules on same-sex marriage, Pope Francis visits the US, El Chapo escapes, Deflagate, Ashley Madison, Rachel Dolezal controversy, US Womens Soccer World Cup victory, Caitlyn Jenner, “Hello” Adele, Hillary’s emails, and the annoyingly ubiquitous Donald Trump.

Here at Alfalfa Studio, our tiny army of blog contributors continued its noble mission of sharing creative inspiration. In the spirit of ‘end of the year lists’ today we bring you our most popular blog posts of 2015. It might be worth revisiting so you can enjoy them all over again.

Before revealing the winner, I want to give a big shout out to all of our dedicated contributors who do this for free and their only reward is the satisfaction of sharing the love. BIG THANKS to Achu, Betty, Bruno, Calum, Chuy, Edwin, Ellen, Emma, Greg, Jodi, Jonathan, Lucas, Merel, Murillo, Soomin, Swan, and Valentina.

Just for fun, here is a quick statistical re-cap:

  • 161, 996 pageviews
  • 92,626 Sessions
  • 77, 918 users
  • Top 5 countries: United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, India.

And the most popular posts of 2015 are:

…drum roll please…

7. Celebrating American Folk Artist Nan Phelps
Published on January 16, 2015, also the 25th anniversary of the artist’s death, this blog post introduced our audiences to one of America’s best yet perhaps most overlooked folk artists. See what makes Phelps so special.
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6. Rafael Kfouri the Brazilian Designer from the Future
Published on September 9, 2015, this post showed us why big brands such as Louis Vuitton, Adidas, and Xbox are crazy about the fine design work of Rafael Kfouri. Find out for yourself here.
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5. Top 7 Limited Edition Sneakers
Published on March 22, 2015, this post, by its popularity, proved the world’s fascination with sneakers. What’s even better than sneakers? Limited edition sneakers. Don’t you wish you own one of these seven beauties?
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4. Sculpting Light Shapes By Lucana
Published on June 25, 2015, this is a very special post for couple of reasons. The most obvious is because the images created by the incredible photographer Lucana are timeless, exquisite, and beautiful. The reason no one knows is that Lucas, the writer of the post, actually witnessed the making of those classic images when he was a young boy in his native Colombia—Lucana is actually his mom. An extra reason why these images are extraordinary is because they were done before photoshop or any other image manipulation software. They were envisioned and realized by Lucana using the grace of dancers’ bodies, tons and tons of sand, a deep knowledge of lighting, immaculate craftsmanship and the patience and mastery to materialize one’s vision. This post is worth seeing again and again.
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3. Illustration Master: Laurent Durieux
Published on August 24, 2015, this post is an homage to one of the greatest illustrators working today by his student and fan Bruno Cervantes. If you are not familiar with Durieux’s work, you must see this one.
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2. Top Ad of the Week: Little Miss Puffy Tail
Advertising agency Droga5 and “Foxcatcher” director, Bennett Miller teamed up to produce one of the funniest ad campaigns of 2015 for Quilted Northern toilet paper. The agony of poor Little Miss Puffy Tail made the world laugh, discover how here. This post was published on May 7, 2015.
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1. Pantone Up Your Life!
This is the big winner of the year! Published on June 1, 2015, this post demonstrated that color rules, we all love color! It offered seven ways to bring color into your life by using Pantone. My favorite is the Pantone Hotel and the hilarious Pantone Queen color wheel. Which one is yours?
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And to roundup the top 10, here are the honorable mentions:

8. The 50 Most Controversial Movie Posters in Film History

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9. Early Records of the Mayan World
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10. Kasiq Fashion Watercolors
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See you in 2017!

January 10, 2016

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Seven Exquisitely Intricate Cut Paper Sculptures

Magic Circle (Detail), 2015 Based in Southern France, artist Rogan Brown creates delicate art pieces using a combination of techniques of hand paper cutting and laser cutting. His unique process—slow, meticulous, and meditative—sometimes takes him months to complete a single piece. His inspiration? Organic real and surreal micro/macro worlds influenced …

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Magic Circle (Detail), 2015

Based in Southern France, artist Rogan Brown creates delicate art pieces using a combination of techniques of hand paper cutting and laser cutting. His unique process—slow, meticulous, and meditative—sometimes takes him months to complete a single piece. His inspiration? Organic real and surreal micro/macro worlds influenced by coral, bacteria and diatoms.

“My work plays with the architecture of nature and organic growth.” Brown explains in his site, “By identifying patterns and motifs that occur in the natural world in different contexts and at different scales, both macroscopic and microscopic, I have developed a formal, aesthetic vocabulary that I use to construct hybrid sculptural forms, half real, half surreal.”

After seeing these exquisite pieces, I will never look at paper the same way again. Take a look!

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Kernel. Hand cut paper/boxframe. 137x107cms. 2013
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Cut Microbe. Hand cut paper. 112x90x20cms. 2015
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Cut Stem. Lasercut paper. 75x75x7cms/30x30x2.7inches. 2014
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Seed. Paper. 50x40cms. 2013
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Portal. Hand and laser cut paper. 78x76x10cms. 2015
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Vortex. Hand and laser cut paper. 2015

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January 7, 2016

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Seven Haunting Sculptures Chiseled by Kevin Francis Gray

Temporal Sitter, 2012. High Polished Bronze, Bardigilio Marble. 89.9 x 89.9 x 169.9cm Born in Northern Ireland, Kevin Francis Gray is an artist whose work explores the “complex relationship between abstraction and figuration.” A mix between reality and fantasy, the work is haunting and seductive. His material of choice is …

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Temporal Sitter, 2012. High Polished Bronze, Bardigilio Marble. 89.9 x 89.9 x 169.9cm

Born in Northern Ireland, Kevin Francis Gray is an artist whose work explores the “complex relationship between abstraction and figuration.” A mix between reality and fantasy, the work is haunting and seductive.

His material of choice is primarily bronze and marble. His highly detailed process and refined craftsmanship brings to mind sculptures from Neoclassical or Baroque styles and painting from surrealists such as Rene Magritte and Leonora Carrington.

Kevin Francis Gray works by entirely by hand chiseling away just like the masters previous centuries. But, unlike Neoclassical or Baroque sculptures, his subjects are depictions of individuals struggling with addiction or other difficult situations.

His work has been exhibited in most continents in solo and group shows. He holds a MA in Fine Art from Goldsmith College in London.

Check out the artist’s website to see more.

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Hold Tight, 2006. Fiberglass Resin, Glass Crystal Beads. 83 x 100 cm

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Ghost Girl, 2007. Carrara Marble, Glass Crystal Beads. 71 x 28 x 24 inches

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Face-Off, 2007. Bronze, Automotive Paint, Wood. 106 x 40 x 30cm

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Ballerina, 2011. Carrara Marble. 195 x 49 x 49 cm

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Ballerina Bust, 2012. Black Carrara Marble. 41 x 35 x 35cm

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Ghost Boy, 2008. Carrera Marble, Glass Crystal Beads. 187 x 70 x 60cm (life size). Unique Piece

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January 3, 2016

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Rafael Esquer

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7+ Minimal Animal Illustrations by Andrea Minini

“My goal is to create recognizable shapes using just a few curves.” Says Andrea Minini, “I often overlap these curves to obtain a sort of moiré pattern.” Today, I’d like to share a series of minimal animal illustrations by Italian illustrator and graphic designer Andrea Minini. Currently based in Novara, …

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“My goal is to create recognizable shapes using just a few curves.” Says Andrea Minini, “I often overlap these curves to obtain a sort of moiré pattern.”

Today, I’d like to share a series of minimal animal illustrations by Italian illustrator and graphic designer Andrea Minini. Currently based in Novara, Italy, Minini’s method is simple: repetition and overlapping of streamlined shapes; minimum use of colors; and acute observations from the animal world. The results are elegant and beautiful.

For more of Andrea’s work, check out his website and his Facebook page.

New York branding graphic design company

New York branding graphic design company

New York branding graphic design company

New York branding graphic design company

New York branding graphic design company

New York branding graphic design company

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