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Limited Edition MetroCards by Artist Barbara Kruger

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The blue and yellow Metro Card is an instantly recognizable symbol of New York, but not all metro cards are alike. On Wednesday, the MTA began releasing 50,000 limited edition MetroCards at four stops. The MetroCards will be randomly sold at automated ticket machines in Queensboro Plaza, Broadway-Lafayette Street, East Broadway,Continue Reading

November 2, 2017
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Can You Draw That Logo From Memory?

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Based on the research found by Branded-in-Memory, probably not. According to Branded-in-Memory, out of 156 Americans, only 16% could recreate a nearly identical drawing of America’s 10 most recognizable logo marks. That’s really disappointing. You would think in our consumer-crazy society, within 80 hours, that we would know these brands by heart, but theContinue Reading

October 19, 2017
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Print Magazine Features Anita Bartolini’s Design for Catcher in the Rye Tribute

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Most people, at some point, have heard of J. D. Salinger’s book Catcher in the Rye. Its a classic piece of literature that challenges our perspective on innocence, growing up, and sexual exploration. To add, for some reason, Catcher in the Rye always had an attractive cover, my particular favorite,Continue Reading

October 7, 2017
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Ryan Gosling and SNL Makes Fun of James Cameron’s Logo for Avatar

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This past weekend NBC’s Saturday Night Live playfully jabbed at one of the most criticized fonts in the industry, Papyrus. As Actor Ryan Gosling hosted SNL’s return for its 43rd season, he also starred in a pre-taped sketch of a man who can’t get over the fact that the logoContinue Reading

October 3, 2017
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Film & TV
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Imaginary Forces Wins 2017 Emmy for Outstanding Main Title Design

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Imaginary Forces, a studio that specializes in visual storytelling and brand strategy, won this year’s Emmy for Outstanding Main Title Design for Netflix’s original series Stranger Things. Back in April, I expressed my love for this moody, typographic title sequence, and now overjoyed that it received the attention it deserved. ThisContinue Reading

September 22, 2017
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YouTube Embraces Itself in New Rebrand

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“We have the word tube in a tube. This is weird. No one knows what this is,” Christopher Betti, an Art Director at YouTube, said in a recent Verge article on the logo change. Now that he mentions it, I don’t have a connection to YouTube’s original logo. Although it successfully suggested theContinue Reading

September 4, 2017
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Top 5 MFA Theses from MICA’s 2017 Graduating Class

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Every year a new batch of students graduate with a thesis, created through sheer blood, sweat, and tears. These were some of my favorite projects from MICA’s 2017 graduating class: 1. City Flora By Miles Holenstein I loved City Flora because visually, it was cohesive, clean, and beautiful. Conceptually, itContinue Reading

August 29, 2017
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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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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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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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June 27, 2017
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Emigre Magazine: Design, Discourse and Authorship

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As I was coming of age as a designer I witnessed and was influenced by Emigre Magazine. At the time, we didn’t have blogs, or social media. Therefore, the only places design students were able to look at new work were books and magazines. In the 90s, there were theContinue Reading

June 16, 2017
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Bianca Ng’s “Who is Your Shero?” is a Reminder of How Amazing Women Are

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Graphic Designer and Illustrator, Bianca Ng, is tired of all the negativity that has consumed us since Donald Trump became our president. In no way is she diminishing the concerns regarding Trump as a national leader. In fact, she has become a part of a movement of creatives that areContinue Reading

Louise Fili’s New Font Montecatini Inspired by Art Nouveau and Stile Liberty Posters

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Lousie Fili Ltd recently released their newest, beautiful font, Montecatini on MyFonts. The name Montecatini comes from the majestic spa in northern Tuscany, which appeared in Fellini’s 8 1/2. Visitors seek Montecatini Terme for the healing powers of its mineral waters. Montecatini takes cues from the legendary 1900s Stile LibertyContinue Reading

June 7, 2017
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The Art Direction of Kendrick Lamar’s New Album “DAMN.” is Far from Boring

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Kendrick Lamar’s new album cover for DAMN. has captured the attention of many hiphop fans and graphic design critics. The overall design is being criticized for its basic and “stark simplicity:” the red serif font, Times, and Kendrick Lamar beneath. Vlad Sepetov, the graphic designer behind the cover, defended hisContinue Reading

Who Designed the Star Wars Logo?

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It was the 1970s, disco and sci-fi were taking over the world, but it was not until 1977 that the world jumped into hyperspace never to return. From then on the world has been amazed and inspired by the heroes and villains of Star Wars. It has been more thanContinue Reading

April 21, 2017
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