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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

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

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While taking a walk through Soho, it’s hard not to notice the Supreme logo stamped on every Hypebeast Kid clothing. Throughout the past years or decades, Supreme has become one of the most successful and iconic street fashion brands. What started in the streets of Soho NYC in the earlyContinue Reading

April 22, 2017
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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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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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Could This Be the New Post-Brexit Passport?

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Whether you were for it or against it, the June 2016 Brexit referendum vote that sent the United Kingdom out of the European Union was a monumental decision that rocked the entire world. Regardless of how you felt about Brexit, the lives of the citizens of the UK were boundContinue Reading

April 19, 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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The New Face of Volleyball Canada

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Once I read a quote from the designer, Linden Leader, where he said “I strive for two things in design: simplicity and clarity. Great design is born of those two things.” I agree with this quote 100% which is why I found it weird to see such a bad designContinue Reading

April 17, 2017
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The Artwork for the Recent Ghost in the Shell Film Outshines the Film

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Ghost in the Shell has always been cool, whether you know it or not. Remember the Matrix? The creators of the Matrix have admitted to have been heavily influenced by this Japanese animated classic. From existentialist philosophy and artificial intelligence, the original Japanese animation dazzled many science fiction fans with,Continue Reading

April 16, 2017
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s New Statue Isn’t the Only Statue You Should Be Scared Of

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The mega-heartthrob of the football world, Cristiano Ronaldo, recently had an airport renamed in his honor. The Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport, previously known as the Madeira Airport, is a site for bustling travelers and tourists in Portugal… and a horrifying new commemorative bronze bust of the Madrid football star created byContinue Reading

April 15, 2017
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Advice to the Young Artist

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Are you a young artist? Are you looking for creative guidance? Or perhaps you might be in the mood to watch a fun animation…then, Advice to the Young Artist is for you. As we prepare to wrap the work week, I’d like to share a precious short film. Advice toContinue Reading

April 14, 2017
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Do You Know of Any Black Designers?: Diversity in Design

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Where Are All of the Black Designers? In 2017, I ask you: Where are all the black designers? I can count one, and that’s me. ONE. Okay, but where is everyone else? Can you think of one prominent designer that is black? I don’t know about you, but it’s feelsContinue Reading

April 13, 2017
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Joe Harris (1928-2017): The Man Behind Trix Rabbit

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On March 26, Joe Harris, commercial illustrator, passed away at 89 years old in his home in Connecticut, but his legendary characters will live on forever. Harris was the man that brought to life the famous Trix Cereal rabbit. It was in the 1950s while working at the advertising firmContinue Reading

April 12, 2017
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“Tokyo Storefront” Illustrations by Mateusz Urbanowicz

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The beauty of the eye being able to catch something beautiful instantaneously is amazing. There are things that actually become unnoticed in our everyday life but if we took the chance to observe it, we would notice the beauty of it. As life becomes more modern and especially in theContinue Reading

April 11, 2017
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DoubleDay’s Double-Down on Dan Brown

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Imagine walking into a coffee shop early in the morning before work. You’re hungry and tired because you overslept your alarm by 20 minutes, so you had to skip breakfast. After looking at the menu you order a croissant and a latte. Both come out on time, and taste fine,Continue Reading

April 10, 2017
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Top 3 Title Sequences for Television Now

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These days, title sequences for television are more than merely introducing characters, they play a vital role in it’s identity. Studios create sophisticated mini films that sometimes, are more engaging than the actual show. Personally, I look forward to title sequences for new shows because they are just so lush and breathtaking. IContinue Reading

April 9, 2017
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A New South by Southwest Logo is Revealed for Upcoming Events

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SXSW, also known as, South by Southwest, is the most famous yearly event in Austin, Texas. It encompasses a series of conferences and festival dedicated to music, film and interactive industries. It has greatly contributed to the positioning of Austin as a city for creativity. Throughout the years SXSW hadContinue Reading

April 8, 2017
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