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Jim Phillips’ Screaming Hand Transforms Skateboard Culture

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It was Santa Cruz-based illustrator and designer Jim Phillips who designed one of the most iconic symbols in skateboard and surf culture: Santa Cruz’s Screaming Hand. He began working as a professional illustrator in the 60s, but it wasn’t until 1975 that his career took off; that’s when he joinedContinue Reading

April 1, 2017
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“No Borders” Is Your Chance to Help Artists Help Refugees

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Now more than ever, we need to support those in need that are experiencing injustices, especially refugees. On Sunday, April 2, we have an opportunity. “No Borders: A Benefit Exhibition to Support the ACLU & International Refugee Assistance Project” features over 100 prints, drawings, paintings, and sculptures donated by artistsContinue Reading

March 31, 2017
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Miniature Urban Architecture by Joshua Smith

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I have always been fascinated with miniature art. The fact that you get to see architecture and an everyday object so small with intricate details is awesome. You get to appreciate, not only the overall look but even the small details that give an architectural structure a style. The artistContinue Reading

March 30, 2017
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Mirages and Miracles: Handmade + Hand-coded

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Many people fear the eventual decline of traditional fine arts as modern technology continues to pave the way for advanced artistic media and methods. With the emergence of things like augmented and virtual reality, art is increasingly developing and evolving to unprecedented heights. So how do we continue to growContinue Reading

March 29, 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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One Airbnb – One Line, One Love, One World by Jonathan Calugi

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One Airbnb is a new collaboration with artist Jonathan Calugi who is based in Pistoia, Italy. Calugi is known for his beautiful, minimal digital line drawings. His whimsical illustrations remind me of the childhood game where you closed your eyes and drew. Often, he only uses a few colors andContinue Reading

March 27, 2017
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Pete Souza’s Replacement

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It’s been a little more than 60 days since trump has taken the oath of office but it hasn’t gone swimmingly, to say the least. It seems like Trump is an egotistical demigod who is obsessed with his self-image and self-worth. That got me thinking: as a president who’s havingContinue Reading

March 26, 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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NASA’s Poster for the Newly Discovered Planet TRAPPIST-1e is Captivating

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In February 2017, NASA discovered a new solar system with seven potentially habitable planets close to the dwarf-star, TRAPPIST-1. Out of the seven planets, there are three planets in the “just right” zone. These three planets are TRAPPIST-1e, TRAPPIST-1f, and TRAPPIST-1g. Is TRAPPIST-1e really the “Voted Best ‘Hab Zone’ VacationContinue Reading

March 24, 2017
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Byron Doodles

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The London agency Clubhouse Studios has redesigned the burger chain Byron’s website. The design has a strong focus on illustration, with featured work from Alec Doherty, Andrew Rae and Alice Bowsher. The illustrations appear throughout the website’s navigation; helping to guide the user through various brand stories and adds visualContinue Reading

March 23, 2017
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20 Years of Experimental Jetset

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Since starting 20 years ago, Amsterdam-based studio Experimental Jetset has been a party of three. Marieke Stolk, Erwin Brinkers, and Danny Van Den Dungen met while attending Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. The three young students shared a common passion for design, art, and music. Music gave them the resolutionContinue Reading

March 22, 2017
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Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters by Fuel

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Beer doesn’t make you fat! It makes you lean… against the tables, chairs, and basically anything. Last week was St. Patricks day, where we embrace celebrating with beers. But every day we are also constantly reminded to take it easy with alcoholic beverages. Throughout recent years, we’re constantly reminded ofContinue Reading

March 21, 2017
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World Chess Championship Venue Branding in NYC by Shuka Design

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When I think of World Chess Championship, branding does not immediately pop into my mind. To me, chess is a difficult and intellectually stimulating game for serious people. I imagine everyone super focused on their next chess move and not on the visual elements of the championship. ShuKa Design, aContinue Reading

March 20, 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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50 T-shirts. 50 Artists

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50 of the world’s most influential designers & illustrators have come together to create an exclusive t-thirt collection. What’s better? 50% of the proceeds go to UK charity Trekstock, to support young adults with cancer. So who are some of those 50 artists? Alec Doherty, Trevor Jackson, Hey Studio, Mucho,Continue Reading

March 18, 2017
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IKEA Redesigns the Way You Assemble Your Furniture

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This new wedge dowel contraption will simplify the love-hate relationship you have with your furniture. I know it will simplify mine. The thought of moving anything with my dainty fawn arms makes my back ache and my head hurt. It’s only been two months since the shelves scrapped the beautifulContinue Reading

March 17, 2017
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