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Kazumasa Nagai: A Japanese Legend

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Kazumasa Nagai is a legendary graphic designer and printmaker hailing from Osaka Prefecture, Japan. After a period of time following his withdrawal from his education in sculpture at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1951, Nagai set out to found the Nippon Design Center, serving asContinue Reading

October 8, 2016
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Jamie Caliri’s Amazing Work for Lemony Snicket’s

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Every now and then we stumble upon something cool, but there are few things that imprint a strong impression on our minds and rest in our hearts forever. One such wonder is the end credits designed by Jamie Caliri for the film Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. SetContinue Reading

October 7, 2016
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The Graphics of Punk Exhibition at the Museum of Brands

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If you’re a punk rock fan and happen to be in London these upcoming months, there’s a reason to be excited—another reason will be when Alfalfa Studio releases the new London Iconic Poster. This week while we were finishing up the last rounds of edits on the London Map, IContinue Reading

October 6, 2016
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A Subversive Pig Hovers Over the Sky of Mexico City

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Since 1977 a giant inflatable pig has been one of the most iconic props at Pink Floyd live performances. Roger Waters continued that tradition through his solo shows. This year was the right time for the pig to soar Mexico City’s sky once more. But this time Waters brought moreContinue Reading

October 5, 2016
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The Art of Typewriting

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Saturday afternoon, I went to the MoMA in NYC to enjoy the last weekend of the Bruce Conner: It’s All True exhibition. After the museum closed, I felt I still wanted more time looking at art so I went to the museum’s bookstore. As always, whenever I visit any typeContinue Reading

October 4, 2016
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The Fox and The Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith

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Books are some of my favorite things. I love to hug them, to smell them, to read them. Then, there are those beautiful books that deserve a special place on your bookshelf. The Fox and The Star is one of them. When I first saw this gem it was loveContinue Reading

October 3, 2016
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Pins Won’t Save the World: Love Trumps Hate

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Earlier this week, over 80 million people from all over the world tuned in to watch the highly anticipated first presidential debate between Trump and Clinton. If you missed the debate, Trever Noah does a pretty great segment about it on The Daily Show. Shortly after the debate, New YorkContinue Reading

October 2, 2016
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The Curious and Quirky Music Video for Over The Rhine

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Desperate for love by Over The Rhine There is always music that we love and videos that stay with us as part of our growing. I still remember the first time a college senior showed us the then newly released music video for the song ‘Desperate for love’. In 2007Continue Reading

October 1, 2016
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The Visual Rebellion of Bruce Conner

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Bruce Conner was an American artist of the post-war era born in California in 1933. He is internationally known for the variety of mediums he used over the years and for his political messages. His work, which includes painting, film, photography, sculpture, performance, drawing, printing and collage, often carries aContinue Reading

September 30, 2016
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A Profiled Future: The New Animation by Geriko

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Even tough every day we get more and more entangled in social media and the new way of “digital life,” there’s a growing concern about the future this way of life is bringing toward us. This was the inspiration behind the new project of Hélène Jeudy and Antoine Caëke’s, AKAContinue Reading

September 29, 2016
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Augmented Fashion with Kailu Guan

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What do you get when you partner contemporary clothing with a digital 4D experience? Well, you get something pretty unprecedented and spectacular. A graduate of Parsons School of Design, designer Kailu Guan has ventured into a new, unknown world of 4D fashion, producing otherworldly pieces of clothing in a revolutionaryContinue Reading

September 28, 2016
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The Branding of Euro 2020

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When it comes to sports graphics, Alfalfa Studio is always up to date. With any fresh news, we make sure you’re the first one to find out. So what’s new this week? The Eurocup 2020! Although we just lived the 2016 Eurocup experience, (with surprises) this week UEFA unveiled aContinue Reading

September 27, 2016
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Africa Rising: Fashion, Design and Lifestyle from Africa

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“Vibrant, bold, and enigmatic. Africa Rising showcases the work of Africa’s young creatives alongside more established artists from the voluptuous continent’s vibrant metropolises.” Great things happen when two powerful forces come together. A clear example is Africa Rising, an extraordinary book co-edited by Gestalten and Design Indaba. Freshly launched fewContinue Reading

September 26, 2016
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Most Expensive Public Toilet You’ll Ever Use

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Photo: Kristopher McKay What is the worst part about NYC? Two words: Public. Restrooms. Italian artist, Maurizio Cattelan changes our perception through his piece “America” at the Guggenheim Musuem. He casted a fully functional toilet made of solid gold. This toilet is open for the public to do their privateContinue Reading

September 25, 2016
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Trippy Music Video Animation by Hoji Tsuchiya

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Hoji Tsuchiya is a Japanese artist based in Berlin. He works in various media including film, animation, and paper. Today, we present a whimsical animation for singer-songwriter Urin Nakayama’s track “Spring Time Old Man,” from the album Mahoroba. I love the experimental look shown throughout the music video. Tsuchiya takesContinue Reading

September 24, 2016
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The Classic Film Posters of Satyajit Ray

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The World knows Indian Filmmaker Satyajit Ray as one of the greatest maestros of 20th-century cinema. His films were relevant to the times, lyrical and humane. As beautiful as the films made by him are the posters that he designed for them. Ray started his career as a graphic designer.Continue Reading

September 23, 2016
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