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Design Inspiration: Annik Troxler’s Posters for Willisau Jazz Festival

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Willisau Jazz Festival has always been a part of Annik Troxler‘s life. Pioneered by her father, Graphic Designer Niklaus Troxler, its not a doubt she that knows this festival quite well. For many years, Annik Troxler has created posters for this festival, unleashing her wild side on their posters. LikeContinue Reading

November 26, 2017
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Hope Gangloff: Color the Mundane

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Hope Gangloff only paints those who she holds dearest. Faintly similar to the works of Vienna Secessionists Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, she turns the mundane into the extraordinary. With her wildly beautiful color palette, she paints relatable scenes of a New Yorker’s mundane life. Just take a look at these paintings!Continue Reading

November 25, 2017
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Stephen Shore: The Original Instagram Star and in the MoMA

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Stephen Shore, an American photographer known for his images of banal scenes and objects, recently held his retrospective exhibition in the MoMA. Shore has worked with many forms of photography, from cheap automatic cameras to large-format cameras, pioneering a unique use of color. He later worked with digital photography, digitalContinue Reading

November 24, 2017
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Design Inspiration: Gail Bichler

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The New York Times Magazine‘s Design Director, Gail Bichler is all about collaboration. When she moved to Minneapolis to work on her freelance career, she realized the importance of having a design community. I was very isolated for a while. I wanted to continue making books for publishers and museums,Continue Reading

November 23, 2017
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The Balloons of the 2017 Macy’s Day Parade

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The holidays are right around the corner. Tomorrow, many of us will be celebrating and gathering with our loved ones for Thanksgiving. This holiday marks the beginning of a season of festivity and celebrations. Besides eating turkey or watching the classic NFL games, the highlight of Thanksgiving is the Macy’s Day Parade.Continue Reading

November 22, 2017
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40 Years/40 Posters: The Steppenwolf Theatre

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Founded in 1974 by Gary Sinise, Terry Kinney, and Jeff Perry, Steppenwolf Theatre Company is recognized as the premier ensemble theater in the world. To celebrate their 40th Anniversary, they created a collection of 40 beautiful posters. Ogilvy & Matter Chicago was in charge of the project. The agency assembled 40Continue Reading

November 21, 2017
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220 Metro Maps Simplified

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Think back to the last time you viewed a map of the metro system. Are you ever confused by all of the different lines and text? A designer, Peter Dovak, feels the same as you and has created a project called Mini Metros. He simplified 220 international cities’ maps ofContinue Reading

November 20, 2017
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Metro Cards: An Undervalued Medium All Around the World

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about Barbara Kruger’s limited edition metro card. So, I started thinking about MetroCards. Almost every person in a city has them. When you visit a city with a metro line, chances are you walk away with a card in your pocket. As such, theyContinue Reading

November 19, 2017
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Bon Voyage: a Heart-wrenching Animation by Fabio Friedli

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Migration is a phenomenon that has existed for millennia. Humans, as well as animals, are forced to migrate to escape difficult situations. To leave everything behind is not an easy choice or even a choice for most. Immigrants flee wars, inhumane conditions, lack of opportunity, forced labor camps, hunger, discrimination, and otherContinue Reading

November 18, 2017
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Design Inspiration: Illustrator Karolis Strautniekas

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Looking at one of Karolis Strautniekas‘ illustrations is like sticking your head through a looking glass. Many of them are familiar, yet with his distinctive style, it paints a moody, lush scene. In an interview with Blogger Karolis Masilionis, his work is best described as: Highly textured, metaphoric, vivid and foggy atContinue Reading

November 17, 2017
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Michelangelo Exhibit Opens at the Met

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A Michelangelo exhibit opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday. Not only did the Metropolitan Museum of Art succeed in putting together an exhibit of one of the most renowned artists of all time, the exhibit pulls together a vast amount of works from public and private collections. ThisContinue Reading

November 16, 2017
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What Will Happen If We Let Programers Design?

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Reddit had a design competition called “Programmer Humor.” This time the competition was different because it was for programmers all over the world who usually sit in the back and code for designers, making their designs come true. Let’s look beyond whether the designs were useful or not. If you take someContinue Reading

November 15, 2017
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The Most Iconic Fashion Items

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New York’s Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, is hosting the exhibition “Items: Is Fashion Modern?” It showcases 111 items of clothing and accessories that had a strong impact on the world in the 20th and 21st Centuries. “Items: Is Fashion Modern” exhibits a wide range of well-known clothing like Levi’sContinue Reading

November 14, 2017
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The Inspiring Discussion on Amplify’s Posters

Graphic Designer Bianca Mitchell-Reyes and Graphic Designer Rafael Esquer

There’s something beautiful to be seen when one uses their power to bring others up. That is what I saw this past Friday when I accompanied Rafael for his presentation at MAD. A room filled with bright-eyed students, seasoned graphic designers and artists presented their projects. These projects weren’t justContinue Reading

November 13, 2017
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The Hope and Legacy Painter Tamara Natalie Madden Left Behind

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It broke my heart to find out that the very talented Tamara Natalie Madden passed away last week. Like her work, she was a fine example of a strong, resilient female painter who stayed true to herself. Despite Madden’s deteriorating health throughout a majority of her career, she flourished. SheContinue Reading

November 12, 2017
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Minimal lIllustrations by Airbnb

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Every day as I grab the subway and look up, I notice how various ad campaigns are starting to look alike. Most companies have opt to go towards a very minimalistic approach where its vector illustrations are accompanied with monochromatic colors. Companies such as Casper and Oscar have adopted this style.Continue Reading

November 11, 2017
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Animation