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Banksy’s Art-Filled Hotel on Israel

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If you are still looking for a destination for your summer vacation, how about Israel? British guerrilla artist Banksy, who is known for his politically charged works, opened art-filled Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem, five meters from the wall that separates Israel from the Palestinian West Bank, a few monthsContinue Reading

August 7, 2017
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Illustrator Julia Rothman Takes On Citi Summer Streets

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Walking in New York City can be a drag, especially during the summer. Its congested. Its hot and the last thing you want to do is to stay in the streets, or is it? It might be a different story this summer as award-winning illustrator, Julia Rothman, unveiled her artContinue Reading

August 6, 2017
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We The People, a Redesign of the United States Constitution

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The United States Constitution is a carefully crafted doctrine governing of the checks and balances of how America should function. It’s first three words “We The People” declare that politics and citizenry are inseparable in deciding the countries policies and practices. Despite this, politics and the people feel more atContinue Reading

August 5, 2017
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National Geographic, Travel Photographer of the Year 2017

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National Geographic has announced the winners of its acclaimed Travel Photographer of the Year 2017 competition. The winner of grand prize is Mexican photographer Sergio Tapiro Velasco whose photo named The Power of Nature features an erupting volcano with a perfectly-timed lightning strike. A panel of judges said there wereContinue Reading

August 4, 2017
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“In a Heartbeat” – Animated Short Film by Beth David and Esteban Bravo

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A year ago, two talented Ringling College of Art and Design students, Beth David and Esteban Bravo, created a Kickstarter for their senior thesis animation. Their goal was to raise 3k. They were blown away by supporters when they raised over 10k. Finally, two days ago they released their highly-anticipatedContinue Reading

August 3, 2017
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USSR: Textile Propaganda

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We censure the late USSR for their harsh methods, their utopic ideas, and their totalitarian approach to socialism but we’ve got to give them credit for this: they surely knew how to create beautiful looking propaganda! Their red, yellow and black propaganda created a style that changed design forever, butContinue Reading

August 2, 2017
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Kid Rock Releases Branding and Merchandise for 2018 Senate Run

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Popular Rap Rocker Kid Rock is throwing in his bid for the United States Senate in 2018. You probably already know this, but if not I apologize for being the bearer of bad news. He recently released a series of promotional merchandise that includes t-shirts, bumper stickers, hats, and muchContinue Reading

August 1, 2017
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The Premier League 2016/17 Season Annual

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By this time most of you know how much we are fans of soccer, here at Alfalfa Studio, especially me of the Premier League. Whether it’s recent transfer news, rumors, illustrations, and even animations, bet to believe I am up to date. This past season was good. Things went backContinue Reading

July 31, 2017
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Alfalfa Studio’s Top Album Covers

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This Sunday, I thought I should present something lighthearted to you readers. No design critics, no reviews, and no opinions, just some good old fun with the crew. Last week, I asked our designers at Alfalfa Studio what were their favorite album covers. This is a difficult question, especially forContinue Reading

July 30, 2017
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MFMOMA Will Text It’s Art To You

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The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has about 34,000 works of art in it’s collection. Unfortunately, you will only find around a fraction of those works at a time. “A little under 2,000 of them are on view at any one time in the galleries,” said Keir Winesmith, theContinue Reading

July 29, 2017
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The Poetry Foundation Rebranding by Michael Bierut

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I haven’t thought about poetry since elementary school. I loved creative writing and making up crazy, intricate stories, but I hated poetry. It was never my thing. I hated rhyming, and I could never form elegant sentences. I was not very poetic. Earlier in July, Michael Bierut helped the PoetryContinue Reading

July 28, 2017
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Graphic Design Meets VR / AR / MR

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In recent years, we saw that virtual reality (VR) was used for everything imaginable, such as for entertainment, gaming, education, and so on. Someone might enjoy a favorite movie with a head-mounted display as if they were having a dinner with a beautiful actress or someone might explore a spooky cave withContinue Reading

July 27, 2017
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Gilles de Brock: Bizarre, Bold, Beautiful

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Graphic Designer and Art Director Gilles de Brock has an idiosyncratic approach: exploring new visual possibilities inspired by the ever changing media around us. His creations often find their final expression as posters, most notably, his work for the Stadium Generale at the KABK in The Hague, Holland. The posters offer aContinue Reading

July 26, 2017
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Michael Rock and His @Microcritique

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Do you know Michael Rock? If not, what is wrong with you? He and his design studio, 2×4, have created some of the most celebrated works of the 20th Century. Their clients range from Nike to Prada, high-end fashion meeting sneaker culture with Google, and Harvard occupying the middle-ground. The workContinue Reading

July 25, 2017
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Super Cool NBA Emoji by Stefano Colferai

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These past weeks, basketball has been highlighted on all the sports channels. Whether it’s the draft, Lonzo Ball heading to the Lakers, Steph Curry receiving the richest contract in NBA history, or PG-13 partnering up with Russell Westbrook in OKC, the talk is there. Maybe some of you don’t knowContinue Reading

July 24, 2017
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Girl’s Night Out: Ladies, Wine Design

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We can be our worst critics. This is especially the case with women, and at its worst, it manifests as women undermining other women. Unfortunately, it’s no different between some female graphic designers. “She obviously slept with her business partner to get her position.” “Jessica got to where she isContinue Reading

July 23, 2017
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