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Inspired by Wonder Woman? Top 6 Ads Conquering Female Stereotypes

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Last weekend, I watched Wonder Woman. Honestly, I had no intentions of watching this movie. Don’t get me wrong; I love superheroes. I grew up watching everything from Justice League to X-Men to Teen Titans on CartoonNetwork. Wonder Woman never appealed to me because she seemed very one dimensional and…lameContinue Reading

June 12, 2017
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A Look Into African Contemporary Art by Fondation Louis Vuitton

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There is an interesting art exhibition taking place right now in Paris, France and it involves contemporary African art. I have always been fond to museums that teach the culture of other countries and the Fondation Louis Vuitton museum in no exception. Opened in 2014, the Louis Vuitton museum hasContinue Reading

June 11, 2017
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“Irving Penn: Centennial” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Irving Penn (June 16, 1917 – October 7, 2009) is one of the greatest photographers of the Twentieth century, best known for his fashion photography, portraits, and still lifes. Penn’s career included editorial photography for Vogue magazine and independent advertising work for clients. This retrospective exhibition is for the sake of markingContinue Reading

June 10, 2017
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The LGBTQAlphabet

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President Barack Obama declared June Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month on June 1, 2009. To celebrate a community that, despite being suppressed for so long, has given so much love, creativity, and joy to the world, we are proud to present “The LGBTQAlphabet.” Made with Equinox and TheContinue Reading

June 9, 2017
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Abject Nostalgia in “Night in the Woods”

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WARNING: SPOILERS FOR NIGHT IN THE WOODS Night in The Woods, the narrative driven video game from developer, Infinite Fall, and the mind of Alec Holowka, is like taking a trip home. Your time in the game is spent exploring college dropout Mae Borowski’s hometown of ‘Possum Springs.’  In this town,Continue Reading

June 8, 2017
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Louise Fili’s New Font Montecatini Inspired by Art Nouveau and Stile Liberty Posters

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Lousie Fili Ltd recently released their newest, beautiful font, Montecatini on MyFonts. The name Montecatini comes from the majestic spa in northern Tuscany, which appeared in Fellini’s 8 1/2. Visitors seek Montecatini Terme for the healing powers of its mineral waters. Montecatini takes cues from the legendary 1900s Stile LibertyContinue Reading

June 7, 2017
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Rebuilding the Meaning of CONMEBOL

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South America is one of the central pieces in football. Historically, it plays a major role in this sport full of rich history. This is the continent where legends were born such as Pele, Di Stefano, Maradona, Messi and the list goes on and on. Conmebol is one of the sixContinue Reading

June 6, 2017
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Lotta Nieminen’s New “Cook in a Book” is Everything You Didn’t Know You Wanted Out of a Cookbook

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Teaching a child to cook, even with a cookbook, isn’t easy. So why not cook in a book? Literally. This is the concept of a new book published by Phaidon, illustrated and designed by the extraordinary, Lotta Nieminen. Last week, I attended the panel discussion for the book. I mustContinue Reading

“Scaffold” Controversy at the Walker Art Center

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Last week the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis started preparing to postpone the reopening of their Sculpture Garden in light of many enraged citizens. Sam Durant a Los Angeles artist was shocked when he had heard all the negative attention his sculpture was bringing. Durant had been inspired by anContinue Reading

June 4, 2017
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Abbott Miller Creates a Link Between Dance and Design

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Pentagram’s partner Abbott Miller has created an alphabet out of a dance performance for the new issue of Dance Ink Publication. Inspired by the work of Czech modernist artist Karel Teige, Abbott Miller designed a graphic language based on the choreography by Pam Tanowitz and dancer Melissa Toogood. Abbott took the photos ofContinue Reading

Michael Enten: The Next Destination

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Michael Enten has always surrounded himself with creatives from all walks of life as if it was innate. “I look at it all day, I can’t help but look at it. It’s something that I just notice and critique in my head and something that I’m always thinking about.” Within theContinue Reading

June 2, 2017
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“Samurai Jack”: Designer as Author in the Cartoon Narrative

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WARNING: SPOILERS FOR THE FINAL SEASON OF SAMURAI JACK Designers hold a stake in authorship. As visual storytellers, we express our own narrative told more through form than words. This is a notion masterfully told in Michael Rock’s ‘Designer as Author’ and while his larger point is to show justContinue Reading

June 1, 2017
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Aeropuerto Internacional de México and Their Fail Logo

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Many sayings come to mind when hearing what just happen with the new International airport being constructed in Mexico City. One of them is “you get what you pay for” and the other is in Spanish “lo barato, sale caro” which translate to “Cheap goes Expensive.” Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional deContinue Reading

May 31, 2017
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Stained Glass by Real Estate, an Immersive One-Of-A-Kind Music Video

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Last week, Wieden + Kennedy’s Creative Director Craig Allen teamed up with MediaMonks, a production company to release an amazing, first-of-its-kind music video for Real Estate’s new song “Stained Glass.” It is unlike any music video I’ve ever seen. Real Estate is originally from the Garden State (shout to myContinue Reading

May 30, 2017
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Two Exhibitions of Design Master Franco Grignani

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Most of us know his work, but very few know the name, Franco Grignani. His Woolmark logo was voted ‘Best Logo of all Time’ by Creative Review Magazine in 2011. Designed in 1963, the logo was selected as the symbol of ‘Pure Virgin Wool’ for the International Wool Secretariat. ThisContinue Reading

May 29, 2017
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All Things Hand Painted, Van Zee Sign Co.

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I think the best part about working in Soho, isn’t the beautiful people, the millions of food options, or the history per se, it’s the art and inspiration found in every corner. Colossal Media are constantly painting signs by hand, new shops that dictate style all over the world areContinue Reading