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Life is Magnanimous: Rebeca Méndez and I

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There is one reason why I became the designer that I am today: Rebeca Mendez. It all goes back to more than two decades ago when I was starting out. I had completed an Associate’s Degree in Los Angeles and I was working as an art director for a bilingualContinue Reading

September 14, 2017
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The Artsy Four Four Two Magazine Cover

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If you’re a football fan and also happen to love art, I bet you’ll be even more excited for this concept cover for the September issue of Four Four Two. For those of you who don’t know what’s Four Four Two, today you’ll be intrigued about these magazines. Four Four Two is one of the mostContinue Reading

September 13, 2017
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Sports Graphics

Japanese Traditional Confection × Scandinavian Design

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The Japanese gallery and cafe, MUSTAKIVI, collaborated with old Japanese confectionery, Nakano Hompo. Together, they released a pretty amazing makeover of the traditional Japanese confection, Yokan. This makeover a twist of Scandinavian graphic design. Fujiwo Ishimoto, a Helsinki-based Japanese textile and ceramic artist, who also used to work at Marimekko, combined the traditional JapaneseContinue Reading

September 12, 2017
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What if Michael Bay Made Waffles? By David Ma

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There isn’t a single person who hasn’t at least heard of Buzzfeed’s Tasty. The only thing Millennials love more than taking photos of their food is watching videos about food. I don’t want to share how many hours I’ve spent watching tutorials on how to make extravagant grilled cheeses, butContinue Reading

September 11, 2017
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Film & TV

Montreal Impact Creative Match Day Posters

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While most of the leagues in the world are just starting out, leagues like the MLS are a little past mid season. The major league soccer without no doubt is growing to become an elite and competitive league but still has some way to go. One of the main issuesContinue Reading

September 10, 2017
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French Artist JR Showcases Provoking Artwork

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French artist JR, known for his stunning installations in Rio De Janeiro and large-scale paintings in New York, created his latest thought-provoking artwork in Tecate, Mexico. This art piece lies between the United States and Mexico border town, depicting a young Mexican boy named Kikito. As you may know, this pieceContinue Reading

September 9, 2017
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Social Impact

Medium Switches Logo, But For How Long Will It Last?

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Within two years after the release of Medium’s previous logo change, the online publishing platform has found another face for its company. In 2015, Medium opted for a more colorful, three-dimensional logo that received a lot of backlash for its lack of originality and vague message. Now, in 2017, theyContinue Reading

September 8, 2017
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Burning Man 2017

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Have you ever heard of Burning Man? Burning Man is an annual event, described as an experiment in community and art, influenced by ten main principles: “radical” inclusion, self-reliance, and self-expression, as well as community cooperation, civic responsibility, gifting, decommodification, participation, immediacy, and leaving no trace.  Artists, musicians, performers, dancers, andContinue Reading

September 7, 2017
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Watch Your Favorite Creatives in Action on Twitch

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Bored to death, I turned on my boyfriend’s old Xbox 360 to watch YouTube while I cooked. While scrolling through his feed, something caught my eye, “Illustrator Shawna X Live Stream.” Um, yes, please! But of course, it wasn’t live streamed. This video is a little over a year old.Continue Reading

September 6, 2017
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Dumb Questions for Smart Designers

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I’m extremely grateful that there is a wealth of information about designers today. From podcasts to interviews to Instagram, it’s like we actually know the designer behind the name. My favorite part about the design community is how open, honest, and genuine most people are. When we read interviews, theyContinue Reading

September 5, 2017
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YouTube Embraces Itself in New Rebrand

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“We have the word tube in a tube. This is weird. No one knows what this is,” Christopher Betti, an Art Director at YouTube, said in a recent Verge article on the logo change. Now that he mentions it, I don’t have a connection to YouTube’s original logo. Although it successfully suggested theContinue Reading

September 4, 2017
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Famous Japanese Comic Book Poster for Each of Tokyo Metro’s 171 Stations

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In Japan, every kid must grow up with their own favorite manga (comics) magazine. We Japanese can’t live without manga. No manga, no life. Shonen Jump, the magazine which is a weekly manga anthology published in Japan, turns 50 this year, and they’re celebrating by giving Tokyo commuters something toContinue Reading

September 3, 2017
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The Notorious Conor McGregor Commercial by Beats

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Did we just live through the biggest fight of all time or the biggest show of all time? I’m referring to the highly anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. Moneyboy Floyd, the greatest boxer of this era, and the Notorious McGregor, the best UFC fighter in the octagon,Continue Reading

September 2, 2017
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Remembering the Great Cartoonist Rius

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One of the greatest Mexican cartoonists of all time has put his pen down. A couple weeks ago, Eduardo del Rio, also known as Rius passed away, leaving behind a great legacy. Rius was a self-taught Mexican caricaturist that used his main weapon (a pen) to attack social issues inContinue Reading

September 1, 2017
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Bringing Ukiyo-e to Life

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For centuries, Ukiyo-e mesmerized the world. This traditional Japanese art genre dominated Japanese culture between the 17th and 19th century, capturing unique landscapes, informal slice-of-life sceneries, and historical stories. Today, Animator Segawa Junki has brought to life these iconic pieces of art in an quirky and surreal manner. Junki, alsoContinue Reading

August 31, 2017
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The Stop-Motion Animation of the Rush Hour in Tokyo “1/100 TRAIN Station”

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If you are planning to travel to Tokyo, I would advise you to avoid using train early in morning around 8am. The commuter rush was terrible. Crowds of people living around Tokyo commute there simultaneously and the train is packed. You might miss the train like I did, simply because theContinue Reading

August 30, 2017
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