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Google Doodle Celebrates 44th Anniversary of Hip Hop

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Last Friday, Google Doodle celebrated Hip Hop’s 44th Anniversary with one of its best interactive doodles to date. Introduced by a lush custom graphic by graffiti artist Cey Adams, you are guided through the origins of hip hop with visual artist and rapper Fab Five Freddy. From it’s inception inContinue Reading

August 13, 2017
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The 1000 Things

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The lobster clasp, the water closet, postcards from Surinam, spiders, how we experience reality, exaltation, and Max’s Kansas City are just a few of the thousand peculiar things contained in The 1000 Things. A website project initiated by LUST and Erik Viskil in The Hague, Netherlands. A sort of digitalContinue Reading

August 12, 2017
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Wearing Your Voice with Fashion and Typography

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One important facet of graphic design is considering how typography sits in physical space. Not necessarily in an architectural sense, although it could apply. I mean that designing messages outside of any digital platform requires an understanding of how the viewer will see it. Billboards, for example, need to be designedContinue Reading

August 11, 2017
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Reissue of Humanscale

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You enter two coffee shops on two separate days to work.  One left you feeling effortlessly comfortable, and the other, constrained to the point of leaving. Which one would you more likely to return to? Pretty obvious, right? The beauty of design is that when it’s done well, no one notices it.Continue Reading

August 10, 2017
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Stimulating Play with Interaction: The Anti-Selfie

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It could be said that the worst designs fail to stimulate or engage the average person. In Graphic Design this can come in many forms, a dull poster or a misinformed approach to branding can both lead to lower user engagement with what is being communicated. But one approach thatContinue Reading

August 9, 2017
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The Fall of Graffiti Artist RD

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One of the graffiti legends has fallen!!! While spending most of my teenage years around Harlem and the Upper East Side, a name I always came across through was RD. The tag of the famous NYC graffiti artist followed me everywhere. I saw his graffiti work on fire hydrants, walls,Continue Reading

August 8, 2017
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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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