Aaron Kenedi

Shout it Loud and Shout it Proud!

In honor of New York’s Gay Pride Parade this Sunday, we wanted to show off Mirko Ilic’s new poster design for the event, what he calls “a combination of Alexander Rodchenko’s poster, ‘Lengiz-Books’ (1925) and the famous ‘Silence = Death’ (1986) poster about AIDS.” Photo by Igor Mandic. To learn more about the schedule...

You're Invited to a Night of Big Lies and Little Truths

To celebrate the release of the paperback version of Steven Heller’s book Iron Fists: Branding the 20th Century Totalitarian State, (which examines the propaganda campaigns of four of history’s most notorious dictators, Hitler, Lenin, Mussolini, and Mao), Phaidon will host a panel discussion next Wednesday with Heller, Shepard Fairey, and Paul D. Miller (aka...

How to Make Your Own Paper Toy Monster

If you read yesterday’s piece on making paper toy monsters and you were inspired to wander down that perilously addictive road yourself, Garrison Beau Scott (aka baykiddead) himself, has agreed to share some of his tips and tricks with us. Enjoy. The Tools Library card –  for precise folds Tweezers  - for holding/pinching in...

Everything You Need to Know About Paper Toy Monsters (and Much, Much More)

Who knew? Apparently making paper toy monsters is kind of a big deal to a certain small group of art and design enthusiasts. And like street art, break dancing, wrestling, or any other niche art groove, there are heroes, villains, elaborate story lines, and great names (not just of the monsters but of the...

Notes from the Abstract Conference

Last week was the much anticipated (in editorial design circles anyway) Abstract Conference, in Portland, ME. Co-sponsored by AIGA Maine, the conference is a new venture by Condé Nast’s Executive Director of Editorial Development, Scott Dadich, and his dream team of creative friends, including Luke Hayman of Pentagram, Arem Duplessis of the New York...

The Most Excellent Mikser Festival

A little more than a week ago, at almost exactly the same time that Ratko Mladic was being arrested for heinous war crimes and rioting was breaking out in the streets of Belgrade, one of the more impressive arts festivals was taking place right down the road at a sprawling industrial complex where the...

SVA Grads Go From Ideas to "Ideopolis"

Last week the School of Visual Arts graduated its MFA students in the Designer as Author program. Led by co-chairs Steven Heller and Lita Talarico, this is one of the first design programs that asks students to not just create winning work, but to actually execute on their entrepreneurial ideas and turn them into...

Metastazis Is Always Right: Candid Talk From a Design Rebel

A while back Steven Heller wrote a piece for Imprint about a designer so committed to his craft that he used his own blood as ink. Recently I happened to meet that man in person, one Jean-Emmanuel “Valnoir” Simoulin, and after chatting with him for a while, it struck me that working with his own...

Mike Perry Pulls It All Together

It must be fun to be Mike Perry. You think of a book idea, Princeton Architectural Press says sure, they’ll publish it, and then all of your friends, who just happen to be the best, most famous designers in the world, want to contribute. So it is with his newest project, a book on...