Author Archives: Ronson Slagle

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Chwast’s Quote: The Illustrated Words of Maya Angelou

A notable quote from Maya Angelou, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 154 in a weekly series. Submit a quote in the comments (or on Twitter or Facebook), and it will be considered for a future column. For more Seymour Chwast, check out The Last Word, his illustrated column in Print magazine, available from MyDesignShop.com.

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09/18/2014: Godard movie posters

Earlier this week, regular Print contributor Rick Poynor highlighted (in Design Observer) an exhibit at London’s Kemistry Gallery of Hans Hillmann’s movie posters. While the German designer might be relatively unknown, his influence is very evident, and Poynor puts an emphasis on his collaboration with director Jean-Luc Godard.The collaboration starts in the mid-60s and...

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09/15/2014: Graphic Digits book

Numbers in typography have gained significance in recent years, and this new, beautifully-bound book from Viction:ary highlights some of the many way you can think differently when using numerals in your work. The book, entiteld Graphic Digits, shows off  illustrative number forms as well as typographic treatments to highly creative effect. Check out some...

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Chwast’s Quote: The Illustrated Words of e.e. cummings

A notable quote from e.e. cummings, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 153 in a weekly series. Submit a quote in the comments (or on Twitter or Facebook), and it will be considered for a future column. For more Seymour Chwast, check out The Last Word, his illustrated column in Print magazine, available from MyDesignShop.com.

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09/10/2014: Interactive music video

The latest video for lo-fi punk musician Ty Segall’s single, Manipulator, takes the concept to its natural extreme. The interactive website for the video allows viewers to click on any area of the screen to instantly switch out the scene with any number of random images, from 50s aliens to babies to Cyrano De...

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09/09/2014: Simpsons marathon advertising

Still reeling from the 12-day marathon that set ratings records for the new FXX television station and reignited the spark of a 25-year old animated TV show? Not only was the Simpsons marathon a ratings success, it spawned a number of surreal artistic tributes, including this poster, created by Gravillis Inc. The LA-based design...

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09/05/2014: Paper-cut illustration

Paper-cut and paper-fold illustrators seem to be increasing in demand of late. Combining the creativity of illustration with an intricate handmade craft leads to some unexpectedly imaginative results. Take this portfolio from L.A.-based illustrator Elsa Mora whose work borders on the delicate and the surreal. Her papercutting blog is an excellent resource for anyone...

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Chwast’s Quote: The Illustrated Words of Plato

A notable quote from Plato, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 152 in a weekly series. Submit a quote in the comments (or on Twitter or Facebook), and it will be considered for a future column. For more Seymour Chwast, check out The Last Word, his illustrated column in Print magazine, available from MyDesignShop.com.

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09/04/2014: Album artwork

The Designers Republic was charged with a difficult task: design the artwork for a pioneering electronic artist who hadn’t released a new album in over 13 years. The result is an intriguing high concept design for Aphex Twin’s upcoming album Syro. The musician, known for disturbing and unusual images in his artwork, took a...

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09/03/2014: Abram Games exhibit

A new exhibit at the Jewish Museum London features the work of influential designer and artist Abram Games. The British designer, best known for his striking World War II posters, has experienced a bit of a revival lately, his image also graces a new series of stamps issued by the Royal Mail. Click here...