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07/07/2014: Creative city guidebooks

These well-designed travel guides from Victionary pull together the best locales for creatives in six big cities: New York, London, Tokyo, Barcelona, Berlin, Paris. The series is called CITIx60, named for the 60 creatives who handpicked the spots highlighted in …

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07/03/2014: Design Observer site redesign

Nothing faces more scrutiny than when a respected graphic design source redesigns its website. Design Observer unveiled its new look early this week, and in addition to new contributors, the site received a facelift with new a color scheme, typefaces, …

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Chwast’s Quote: The Illustrated Words of Franz Kafka

A notable quote from Franz Kafka, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 143 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 …

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07/02/2014: Sawdust typeface

Innovative typography designers Sawdust have created elegant, modern typefaces for Fast Company, Esquire and Communication Arts. Below is their latest work for a Wired UK feature, which uses a lot of great contours and spokes to create the forms. Check …

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06/27/2014: World Cup stamps

In continuing the spirit of the 2014 World Cup, Portuguese design studio MAAN created this stamp collection, with bold colors and patterns that represent the nations involved. Check out the complete collection here, which also includes a custom logo, label …

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Chwast’s Quote: The Illustrated Words of Michele Bachmann

A notable quote from Michele Bachmann, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 142 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 …

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06/26/2014: Royal College of Art student poster

This is a detail from Laura Jouan’s RCA art degree show, Posterland. The project, which plays with the basic concept of the poster, uses materials to explore the idea of communication. This poster, entitled “Over Here, Here Over,” is a …

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06/24/2014: Lettering Advice

RDA winner and New Visual Artist Nathan Yoder recently offered up advice on his work with type and hand-lettering and offers some sound advice. Yoder covers everything from techniques on how to get started and larger, philosophical questions you need …

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06/23/2014: Utah photo series Kickstarter project

London-based photographer and designer Anthony Gerrace has taken to Kickstarter for his latest project, a study of the American South and Southwest, called Box Elder. Named for the county in Utah where Robert Smithson created his famous Spiral Jetty, Gerrace …

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06/20/2014: Pocket Art Director

Ready for a product that takes charge of your creative life once and for all? Well, how about a highly-amusing, 20-sided die that offers random pieces of advice that will, at the very least, keep your creativity moving. The creative …