Author Archives: Ronson Slagle

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09/02/2014: Beatles poster

While many promotional materials for the Beatles’ movie A Hard Day’s Night mimicked the style of the album, it’s interesting to see the how artwork for the same movie played for international audiences. For example, this rare poster used for promotion in Japan, takes a completely different approach with layered color, typography and illustration....

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08/29/2014: Coffee infographic

Infographic popularity continues to increase and, to that end, new business ventures focusing on the organizational artform continue to grow and develop. Follygraph, a design studio specializing in stylish graphics suitable for framing opens in mid-September. Prior to opening, the studio has released this useful infographic that aims to make anyone an instant barista....

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08/28/2014: Chinese typography

A nice look at the form and shape of Chinese characters through Cai Peng portfolio. Check out more here. Via Looks Like Good Design.

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Chwast’s Quote: An Illustrated Anonymous Quote

A notable, anonymous quote, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 151 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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08/20/2014: Typography calendar

It’s never too early to be shopping for a 2015 Calendar, and an early contender for designers (and all lovers of type) would be this typography calendar from Workman Publishing. Type history and terms are dropped extensively throughout each month, with rundowns of classic typefaces like Caslon, Matrix, Century and Bauhaus. Check out some...

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Chwast’s Quote: The Illustrated Words of Gloria Steinem

A notable quote from Gloria Steinem, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 149 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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08/19/2014: Paul Rand’s Thoughts on Design

Paul Rand’s 100th birthday was on Friday and his continued influence on design and culture is undeniable. His crucial essay, entitled Thoughts on Design, was written in 1947, revised in 1970 and then drifted out of print by the end of the decade. The book has been reissued with a new forward by Michael...

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Chwast’s Quote: The Illustrated Words of Albert Camus

A notable quote from Albert Camus, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 148 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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08/14/2014: Robin Williams tributes

As tributes continue to flood in for Robin Williams, designers, illustrators and artists also offered their respects to the comedian and Oscar-winning actor whose work affected so many people. A recent round-up of magazine covers show People, Time, Entertainment Weekly, and Hollywood Reporter used portraits and minimal to no typography. There have also been...