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03/25/2014: Portlandia Activity Book

Portlandia, the popular IFC show midway through its fourth season, now directs its keen eye for satire toward print. This well-designed, companion, activity book takes on similar subject matter with similar wit. Written by Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen and Jonathan …

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03/24/14: Branding book cover

Created by Boon Design, this clean, retro-style workbook by A Hundred Monkey’s Eli Altman is perfect in both style and function. Tonally, it also hits the mark (Don’t Call It That is also a pretty hilarious name for a brand …

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03/21/2014: Beethoven poster project

Jessica Svendsen, Yale School of Art grad now employed at Pentagram, handled Michael Bierut’s 100 Days Workshop in a spectacular way. Redesigning this Josef Müller-Brockmann, each approach plays with space and typography, and there are several excellent solutions, all in …

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Chwast’s Quote: The Illustrated Words of Ernest Hemingway

A notable quote from Ernest Hemingway, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 129 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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03/19/2014: Design and Violence animated gifs

As part of MoMA’s Design & Violence series, Christoph Niemann created this excellent series of animated gifs that change the tools of war into games by altering the original intent of their design. The series, entitled Commoditized Warfare, takes its …

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03/18/2014: Le Corbusier book

The wonderfully designed book The Legacy of Corbusier, is a project designed by SVA student Enle Li. From the cover to the gallery spreads, its simple, yet beautiful approach well suits the legendary architect. Check out additional images here. Via …

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03/14/2014: Food maps

Food stylist Caitlin Levin and photographer Henry Hargreaves collaborated to make these inventive maps, built from the region’s most famous foods. Italy is rendered in tomatoes, the entire continent of South America is transformed into citrus fruits and the United …

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03/13/2014: Pufff typeface

Pufff, as indicated by its name, is a very full-figured, blocky typeface designed by Rob Keller. For what seems mainly to be an artful display typeface, Pufff’s details include a large number punctuation variations and even a Greek alphabet variation. …

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Chwast’s Quote: The Illustrated Words of Adolph Hitler

A quote from Adolf Hitler, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 128 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 …