Author Archives: Ronson Slagle

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08/13/2014: California drought infographic

Creating great infographics is no easy task. John T. Meyer of Lemonly shows you how in two short weeks. Sign up now. If you’re not aware of the current extended drought in California, this simple interactive infographic from the L.A. Times uses color and repetition to create impact, showing how, especially recently, the lack...

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08/12/2014: Game of Thrones map

Even if you watch the show more for the gore and incestuous romances, it’s always good to know Westeros from The Wall. Now, you can get around the Game of Thrones lands with ease. This map, created by GoT superfan Michael Tyznik uses his talent to create a truly detailed transit map, inspired by...

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08/11/2014: Charity event poster

This poster, commemorating the 10-year anniversary of a charity event was smartly designed by Bob Ewing and Bryan Beaver. The event, a two-day concert festival to help Kammy’s Kause, focused on the theme of “blood, sweat and tears” and chose to use the magenta, yellow and cyan plates to symbolize each. It’s well-executed and...

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08/08/2014: French festival poster

This striking festival poster is from Paris-based designers Thomas Couderc and Clément Vauchez who operate under the name Helmo. The daring use of color, typography and photography in their work sets them apart and their portfolio is worth checking out. Via Grain Edit.

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Chwast’s Quote: The Illustrated Words of Johnny Carson

A notable quote from Johnny Carson, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 147 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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08/06/2014: The Illustrated Andy Warhol

To celebrate what would have been Andy Warhol’s 86th birthday, Brainpickings points to the review of a recent book entitled This is Warhol, written by Catherine Ingram and punctuated with illustrations by Andrew Rae. The illustration-style is a perfect complement to Warhol’s artwork and includes an look at his  constantly expanding universe. Check out...

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08/04/2014: Venn Diagram Google Doodle

As seems to be the norm these days, Mike Dutton and his team have delivered the latest Google Doodle, a tribute to John Venn’s 180 birthday, in a way that is clever, interactive and entertaining. According to an article in the Washington Post, Dutton attributes brainstorms with “sound logic and silliness” as the source...

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08/01/2014: Special event hand drawn type

Erik Marinovich gives some insight into his exploratory process for a Mastercard Stand Up To Cancer benefit. It’s an interesting look at the process of hand drawn type from someone who excels in the craft. Via Friends of Type.

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Chwast’s Quote: An Illustrated Traditional Quote

A notable traditional quote, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 147 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.