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Weekend Heller: Plagiarism, No. Thanksgivanukkha, Si.

If you’re looking for a definition of plagiarism look below and read this story about a ripoff of Louise Fili’s logo for a Texas restaurant, Aventino, from LogoThief. There’s copying and then there’s COPYING. And seriously, if you’re going to copy, don’t do every little graphic flourish.

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Elegantissima: The Exhibition and The Boudoir

Elegantissima,: The Design and Typography of Louise Fili, the monograph by Louise Fili, is now an exhibition with the same name opening on Thursday, November 21 at The Memorial Gallery at Farmingdale State College.

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Smack It, Crack It, Chip It, Melt It

Who remembers the jingle with the tagline BO-NO-MO-OH-OH-OH . . . TURKISH TAFFY. Originally distributed through Woolworth’s stores in large sheets from which pieces were broken off with a ball-peen hammer.

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Create Websites That Communicate & Sell

HOW Design University instructor Bill Haig Ph.D. has created a new breakthrough course in website design starting November 18. The course is focused on that important function of the company website – increasing conversion rates at first glance. When a …

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To Abstract Or Not Abstract?

Sagi Haviv explores his firm’s past in pioneering the abstract logo and discusses whether or not to implement abstract concepts. To illustrate his point, he takes you behind the scenes of bold identity projects, such as Conservation International (shown above).

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Weekend Heller: Reveling in Rand

Just returned from the MODA (Museum of Design Atlanta) exhibition Paul Rand: Defining Design, and if you have any reason to be in Atlanta do not miss it. Culled from many collections are original collages and comps for some key work and many printed pieces that will surprise even the most avid Rand-fan. Here are some highlights.

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The Forgotten Typographic Art of Price Tags

Next to cash register receipts, common price tags are arguably the most taken for granted pieces of graphic design. Many today are rendered by computer, so why bother showering them with respect. Some are, of course, handwritten without the flair of a true letterer. And most are stock designs that come from a few different business stationery outlets that sell various merchant necessities.

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Mad (Magazine) Crazy…

At a time before cable television and the internet, “Mad Magazine” truly ruled and paved the way for “National Lampoon” and Saturday Night Live.

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Windows 1.0: No, Not Microsoft

In 1952 Robert Kretschmer, former Display Manager of the Wilber Rogers and Ann Lewis Department Stores, wrote a book on “Window and Interior Display: The Principles of Visual Merchandizing.” Funnily, little has changed since then, even in this digital age. Window display design (and window dressers), or as he called them “the displayman,” is still highly valued in the marketing arena.