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04/22/2014: Pantone match Instagram

Clever idea for an Instagram account by Inka Mathew of Green Ink Studio. She takes everyday, small items and and places them over their predominant PMS chip match. For example, behold the Pantone number of the blue Fruit Loop below …

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04/18/2014: Helvetica perfume

Here’s a collection of some creative uses for Helvetica, which include a lager, poster design, and this amusing perfume ad campaign. Helvetica Perfume, cleverly described as the ultimate Modernist perfume, is a product of creative collective Guts & Glory and …

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04/17/2014: Save the Arctic illustration

A look inside the portfolio of Italian illustrator Riccardo Guasco, whose flowing, painterly illustrations evoke Cubism and Di Stijl among other art movements. Below, a poster created for the Save The Arctic movement. More of Guasco’s work can be found …

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04/16/2014: Kelis album cover

Austrailan graphic designer Leif Podhajský brings his distinctive album layout skills to Kelis’ latest, Food. Avoiding the obvious tropes, Podhajský opts for simplicity – a warm color palette and a strong, blocky typeface over a photograph of the singer. Check …

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04/15/2014: Wally Olins tribute

Influential brand consultant Wally Olins has died yesterday and a number have tributes popped up around the internet. Co-founder of British design firm Wolff Olins and founder and chairman of Saffron Brand Consultants, Wally Olins was also a prolific author …

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04/11/2014: Creative Routines graphics

Core77 editor (and former Print editor) Mason Currey collaborated with designer RJ Andrews for this inspirational and intriguing look into the habits of creatives. The result is a book complete fascinating charts showing how composers, authors, artists and other great …

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04/10/2014: Up Global logo process

Brent Couchman gives an excellent process interview of how he created and applied the logo for Seattle-based Up Global, a company that assist entrepreneurial efforts on all levels. It’s impressive to not only see how well the solution works against …

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04/09/2014: Minimalist pop culture icons

Barcelona-based design studio Hey create these instantly recognizable illustrations of pop culture icons on their Instagram account EveryHey. No one is off limits – movie stars (Bill Murray), painters (Pablo Picasso), fairy tale heros (Snow White) and fictional teenage werewolves …

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04/07/2014: Banner illustrations

Alex Walker creates stylized illustrations, many with a science theme and all with a unique perspective. This is one of the banners created for tech site Near Now for the research program Internet of Growing Things. The shaded dot patterns …