Design Image of the Day

Prints Image of the Day provides visual inspiration with a roundup of designer images, amusing visuals, graphic design photos, and classic projects that highlight the field at its finest. Posters for rock bands, latter-day promotions for the Russian space program, design-influenced art, we’ve got it all—perfect when you’re looking for inspiration, taking an afternoon work break, or searching for that special something to Tweet.

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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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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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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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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...

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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.