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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08/06/2014: 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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07/28/2014: Trident gum packaging

Props to Hani Douaji for his clever packaging solution for Trident X-tra Care gum. While it might be easy to make the leap that the rows of hard-shelled gum look like teeth, the execution of the illustrations and logo placement here are expert. The detail of adding a pink tint to the foil interior...

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07/25/2014: Robby Leonard portfolio site

Bright, retro, and wildly entertaining, New York-based designer Robby Leonard’s portfolio site has deservedly garnered a lot of attention recently (it was also recently included in the June issue of Print). It was included on this list of 40 inspirational portfolio sites and why not? With an interactive theme and callbacks to Super Mario...

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07/23/2014: Four & Sons magazine

A digital magazine combining dogs and culture might be enough for most people, but the team behind Four & Sons has also assembled a beautiful print edition. It’s first issue was just made available and everything about it – from the typography choices to the striking photography – make it a quality keepsake for any...

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07/22/2014: Typography with mail

Type Directors Club awarded Niral Parekh’s “Type of Letters” project with best in show in its annual Communication Design competition. The project involved a customized mail sorter and using various envelopes, postcards and packages to create a number of typographic solutions, including the word “type,” the New York Times Magazine logo, the @ symbol...

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07/21/2014: Kid O packaging

Bold colors, san serif fonts and simple, clean design. Studio Lin does an excellent job reflecting the style and clean design of the Kid O baby toys. Other nice touches include turning line art versions on one side of the box and using a neutral brown to note the practical information about the toys....