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02/12/2014: Optical illusion typeface

Design student Martzi Hegedűs created this surprisingly functional typeface based on the famous Penrose triangle, an optical illusion akin to MC Escher’s “impossible objects.” Check out how the typeface came together here. Via Wired.

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02/06/2014: Cuban film posters

There’s a lot of inventiveness in both illustration and design in this Flickr gallery of Cuban movie posters from the last 50 years, collected by the Danish Film Institute. Via Design Observer. Submit design and illustration work for consideration in …

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02/04/2014: Amsterdam railway map

Because they present very specific information, maps can often be very unwieldy and aimless in their design. This is not the case for this Amsterdam railway map redesign, by zero per zero which manages to incorporate a tulip (one of …

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02/03/2014: Valentine’s Day postcards

The latest from MOO’s Luxe Project comes in the form of Stefan Bucher’s Valentine Postcards. The 10-card set, entitled “Love Cells,” consists of several hand drawn patterns that include that feature some very subtle hearts. Proceeds from purchases of the …

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01/31/2014: Typographic short film

The Taste Gap, Ira Glass’ advice about success in the creative field, was transformed into an short film by Daniel Sax. The film uses a number of inventive methods to make the words come to life and adds weight to …

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01/30/2014: Dog snack packaging

This entertaining packaging Whitebites rawhide sticks by Cecilia Uhr is definitely distinctive enough to stand out on the shelves. But the quirks also have function as, according to Uhr, the “teeth” in the packaging allows the customer to see the …

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01/29/2014: Typographic mural

During AIGA president Sara Frisk’s stint on Design Envy, she included a black and white type mural from last year’s Chicago Design Museum exhibition. Entitled “Picture,” the daunting, 14-foot long canvas of nearly abstract typography was created by design team …

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01/23/2014: Les Graphiquants

Just one example from a nice sampling of Les Graphiquants, the Paris studio that specializes in strong typography treatments in all of their projects. The gradients and color accents in their work creates a layered feel and even the smallest …