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MFA IN GRAPHIC DESIGN: PRATT

Are you considering getting your MFA in graphic design? Don’t miss this roundup of programs around the U.S., including PRATT’s Communication Design program.

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Who’s Wearing Whose Trade Dress?

In 1915 the National Biscuit Company filed 13 copyright infringement suits to enjoin these businesses from either infringing upon NBC’s brand names (including their “Swastika” or red end seal) and/or violating the sanctity of their packaging motifs.

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Zinging Around: The Symbolism of Bees

Why are tangents so appealing? Jude Stewart takes us on the first part of closer examination of the symbolism of animals, focusing on honeycombs and the symbolism of bees.

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89 Essential Quotes About Design

From the curmudgeonly to the inspiring, here’s a set of 89 quotes about design, advertising, creativity, and all ground in between.

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Surviving Attack

This special issue of Architectural Forum from January 1942 focused on civil defense in the wake of Pearl Harbor.

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Shoes, Jam, Mosquitoes

These posters are from the period of Dutch advertising design between the wars, when Holland exhibited as vibrant an advertising culture as the rest of Europe — and obviously using many of the same graphic idioms as the rest of Europe.