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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 …

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07/03/2014: Design Observer site redesign

Nothing faces more scrutiny than when a respected graphic design source redesigns its website. Design Observer unveiled its new look early this week, and in addition to new contributors, the site received a facelift with new a color scheme, typefaces, …

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06/13/2014: World Cup book

Another well-designed World Cup project, this one a collaboration between Hey and Studio DBD. The book project contains facts about players from each of the 32 teams playing in the 2014 games, and the book, as well as prints are …

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05/02/2014: Takeshi illustrations

Unique perspective, geometric mixed media illustrations from New York illustrator Emeric Trahand who goes by the name Takeshi. Also a nice use of color and evoking typography in this personal project below, entitled Supernature. Check out more of his portfolio …

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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 …

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Image of the Day, July 25, 2013

Inventive business card design by Tommy Perez uses die-cut tabs and French Paper Pop-Tone color to create a interactive, dimensional and colorful promotional piece. Via Looks Like Good Design.

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Image of the Day, June 17 2013

Check out the ornate line drawings and strong typography used on this Urbis Magazine cover by Soulseven, aka Samuel Soulek, a Minneapolis-based graphic designer. Via Grain Edit.  

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Image of the Day, May 31 2013

Genis Carreras well exceded his kickstarter goal for a postcard book on Philographics, a series of sometimes complex concepts using simple shapes, colors and iconography. Via Design Boom.