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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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08/14/2014: 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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08/08/2014: 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.

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Chwast’s Quote: The Illustrated Words of Johnny Carson

A notable quote from Johnny Carson, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 147 in a weekly series. Submit a quote in the comments (or on Twitter or Facebook), and it will be considered for a future column. For more Seymour Chwast, check out The Last Word, his illustrated column in Print magazine, available from MyDesignShop.com.

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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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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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07/14/2014: Typographic business cards

These simple, bold metallic business cards include strong typography, distinctive illustration and striking patterns. They were created by designers Stefanie Wiersch and Kathrin Grunendahl and printed by Rikiki. Check out more images here. Via Looks Like Good Design.