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04/09/2014: Minimalist pop culture icons

Barcelona-based design studio Hey create these instantly recognizable illustrations of pop culture icons on their Instagram account EveryHey. No one is off limits – movie stars (Bill Murray), painters (Pablo Picasso), fairy tale heros (Snow White) and fictional teenage werewolves …

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04/07/2014: Banner illustrations

Alex Walker creates stylized illustrations, many with a science theme and all with a unique perspective. This is one of the banners created for tech site Near Now for the research program Internet of Growing Things. The shaded dot patterns …

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03/25/2014: Portlandia Activity Book

Portlandia, the popular IFC show midway through its fourth season, now directs its keen eye for satire toward print. This well-designed, companion, activity book takes on similar subject matter with similar wit. Written by Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen and Jonathan …

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03/19/2014: Design and Violence animated gifs

As part of MoMA’s Design & Violence series, Christoph Niemann created this excellent series of animated gifs that change the tools of war into games by altering the original intent of their design. The series, entitled Commoditized Warfare, takes its …

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03/12/2014: Typewriter poster

Posters like this are ubiquitous these days (see the Image of the Day Oscar post as just one other recent example), but there’s something about these simply-illustrated depictions of the typewriter’s evolution that is both intriguing and educational (looking at …

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03/07/2014: Newsweek returns to print

At the end of 2012, Newsweek announced and released its last print issue. After a change in management in August of last year, it returns to print this week with a cover makeover and illustration to go with their controversial …

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03/04/2014: Juan Carlos Pagan portfolio

A contributor to one of our past New Visual Artist issues, Juan Carlos Pagan has made the move to Design Director at Deutsch New York. Check out some of his work here, particularly his strong illustrative typography. Via ADC Young …

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Print’s April 2014 Issue

The New Visual Artists Issue: This month, we highlight this year’s 20 young artists under the age of 30 who are making their marks as the crème de la crème. Take a look into the portfolios and minds of emerging …

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02/28/2014: Oscar dress poster

The 86th Academy Awards are this weekend and to commemorate, the people at Mediarun released this engaging, infographic-style poster. It illustrates the dresses worn in the Best Actress category from 1929 to the Christian Dior dress worn by Jennifer Lawrence …