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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.

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07/08/2014: Happy designer infographic

Adobe recently conducted a survey looking into the mindset of designers and other creatives and found that designers are largely optimistic about the future and satisfied with their jobs. In turn, Co.Design took the information and created this glass-half-full themed infographic detailing some of the highlights of the survey. See a larger version here,...

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07/07/2014: Creative city guidebooks

These well-designed travel guides from Victionary pull together the best locales for creatives in six big cities: New York, London, Tokyo, Barcelona, Berlin, Paris. The series is called CITIx60, named for the 60 creatives who handpicked the spots highlighted in these volumes. Each are wonderfully designed and illustrated and each contains an illustrated map...

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Chwast’s Quote: The Illustrated Words of Hank Aaron

A notable quote from Hank Aaron, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 141 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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06/12/2014: World Cup poster

London-based designer Neil Stevens has a unique, retro-style to his illustration and typography, and his color choices are impeccable. The Fox is Black recently pointed to a series of cycling posters Stevens created for the Spring Classic, but as it’s World Cup Day, I’ve decided instead to focus on this print from he created...