05/07/2014: Neenah Paper posters

The Regional Design Annual is your chance to represent the design scene in your region. Plus, all winners will appear in our highly searched index of winners. Enter today. It’s no secret that Design Army has been one of the most creative and exciting studios on the east coast for several years now. The D.C.-based...

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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 here. Via Subtraction.


04/25/2014: Animal voice memos

This is an entertaining project with each part carefully considered – and you can’t really go wrong with cute animals. Animal Voice Memos are a collaboration between Tokyo-based illustrator Ko. Machiyama and Paperable and the end result is clever, high-end and beautifully-crafted memo pad.  Via Creative Boom.

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Leigh Guldig on her Cover Illustration for Print

Illustrator Leigh Guldig, who is one of the 20 2014 New Visual Artists, discusses her approach and process in creating the cover for the April issue of Print. Our art director also provides comments.


04/17/2014: Save the Arctic illustration

A look inside the portfolio of Italian illustrator Riccardo Guasco, whose flowing, painterly illustrations evoke Cubism and Di Stijl among other art movements. Below, a poster created for the Save The Arctic movement. More of Guasco’s work can be found here. Via Grain Edit.


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 (Teen Wolf) are depicted in the same simplified and entertaining style. Follow along here....


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 and the natural integration of directional line motions fit the style and subject matter...


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 Kristel, the book appears to be a massive creative undertaking. It contains art direction...


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 name and influence from the work of Yosuke Ushigome, whose series of videos have...