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07/11/2014: Ray Johnson exhibit

Graphic designer Ray Johnson is featured in a new MoMA exhibit, exploring his more experimental works and hand-written typography. The handwritten type in particular, like in the project below as part of a series called “Strange Devices…” from 1955-1960, shows …

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Show Cards Reprised

“Please Come to the Show” is a catalog for an exhibition of invitation cards and flyers from two previous MoMA exhibitions. Steven Heller speaks with David Senior, editor of the book for more.

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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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Image of the Day, July 23, 2013

A new MoMA exhibit takes on collage in its many forms, from photo collage to graphic design to film, including this silkscreen by Ralph Schraivogel.

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Oldenburg’s Lower East Side

In December 1961, Claes Oldenburg opened an enticing exhibition space called The Store in a Lower East Side storefront at 107 East Second Street. The district was a few years away from being christened The East Village, but The Store …

Wunderkammer of Color: January 2013 Edition

What’s the very latest in the bright kaleidoscopic world of color? Let’s reach into the grab bag and find out. Many of you know I’m a sucker for oddball coloring books. So I just about leapt out of my skin at …

RDA Selects: MoMA Cuts “German Expressionism” in Two

We’re running selected projects from the 2012 Regional Design Annual along with quotes from their designers. To submit work for the 2013 RDA, click here—the early-bird deadline is February 1, 2013. “German Expressionism” exhibition graphics by MoMA Design Studio: Julia …

When Low Got High

Some of you may recall the 1990 landmark exhibition that originated at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City called High & Low: Modern Art & Popular Culture. It was curated by MoMA’s director of painting and sculpture, …

"What's In Your Garbage?"

For the Trash Issue, we asked 18 designers, “What’s in your garbage?” Sam Weber The photo is of my recycling bin, holding some reference photos and crumpled-up drawings. . Natasha Jen, Pentagram One 9-by-12–inch manila envelope; one padded manila envelope …