The Print Celebrates Design Competition 2013 is the first ever Print competition focused on all things festive! Join the party and submit your 2013 designs today! Who wouldn’t want to receive the gift of Carluccio’s chocolates, especially given these immaculately …
Chalk wipes off with water or disappears with time. The racist image, however, isn’t as easily erased. It’s a stain — a human stain. The artifacts of institutional racism in the United States are apparent in many vintage advertisements, comic books, cartoons, product packages, board games, novelty toys, picture postcards and every other kind of popular art or entertainment from representation of minstrel shows to radio’s Amos and Andy.
Or would they? In the 1930s, graphic or industrial designers wouldn’t think twice about designing cigarette packages. Now, it is the number one no-no. Anyone with a social conscience would cut off their right (or left depending on their orientation) hand before contributing to the danger of others. But back then, before health facts and warnings, cigarette packs were well-designed by some masters, like Raymond Loewy’s iconic Lucky Strike bullseye.
University of San Francisco student Mia Johnson created this amazingly detailed Adventure Supply Kit as her thesis project, which includes designs for everything from books for the journey to a constellation chart. Via Design Work Life.
Alena Akhmadullina worked with the Cocoon Group to create the vibrant, limited edition Absolut bottle. See more detailed photos from the project here. Via Creative Roots.