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05/01/2014: Graphic Design History in Icons

This extensive survey of design from Brooklyn’s Pop Chart Lab breaks down design movements throughout history. It kicks off with Victorian design and continues through trends in modern design, including hand-crafted and flat design. Each depicts complicated design ideas with simple, black & white iconic squares. Posters are available for purchase here. Via Co.Design.

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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 the 1878 Hansen Writing Ball brings to mind a number of questions). This is...

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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 at last year’s Oscars. Each illustration captures the style of each dress with an...

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01/23/2014: Les Graphiquants

Just one example from a nice sampling of Les Graphiquants, the Paris studio that specializes in strong typography treatments in all of their projects. The gradients and color accents in their work creates a layered feel and even the smallest detail feels like a carefully considered choice. Check out more of their work here....

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The Enduring Power of Posters to Promote and Provoke

As Carol A. Wells sees it, “The best posters are powerful and influential. The worst are quickly forgotten.” Wells is an art historian and curator who also oversees the largest collection of socially engaged post-WWII graphics in the U.S. And she’s one of seven design experts who curated Serigrafía, a survey of posters that...

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Aaron Draplin Interview, Part 1: “Go Grab It!”

Hailing from the Midwest and calling the Pacific Northwest his professional home, Aaron Draplin (of Field Notes and DDC fame) is the guy you want to talk to at any design event: generous, talented, funny.

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Image of the Day, 12/18/2013: Writer infographic

Print contributors Maria Popova and Wendy MacNaughton, worked with information design team Accurat, to create this impressively detailed graphic to show famous writers sleeping habits compared to their productivity. Read about how it came together at Brain Pickings and check out the entire graphic here. It’s also available as a print at Society 6....

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Dr. Hans Sachs’ Posters for Sale

The recent discovery of lost Nazi looted Modern masterpieces, has brought Hitler's criminal art activities back to the forefront. Dr. Hans Sachs, poster collector, editor of Das Plakat, the magazine that advocated for standards of early German advertising art, and whose his vast collection was confiscated by Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, narrowly escaped...

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Ai Weiwei’s Neo-Reality

A new documentary film Ai Weiwei – The Fake Case by Andreas Johnsen will be out soon and the poster announcing the film is as provocative as the artists. Thanks to Kellerhouse and Johnsen I reached Ai Weiwei through email with a few questions about art and provocation, and how he felt about...