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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 …

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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 the Holocaust. Recently, after years of court wrangling, his holdings, many of which were in major German collections, were returned to his family.

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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 this particular interpretive depiction.

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Zagreb Gigs

Igor Hofbauer from Croatia started doing posters in black-and-white photocopy style in his high school days, he told me, “because that was most exiting thing I could do to contribute local music scene.” He was influenced “mostly by Russian and German posters between two wars (not just visually, also politically).

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Image of the Day, 09/30/13: Oklahoma relief print

Proceeds for Tom Davie’s impressively detailed typographic print assist recovery efforts in Moore, Oklahoma. Davie, an AIGA member and Assistant Professor of Visual Communication at the University of Oklahoma, was moved to help after seeing first-hand the destruction to the …

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Portrait of a Wrench

Pop Art is predicated on making the commonplace uncommon, taking what is hiding in plain sight and shinning an appreciative spotlight on it. View a poster that pre-dates the Pop Art movement.

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AIDs Poster Collection Refocuses Attention on Subject

Adrienne Klein, the Director, Special Projects, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, is curator of “Graphic Alert: AIDS Posters From Around the World” (September 1 – 30) at the MSB …

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Image of the Day, August 2, 2013

Dublin-based designer Steve Simpson illustrated this poster for a local theater’s season of films celebrating composer Ennio Morricone, best known for his work with the spaghetti westerns of the 1960s. Check out a more detailed look here.