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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...

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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 city from tornadoes in May of this year. Via studiotwentysix2.

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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.