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07/25/2014: Robby Leonard portfolio site

Bright, retro, and wildly entertaining, New York-based designer Robby Leonard’s portfolio site has deservedly garnered a lot of attention recently (it was also recently included in the June issue of Print). It was included on this list of 40 inspirational portfolio sites and why not? With an interactive theme and callbacks to Super Mario...

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Image of the Day, August 7, 2013

With summer in full swing, there’s nothing like checking out a gallery of vintage picnic supply packaging. Included is the bright color palette of this design for a 1960s set of Holiday party tumblers (complete with holder!) from Australian company Brian Davis and Company Pty Ltd brand Decor. The typography and and monochromatic photos...

A Designer’s Midcentury-Mod Music-Graphics Mashups

Graham Moore creates fine-art pieces that put you in a dancing mood, just by looking into them. In fact, many of them began as vintage LP record album covers, several decades pre-mp3. Then, under his knife, texts lose their legibility, images lose their identity, and those often dull cardboard sleeves are reconfigured into visual...

Today's Obsession: Miffies

Going back through my archives of awesome stuff to post here, I found this little freeware font site from Japan, just like they used to make in the nineties! All the typefaces here are pop-culture based, mostly descended from old 8-bit game titles, and they’re not of fabulous quality. The letterspacing’s all over the...

Today's Obsession: Don Shank

Don Shank, whose name you don’t know but whose work you do, has opened a store of his original work. Go! Buy! Who’s Don? Oh, you’ll recognize his hand. Don’s design and imagecraft has been informing the entire world’s visual sensibilities for years now with his work on features such as Up and The...