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Weekend Heller: Give Peace a Bell

A 20-foot-high aluminum monument for the UN designed by Oscar-winning filmmaker and graphic designer Arnold Schwartzman, titled “Shells Into Bells,” was unveiled in Seoul, Korea at the Korean War Memorial on December 20, 2013. The British-born graphic designer (above), who won …

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Weekend Heller: Possibly the Best Dailies of 2013

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things New Year is a time for reflection, or simply repetition. Too much holiday cheer weighs the blogger down, so its a perfect moment to haul out the of “best of’s.” Since I …

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Weekend Heller: Sutnar, SEGD, Ghettos

Take a look at a video released by Cooper Hewitt with Ladislav Sutnar, the SEGD awards and jury, and an exhibition of photographs casually shot by Nazi functionaries, soldiers and Jewish “Judenrat” officials before the Final Solution.

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Weekend Heller: Help NYC, Read Japan

Giving Tuesday DesigNYC is a small organization that’s done a lot with a little. It turns every dollar into $10 in pro bono and in-kind donations — all with one employee and a network of dedicated volunteers. Since 2009, they …

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Weekend Heller: Plagiarism, No. Thanksgivanukkha, Si.

If you’re looking for a definition of plagiarism look below and read this story about a ripoff of Louise Fili’s logo for a Texas restaurant, Aventino, from LogoThief. There’s copying and then there’s COPYING. And seriously, if you’re going to copy, don’t do every little graphic flourish.

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Weekend Heller: Noma Bar’s Cuts, Dubai’s Sun

Cut the Conflict at the Rook & Raven Gallery in London will exhibit Noma Bar’s distinctive mixture of ‘double-take’ imagery and biting social commentary to a new level, by collecting different materials from countries in conflict and exposing their current political and social situation.

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Weekend Heller: Reveling in Rand

Just returned from the MODA (Museum of Design Atlanta) exhibition Paul Rand: Defining Design, and if you have any reason to be in Atlanta do not miss it. Culled from many collections are original collages and comps for some key work and many printed pieces that will surprise even the most avid Rand-fan. Here are some highlights.