Tag Archives: Graphic design

Cover to Cover

Over the years, I have featured posts on the clever work by German graphic designer and animator Henning M. Lederer. He recently released a mesmerizing video for his ongoing “Books & Sleeves” project where he manipulates abstract geometric patterns featured … Continue reading

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Which Countries Still Have A Monarchy

With all of the hubbub about the death of Queen Elizabeth II and Charles’ ascension to the throne, I wondered what countries still maintained a monarchy. Low and behold, the excellent website Visual Capitalist has a helpful graphic that answers … Continue reading

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Tokyo meets The New Yorker

Way back in 2017 I shared a story about a marvelous art and design project that creates faux-magazine covers called , The Tokyoiter, and was reminded of it by a recent post in a blog that I follow. The concept, … Continue reading

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Stamp Books/Book Stamps

The Liverpool-based design studio Dorothy has created a wonderful series of colorful stamps based on 20th century literary works. Their Modern Classics collection, above, reimagines the covers of the 42 titles in clever and imaginative ways. They have reimagined the 42 essential … Continue reading

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I ❤ NY

You may not have known his name, but there is no doubt you’ve seen his work. Milton Glaser, one of the world’s most influential and pioneering graphic designers, died on June 26th, which was also his 91st birthday. The design … Continue reading

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The rescue will begin in its own time

I was really impressed by this illustration for the June 29 issue of The New Yorker magazine by Matt Willey. It accompanies ‘The Rescue Will Begin in Its Own Time‘, a series of short pieces by Franz Kafka that have not been … Continue reading

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The Great New York Subway Map

Italian illustrator and author Emilliano Ponzi has released a marvelous book in collaboration with the MoMA in New York City introducing young readers to the work of iconic graphic designer Massimo Vignelli. Using illustrations of trains, subway stations, advertisements and … Continue reading

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Helsinki Rebranded

I was surprised to discover that up until very recently Helsinki never had a single or consistent brand system. Last summer, Finland’s capital finally commissioned the creative group Werklig to develop a contemporary brand design that would work across all … Continue reading

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Go Ahead And Judge These Books By Their Covers

Helsinki-based artist Aino-Maija Metsola, who is best known for her exciting textile design work for Marimekko, has created six captivating covers for upcoming Virginia Woolf re-issues. The new Vintage paperbacks are scheduled for Fall publication. Riffing on each novel’s title, … Continue reading

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Mind Where You Walk

Last month we had a good look up at the gorgeous public sign art of Paris from the book Graphique de la Rue. Now we’re looking down through photographer Sebastian Erras’ lens. The German freelance photographer roams the streets of … Continue reading

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