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05.15.14 Andy Cush

Every year, My Famicase Exhibition asks artist and designers to imagine Nintendo Entertainment System games that never were, then create the cartridge art for those games. This year’s entries are absolutely gorgeous, and many sound like games you’d actually want to play. In Children, by Cory Schmitz, kids of the future run amok because their parents are addicted to […]

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05.09.14 Andy Cush

Massimo Vignelli is very sick. The legendary graphic designer — his works include the 1970s-era NYC subway map and branding for companies like American Airlines and Bloomingdales — is “spending his last days at home,” according to Creative Review, and his son Luca is asking fans of Massimo’s work to send him letters. Says Michael Bierut of the design […]

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03.27.14 Andy Cush

Milton Glaser, he of “I <3 NY,” the New York magazine logo, that famous Bob Dylan illustration, and countless other iconic designs, is also responsible for all of Brooklyn Brewery’s brand identity. So it’s only fitting that the New York Times asked Glaser to critique the labels of several other independent breweries, most of which, of course, are pretty […]

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02.19.14 Andy Cush

New York is getting chain-ified, but you already knew that. Graphic designer James Campbell Taylor’s latest series, City In Chains, plays with that notion, laying out the names of Manhattan neighborhoods in the style of big, national brands that have a presence here: Chelsea is Chase Bank, Soho is Uniqlo, the LES is the Gap, and so […]

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01.20.14 Andy Cush

In Baltimore, Double Dagger are heroes: their records are fantastic, their live shows are the stuff of local legend, and their breakup was cause for a kind of misty-eyed mourning and nostalgia in the city’s DIY scene that wasn’t unlike what’s happening in the wake of 285 Kent’s closure here in New York. Elsewhere, you […]

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08.05.13 Kyle Petreycik

London-based graphic designer and Proud Creative member Alison Haigh has reworked the Periodic Table of Elements with a bit of a minimalist flare. Rather than simply categorizing each element by it’s given name, Haigh decided to forgo the customary design and created an easy-to-read periodic table denoting each element by their “electronic structure,” rather than through a complex […]

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04.10.13 Kyle Petreycik

Superchief Gallery at Culturefix is currently featuring the work of three artists dealing with blackness in the appropriately titled exhibition “BLACK POWER” — an eclectic mix of illustration, graphic design and sculture. They also have guns. As I walked into the Lower East Side space, it seemed quite casual — people hanging out in the […]

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03.21.13 Marina Galperina

Ooh. That’s classy. Check these sleek, faux-Penguin book covers created by London graphic designer Sharm Murugiah. Tarantino’s screenplays have never looked more Penguin. Ooh, Quentin, you’re so literary. Wasn’t his screenplay for From Dusk ‘Till Dawn like three pages and then “[vampire fight]” ? Enjoy Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill : Vol.1 & 2, […]

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01.24.13 Eugene Reznik

“Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde,” currently on view at MoMA, goes to show that Modernism was plural — not a Western aesthetic exported across the world, but concurrent post-war global movements centralized in various urban “incubators” — an era of Modernisms. Towards the end of the exhibition in the final gallery opposite masterful photographs by Daido Moriyama […]

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10.12.12 Andy Cush

Attention design geeks: NYC Type, a new website currently being funded on Kickstarter, hopes to document the city’s rich history and cultural landscape–through its typography. “NYC Type is a collaborative project that both celebrates and immortalizes these graphic forms,” writes Matthew Anderson, the site’s creator. “More than a repository of urban ephemera, it is a digital […]

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