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08.16.12 Nate Cepis & Marina Galperina

Who the hell is Pussy Riot, you ask? If you’re behind on the trial, ANIMAL is here to simplify it for you, via a pictogram style poster. Pussy Riot group action/performance protested Kirill the Patriarch of All Russia and his old buddy President Putin, Kirill’s holy endorsement of Putin for president and their shared corruption. […]

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07.25.12 Kyle Chayka

A short trip through the history of New York City subway deaths. […]

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11.29.11 Marina Galperina

The city has unveiled its latest traffic safety campaign and it’s very clever. Presenting with enthusiasm: Curbside Haiku, a series of minimalist posters wherein in pictogram people get into a series of unfortunate interactions with NYC traffic. Put your magical phone over the QR code and wise poems appear, stylized in traditional haiku, instructing you […]

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08.19.11 Marina Galperina

If you enjoy pictograms, minimalism and timeline infographics, you’ll dig these neat minimalist pictrogram timelines of historical and pop culture villains and heroes, dig ’em hard. Sabine Troisvallets of design house H-57 has creatively illustrated seven noteworthy fates. Proceed to see Jacko fade away and Marie Antoinette lose her cake-hole and the pretty little head […]

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05.06.11 Marina Galperina

We’ve loved Swedish designer Viktor Hertz’s “honest logos,” and even though minimalist pictogram posters are getting a little ubiquitous, we’re glad to see him in the Kubrick et le Web virtual exhibition, going on now. Presenting: Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic hits done minimal. Hmm… is that too easy? Make the figures pedo-proportioned and there’s your instant […]

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03.28.11 Marina Galperina

Here’s another big batch of Swedish designer Viktor Hertz’s minimalist pictogram posters. If you get a kick from Inception distilled to a tilting chair and falling man icon, you can even buy it. Kudos to Viktor for going with the pictogram of the fire extinguisher bludgeoning for the Irreversible poster and that 8-minute uncut rape […]

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02.08.11 Marina Galperina

This is Swedish designer Viktor Hertz’s very, very basic movie poster series. Clever. What is it with graphic designers and film minimalism? Maybe it’s just their occupational compulsion to boil everything cumbersome down to a simple reduction of blocks and blobs, but who cares, that’s my new novelty Psycho bathroom door sign right there. […]

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03.22.10 Bucky Turco

The cash-strapped MTA says it won’t move ahead with a plan to revamp all of its pictograms due to budget shortfalls. Instead, the transit agency will give the old icons a facelift, although it will use new ones during major renovations. For now, straphangers will have to rely on the current graphics to guide them […]

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