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Beautiful typography and design by Jessica Hische

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By Josh Best in New Design on Sunday 11 March 2012

If you haven’t heard of Jessica Hische, you are really missing out. This designer and letterer has astounding talent. I had the opportunity to hear her speak at an AIGA event, and she was delightful. She trained under Louise Fili, and it really shows. Check out her website in teenage girl mode for a laugh. Then head over to her portfolio to see her classic novel covers. They won’t disappoint.

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The nostalgic pastel art of Amy Moore

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By Josh Best in New Design on Saturday 10 March 2012

I didn’t know what people meant by serious style until I visited this website. It features the work and curated posts of Amy Moore, a Graphic Designer and artist who hails from Seattle. I was first struck by the beauty of her work, and of the artwork she sources.

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Experiential spiritual folk-rock band The Soil and the Sun

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By Josh Best in New Music on Saturday 10 March 2012

The Soil and the Sun are from my new hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. They embody the part of me that is a total hippy. Yes, I have one, too. I went to see them a few years back at a local bar and it was one of the best shows I’ve ever been to. […]

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How the States of America got their Shapes: a talk by Mark Stein

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By Josh Best in Video on Saturday 10 March 2012

This hour long lecture by Mark Stein was uploaded by the Library of Congress and is one of most interesting talks I’ve ever heard. We all know the shape of the states in America, but how did they get that way? And why do some states have strange angles? Plug in your headphones and listen […]

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Idiotic yet brilliant sayings by Karl Pilkington

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By Josh Best in Cool Websites on Saturday 10 March 2012

Karl Pilkington is probably my favorite person in the world. If you don’t know of him, he’s the personal punching bag of Ricky Gervais. You may have heard his voice on the animated Ricky Gervais Show or seen him on An Idiot Abroad. This website has collected a wealth of his idiotic (and brilliant) sayings. […]

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Project to create identity posters for each American State

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By Josh Best in New Design on Saturday 10 March 2012

This ambitious side project seeks to encapsulate state identities by creating a poster for each state. It’s the combination of two nerdy passions: geography and delicious design. I think it’s high time someone spent some effort merging them together. Find your state and let us know if you think it’s an accurate depiction.

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