NASA gets us ready for space travel to newfound alien planets

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Wednesday 28 January 2015

In a wonderfully geeky move, NASA has been releasing some vintage-inspired scifi travel posters from the fictitious Exoplanet Travel Bureau for newfound planets such as Kepler-16b (which, as they note, orbits a pair of stars like Tatooine in Star Wars), HD 40307g (dubbed a ‘Super Earth’ for its gravitational pull) and Kepler-186f (the Earth-size planet with red wavelength […]

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Cheeky movie posters that take their titles very literally

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By Milo Sumner in New Design on Wednesday 2 July 2014

We’re thoroughly tickled by these graphical re-imaginings of famous movie posters. Indian designer Danish Ahmed conjured up this series of images that take their titles very literally, and are hilarious besides. Steering clear of the overfamiliar faces of celebrity actors that cover that majority of movie posters and saying little about the movie itself, Danish’s tongue was definitely in his cheek when he was producing these posters.

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NBA logos redesigned in the style of football logos

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By Darwin Cosico in New Design on Wednesday 22 January 2014

Milan Vučković, a Serbian logo, web and UI/UX designer, is a fan of both football and basketball. He’s always wondered what NBA logos would look like if they were redesigned in the style of football logos. And he finally found some time to do it. According to Vučković, every logo you see is colour correct […]

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Artist Jamie Reed re-imagines America as the United Steaks

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By Thomas Romer in New Design on Monday 18 November 2013

What began as a small promotional sticker featuring his home state of North Carolina as a slab of meat, graphic designer Jamie Reed soon re-imagined the entire US map as the United Steaks. Each state was rendered as a piece of meat with it’s major rivers and bodies of water shown as marbling. After a […]

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The entire history of typography in five minutes!

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 11 October 2013

Being a self-confessed “word nerd,” I’ve got a fascination with typography and the different ways you can make a word look on paper. And in Ben Barrett-Forrest’s animated short, he delves into a (very) condensed version on the history of typography, tracing all the way back to Johannes Gutenberg and his invention of the first […]

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Posters draw attention to dated urban architecture

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By Annie Churdar in New Design on Friday 11 October 2013

These cool posters from the Concrete Huggers project are a unique twist on the old-school destination posters of the WPA era. Instead of highlighting typical destinations, such as national parks or stunning beaches, the posters draw attention to dated urban architecture. These structures are the type our parent’s generation call ‘eye-sores’, yet here they are […]

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Dr. Lukas Brezak’s macabre artworks

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Thursday 3 October 2013

Dabbling in the dark art of illustrating the unseen monsters and sprits among us, Dr. Lukas Brezak has taken it upon himself to heal humanity through the power of digital illustration, 3D art, and surreal photography. His macabre works are unnerving and dark, yet strangely beautiful and up-lifting. Weird, huh?!

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Geometrical illustrations by Patrick Hruby

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By Vivian Shih in New Illustration on Wednesday 11 September 2013

Patrick Hruby is a mentor of mine and genius illustrator and designer. His work is geometrically designed and stunningly beautiful, with friendly usage of colour. His work never fails to amaze me, or make me smile.

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Vomiting, wiener dogs, and magicians: Illustrations by Julian Glander

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By Sarah Flora in New Illustration on Tuesday 10 September 2013

Julian Glander’s illustrations and animations jump off his website at you in a frenzy of movement and joy. His website is almost as creative as his actual animations; every link takes you further into the rabbit hole of vomiting, wiener dogs, and magicians. It’s nice to see an artist not taking illustration too seriously and […]

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A bunch of crock: political commentary by Safwat Saleem

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Thursday 27 June 2013

A bunch of crock is a project Safwat Saleem started to make a very clear point about how most political campaigns are complete lies. The art exhibit gets straight to the point by showing you what politicians want you to see, then exposing what they’ve actually been saying. I appreciate being told the truth for […]

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Clever coding cards designed by Costas Papaconstantinou

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By Demi He in New Design on Thursday 13 June 2013

As a student web designer, I immediately smiled at the clever word play used in this series of HTML and CSS tag posters. Greek graphic designer Costas Papaconstantinou is literally ‘applying tags in life.’ His use of colourful expressions has combined coding with typography and graphic design to showcase a wonderful series of humour and […]

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Literal band logos: a visual re-cap of new music from May

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By Annie Churdar in New Music on Thursday 6 June 2013

Let’s do a quick music re-cap here. May was a pretty good month for new album releases: The National, Vampire Weekend, Daft Punk, and more. Take a look at this collection of extremely literal logo GIFs from Paste Magazine. There’s one cool little design to celebrate each new release. See if you can guess which is […]

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Gerald Project brings together 105 artists to create 120 paper dogs

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By Rob in New Design on Thursday 23 May 2013

More than 100 of the world’s most exciting and influential artists, illustrators and designers including Oliver Hibert, Tatiana Arocha, Insa, Stanley Chow, Kai and Sunny and Pete Fowler have taken a paper dog and made it their own as part of the two-year Gerald Project. Culminating in an exhibition currently at New York Design Week, […]

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Design Jargon Bullshit: a collection of stupid design promises

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By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Thursday 9 May 2013

It’s amazing what kind of bold faced lies come out of designer’s mouths. Call it designer slang, jargon, or terms of the trade, but we all know it’s bullshit. This is a comprehensive collection of only the best design jargon bullshit. It’s a good laugh if nothing else. One of my favorites is the ridiculous […]

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Back to school: Awesome Animal Alphabet by Mat Mabe

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By Annie Churdar in New Design on Saturday 27 April 2013

Let’s get back to basics. “O” is for Owl; “F” is for Fox. This cute animal alphabet by Mat Mabe puts a modern spin on the age-old tradition of teaching children their letters with the help of little pictures. I would love a large poster or book of these prints. Go on, order one for […]

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