The 2011 National Design Awards

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We’re very proud to be among the honorees of the 2011 National Design Awards, announced this morning by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. In recognition of his extraordinary influence on both the study and practice of graphic design, Steve Heller will receive the 2011 Design Mind award.

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THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ART

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Last weekend I gave a lecture at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge Massachusetts.

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THE LAST COURT PAINTERS

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Illustrator Bernie Fuchs standing behind President Kennedy at the White House Once upon a time, kings and pharaohs sought the most talented artists in the land to serve as court painters.

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PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST IN TIMES OF CHANGE

Illustration Art

You think you've got career problems? Russian artist Zinaida Serebriakova launched her career just as the world was starting to unravel.

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EMPTY ARMS

Illustration Art

Mead Schaeffer You hardly ever see pictures of men carrying women in their arms these days, but once upon a time such pictures made up 71.32% of all illustrations in women's magazines. John Gannam O.F.

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Legacy of Letters: An Italian Tour

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So enormous are the contributions of the Italian people to typography that they often pass unnoticed. The words you are reading may be written in the English language, but they are rendered in the Latin alphabet, which comes to us via Roman ancestors.

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WEALTH FOR THE NEW YEAR

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[Blogger reports that today is my 300th post.

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Things We Love

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In a manner more typical of the corporate than the corporeal, designer Nicholas Felton marks the passage of each year with an annual report. Past editions of the Feltron Annual Report have ranged in sensibilities, from his editorial 2006 (smarter than the smartest magazine) to his diagrammatic 2009 (which out-Tuftes Tufte.)

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MARY PERKINS ON STAGE, volume 8

Illustration Art

The newest volume of the Classic Comics Press reprint of Leonard Starr's comic strip, On Stage , has just been released and publisher Charles Pelto was kind enough to invite me to write the introduction.

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An Appearance on PBS

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“Off Book” is a series from PBS Arts dedicated to documenting the creative process, and expanding the definition of art. Produced by New York filmmakers Kornhaber Brown , the series premiered with an exploration of “light painting”, and the intention to explore a new artistic genre every episode. Episode two focusses on typography, with our own Jonathan Hoefler representing the sub-sub-sub-genre of typeface design.

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A THING FOR SHOULDERS

Illustration Art

Illustrator Henry Raleigh had a thing for shoulders. Other artists loved to draw hands. Al Dorne , Steve Ditko and Mort Drucker all emphasized hands in their pictures, building compositions around them and infusing them with significance.

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H&Co Typefaces Join the MoMA Permanent Collection

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The Museum of Modern Art has announced the acquisition of four type families by Hoefler&Co — HTF Didot, Gotham, Mercury and Retina — for its permanent collection. In designing new typefaces, we’ve has long been consumed with the interpretation of historical artifacts, the implications of cultural expectations and mechanical requirements, and the invention of new techniques.

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ARTISTS AT WAR, part two

Illustration Art

The illustrator Harry Everett Townsend (1879-1941) was born on a small farm in Illinois. As a young boy he showed early talent, painting signs for local farmers on the delivery route for his father's peddling wagon. But farm life was too confining for Townsend.

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DIALOGUE WITH A FIG LEAF

Illustration Art

Ever since civilization invented modesty, the fig leaf has created special challenges for artists.

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Can We Add Serifs to Gotham?

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For the President of The United States? Yes We Can. —JH

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Dan Cosgrove Impresses with his Timeless Designs and Illustrations For Stamps and Posters

Graphis

Design Graphis Masters Illustration Dan Cosgrove Design Annual 2011 Graphis Master Poster Annual 2011This week’s Graphis Master is the Chicago-based illustrator and designer, Dan Cosgrove.

In Today’s Mail

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Typefacial Recognition at H&Co Labs

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We’re generally content to control font outlines by pushing points around on a screen, but an intuitive interface for managing the entire gestalt of a type family remains elusive.

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Line Sketch for 'Bull In A China Shop'

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

Here's my composition plan for a large painting I am planning to work on and maybe enter into the Times Watercolour Competition. There is a bit of symbolism involved, can you spot it? I have also done a small value study which I will post after the fixative has done its job.

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Graphis Master Francois Robert Creates Evocative Conceptual Photography

Graphis

Graphis Masters Magazine Archives Photography Francois Robert Graphis Master Graphis Master portfolio Issue 205 Issue 335 Photography Annual 2011 social & political protest posters Switzerland USA

An ODE to CONTRAST (verse 1)

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Peripheral vision may be our greatest weapon against ignorance.

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Introducing Ideal Sans

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Typefaces are born from the struggle between rules and results. Squeezing a square about 1% helps it look more like a square; to appear the same height as a square, a circle must be measurably taller. The two strokes in an X aren’t the same thickness, nor are their parallel edges actually parallel; the vertical stems of a lowercase alphabet are thinner than those of its capitals; the ascender on a d isn’t the same length as the descender on a p , and so on.

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ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH

Illustration Art

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2020 Logo Design Trends & Inspiration

Just Creative

Past Logo Design Trend Reports: Logo Lounge: 2020 , 2019 , 2018 , 2017 , 2016 , 2015 , 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2011. On Just Creative: 2019 , 2018 , 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009.

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25 Annual Report Designs: Tips, Inspiration, & Resources

Inspiration Feed

How do you think people feel when it’s time to give that annual report again? You’ll probably hear groans and moans all around, depending on their performance.

Beautiful Winning Photos From The Pink Lady Food Photographer Of The Year 2020

Design You Trust

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year was launched in 2011. Open to professional and non-professional, old and young, the Awards celebrate the very best in food photography and film from around the world.

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Post Apocalyptic Views: Dutch Photographer’s Lens Captures Graveyard Of French Warships

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In one of his recent episodes, he shared footage dating back to 2011. While the international community remains indoors due to lockdowns, photographer Bob Thyssen from the Netherlands dug into his archives to share some of his old footage.

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Stunning Photos From The Hair Freezing Contest Of Takhini Hot Springs

Design You Trust

The Hair Freezing Contest at Takhini Hot Pools started in 2011. The early years of the contest had humble beginnings, with $100 of prize money given to the best frozen hairdo and just a few dozen participants each year.

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The End of Art of the Menu

Under Consideration / Menu

July 2011 -- September 2019. Announcement in. This is the last post on Art of the Menu. Announcement

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Catch Me If You Can: The Superb Contemporary Surreal Paintings By Leegan Koo

Design You Trust

In 2011, Leegan began to focus on painting. Leegan was born in Seoul, Korea. He began drawing and painting at a young age by himself.

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Stanley Donwood reveals the creative process behind Radiohead's iconic artworks

Creative Boom

linocut print, 2011 © Stanley Donwood. If you're a fan of Radiohead, you'll already be familiar with Stanley Donwood , regarded as one of the most important visual artists of his generation and the genius behind the band's iconic art.

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Artist Spotlight: Eleanor Taylor

Booooooom

She graduated with an MA in Communication Art and Design from the Royal College of Art in 2011 and a BA in Illustration from Norwich College of Art in 2008. Eleanor Taylor. My work centres around atmospheric landscapes that are both real and imagined.

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Linked: McDonald's Spells it Out

Under Consideration / Brand

Some might recognize this as David Schwen's Type Sandwiches from 2011 -- you'll be relieved to know he was involved and not just ripped off Visit Link. A new campaign by Leo Burnett for McDonald's in the UK uses only its sandwich ingredients set in Helvetica as the ad.

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Radical Figures: A new show looks at the renewed interest in Neo-Expressionism

Creative Boom

Ryan Mosley Cave Inn 2011 Oil on linen 214x180cm Private collection Courtesy of the artist, Galerie EIGEN+ART, Berlin / Leipzig and Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp Photo: Dave Morgan.

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Table Hat by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects

This is Paper

Architects: Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects Location: Kanagawa, JapanYear: 2011 Follow: Ello Are.na 25.11.2019Table Hat by Hiroyuki Shinozaki ArchitectsResearch, Architecture, Interiors. This small cafe is built in the peaceful residential street of Odawara city.

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A photographic journey through Mongolia with Marc Progin takes us back to nature

Creative Boom

The Golden Eagle, Mongolia, 2011 © Marc Progin. As lockdown continues around the world to help combat Covid-19, many of us have been forced to take a closer look at our lives and how we might want the world to change in future.

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iOS Application Icon Design for FontFuse Designed by The Logo Smith

The Logo Smith

iOS Application Icon Design for FontFuse Designed by The Logo Smith I designed this iOS application icon design on behalf of Extensis, for a font management product called FontFuse, which was way back around 2011.

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A New Book Compiles Work from 84 Contemporary Artists Who are Reinventing Embroidery

Colossal

“Chirping Beauty” (2011) by Laura McKellar, digital collage and embroidery. “Carbs” (2011) by Dylan Chubb, toaster, embroidery, and silk thread. “The Height of Folly” (2017) by Michelle Kingdom, linen and embroidery thread.

Noted: New Logo for Sonic

Under Consideration / Brand

In 2011, it was ranked 10th in QSR Magazine's rankings of the top 50 quick-service and fast-casual restaurant brands in the nation (moving to 13th for 2015 and 2016). “Putting the Junk in Junk Food”. 1953) "Sonic Corp.,

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Using thermal technology, Giles Price photographs the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Its Nice That

On 16 March 2011, a severe nuclear accident occurred at the Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Power Plant. Drawn in by the physical aftermath of the natural disaster, Giles documents how the landscape has been altered – formed in a new publication titled Restricted Residence, published by Loose Joints.

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