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

Illustration Art

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

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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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ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH

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WEALTH FOR THE NEW YEAR

Illustration Art

[Blogger reports that today is my 300th post.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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An ODE to CONTRAST (verse 1)

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Peripheral vision may be our greatest weapon against ignorance.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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.

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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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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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.

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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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.

Jacob Cass’s Decade in Review: 2010-2020

Just Creative

JUST a decade! And what a difference it makes! Below is a quick summary of some highlights and lowlights that came to mind, for those who can tolerate a humble brag, which is pretty much what all these summaries are. But you gotta toot your own horn, because no one else will! Related : See Just Creative’s most popular posts from 2019. Graduated with Bachelor of Visual Communication with Dean’s recommendation of Honours. Worked exhibited in Melbourne Museum.

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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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Feedly Logo & Application Icons Designed by The Logo Smith

The Logo Smith

Feedly.com Logo & Application Icons Designed by The Logo Smith The Logo Smith worked with Feedly, a popular RSS application back in 2011. The post Feedly Logo & Application Icons Designed by The Logo Smith appeared first on The Logo Smith. to design a: New Logo, Android and Apple iPhone Application Icons, and other Web based icons designed for Feedly. The initial rebranding consisted of: main logo design, general identity design, iPhone iOS application icon […].

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Martin Caulfield Services Some Of The Last Remaining Gas Street Lamps In The Capital

Design You Trust

Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images British Gas engineer Martin Caulfield, 69, services and cleans a gas lamp in Westminster on October 31, 2011 in London, England.

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50 of the best graphic design blogs for inspiration in 2020

Creative Boom

Founded in 1986, Design Week was the UK's leading design magazine until 2011, when it became online-only. No creative can exist in a vacuum. We all need to keep in touch with the latest trends and check out the work our fellow professionals are producing.

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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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Among the Trees: Major artworks that reimagine our relationship with trees and forests

Creative Boom

Ugo Rondinone Wind Moon, 2011 © the artist 2020 Courtesy Studio Rondinone. On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the Hayward Gallery in London will host a landmark exhibition featuring artworks that reimagine how we think about trees and forests around the world.

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Noted: New Logo and Identity for 26th UN Climate Change Conference by Johnson Banks

Under Consideration / Brand

From 2011 the meetings have also been used to negotiate the Paris Agreement as part of the Durban platform activities until its conclusion in 2015, which created a general path towards climate action." ( Wikipedia ). “A Marble to Behold”.

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26 Contemporary Chinese Artists Explore Materiality in ‘Allure of Matter’

Colossal

Xu Bing, “1st Class” (2011), 500,000 “1st Class” brand cigarettes, spray adhesive, and carpet. Xu Bing, “1st Class” (2011), 500,000 “1st Class” brand cigarettes, spray adhesive, and carpet.

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Paseo de la Habana by OOAA Architects

This is Paper

OOAA OOAA is an Architecture Studio founded in 2011 and directed by Iker Ochotorena. 11.11.2019Paseo de la Habana by OOAA ArchitectsResearch, Interiors.

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Major photography exhibition to spark conversations surrounding our understanding of masculinity

Creative Boom

Transmasculine artist Cassils’ series Time Lapse, 2011, documents the radical transformation of their body through the use of steroids and a rigorous training programme reflecting on ideas of masculinity without men.

The 10 Chairs We Loved This Decade

Azure Magazine

Hemp by Werner Aisslinger, 2011. last year, German designer Werner Aisslinger was exploring the design potential of the material as early as 2011, when he presented his Hemp Chair (in collaboration with BASF) during Salone del Mobile in Milan. Tip Ton by Barber Osgerby for Vitra, 2011.

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Amazing Portraits Using Traditional Oil Style with Digital Painting By Ahmed Karam

Graphic Design Junction

He started in the field of Graphics since 2011 till now as a re-touch artist and after that as illustrator. An another Keanu Reeves (John Wick) portrait painting by Ahmed Karam. As i mentioned!

Li Songsong Offers New Impasto Works With ‘One of My Ancestors’

Hi-Fructose

since 2011. Li Songsong, known for using thick layers of paint to craft scenes that appear similar to fragmented memories, brings his historical look at China to Pace Gallery with the show "One of My Ancestors." The show, running through Dec.

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