graphic design

Post image for The Diverse Designs of “Do Not Disturb” Signs

As the son of a hotel manager, Edoardo Flores spent his childhood around objects many of us associate solely with the niceties of vacation.

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Post image for The Beautiful Mercy of Corita Kent’s Screenprints

Sister Corita Kent’s tenacity as a feminist, civil rights activist, and antiwar demonstrator belied her prim black habit and fueled the silkscreens she made up until her death in 1986.

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Post image for An Atlas Gathers the Most Creative Contemporary Maps

Considering how long the earth’s been around, you’d think it would have already been exhaustively charted. But in recent years, mapmaking has exploded.

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Post image for Norway Unveils Landscape-Inspired Passports and ID Cards

Norwegians will soon have a wonderful reason to renew their passports. Just weeks after Norway’s central bank revealed its new, abstract currency, the National Police Directorate (NPD) announced that Neue Design Studio has won a competition to reimagine the country’s travel documents and identity cards.

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Norway's new currency goes abstract

Ah, Norway. Land of universal health care, widespread wealth, true democracy, and excellent design. In keeping with that last one, the country’s central bank unveiled plans this week for some of the coolest currency we’ve seen in a long time.

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Post image for Hundreds of Years of Data Growing on Trees

While data visualization can seem like a modern design focus, it really has its roots in the High Middle Ages when a sudden rise in information and population resulted in the need to convey ideas in an accessible way.

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Post image for Is Pizza Box Art the Most Underappreciated Art?

How much time do you spend looking at the art on a pizza box?

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Post image for A Beautiful New Look for NYC’s Beaches

Pentagram designer Paula Scher has created a beautiful new program of design for NYC’s 14 miles of beaches that presents an optimistic, clean, and attractive vision of what urban beaches should be.

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Post image for The Visual Wit of Designer Alan Fletcher Is Now Online

All work and no play infuses graphic design with a corporate dullness, but that was never the case with Alan Fletcher.

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Post image for The Whitney Museum’s New Logo Goes Nowhere

The Whitney Museum is going back to basics, or at least that’s what you might think with their new brand identity redesign that was unveiled today. Created by Amsterdam-based Experimental Jetset, the new logo is an acute replacement to the rectilinear typeface rolled out 13 years ago and designed by Abbott Miller of New York-based Pentagram. Is this better? Not really.

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