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.
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.
How much time do you spend looking at the art on a pizza box?
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.
All work and no play infuses graphic design with a corporate dullness, but that was never the case with Alan Fletcher.
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.
Last Sunday, the Dutch Poster Museum in Hoorn, The Netherlands, opened its doors for a special exhibition of Czech Modernist posters from the collection of the Lowry Family of New York City.
Metahaven is a graphic design studio based in Amsterdam that uses their work with identity and branding to engage political and social phenomena. The first part of our interview ran yesterday.
Metahaven is an Amsterdam-based design studio made up of its two members and founders, Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden. Yet to describe them simply as a design studio seems misleading. The pair uses graphic design, identity branding, and product development as weapons, harnessing the power of the image in the internet age to design concepts that both signal label and propel political and social change.
Germany between the two world wars was a time of stunning creativity. Although it saw the rise of Nazism, the Weimar Era also included the flourishing of Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) and Dada in visual art, avant-garde theater by the likes of Bertolt Brecht, German Expressionist films, critical writing by a still-renowned group of intellectuals including Theodor Adorno, a huge cabaret scene, and the art and design school the Bauhaus.
What’s the best way to combat the post-Thanksgiving hangover? Probably not waking up before dawn (or even after dinner) and lining up at a store to buy stuff. This Black Friday, let’s celebrate instead with a slew of anti-consumption posters and memes, many of which are supporting Walmart’s employees in striking against the exploitative store.
As if you needed any more: 30 Reasons is a series of campaign posters presenting arguments for the re-election of our incumbent president created by independent designers from across the United States.