An orange flag with a black horizontal stripe, alone on a beach. The view is toward the sea, with the flagpole stuck in the sand near the surf.
ActivismDesign

Do You Have a Flag?

The ten athletes of the Refugee Olympic Team, originating from four different countries, have been competing under the Olympic flag and anthem in this year’s Games. But a nonprofit called The Refugee Nation has organized to give them a flag and anthem of their own. The flag was designed by …

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Design

Make It Stranger

It is a sure sign of my age that (finally) watching Stranger Things was an exercise in Nostalgia For Days. The music! The clothing! The cars! So much wood paneling! And then I found out even more fascinating things about the production of this series that made me love it …

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DesignEvents

The STA 100 Show Returns

An inclusively-exclusive design competition showcasing the top 100 examples of exceptional graphic design and typography, the STA100 competition has been relaunched by the Society of Typographic Arts after a many-year hiatus. After extending its call for entries through August 1, this year’s competition was open to professional, student, personal, and, for the …

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DesignWork in Progress

WIP Weekend: Don’t Boo, Vote!

I’ve been super-busy this week and only able to keep up with the chaos that is American politics via the occasional social media break. And maybe a quick speech here and there, or more often just a snippet. So when I saw the incredible reaction to the phrase “don’t boo, …

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ActivismDesign

Berlin’s #boycottairbnb Targets Tourists and Rising Rents

The latest in a string of cities with grassroots movements against the adverse effects of online property rental services, some Berlin residents have hitched up to the #boycottairbnb wagon in a rather noticeable way. Over the last week, advertisements have been pasted on walls and over other ads throughout Berlin in …

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DesignMarketingMetapodcast

The Makers’ Hustle

I made a thing! A thing FOR a thing, really. Amy’s been working on a new podcast called the Makers’ Hustle, and was ready to get it out there FAST. So the thing I made was cover art for a podcast that, at the time, had no episodes, a bare-bones website, and …

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DesignPerformance Art

Is #TrumpPence Trolling, or Being Trolled?

SCENE: a marketing meeting at Trump 2016 HQ/secret lair Director: Okay, folks, I know the big guy said he was gonna postpone the VP announcement because of that whole Nice, thing, but he’s gone ahead and done it anyway. Whatever you’ve got for a Trump/Pence ’16 logo, he wants six to choose …

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New Paper Doll! Flat Matt

Our fabulous collection of scientist paper dolls has a new addition: physicist Matt Lowry! Matt teaches high school and college physics, spreading SCIENCE! throughout the land and fomenting awesomeness in our future. A self-described skeptic, he believes in Carl Sagan’s adage that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” He describes his teaching-by-example style …

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