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Art Inquisition: Are We Making America Great?

A billboard on Highway 80 outside of Jackson, MS simply reads “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.” Aside from the fine print, that is the only text, printed in bold capitals over an iconic 1965 image by photographer Spider Martin, depicting a standoff between police and protestors on ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Selma, AL. The …

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Art Inquisition: Why Would We Wahoo?

Holy foo! Two teams in the World Series that nobody expected! With only two games left, the series stands at two games for the Chicago Cubs, who haven’t won since 1908, and three for the team from Cleveland, who have been waiting for the big win since 1948. Yep, I said …

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Design

I Want To Ride My TV-Cycle

VanMoof sells bicycles. But printed on their shipping boxes is… a flat screen TV? Yes, and there’s a really good reason.

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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.
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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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"Stranger Things" styled title created via makeitstranger.com
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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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Useful or Artful?

The AxiDraw from a recent quickies brought up a question that has been rolling around in my engineer/artist brain for a while. It is a stellar example in a long line of projects that are beautiful, mesmerizing to watch, and yet I would never buy.  See this egg bot, dry …

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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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