A gallery of unmixed paint cans.
Recent Books Received: 04.11.13
Various writer's Eye On A Century
; I Used To Be A Design Student
by Frank Philippin and Billy Kiosoglou; Work For Money, Design For Love
by David Airey; See What I Mean : How to Use Comics to Communicate Ideas
by Kevin Cheng; Content Everywhere
by Sara Wachter-Boettcher
Flickr Collection of the Week: Damaged Goods
Damaged Goods is a Flickr gallery curated by ART NAHPRO, who describes it this way: Some people like to restore and clean up old images. I generally like the scratches stains and patina that these fragile objects have acquired on their passage through life.
Czech Book Covers of the 1920's and 30's
The Smithsonian has an engaging collection of Czech avant-garde book cover designs from the 1920s and 30s.
Welcoming Dr. Paul Polak
Welcoming Dr. Paul Polak as a Design Observer contributing writer.
Rick Poynor: Writing with Pictures
Rick Poynor is increasingly preoccupied, as a photographer, with making images himself and will speak about it at a DCrit lecture April 9, 2013.
Flickr Collection of the Week: The Library
is a curated Flickr gallery of antique books.
The Emergence of Advertising in America
The "Emergence of Advertising in America 1850-1920
" collection at the Duke University Library has over 3,300 advertising items and publications dating from 1850 to 1920, illustrating the rise of consumer culture and the birth of a professionalized advertising industry in the United States.
The Enduring Allure of Vintage Snapshots
has profiled John Foster about his love for, and collection of, vernacular photography.
Ann Weber Dumpster Dives in Rome
A film by Nick Heller about Ann Weber, a California-based artist who currently works primarily in cardboard.
Flickr Collection of the Week: Curatimus Maximus
"Curatimus Maximus" is dedicated to color street photography and is a beautifully curated group of imagery.
Graphic Advocacy Posters
Graphic Advocacy Posters
Classic Albums Reimagined as Books
Christophe Gowans re-imagines well-known album covers as book jackets.
Recent Books Received: 03.26.13
"Dialog" : What Makes a Great Partnership, Philosophy of Design, The Cinema of Me, Infinity Mirror Room—Phalli's Field and Ken Garland: Structure and Substance
Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders
“Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders” is a weeklong AIGA professional development program that gives senior-level designers valuable insights into the issues faced by corporate executives.
The Seattle Art Museum
will change permanently when Doug Aitken’s newest art installation — a giant LED and glass display called Mirror —
1920s Chicago Transit Posters
Chicago-L.org has a small, but gem filled collection of Chicago transit posters from the 1920s.
Free Desk Here
Free Desk Here is a collaboration initiative set up by Nick Couch to encourage collaboration between design professionals.
Flickr Collection of the Week: Bladerunner Magazines
The world of Bladerunner
showcases some of the most elaborate production design in film history, all the way down to its magazine covers.
Google on the Mountain
On Monday, March 18, Google released Street View images from four of the seven tallest mountains on earth.
2012: The Year in Construction
, a weekly technical magazine that traces it's roots back to 1874, has announced the winners of their "2012 The Year In Contruction" photo competition.
Pantone Food Chips
A series of hand-made pantone chips using everyday foods from designer David Schwen
We The Designers
“We the Designers
” is a national exhibition of self-authored graphic design on view through April 5 at the AIGA National Design Center in NYC.
Explore the idea of resilience at Compostmodern in San Francisco (March 22-23)
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Medalists Announced
Today the winners of the 90th annual National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
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