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  • Aspira
    Aspira is sans-serif font family. Aspira is versatile, legible, and geometric. Aspira is a superfamily of 112 styles. […]

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  • Funkyback Pattern Vector
    Jazz up all your graphic needs with a Funkyback pattern, the perfect marriage of modern retro style. Take pleasure in creating your own masterpieces that enduce enjoyment. […]

Graphic Design

February 13, 2009

The Emperor of Antarctica!

The Emperor of Antarctica!

Christian Zander has claimed the throne of Antarctica and is serving up all kinds of geometric new-wave hotness. All hail the King er, Emperor!

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February 13, 2009

Vignelli Canon

Vignelli Canon

This has made its rounds, but it is better late then never? Massimo Vignelli (NY Subway Map pictured above) wrote a short book about what design is. To quote the New Pepsi Logo PDF, it is basically about Graphic Design’s DNA. Part One covers the Intangibles, such as Semantics, Discipline, Responsibility, etc. Part Two covers […]

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February 12, 2009

JP10 Magazine

JP10 Magazine

New JPeople Magazine is out and features Hanazuki, Hydro74, Tokyo Plastic and more. One of the interesting party of the magazine is how they used the font Agostina by adding a 3D shading element to the type itself by cutting up the typeface and adding gradients to it. They also layered the uppercase swash characters […]

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February 11, 2009

Pepsi Logo

Pepsi Logo

Friend passed this along to me, thought I would pass on. Great stuff, for sure an interesting read and great chuckle. After looking over the document you may think of things like “this is how you make up crap for millions of dollars.” Make sure you download the pdf at the bottom of the page. […]

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February 9, 2009

OBEY (Me)

OBEY (Me)

I will start off by saying, I think Shepard Fairey’s work is good, and of course top of the tops in that genre he is in. Ironically, I am wearing an scraggly old Obey shirt right now, more so because I like the shirts fit. We have also sold his book releases on our site and sold a lot of them […]

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February 9, 2009

TypeMachine

TypeMachine

My good friend Tim Drabant relaunched his website, Typemachine, with some nice new work. Tim does a lot of amazing web-related work around the Minneapolis area and he is back looking for work. Check out his site and let him know if you have anything!

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February 1, 2009

Best YWFT Fonts of 2008

Best YWFT Fonts of 2008

YouWorkForThem has always been focused on Typography since day one. This year we spent a lot of time and energy on font development and commissioning new work, with big results. We premiered the idea of Hand-Set fonts, showing the world that typography is much more than what exists inside a font. Black Slabbath The Heaviest […]

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January 23, 2009

tDR rIP

tDR rIP

Looks like this Tuesday the Designers Republic closed their doors down, according to CR. Looking back at their work now would be semi-interesting still, but seeing it first hand was a pleasure. From buying lps to dropping out of school, tDR was a huge inspiration to me. I remember when the Emigre Issue 29 came […]

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January 18, 2009

ZINE4

ZINE4

We are proud to announce the release of ZINE4. This time around we used our new product line up Guilloche & Moire as the methods and medium of exploration.

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January 16, 2009

Design Smoke

Design Smoke

My friend Jeff Johnson from Spunk, started a video blog where he interviews designers, called Design Smoke. Jeff is often wearing a hat and smoking a cigar, thus guessing that is where the “smoke” part comes in. Jeff was/is one of the the most influential art directors in the Minneapolis area, moved out of the […]

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January 16, 2009

Guilloche & Moire

Guilloche & Moire

Our newest lineup of 2009 stock vectors, images and videos; Guilloche & Moire. Guilloche is an engraving technique in which a very precise intricate repetitive patterns or design is mechanically etched into an underlying material with very fine detail. Specifically, it involves a technique of engine turning, called guilloché in French after the French engineer “Guillot”, who invented a machine “that could scratch fine patterns and designs on metallic surfaces”. The machine improved upon the more time-consuming practice of making similar designs by hand, allowing for greater delicacy, precision, and closeness of the line, as well as greater speed.

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January 14, 2009

Buamai

Buamai

My latest side project, Buamai, is now official. The goal of Buamai was to gather a select community of authors to begin creating an interesting image archive relative to art and design. The project is in its very first stages, so its fresh, small and just now getting off the ground but in the coming […]

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