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Google! Damn you guys make ugly stuff...

I have said it before and will say it again, Google cannot ‘visually’ design a damn thing. Android is ugly as all hell. The Gmail skins make me want to vomit. The Google front page is still circa 1996, hell even the browser favicon symbol is dog butt ugly. Don’t even get me started on […]

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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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Product Etcetera

Got a couple of nice emails from Jordan Stark from Product Etcetera and thought I would show some more people his work. For sure check out the Westside Love and his new book for B Monroe. Nice work!

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The Evolution of National Flags

Did you know that the current US flag was designed by a high school student for a class project? (He got a B, though his teacher changed it to an A after Congress accepted it as the national flag!). Did you know that the Libyan flag is green (and nothing but green) or that the precursor to the Philippines flag had a Jolly Roger?

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Grain Edit. 1 Year Old!

It’s finally here… Grain Edit’s first anniversary! Their archive of impeccable posts on design should be enough to make you head over there, but if not, they are giving away a lot of booty to celebrate.

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Lamborghini Estoque

Remember Lamborghini? You know, the 80’s sports car sensation with its insane yellow and fire red colors. Anyways, did you know they are now a profitable company that sells over 2000 cars a year? Previously they used to only sell around 200-300 cars a year! Well, they have now taken a strange journey into creating […]

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Oblique Strategies

Everyone needs help overcoming their mental blocks, that’s why there’s Oblique Strategies… Oblique Strategies, was initially conceived by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt in 1975. It is a tool that consists of self-imposed dilemmas to help creative people push through mental blocks. Take a look at Gregory Taylor’s website, which is completely devoted to Oblique […]

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Sentence 01

We finally got back our latest project, Sentence. It’s an illustrated loosely around a poem by Grant Leuning and was worked on between the two YWFT Studio’s. We created the publication so that it can be viewed/displayed two different ways. You can read it like a magazine, from left to right or you can unfold […]

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