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04.23.14: Observed

Celebrate Design
In case you haven't heard, AIGA celebrates its Centennial this year.
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04.11.14: Observed

Glaser Goes Psychedelic
If you're watching the premier of Mad Men this Sunday, you may notice some familiar-ish graphics. That's because the key art for Season 7 was created by Milton Glaser, based on some of the work he became known for in the 1960's and 70's, now frequently described as 'psychedelia'.
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04.07.14: Observed

2014 Porto Summer Editorial Design Course
Herewith, why you should seriously consider the  2014 Porto Summer Editorial Design Course.
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04.04.14: Observed

Shape: A Film About Design
Shape is a short film that is part of MakeShapeChange , a project aimed at young people to get them thinking about how the world is made around them and where design fits in.
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04.03.14: Observed

Bistrophobie Poster
Can a poster shut people up? Locals in a bistro-dense corner of Paris would like to think so.
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03.31.14: Observed

Typolitic
Typolitic is a new website that presents some of the best typographic student work from undergraduate design courses around the world.
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03.27.14: Observed

See America
Over 75 years ago the government first commissioned posters to showcase the country's most stunning natural features under the banner "See America".
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03.26.14: Observed

Inge Druckrey + Sister Corita Kent on Film
On Friday, April 4th, the Department of Graphic Design at Yale University will be showing Teaching to See and Learning by Heart, two short films on the work and teaching of Inge Druckrey and Sister Corita Kent.
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03.20.14: Observed

Complaints Posters
Complaints! An Inalienable Right, is a poster exhibition curated by author, design critic, educator and Design Observer friend Steven Heller.
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03.05.14: Observed

Porto Design Summer School
Porto is an undiscovered gem for designers everywhere: an astonishingly affordable, visually extraordinary European oasis right on the coast of Portugal, where typography reigns supreme. It's also a summer destination for two weeks of intense study with Hamish Muir, Andrew Howard and Jessica Helfand.
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02.24.14: Observed

Design Issues Covers
MIT Press has posted a gallery of Design Issues covers from 1984-present on Pinterest.
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01.23.14: Observed

50 Years of Cuban Film Posters
The Danish Film Institute has posted their collection of Cuban Film Posters from the past 50 years or more on Flickr.
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10.17.13: Observed

Possession
Someguy, also known as Brian Singer, is a San Francisco based fine artistand graphic designer. His most recent work — Possession — is a screen print on uncut dollars.
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10.03.13: Observed

Wheat Paste Graffiti in Detroit
Graphic Design students of Dan Sinclair at Eastern Michigan University wheat pasted their posters in a sanctioned area of Detroit
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09.19.13: Observed

Let's Talk Movie Posters
Movie poster for the upcoming drama The Gambler.
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08.06.13: Observed

The Beauty of Letterpress
Neenh Paper has released the Beauty of Letterpress, Issue 4, designed by Mikey Burton.
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07.18.13: Observed

Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age
An exhibition of 118 socially, environmentally, and politically-motivated print posters by an international cadre of artists and designers.
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07.09.13: Observed

Jan van Toorn
A video profile of Jan van Toorn, from the series "Dutch Profiles: Design, Fashion, Architecture".
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06.04.13: Observed

The Man in Black, On Your Envelope
On June 5, 2013, the US Post Office issues a new stamp designed by Greg Breeding featuring Johnny Cash.
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05.29.13: Observed

Be an AIGA Design Star
Command X — the AIGA live design reality show that happens on stage at the biennial design conference — is back for its fourth season.
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05.15.13: Observed

Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America
Michigan was an epicenter of modern design in postwar America, this summer the story will be told through a symposium at the Cranbrook Educational Community and an exhibition at the Cranbrook Art Museum.
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05.14.13: Observed

Circus Poster Archive
Circusmuseum.nl, is "the ultimate image bank" of circus posters, photos and prints — with nearly eight thousand circus posters from 1880 to the present, from the Netherlands to America.
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04.22.13: Observed

Editorial Design. Summer. Portugal.
Taught by leading design professionals and educators from Europe and the US, the Porto Design Summer School Editorial Course is a unique opportunity to study graphic design within the setting of one of Europe’s oldest and most beautiful cities.
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03.18.13: Observed

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.
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03.11.13: Observed

Envisioning Design: Education, Culture, Practice
The Department of Art at the University of Northern Iowa is hosting a symposium April 26-27 called Envisioning Design: Education, Culture, Practice.
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01.07.13: Observed

Poster Design with Saul Bass and Stanley Kubrick
Saul Bass designed the movie poster for The Shining, but not without plenty of comments from Stanley Kubrick.
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