Design

BA Lady Creatives: Julia Yellow

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Illustration for NYT article, “No, it Only Looks Like Gridlock” Editorial illustration has quite the reputation for (thrillingly) tight deadlines. Despite the fast-paced nature of this specialty, illustrator Julia Yellowcreates hyper-detailed scenes for her editorial clients. I came across this week’s Badass Lady Creative in a well-timed article on suppressing the “apology reflex”…

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INFOGRAPHIC: PRINT BOOKS ARE FAR FROM DEAD

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A new infographic reveals some statistics about the plateauing of e-books and the triumph of hardcover sales that should warm the hearts of bibliophiles. In 2012, Amazon.com began selling more e-books than print books for the first time ever. Along with the decline of the once-mighty Barnes & Noble super store,…

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SNAIL MAIL ART

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What is missing with texting, emailing, Facebooking and all other manner of digital, electronic or virtual mail is the joy of receiving envelopes and stationery – of the illustrated variety. A PDF or other attachment is not the same. When I was an art director at the New York Times,…

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Airborne Logos

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WWII U.S. Army Air Force squadron logos were placed on letterheads or painted on aircraft, but most frequently they were made into patches worn on uniforms. A number of the logos were designed by the Disney Studios, but others were designed by artists who happened to be serving within the…

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What? Did you miss it, too?

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No doubt Google learned a lot from Yahoo!’s public critique of their redesigned company logo. Google on the other hand took a different course when they announced admitted that the flat, muted colored logo, expertly spied by Ars Technica’s Ron Amadeo (@ronamadeo) on September 9th in the image file of the Chrome Beta Android APK, was…

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Fontyou

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It does not happen very often that we interview designers right after they’ve signed up with MyFonts, and we’ve never interviewed a group as large as Fontyou. But then, the subject of this month’s Creative Characters interview is not your average type design studio. The Paris-based initiative has an ambitious plan:…

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