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The Unwavering Racism Of Native American Sports Logos

By | Advertising, Design

THE CLEVELAND INDIANS, THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS, THE ATLANTA BRAVES, THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS, AND THE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS HAVE A BRANDING PROBLEM: RACISM. Antagonism over Native American mascots has stirred up again, thanks to the recent “de-chiefing” movement. Cleveland Indians fan Dennis Brown took a stand against the team’s racist logo by posting a…

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BA Lady Creatives: Julia Yellow

By | Design

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

By | Design

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

By | Design

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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The Forgotten Typographic Art of Price Tags

By | Design

Next to cash register receipts, common price tags are arguably the most taken for granted pieces of graphic design. Many today are rendered by computer, so why bother showering them with respect. Some are, of course, handwritten without the flair of a true letterer. And most are stock designs that…

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Airborne Logos

By | Design

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?

By | Design

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

By | Design, Industry News

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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