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Minimalist Posters Sum Up Each Art Movement

Wednesday 08.29.2012 , Posted by

If you have trouble getting your art movement categories straight, then this series of posters by Outmane Amahou would be the perfect study guide. The Moroccan artist based in France has designed a line of minimalist art posters that simplify each movement into one icon. The colorful posters are available for purchase on Society 6 and would make the perfect gift for an art enthusiast. [Read more…]

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Art of the Arcade: Website Collects 70/80s Game Design

Wednesday 08.29.2012 , Posted by

Do you have Pacman fever? Two hands on the lever? If you grew up in the 70s and 80s, during the golden age of video game developement, you’ll remember that sore thumb, fuzzy eyed feeling from playing now classic hits like River Raid, Pacman, Pong and Pitfall until the early hours of the morning. Or, maybe you got your gaming start on the floor of the 70s arcade, gazing at the glow of the pixilated but exciting screens of the era. Either way, you’ll remember the advertisements and graphics those games brought along with them… near florescent rainbows of color dominating the design genre. [Read more…]

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Designerly Posters Take Over a Small Italian City

Saturday 08.25.2012 , Posted by

The small city of Cremona, in northern Italy, was recently taken over by a large collection of very designerly poster art. Like wheat-pasted advertisements, the posters appeared on billboards large and small, seemingly with nothing better to sell than a good impression, art inspiration and a little mystery. [Read more…]

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5 Decades of Bond Girls: Love & Let Die

Thursday 08.23.2012 , Posted by

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of James Bond, graphic designer Arina Orlova proudly exhibited a glamorous series of icons throughout the years at cueB Gallery in London. The hand-painted Giclee prints shown here are from the set Bond Girls: Love & Let Die. As Bond girls have always been worshipped for their beauty, the series shows how the aesthetic for sexiness and fashion changed over the half century. Orlova said, “the visual language of the project is inspired by the iconographic traditions of Byzantium and ancient Russia where each colour had its own value and meaning”, which is why she chose to use red for the girls who were killed on screen. [Read more…]

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Circle Heroes by Edzel Rubite

Wednesday 08.22.2012 , Posted by

What would superheroes look like if they followed a fast food diet like the one in Super Size Me for a few years? Perhaps like Edzel Rubite’s designs. The freelance graphic designer from the Philippines created a line of your favorite superheroes and The Simpsons in a circular fashion called Projekt Sirkols. The rounded versions are still easy to identify and follow the same color scheme and identifying trademarks of the originals, each with the official logo she designed for herself. [Read more…]

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Visual Bits #255> Writings On The Wall: Quotes & Types

Monday 08.20.2012 , Posted by

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Clever and Intriguing Movie Poster Remixes

Saturday 08.18.2012 , Posted by

Have movie posters really gone downhill? Compared to the graphic masterpieces of the past – from the poster for Breakfast at Tiffanies to Apocalypse Now – classic movie posters exuded a style the modern orange/blue examples mostly fail to reach with their cheap explosions and format following designs. What if they could look a lot more like these examples from Berlin based Graphic Designer Rocco Malatesta? The design genre would certainly be more intriguing… and mind tickling. [Read more…]

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Visual Bits #251> It’s A-Me Mario

Tuesday 08.14.2012 , Posted by

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Wikipedia Redefined and Redesigned

Thursday 08.09.2012 , Posted by

Wikipedia: it’s the new standard for what an encyclopedia should be: constantly evolving and up to date, editable by the people who often know best (us), available to just about everyone with a computer, and readable in just about every language. The website has literally changed the way the world looks at reliable, open-source information. But, for all its outstanding qualities, it’s seriously lacking in one important aspect: design. [Read more…]

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Minimalist Dark Knight Character Posters

Friday 07.27.2012 , Posted by

As the Christopher Nolan Dark Night Trilogy has come to an end, graphic designer David Ryan Andersson has created a series of minimalist posters to highlight it’s key players. Each poster features a shadowed figure of each on a solid colored background along with a quote representative of each character. See your favorite hero along with the villains from Nolan’s Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises in a minimalistic fashion. David Ryan Andersson is a Chicago native currently attending the University of Illinois for advertising. [Read more…]

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