Propaganda is now officially hip.
Barack Obama's presidential campaign has struck
with those interested in good, effective design. Shepard Fairey
was recently given the opportunity to create a screenprinted poster
for Obama's campaign, which sold out quite quickly. Next, his campaign turns to artist Scott Hansen, aka ISO50
for his visual art and Tycho
for his music. Mr. Hansen's poster
employs his idealistic and nostalgic style, yet more direct than his typical dreamy work. It's quite lovely.
posted by blastrid
on May 23, 2008 -
The Gallery of Graphic Design
has a huge collection of magazine print adverts from the 30s to the late 60s. The images are fairly large and organised/searchable by year, product, magazine and advertiser. [via]
posted by peacay
on Mar 12, 2008 -
is a sort of graffiti wall of mini-posters drawn with very simple tools (to impressive effect, in some cases). Flash - drag the background to see more of the wall.
posted by Wolfdog
on Jan 4, 2008 -
A Website about Corporate Identity.
A large archive of corporation logos with design credits, typeface identification (or, at least the typographic roots of the ID's.) and Pantone color information. Not at all complete, but it's a very nice start. Hopefully it will continue to expand.
via: Grain Edit
posted by JBennett
on Nov 7, 2007 -
“Blue Monday” Owners’ Club
Photos of actual original “Blue Monday” sleeves (Peter Saville die-cut design) as brandished by their owners. Also You Are There!
photos of searching for “Blue Monday” in the wild and finding it. (Creaky old frame-based site)
posted by joeclark
on Oct 8, 2007 -
It is a forum for state-of-the-art business journalism using an innovative format: online video.
Viewers can watch new, completely original, locally produced video profiles of companies, people and products that fall into our three main interest areas: innovation, entrepreneurship and the creative culture (advertising, graphic design, architecture, the arts).
New content is posted Monday-Friday. Check out the archives section (Jason Fried, from 37 Signals is interviewed). Enjoy!
posted by zerobyproxy
on May 22, 2007 -
This ongoing project, started in 1998, is aimed at documenting, appreciating, and recontextualizing vernacular letterforms and typography. (Design dorks rejoice!)
posted by ColdChef
on May 7, 2007 -
Some people keep track of their receipts. Others keep track of their goals. And then there's Nicholas
, an artist/designer and DJ who chronicled his 26,059 iTunes tracks played, his 859.5 social drinks (including 293 Stella Artois) consumed, his 30,724 airmiles traveled, and, yes, his 49 cat photos in his own personal 2006 Annual Report
. (via Coudal
posted by Alt F4
on Jan 10, 2007 -
Alan Fletcher has died.
One of the world's finest graphic designers
, the co-founder of the legendary agencies Forbes, Fletcher & Gill and Pentagram
, has left us after an 18-month battle with cancer. He leaves behind a huge amount of stunning work, and a profound influence on the world of graphic design. A retrospective of his life and work is opening in November at the Design Museum
posted by ninthart
on Sep 22, 2006 -
: A sketching interface for 3D freeform design (in Java). Noodle around with the online applet
(see the tutorial
for instructions; there's also a demo
in .avi format), or download the program so you can save your creations. An even niftier upgrade is available, SmoothTeddy
), but SmoothTeddy doesn't have an online version to play with.
posted by Gator
on Feb 22, 2006 -
showcases the animation work of various designers and directors. Even if you haven't seen the movie, be sure to check out the opening intro and credits to Catch Me If You Can
by Kuntzel & Deygas. (Flash 6)
posted by fandango_matt
on Feb 11, 2005 -
Dodge Magazine #1
; "Dodge is devoted to anyone with a passion for graphic design, and an open minded approach to new forms of visual communication."Dodge Magazine #2
; "The assignment for this issue was simple. Create a piece based on, or motivated by the theme of 'lost and found'".
posted by hama7
on Jan 27, 2003 -
The Russian Avant-Garde Book
is an online version of the MoMA exhibit, featuring 112 books originally published in Russia during the intensely creative period between 1910 and 1934, before Stalin outlawed any style but social realism. The site is separated into three chronological themes and includes examples of futurist works, constructivist graphic design, children's books, propaganda, photography and photomontage, revolutionary imagery, architecture and industry, war themes, folk art and judaica...
posted by taz
on Oct 8, 2002 -
The Official History of net.art, Volume I: History of Art for Airports
appropriates the style of universal informational graphics to represent subjects ranging from St. Sebastien
and the Pieta
, to the Star Trek transporter effect and the international sign for cannibalism you might have seen on a t-shirt.
posted by Su
on Jul 6, 2002 -
You know, the enigmatic graphic design project featuring that smiley-face of the nineties: the almond-eyed alien head? Bill Barker's sinister alien art project used to reside at www.theschwacorporation.com, but I'm not making that URL into a link for a very good reason: it's now a porn site devoted to wife-swapping. What happened?
posted by Zettai
on Feb 28, 2002 -