Designer of the Week: Johnross Post

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Whether he’s pulling inspiration from Japanese candy packaging, executing fun side projects with friends or pondering his next “random” creative challenge, Designer of the Week Johnross Post certainly knows how to keep things interesting. Explore his bold work below.
Name: Johnross Post
Firm: art director at DDB Chicago

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5 Takeaways from the 2017 AIGA Design, Eye on Design Conferences

Posted 10/21/2017 - 10:01

Where is design headed next? What are its most urgent conversational topics, its smartest practitioners, its most Instagrammable images? Design fans, come with me to Minneapolis, site of the 2017 AIGA Design Conference as well as the inaugural Eye on Design conference.
Entrance to 2017 Eye on Design conference, complete with pink-suited mascot.

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Weekend Heller: The Nazis At Madison Square Garden

Posted 10/21/2017 - 01:17

There have been many events at New York’s Madison Square Garden. As a kid, I went to the Ringling Brothers Circus at the venue on 8th Avenue and 49th/50th Streets. (Now, I live near the current one on 7th Avenue and 31st/32nd streets, where i’ve seen everyone from Bob Dylan to the New York Knicks).

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An Essay Contest For Hate Speech

Posted 10/20/2017 - 01:35

The Kourier was the Ku Klux Klan’s members’ magazine founded in Dayton, Ohio, in the 1920s. Using the “K” instead of the “C” was a mnemonic representation of the Klan’s hard-edge actions and rhetoric.

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Cookbooks: More than Words About Food

Posted 10/19/2017 - 10:13

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New Standards for New York’s Underground

Posted 10/19/2017 - 01:27

The MTA (New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority), through its advertising agency, commissioned Waterhouse Cifuentes Design to develop a system to inform its ridership of Planned Work diversions for the subway. The recent subway repair work has changed the riding habits of millions of commuters who take full advantage of the system 24 hours a day, across 472 stations.

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The Secret World of Artist Renaldo Kuhler

Posted 10/18/2017 - 01:31

Renaldo Kuhler (1931–2013) was an imaginative, gifted, kindhearted, and wise gentleman. For 30 years starting in 1969, he was a scientific illustrator at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, NC, but he secretly was also a visionary artist.

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15 Artists Under 30: Sean Eidder

Posted 10/17/2017 - 12:55

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This is the third year we’ve run our New Visual Artists: 15 under 30 issue. What was once a highly edited list of 20 of the best and brightest young designers is now a deeper exploration of 15 of the most original talents working in visual communications today.

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Recipes From A Legendary Designer

Posted 10/17/2017 - 01:35

Cipe Pineles (1910–1995) was art director of Glamour, Overseas Woman, Seventeen and Charm. The Viennese-born Pineles had as much, if not more, influence on editorial design and illustration in America as any man or woman in publishing.

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Cruz Novillo: Logos

Posted 10/16/2017 - 12:18

Although the focus is on Cruz Novillo’s logos, he found recognition in a varied career as an artist, sculptor, graphic designer, publisher, and illustrator. Born José María Cruz Novillo in Cuenca, central Spain, in 1936, Cruz Novillo first studied law before, in 1957, beginning a career as a cartoonist at Clarín Advertising in Madrid.

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HOW Logo Awards winners

Posted 10/16/2017 - 08:40

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Personality by Design: 5 Stunning Brand Identities Today

Posted 10/16/2017 - 08:37

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by Anthony Wood, global managing director of Shillington Education,
a comprehensive, immersive design school
Design can make or break a brand identity, and thus, a brand.

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Experiments in Hand-Lettering: A Creative Exploration

Posted 10/16/2017 - 08:00

Hand-Lettering Experiments – Textures is the latest workshop from HOW Design University and Type Camp. As a fun, creative way to exercise creativity and typography, this workshop will inspire you in your latest type projects.

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Julius Klinger Remembered

Posted 10/16/2017 - 01:39

The Wolfsonian Museum in Miami Beach just opened an important new exhibit on the Austrian poster maestro Julius Klinger. It comes at a historical moment when an ultra Right Wing leader has been chosen to form a new government that will doubtless have links to the Nazi past.

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Designer of the Week: Stephen Andrade

Posted 10/15/2017 - 08:21

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Weekend Heller: Managing Drug Intake

Posted 10/14/2017 - 01:52

CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health, introduced its new ScriptPath Prescription Schedule for retail pharmacy patients who manage multiple prescription medications.

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Tarot Card Designs for Your Friday the 13th

Posted 10/13/2017 - 06:00

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The Design and History of Tarot Cards

Posted 10/13/2017 - 06:00

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Berthold Wolpe Types Remembered

Posted 10/13/2017 - 01:03

Berthold Wolpe (1905–1989) was a German calligrapher, typographer, type designer, book designer and illustrator who was born in Offenbach and emigrated to England in 1935.

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Book Review: Nowherelands: An Atlas of Vanished Countries 1840–1975

Posted 10/12/2017 - 10:14

Early cartography bore the fearful notation “Here are dragons” for points beyond the existing boundaries of knowledge, often lying far out in the cold, uncharted seas.

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Un-Trumping Border Stereotypes

Posted 10/12/2017 - 01:58

President Trump’s rhetoric and action on immigration has sent shivers down the spine of many documented and undocumented Americans, but none so much as those who live on the U.S.–Mexico border. Anne M. Giangiulio, a tenured associate professor at The University of Texas at El Paso, teaches classes that range from introductory to the advanced study of graphic design, and also web design.

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Jan Sawka’s Fictional Characters

Posted 10/11/2017 - 01:21

This is a post about Jan Sawka (1946–2012), a proponent of the postwar Polish Poster school whose theatrical and jazz posters are well-known around the world. Yet his work often ran afoul of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Poland, and in 1976 he was expelled from his homeland. He was one of the first artists-in-residence at the Pompidou Center shortly after its opening.

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Moonpig ditches the space pig after 17 years

Posted 10/10/2017 - 21:53

Moonpig logo, before and after.
Personalised gift and greetings card retailer Moonpig was launched in 2000 by Nick Jenkins, who later sold the company for £120 million. The Jetson-like “space pig” mascot had been in place since the beginning, but it’s now been replaced by a more contemporary wordmark and identity.

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15 Artists Under 30: Audrey Jungwon Choe

Posted 10/10/2017 - 17:16

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This is the third year we’ve run our New Visual Artists: 15 under 30 issue. What was once a highly edited list of 20 of the best and brightest young designers is now a deeper exploration of 15 of the most original talents working in visual communications today.

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Opposition Art: Truth to Liars in Power

Posted 10/10/2017 - 01:34

You might say that orange is the new red. Donald Trump’s hue raises red flags for many artists and designers, and last week The Nation began to take aim at our president’s folly via OppArt, a new series of artistic dispatches from the front lines of graphic commentary.

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Remembering 61 Years of The Village Voice

Posted 10/09/2017 - 14:12

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Manolo Prieto Covers are Low-Cost and High-Quality

Posted 10/09/2017 - 01:12

These covers designed by Spanish illustrator Manolo Prieto between 1940 and 1957 were done for the low-cost weekly publication Novelas y Cuentos by the publishing house Dédalo. Americans would call them pulps, but they’re high-quality graphic design any way you look at it, and so contemporary in their graphic artistry, flat color patina and surrealist imagery.

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Designer of the Week: Dava Guthmiller

Posted 10/08/2017 - 08:13

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Weekend Heller: Everything I Want to Know About Type

Posted 10/07/2017 - 01:05

The Complete Typographer, a program from School of Visual Arts, is no exaggeration (I hope). This online Kadenze program covers the history, geometry, terminology and technique of both handwritten and digital typography, all while preparing you for a career in the design field.
 

 

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Facial Recognition

Posted 10/06/2017 - 01:48

Drew Friedman says he is always attempting to capture the inner soul of his drawing subjects, or what might be lurking just beneath the surface. Chosen People is his latest collection of visages. He’ll be talking about it at The Strand in New York City on Nov 15.

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Design’s Role in Saudi Women Drivers

Posted 10/05/2017 - 01:24

The longstanding ban on Saudi women driving has now been lifted. Areej Khan, a Saudi native who graduated from the SVA MFA Design / Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program in 2009, produced a unique thesis called “N7nu – We the Women,” a campaign that sought to grant women driving privileges in Saudi Arabia through public dialogue and awareness.

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Celebrating Sputnik’s 60th: A Collection of Vintage Soviet Designs

Posted 10/04/2017 - 12:06

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Jim Flora’s Ghost(s)

Posted 10/04/2017 - 01:37

Designer, illustrator and record cover maestro Jim Flora was a master of many forms. Although he died in 1998 he left a legacy that has been difficult to categorize. While much of his zany, expressionistic work has been collected into books by flame-keeper Irwin Chusid, many designers today still do not know much about him.

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15 Artists Under 30: Charles & Thorn

Posted 10/03/2017 - 13:18

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This is the third year we’ve run our New Visual Artists: 15 under 30 issue. What was once a highly edited list of 20 of the best and brightest young designers is now a deeper exploration of 15 of the most original talents working in visual communications today.

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Mechanical Men’s Issues

Posted 10/03/2017 - 01:44

An interest in mechanical men (and women) has been percolating since the start of the industrial revolution. Probably before, if you consider knights in armor to be the prototype of the mechanical man. (I do.) It is interesting how this vision of the future (and remnant of the past) has evolved from the primitive creatures of fantasy past into the robots of today.

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The Appropriately Named Reynolds Stone

Posted 10/02/2017 - 01:37

Not too long ago, I asked students of lettering and type what they know about the British designer Reynolds Stone. Their answer? “Nothing.” I guess it was an unfair question since what I know about his work is based only on a couple of books. Notably this one from 1977. And this one from 1952.

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Designer of the Week: Yoni Alter

Posted 10/01/2017 - 08:26

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Designer of the Week Yoni Alter says that he constantly uses the city of London as a source of inspiration. This is evident in much of his vibrant work, like his ongoing Shapes of Cities series, and his debut London show at Kemistry Gallery.
Follow Alter on Instagram, and be sure to check out his shop at shop.yoniishappy.com.

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Weekend Heller: Protest, Resist, Protest More!

Posted 09/30/2017 - 01:05

The most lasting sign I recall from the Woman’s March last January, the day after Donald Trump’s huge inauguration, was “I can’t believe we’re still protesting this shit.” That truth is brought to the fore in SFMOMA’s exhibition “Get With the Action: Political Posters From the 1960s to Now.” 

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Posted 09/29/2017 - 01:45

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Of Rabbits and Hefner

Posted 09/29/2017 - 01:25

I know there are lots of women who will disapprove of my brief homage to Hugh Hefner, who died yesterday at 91. He certainly objectified women and arguably contributed to a male culture of disrespect for them, too. The Bunny stereotype? Well, you could call it a growing pain—or simply a pain. But Playboy was also a breakthrough in many important socio-cultural ways.

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The Brilliance That Was Ballantine

Posted 09/28/2017 - 01:38

Ian Ballantine was a publishing visionary. He and his wife, Betty Ballantine, founded the imprint that was synonymous with mass market paperbacks (Ballantine Books), and eventually Ian “invented” the trade paperback, with one book in particular on Rene Magritte that reinvigorated the Surrealist’s career.

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Pissjar Sans: An Experimental Typeface Created With Urine

Posted 09/27/2017 - 19:27

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Andy Warhol would be proud of Swedish hardcore punk band Pissjar. To promote the band’s first album Apathy & Cheap Thrills, the members created their own experimental typeface. Using their own urine.
It’s called Pissjar Sans. Get it? 

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Famous logos drawn from memory

Posted 09/27/2017 - 10:15

Signs.com took 156 Americans between the ages of 20 and 70, and gave them half an hour to draw 10 well-known logos from memory, uncovering how accurately we can remember the features and colours of the symbols we’re surrounded by.

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Listening to the Dead Through Type

Posted 09/27/2017 - 01:27

Printing History: The Journal of the American Printing History Association has done a wonderful job of bringing significant scholarship to the design, type and printing worlds. (I wrote about how to get back issues back in March.) If you have been waiting to snatch those up, don’t wait for #22 to go out of print.

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Lettering is Lots ‘O Laffs

Posted 09/26/2017 - 01:07

Lettering has long been a visual experience (as well as a reading one). Perhaps its origins are in the pre-Egyptian signs and symbols known as hieroglyphics … or perhaps it comes from our relatives out in space, who … (well, nevermind). Bottom line is that lettering and type are vessels of language but also pictorial representations that have evolved into the elements of meaning.

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13 of PRINT’s Most Popular Comic Book Articles

Posted 09/25/2017 - 14:54

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Celebrating National Comic Book Day

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Being Inside of the Outside

Posted 09/25/2017 - 01:27

The original Monocle magazine was a satiric journal edited by Victor Navasky and published irregularly from the late 1950s until the mid-60s.

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22 Dr. Seuss Illustrations You’ve Probably Never Seen

Posted 09/24/2017 - 14:39

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“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” 

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Designer of the Week: Andrew Rae

Posted 09/24/2017 - 08:23

Call for entries: The HOW International Design Awards closes the evening of Monday, Sept. 25.

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Weekend Heller: Books on Design, From Me

Posted 09/23/2017 - 01:03

It’s that time of year when the pre-Christmas spirit befalls us (even though it’s only the second day of fall). So here are some of my recent projects to fall over yourselves as you order them from the retailer of your choice.
 

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12 (More) Overlooked & Underappreciated Typefaces

Posted 09/22/2017 - 08:00

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Photomontage (and Futura) as Political Instrument

Posted 09/22/2017 - 01:46

Speaking of Futura … although it was verboten because Paul Renner was considered a Bolshevik, the face had many uses in Nazi Germany, including the nameplate for the youth magazine Die Kameradschaft.

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