Medium.com: Cure the for the Common Internet

Curator: Rodrigo Corral
date: September 1, 2014
Categories: Information Design
Tags: editorial, web design
It’s worth acknowledging when design is so functional you barely notice it.

Medium, created by the original Twitter folk, is a great example of this and gives me some hope for the mainstream Internet. Business objectives seem to compromise even the most well intended digital interfaces, and we're basically punished for reading online by top ten lists, banner ads and tricky text links.  Medium comes through with a refreshing design experience that not only allows all users to have a voice, but inspires them to respect imagery in combination with the written word. I hope it lasts.  
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How Did Artist Andrew Archer Get His Knack for Color? By Eating Crayons as a Kid

Curator: Karan Singh
date: August 29, 2014
Categories: Illustration, Motion Graphics
Tags: illustration
Few artists make my eyes water the way Andrew Archer’s illustration do. The New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based artist creates sublime compositions accompanied by delicate and precise line work. However, I believe the real key to his work is his affinity for color. 
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Feixen's '60s-Inspired Posters for Swiss Arts Center Südpol

Curator: Karan Singh
date: August 28, 2014
Categories: Advertising, Illustration, Poster Design
Tags: advertising, graphic design, Poster Design
Feixen, aka Felix Pfäffli, has to be one of my favorite contemporary poster designers. His bold and minimal work is reminiscent of '60s advertising: loud and confident, yet reductive. I’m especially envious of his series of posters for Südpol, an arts center based in Kriens, Switzerland.
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"Do Not Open It," Erik Marinovich's Beautifully Hand-Drawn Letter

Curator: Karan Singh
date: August 27, 2014
Categories: Packaging Design, Typography
Tags: Lettering, Typography
San Francisco-based Erik Marinovich is kind of hard to ignore on the contemporary lettering scene. Not only does he have a respectable roster of previous clients as well as some incredible accolades, but the guy carved type into a tree stump with his bare freakin’ hands (okay, maybe he used tools, whatever). I use a Wacom every day and still struggle with chopsticks, so to go from brushes to chisels is just showing off. 
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Memphis Meets Mid-Century Modern in Epiforma's Functional Sculptures

Curator: Karan Singh
date: August 26, 2014
Categories: Art, Product Design
Tags: furniture, object design, product design, sculpture
Developed by Portuguese design firm Epiforma in collaboration with local craftsmen, "Meanwhile Curiosities"is a playful series that expertly fuses the worlds of sculpture and product design. 
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