”The Massage Is the Medium,“ by Yin Aiwen

Curator: Warriors Studio
date: April 20, 2015
Categories: Art, Experience Design, Motion Graphics
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“The Massage Is the Medium” is a piece of experience design by Chinese-born, Amsterdam-based designer and researcher Yin Aiwen, who’s work we discovered at Chaumont Design Graphique 2014.

The experience highlights the conditioning we are undergoing through extensive exposure to, and reliance on technology, specifically computers and the internet.

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Richard Mosse's Stunning Photos of the Congo

Curator: Rev. Fredrik Öst IV
date: April 18, 2015
Categories: Photography
Tags: art, exhibition, Museum
Until the end of May, one of our favorite photographers, Richard Mosse, has an exhibition called “The Enclave” at the Museum of Modern Art in Louisiana. Mosse captures the horrible civil war in eastern DR Congo in a striking, poetic, and beautiful way, using an outdated military surveillance film that turn everything that's green, pink instead. And as you may know, we love pink!

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Letterform Archive: preserving & serving letterform history

Curator: Jesse Ragan
date: April 17, 2015
Categories: Typography
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San Francisco-based Letterform Archive is a labor of love, making the history of letterforms more accessible than ever. Founder Rob Saunders has an expansive collection of typography and lettering—already over 13,000 objects, and still growing. The collection is gradually being imaged, using nuanced photographic techniques to capture details of surface texture, color, and context.
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A head-to-pedal redesign for Richard Sachs

Curator: Jesse Ragan
date: April 16, 2015
Categories: Brand & Identity Design, Product Design, Typography
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House Industries found the opportunity to take on a dream project of epic proportions: redesigning the entire visual identity of master bicycle builder Richard Sachs. From a signature logo to the pinstriping on the bike tires, they have meticulously considered every detail.

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Louise Fili is “Made for New York”

Curator: Jesse Ragan
date: April 15, 2015
Categories: Advertising, Photography, Typography
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The flawless execution of Langone Medical Center’s “Made for New York” campaign left me drooling on the subway platform the day the ads showed up in my station. 

Here’s the thing. This kind of pastiche is incredibly overplayed—especially in New York City—but the team at Louise Fili Ltd. puts so much love and sweat into their historical-lettering reenactments that I'm perfectly content to see them again and again.

And who among us wouldn’t covet the opportunity to hire a sign painter to apply our own custom lettering onto glass in gold leaf?
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