Boring Angel: John Michael Boling and Oneohtrix Point Never

Curator: Joaquín Urbina
date: April 24, 2014
Categories: Design for Entertaining, Illustration, Motion Graphics

Oneohtrix Point Never - Boring Angel from Warp Records on Vimeo.

Our reality is surrounded by emojis, a japanese version of the classic emoticons. There are thousands of those little faces, supposedly designed to express each of our “emotions.” I can’t take them seriously.

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Compartés Chocolates World and Infinite Dream Bars: Jonathan Grahm

Curator: David Sherwin
date: April 7, 2014
Categories: Illustration, Package Design
Tags: Chocolate, dessert, food, Packaging
“You have to try this chocolate,” my co-worker said, pointing me to a dark chocolate bar sitting on her desk. This happens frequently. Friends know me as a chocolate aficionado, and when I travel the world for work or pleasure, I’m always dropping by local chocolatiers to sample their products. My pantry at home always has five to six bars from various producers, which are slowly nibbled at after dinner. But this dark chocolate bar was different. Not just because this Compartés chocolate bar was a decadent mix of dark chocolate, peanut butter, honey and sea salt—one of the best in this genre I’d tasted in some time. It was because of the striking, artistically rendered package.
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Coloring Sheet: Crowded Teeth

Curator: Sam’s Myth
date: March 27, 2014
Categories: Illustration
Tags: coloring, crowded teeth, kawaii, michelle romo

Crowded Teeth is the alias of illustrator and designer Michelle Romo. Here’s a fun coloring sheet Michelle made featuring a cast of her signature characters and imagery—all in a giant (and dapper) mushroom head.

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December zine: Eleni Kalorkoti

Curator: Sam’s Myth
date: March 26, 2014
Categories: Illustration
Tags: Eleni Kalorkoti, illustration

Eleni Kalorkoti did what a lot of us think about doing but don’t actually do—cranked out an ongoing personal project for an entire year. Her monthly zines seemingly coalesce thoughts, ideas and tidbits from her life and mind into an ever-changing graphic diary of sorts that you can buy and collect, each month having its own sort of feeling or theme. 

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Anna Kövecses

Curator: Sam’s Myth
date: March 25, 2014
Categories: Brand & Identity Systems Design, Illustration
Tags: Alphabet, Anna Kövecses, illustration

I adore the professional and personal projects of Anna Kövecses, a Hungarian designer working in Cyprus, such as the illustrations for the BBC’s “500 Words” story-writing competition seen above and below. Anna’s colorful and iconic illustration style retains a flatness that I love, defying the clichéd demand of art directors everywhere: “more depth.”

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