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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Artist Janine Rewell's Collab with Shoe Designer Minna Parikka

Curator: Karan Singh
date: August 25, 2014
Categories: Advertising, Illustration, Photography
Tags: art, branding, Fashion
I first discovered Finnish artist Janine Rewell’s work a couple of years back via her reps Agent Pekka. I’m pretty sure when this happened I wanted to put everything I’d ever made onto an external hard drive and then catapult it into the ocean. Her work is that good and I’m just that melodramatic. Keeping tabs on her has been a joy, and when this collaboration with Finnish shoe designer Marina Parikka dropped this year I was insanely jealous. 
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How Artists Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari Interpret Radical Design for Toilet Paper Magazine

Curator: Leta Sobierajski
date: July 7, 2014
Categories: Advertising, Book & Magazine Design
Tags: furniture, industrial design, models, Photography, radical design, styling
Toilet Paper is an artists’ magazine created by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, exuding a surreal and ironic vernacular that both startles and seduces the reader at the turn of every page. There aren’t any texts or excerpts—only imagery and a long list of contributors, assistants, stylists and producers.
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Betaworks Identity: Franklyn

Curator: Joe Marianek
date: June 4, 2014
Categories: Advertising, Brand & Identity Design, Corporate Communications Design, Entertainment Design, Typography
Tags: identity
The new identity for betaworks, designed by the Brooklyn-based studio Franklyn, is frustrating—in a good way.
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Unisex Beauty Products for Teens: Sam Farmer

Curator: Femme Den
date: May 22, 2014
Categories: Advertising, Brand & Identity Design, Packaging Design
Tags: beauty products, Design, gender, teenagers, teens, unisex

When he started shopping for deodorant for his two teenaged children, Sam Farmer noticed that all brands went to market with names like “Play It Sexy” and “Enticing” in pink, pouty bottles for girls and “Control” and “Extreme Power” in steel grey or fierce, red packaging for boys. Infuriated that these brands were promoting and enforcing gender–not to mention, sexual–stereotypes, he decided to take matters into his own hands.

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