Trading Cards of the Ancient Sages

Curator: David Grey
date: October 24, 2014
Categories: Art, Corporate Communications Design
Tags: Color, graphic design, pattern
I was recently turned on to the work of Mariana Abosolo. I stumbled upon a blog post with a few of her images and a link to a Flickr page

I don’t know anything about her ,but she’s making some incredible work. Her pieces look like antique trading cards, or outsider art cigarette packaging, or flags from a lost continent or tantric drawings made with office supplies. They feel otherworldly and lost in time. Each object looks found rather than made. 

I love how the scale of each piece is difficult to recognize. Sitting with Mariana’s work transports me to another era…and I’m not sure where or when that is. Subtle and raw. I wish I had made it.

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Bianca Cruise Ship Interior: Atelier Manferdini

Curator: Matt Checkowski
date: September 24, 2012
Categories: Environmental Design, Experience Design
Tags: Color, Facets. Cruise Ships, graphic design, installation
Interior design of Bianca, a cruise ship on Lake Biwa in Japan, by Elena Manferdini. The design integrates a prismatic reflection of the exterior landscapes and horizons onto the interior of the ship.
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Svpply app: Allan Yu

Curator: Randy J. Hunt
date: August 16, 2012
Categories: Brand & Identity Design, Experience Design, Typography
Tags: App, Color, commerce, interaction, ipad, iPhone, minimal, product, shopping
The iOS apps from social shopping site Svpply are lessons in “just enough.” Brand consistency, smart interactions and a great frame to set the stage for high quality photos of interesting products, these apps just plain feel good.
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Two Bettys: Aesthetic Apparatus

Curator: Mikey Burton
date: March 15, 2012
Categories: Brand & Identity Design, Entertainment Design, Illustration, Packaging Design
Tags: Color, Handmade, identity, logo, Print, screen, screen-print

Since design school, I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Aesthetic Apparatus. They’re the main reason I (like many) started making gig posters. I still remember seeing this Meat puppets poster in a few magazines and thinking how cool/different it was. I love that these dudes are still making jaw-dropping work like this hand crafted identity system for twin-cities-based Two Bettys Green Cleaning Service.

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72DP: Craig Redman and Karl Maier

Curator: Erik Marinovich
date: February 20, 2012
Categories: Environmental Design
Tags: Color, Environmental Design, Mural

Anytime Craig Redman and Karl Maier tweet that they’ve posted a new project to their site, I guarantee it’ll fill you with jealousy (the good kind). That’s true with their recent mural project for a garage at a private residence in Sydney, Australia. 

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