The Gentlewoman

Curator: Ryan Essmaker
date: May 5, 2015
Categories: Book & Magazine Design
Tags: Design, Fashion, Magazine, women
Interior spread from The Gentlewoman No. 11
In my opinion, The Gentlewoman is one of the best indie magazines being published today. Penny Martin and creative director, Jop van Bennekom, along with their team are publishing something really special that honors the interesting and talented women featured in each issue. There’s not a copy I haven’t collected since discovering this magazine.
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Storytelling-based UX Designed with a Writer in Mind

Curator: Cast Iron Design
date: March 4, 2015
Categories: Experience Design
Tags: Design, portfolio, Web
Greater Than or Equal To Website
Fiction writer Alan Trotter has a website that uses an extremely simple—yet impossible to resist—interaction that slowly reveals a short story.
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"Geometry Daily," Where the Left and Right Brain Collide

Curator: TRÜF
date: October 7, 2014
Categories: Art, Illustration
Tags: Design, illustration, Math, Print

In college I took an upper level math class called "Art & Math" thinking it would be easy. The focus was mostly on the works of M.C. Escher, so how hard could it be, right? Wrong. 


Ever heard of Structures in Plane, Euclidean Geometry, Irregular Tessellations, Cyclic Expansion, or Dodecahedrons? Ack! Probably not. And why should you? But as designers you’ve probably unknowingly used this so-called math.

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Mikey Burton's Experimental Food Illustration Blog, Barrel Body

Curator: Dan Blackman
date: September 18, 2014
Categories: Illustration
Tags: Design, food, illustration
Illustrator and designer Mikey Burton loves food. In fact, he loves food so much that he's been documenting everything he eats. 

I recently stumbled upon Burton's blog, Barrel Body, which appears to be a playground of sorts for him: a place to try new styles, take chances and "get weird" with his designs. It's a nice reminder that a designer/illustrator should always keep playing to keep their craft fresh.



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I Love Dust: An Interview with Co-Founder and Creative Director Mark Graham

Curator: Gemma O'Brien
date: August 20, 2014
Categories: Book & Magazine Design, Illustration, Typography
Tags: Design, illustration, Lettering, Typography

There are few design studios whose work I recall fawning over when I was studying design that still hold my attention now. But seven years after first seeing the work of UK-based studio ilovedust (iLD), I remain envious of their attention to detail, badass-yet-beautiful ornament, killer murals and illustrative approach to type.   I caught up with co-founder and creative director Mark Graham to chat about some of his recent work, what it's like being a boss and who he’d most like to get stuck in an elevator with.  

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