Why I Keep Coming Back to Kenya Hara's Minimalist Designing Design

Curator: Michael Freimuth
date: August 1, 2014
Categories: Book & Magazine Design, Typography
Tags: Book, japan, Kenya Hara, Typography
I first came across Kenya Hara’s work years ago after one of my dad's regular trips to Japan. A catalogue he brought back had a Muji ad in the back. The simple, minimalist nature of it struck me before I even knew words like ‘minimalist’ to describe things I liked.
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I Heart the Hover Board

Curator: Michael Freimuth
date: July 31, 2014
Categories: Design in Film, Product Design
Tags: Film, product, sports

I’m a huge nerd. I reflexively try to hide it, but it comes through if you’re looking in the right places or catch me at the right (wrong?) time. Or if you’re my girlfriend. I’m into science fiction, and always have been. What does this mean? That typically you can find me wandering over to the Manga section in Barnes & Noble, or reading novels set in dystopian futures and/or in outer space (Red Rising, anyone)? And ‘science’ movies? Let’s. Not. Even. Start.

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What Happens When Photographer Bob Martus Shows Up at a Bike Rally?

Curator: Michael Freimuth
date: July 30, 2014
Categories: Photography
Tags: art, bicycles, Photography
Bob Martus is hitting his prime—and I think everyone can tell. The Detroit-born, New York-based photographer just is his work. Not that he’s a workaholic (he likes his rosé way too much), but he’s got a definitive style you can read as soon as you meet him, and it comes through in his image-making.
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Artist Michael Gaughan Paints Farting Turtles (and More)

Curator: Patrick Richardson
date: July 29, 2014
Categories: Illustration
Tags: art, painting
As a kid, my only experience of watercolor painting was what I like to refer to as "Mom Art"—floral still-life paintings and serene landscapes I viewed in small Midwestern resort town galleries. I wasn't what you'd call a fan of the medium. 

And then I saw Michael Gaughan's (definitely not in one of those afore-mentioned galleries). An extraordinary talent with a keen sense of humor, he's my kind of artist.
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Meet Waldi, the First Olympic Mascot

Curator: Patrick Richardson
date: July 28, 2014
Categories: Brand & Identity Design
Tags: dogs, Olympics, sports

I want to use this post to extoll the virtues of my dachshund Buster, who's absolutely incredible, but it was suggested to me that I at least make an attempt to relate this to design. That said, in my post-rationalization research I learned that the very first official Olympic mascot was a predecessor of my dear friend. Meet Waldi, the face (and elongated body) of the 1972 Munich Summer Olympic Games. 

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