We Buy Your Kids

Curator: Sam’s Myth
date: March 24, 2014
Categories: Design for Entertaining, Illustration, Promotional Design & Advertising
Tags: Design, illustration, Movie posters, wbyk, we buy your kids
Among my favorite artists working in the design world today are Webuyyourkids, the alias of Australian design partners Sonny Day and Biddy Maroney. Their iconic illustration style has adorned countless tour posters and album covers, and most recently, the walls of Austin’s Mondo Gallery—with their own show of silkscreened film posters.
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Letterlab: Strange Attractors

Curator: Sara Frisk
date: January 24, 2014
Categories: Environmental Graphic Design, Experience Design, Illustration, Information Design, Typographic Design
Tags: catelijne van middelkoop, graphic design museum, Letterlab, MOTI, ryan pescatore frisk, strange attractors
I’ve wandered through the week celebrating family on various levels—some connected by blood, some connected by design. In the spirit of a true finale, my last piece of Design Envy inspiration is an explosion of the two. Letterlab, a children’s exhibition at the Graphic Design Museum in Breda, was concepted and designed by Strange Attractors, a small studio in Rotterdam founded by Ryan Pescatore Frisk and Catelijne van Middelkoop—my little brother and his amazing wife.   
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Picture: Plural

Curator: Sara Frisk
date: January 23, 2014
Categories: Environmental Graphic Design, Experience Design, Illustration, Typographic Design
Tags: Andy Warhol, chicago design museum, jeremiah chiu, plural, renata graw, tanner woodford
This is one of my favorite pieces from last year’s Chicago Design Museum exhibition, designed by Renata Graw and Jeremiah Chiu of Plural. Its flawless black-and-white line work spanned 14 feet, drawing people into it from every angle and luring an uncanny number of black-and-white striped designers into its hipster camouflage. 
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Consider Everything an Experiment: Sister Corita Kent

Curator: Sara Frisk
date: January 22, 2014
Categories: Design for Entertaining, Editorial Design, Illustration, Typographic Design
Tags: Come Alive! The Sprited Art of Sister Corita, corita art center, immaculate heart college art department, sister corita kent, Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent
I’ve recently become fascinated by the raw and fearless work of Sister Corita Kent. Perhaps it’s the residual influence of ten long years of Catholic school, or the fact that my father’s only sister possessed an eerily similar tension—a Catholic nun who was one of the most fiercely independent and liberal women I’ve ever known.
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Once Upon a Time: Art Paul

Curator: Sara Frisk
date: January 21, 2014
Categories: Corporate Communications Design, Illustration, Promotional Design & Advertising, Typographic Design
In honor of AIGA Centennial Day today, I’m kicking off our celebration of AIGA’s history with a local highlight from 1986: the year that AIGA Chicago was founded as a chapter by Bart Crosby, with the support of 52 fellow Chicago designers (including the chapter’s first president, Wendy Pressley-Jacobs).
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