Vectorpark is a Welcome Antidote to the Candy Crush Aesthetic

Curator: Erica Gorochow
date: November 18, 2014
Categories: Art, Design in Film, Experience Design
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Thanks to gateway drugs like Two Dots and Threes, I’ve become increasingly attuned to the growing world of casual, design-centric games. One node in the indie gaming scene that has particularly inspired me is Vectorpark, a.k.a. Patrick Smith. In a world where Candy Crush aesthetics have dominated, Vectorpark is a breath of fresh air. 

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Why I've Watched UPA's "Gerald McBoing Boing" 100+ Times

Curator: Erica Gorochow
date: November 17, 2014
Categories: Design in Film, Entertainment Design, Illustration, Motion Graphics
Tags: animation, drawing

Like many working in animation today, I grew up obsessively drawing cartoons. It wasn’t until college, however, that I was introduced to the rebels at UPA

Working in a style that came to be known as “limited animation,” UPA was formed in conscious contrast to Disney’s perfectionism. Their films embraced applying design to animation in wildly interpretive ways. So much of their language laid the foundation for the future field of motion graphics.

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High-Performance Typeface: Quiosco, by Cyrus Highsmith

Curator: TypeEd
date: November 14, 2014
Categories: Typography
Tags: Typography
Nothing pleases us more than laying out body copy with a typeface that works extremely well. Like a good car, we tend to favor ones that have a winning balance of beauty, rugged handling and come packed full of features. High-performing fonts reduce the amount of time needed to make adjustments while working, especially when setting large amounts of copy in brochures, annual reports and books. 

Font Bureau’s Quiosco is one that’s high on our list of text families that demonstrate harmony in both charisma and execution.
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"Worth" Magazine's Lush Design, by Dean Sebring

Curator: TypeEd
date: November 13, 2014
Categories: Book & Magazine Design, Typography
Tags: Magazine, Typography
Hold an issue of Worth in your hand and you might never let go. From a front cover graced with spot varnishes on geometric illustrations to pages printed on toothy, uncoated paper (that feels like you’re turning pages of currency), you can tell that a lot of expertise and effort has been put into the design of this magazine. 
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Archangels Bicycle Playing Cards Illustrated by Ginger Monkey

Curator: TypeEd
date: November 12, 2014
Categories: Illustration, Packaging Design, Typography
Tags: illustration
One day we went on an Internet shopping spree for objects adorned with whatever caught our eye. We ended up with eight decks of playing cards from Theory11 and three T-shirts from Hook & Irons. When the packages arrived, we realized we had just gotten an eye-popping shipment of Tom Lane’s fascinating artwork.
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