Curator: Danny Yount
date: July 4, 2013
Categories: Design for Entertaining, Illustration, Motion Graphics, Promotional Design & Advertising
Tags: Documentary

This was one of my favorite documentaries of recent times. The filmmakers did an amazing job defining the current state of the creative industry.
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Ambitious Type: Sean Freeman

Curator: Caleb Bennett
date: May 16, 2013
Categories: Illustration, Promotional Design & Advertising, Typographic Design

Every time I look to hire someone for an ambitious type exploration, Sean Freeman’s name is often at—or near—the top of the list. I am in constant awe of his creative ambition, and his level of execution is top notch. His poster for the Decemberists (above) immediately caught my eye. The Decemberists are one of my favorite bands, and the poster is well-suited for their folky sound and whimsical lyrics. It’s also quite indicative of Freeman’s incredible range.

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Cash for Your Warhol: Hargo

Curator: Josh Silverman
date: April 24, 2013
Categories: Environmental Graphic Design, Promotional Design & Advertising
Tags: signage, silkscreen, street, vernacular

I love the visual vernacular of street signage. From graffiti and propaganda to murals and installations, it’s these corners of communication that catch my eye with their authenticity. Whether one-off and site specific or characterized by an “Obey Giant”–like ubiquity, they are the detritus of design. I also collect tattered scraps of paper—incomplete homework assignments, shopping lists left behind in shopping baskets, urgent napkin poems. My heart goes out to these authentic artifacts, produced without a marketing department, created by the creator with a singular purpose. And I always try to envision the context in which each of these were created, the people who made them and their lives. 

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Airport Apparel: The Heads of State

Curator: Deroy Peraza
date: April 19, 2013
Categories: Book Design, Promotional Design & Advertising, Typographic Design
Tags: airports, apparel, t-shirts, Travel
I’m a sucker for old-school air travel tickets. Initially inspired by the book Carouschka’s Tickets, which was given to me while I was in college, I’ve been collecting airplane tickets for years. Naturally, when I first saw these Pilot and Captain T-shirts by our friends at The Heads of State, I fell in love.
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Best of Kickstarter 2012

Curator: Deroy Peraza
date: April 18, 2013
Categories: Experience Design, Information Design, Promotional Design & Advertising
I’m a big fan of Kickstarter. I happen to think it is one of the most revolutionary ideas to ever hit the web. This is no secret by now. It seems like almost everyone knows someone who has funded a creative project on Kickstarter these days. But one of the things I’m most impressed with is their ability to tell their story.
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