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Aug
2011

beautiful vintage travel posters

On 01, Aug 2011 | In Design, History, Selected Posts, Travel & Life | By sue

I love it when arts and education institutions use social media to make art more accessible. The Boston Public Library has an amazing Flickr sharing highlights from their collection of books, prints, memorabilia, and other objects. Yesterday, I got really caught up looking through their set of gorgeous vintage travel posters from the early twentieth century.
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01

May
2011

100 years of sex: std posters through the years

On 01, May 2011 | In Design, History, Selected Posts | By sue

The San Francisco City Clinic is marking its 100th anniversary with an online exhibition of 100 safe sex posters from the past 100 years. It’s really illuminating to see the diversity of approaches–friendly, funny, sensationalist, solemn—and how they illustrate our changing attitudes about sex and sexually-transmitted diseases.
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Apr
2011

more book covers by coralie bickford-smith

On 02, Apr 2011 | In Design, Selected Posts | By sue

Yesterday I posted about Coralie Bickford-Smith’s beautiful covers for Penguin’s Great Food series. Bickford-Smith has also created many other visually striking book cover designs for Penguin, from the starkly dramatic Gothic Horror collection to the cheeky, retro Boys’ Adventure series. Her work combines a clean, modern graphic design sensibility and offbeat, old-fashioned patterns and design elements.
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Apr
2011

coralie bickford smith’s great food covers

On 01, Apr 2011 | In Design, Selected Posts | By sue

Coralie Bickford-Smith is a consistently brilliant book cover designer at Penguin Books. She’s the creative mind behind their popular Hardcover Classics clothbound series. Now, she’s created gorgeous covers for Penguin’s new Great Food series, a collection of 20 books representing “the finest food writing from the last 400 years.”
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01

Mar
2011

enviably awesome business cards

On 01, Mar 2011 | In Design, Selected Posts | By sue

I’ll know I’ve made it once I have a really cool business card. My obsession with business cards stems from high school, when my friend’s older brother got a voucher for free printing and promptly ordered rainbow cards reading “Winner, Dreamer, Achiever.” What can I say, I had excellent role models. Here are some fun and creative cards I found recently.
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01

Feb
2011

awesome graphic design resumes

On 01, Feb 2011 | In Design, Selected Posts | By sue

For the last few months, during my job search, I’ve been thinking a lot about resumes and cover letters. You want to stand out, but you have to do it within very strict parameters. Graphic designers get a lot more latitude with it, though. I came across a cool infographic resume yesterday and proceeded to spend way too much time combing the internet for more fun resumes.
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Oct
2010

seoul design fair, part 1

On 15, Oct 2010 | In Design, Selected Posts, Travel & Life | By sue

The Seoul Design Fair was part of why I decided to visit Seoul—Seoul is the World Design Capital for 2010, so the fair is a pretty big deal. I was disappointed by the main pavilions—of course there were some interesting displays, but overall the exhibits were poorly organized and a bit haphazard. There was a lot of really great design to discover in the other parts of the fair, though—design industry exhibitions, the Seoul Design Market, and the student exhibitions.
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