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NASA Graphics Standards Manual, Reissued
The tale of NASA's two logos recently resurfaced, bringing to light a battle won, or lost—depending on who you speak to. During the Nixon administration, US government agencies were pushed to undertake visual makeovers through the "Federal Design...
DESIGN
Airline Visual Identity 1945-1975
In his new book, "Airline Visual Identity 1945-1975," Matthias C. Hühne captures the grandeur of travel in an era when passengers dressed up for their journeys. The large-format book features airplanes, world destinations, animals, flags and events...
DESIGN
Engaging Beer Can and Bottle Design
While the following beers were vetted by taste first, something continued to please the team here at CH: the way they were presented. Whether it's curious art, exquisite fonts or just clean, classic branding, the following six beer companies struck...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Spike Lee for Vimeo On Demand After first taking to Kickstarter to fund his new film “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus,” Director Spike Lee has decided to release the feature via Vimeo On Demand before it hits theaters. So far, Lee is the new streaming...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Aaron Draplin's Logo Tutorial Aaron Draplin—owner of Draplin Design Co and creative mind behind the popular Field Notes memo books—documents his design process in a tutorial showing just how much calculation goes into creating the simplest of...
DESIGN
Knowlita + Henry Hargreaves' Coffee Cups of New York
In June, photographer Henry Hargreaves debuted a wildly successful side project: Coffee Cups of the World. On a dedicated website, he released a series of images documenting coffee cup branding from his travels to cafes around the world. The photographs...
DESIGN
Kristjana S. Williams + The Connaught Hotel
At its core, a hotel should provide its guests with a place to escape. But the hotel-as-sanctuary is an oft sought-after yet equally rare experience. In this regard—with its personal butler service, Michelin-grade restaurant and rich history—London...
DESIGN
Henry Hargreaves' Coffee Cups of the World
During his travels, professional food photographer Henry Hargreaves has kept an extensive, related hobby: collecting and photographing to-go cups from coffee shops. Now showcased on a recently launched website and Instagram, Hargreaves shares hundreds...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Disruptive by Design Telling the story of Oakley, from its humble beginnings to becoming one of the world's leading eyewear innovators, the newly released "Disruptive by Design" is a brand film of rather impressive proportions. Recapping its...
STYLE
GQ for Gap 2013: Going Social
The ubiquity of social media has been a blessing for some, and for others an unwelcome sea change. Love it or hate it, social media and the way people use it is constantly changing, but here to stay. With the advent of social media stars—so-called...
DESIGN
Interview: Sebastian Kaufmann
By Paul Cantagallo It all started with a stapler. Sebastian Kaufmann of Kaufmann Mercantile, a Brooklyn-based online store specializing in all things beautiful, functional and durable, had been working in film production in Los Angeles for seven...
DESIGN
Heineken Aluminium
Combining the ice-cold feel of a metal can with the classic glass bottle shape, the new Heineken Aluminum is the best of both beer worlds. The design features graphics printed with invisible ink that, when exposed to UV light, reveal an amusing...
FOOD-DRINK
Sierra Nevada x Anchor Steam
While brand collaborations range from unholy to made-in-heaven, it's rare to see two direct competitors join forces with pitch-perfect results like Fritz and Ken's Ale. The upshot of an alliance between two of Northern California's most respected...
DESIGN
Inventario: Everything is a Project
Inventario: Everything is a Project, a new publication supported and promoted by lighting design company Foscarini, doesn't just aim to be an alternative to traditional magazine but also puts its own spin on branded content. Conceived and directed...
CULTURE
Hurley x Dalek
With surfing at another high fashion moment (see the artful film our own Greg Mitnick recently shot for Proenza Schouler on the topic), Hurley's invitation to check out the U.S. Open of Surfing (of which the brand is the main sponsor) earlier this...
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