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No Sleep: NYC Nightlife Flyers 1988-1999
Step into a time capsule of NYC's nightlife scene in the '80s to '90s—when DJs and promoters would print flyers (often made by people with no design experience) by the thousands and hope their events would spread by word of mouth. Though the internet...
BOOKS_MUSIC_FILM
American Revolution Bicentennial
Acclaimed designer Bruce Blackburn envisioned much of the visual language that defined the US during the '70s, including his iconic work for NASA. Among his roster of impactful designs includes those for the bicentennial of the American Revolution...
TECH
The First-Ever Customizable, Digital Stencil
It is now possible to take any image one creates, or finds (be that patterns, words, a product and more), and turn it into a digital stencil. Stencils have long factored into the world of art and design and now their use as a tool for creatives...
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
Pool Towel
Summer is almost over in the Northern Hemisphere (but is approaching elsewhere) so whether you're making the most of the final beach and pool days, or prepping for those to come, this Working Girls beach towel is reversible and retro-vibed. Designed...
DESIGN
Cut That Out: Collage in Contemporary Design
Both Ryan Doyle (aka DR) and Mark Edwards (aka ME) were—like many of us—introduced to collage at a young age; Doyle by his mother who presented him with a collage of photos of himself, and Edwards who was introduced to a family friend Steve Smith...
DESIGN
Core77 Design Awards Winners 2016
A resource for industrial design (and beyond) for years now, online publication Core77's collective eye for functional and aesthetic advancement has made them experts in innovation. With the announcement of their Core77 Design Awards winners, they...
ART_PRINTS_PAPER_GOODS
Way Out Poster
The witty designers behind Copenhagen-based Playtype love using the typefaces they've created in fun, different ways, from monochromatic glyphs stamped on mugs to covering skateboards. Equally big and bold are their posters that make the most of a...
DESIGN
Pick Me Up Festival London, 2016: Charming Sculptures
One of the things that makes London-based graphic design festival Pick Me Up such a fun event to visit is that it really gives visitors direct access to the pulse of the current UK design scene. The festival is currently in its seventh year, and this...
DESIGN
MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design
Stuart Tolley's (creative director and founder of graphic design studio Transmission) last book “Collector’s Edition” was all about unusual, mind-bending and sometimes over-the-top designs—he also created the striking Artist Cover Bomb series for...
CULTURE
Please Make This Look Nice: The Graphic Design Process as an Act of Drawing
In its own way, "Please Make This Look Nice: The Graphic Design Process as an Act of Drawing" is just as much a piece of educational performance art as it is an exhibition. A group of acclaimed designers will take turns producing works at a pop...
ART_PRINTS_PAPER_GOODS
Two Zero One Six Calendar
Copenhagen-based designer Kristina Krogh’s beige and gold 2016 calendar bears “Two Zero One Six” in bold lettering, legible from across the room. Up close, the 50 x 70cm print presents the calendar for each month in a muted grey hue with gold-foil...
STYLE
Pikkpack + Supermundane Shoes
Budapest-based Pikkpack offers a special kind of leather shoe: one that arrives at the doorstep in one flat piece, ready to be folded and sewn up with brightly colored shoelaces. Founder Sara Gulyas' careful design uses the least amount of material...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Bad Bitch Club Patch
Brooklyn-based artist Penelope Gazin has the perfect patch to support your local girl gang—or indeed rep your very own. The playful, chenille patch might be a sweet colorway of baby blue and pink, but it bears fair warning that you walk with back-up...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
"The End" Patch
Toronto-based Inner Decay has a knack for making eye-catching pins and patches that stir-up all kinds of feelings. Their straightforward “The End” patch marks a conclusion—whether it's a story's happily-ever-after ending, the last statement in an argument...
STYLE
Gorman + Camille Walala Collaboration
Talented East London-based artist (and CH favorite) Camille Walala has just teamed up with another brand, for yet another colorful and spirited collaboration. This time, Walala has joined forces with Australian clothing label, Gorman—founded in...
DESIGN
Signs of Italy: A Book Exploring 200 Years of Outdoor Lettering
The true understanding of Italian life only happens in the squares where people love to meet and share, eat and drink—all while observing what happens around them. It’s not a stereotype, but Italy and its many contradictions, its grand beauty and...
DESIGN
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...
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