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The Museum that Emerged from Covid

Now that we’ve entered the latter half of 2021, public spaces have been reopening as people are slowly transitioning back to how life was pre-covid. However, not too long ago during the height of the covid crisis, many businesses weren’t opened and non-essential places were forced to close. One museum in particular actually came into… Read More

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Minimalist Movie Posters

Dutch graphic designer Chungkong has been designing minimalist movie posters for every movie he’s watched for the last several years. He now has a collection of over 1,200 posters. Each poster highlights a key or iconic moment in the film that makes all the posters easily recognizable. How many of these movies have you seen?… Read More

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Parasite: Best Picture Book

Grand Central Publishing is compiling Director Bong Joon Ho’s original sketches and storyboards for the Academy Award-winning movie Parasite to form a 304-page graphic novel. The book showcases his unusual process and the extensive planning that went into filming Parasite. The graphic novel will also have early concept drawings and photos from the set, which… Read More

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An Eye Cat-ching New Font

Cat food subscription service Smalls has revealed their new custom brand typeface— Adieu Smalls—to go along with their cat zine, Cat Talk. Using Adieu as a base, the custom typeface takes inspiration from the way cats express emotions with their tails, with the ascenders and descenders curling inwards and outwards to highlight that playfulness. Adieu… Read More

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Coca-Cola Takes on Recycling

With the weather getting warmer and summer in now full swing, nothing beats a cold, refreshing can of Coca-Cola. Their latest European advertising campaign playfully encourages people to recycle their empty bottles and cans. This new campaign was first seen at a festival in Bulgaria and saw an 85% rate of correct Coca-Cola can recycling.… Read More

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Iris’ Instagram Selects

Not a lot of my time is spent looking at Instagram, but for the few minutes that I’m on (aside from catching up with friends and liking their vacation photos) there are a few art-related accounts I always look out for. Jeannie Hoang As a botanical artist and floral designer, the photos of her floral… Read More

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Watch Your Tone

While finishing school at the University of Technology in Sydney, Wilson Leung found that representation of Asians in graphic design has been reduced and packaged into mimicry fonts that superficially imitate the look of Asian characters. Leung says, “I wanted to call attention to a particular problem in the design world that produced these impoverished… Read More

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Sharing Positive News

Google has recently released an animated video promoting their new Google Assistant feature. Users can now say, “tell me something good,” and Assistant will search and find uplifting news stories that are focused on the positive changes happening out in the world, rather than spiraling downwards on how everything is awful. The goal of this… Read More

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A Glance into Intimate Moments of Quiet Contemplation

American artist Molly Bounds has released a new body of work depicting silent, secret moments of quiet contemplation. Bounds has captured these fleeting moments in soft, cool palettes, accompanied with smooth brushstrokes to evoke a sense of calm and moments of serenity. In an interview with “It’s Nice That,” Bounds speaks of her roots as… Read More