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Down is Up

Lately, it seems as though everything is upside down. For me, living in a state of constant inversion is a new concept. However, inverted living is nothing new for the residents of Équihen Plage. Inhabitants of this small village, situated on the English Channel in the Hauts-de-France region of France, have been living upside down… Read More

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What Lifts You

#Whatliftsyou This hashtag has over 194K posts on Instagram. I am sure many of you have seen these famous interactive mural angel wings in numerous photos, or if you are lucky, in numerous places. Today, some of the faraway places they can be seen are Sydney, Hong Kong, Galway, Cape Town, and London. The first… Read More

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An Artist’s Singular Vision

One aspect of our industry that I have always valued is the variety of projects in which we get involved. At any one time, our studio is designing logos, magazines, posters, and websites for a mix of clients in different industries. It requires research, study, creativity, craft, and is rarely boring. Imagine then, being asked… Read More

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Broadening the Strokes

It is no surprise to anyone familiar with human history that the vast majority of art collected in museums worldwide was created by male artists. To correct this imbalance in their own collection, the Baltimore Museum of Art has announced that all art purchases in 2020 will be those by female artists. This new initiative… Read More

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Piecing Together the Peace Sign

With the holidays coming up, I’m sure you’ve been seeing a lot of peace symbols—whether on holiday cards, posters or just signage in general. Easily recognizable, it’s become the international symbol of world peace. Ever wonder why the iconic symbol looks like it does, and who created it? In brief, the peace symbol was created… Read More

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This Pizza Campaign Can’t be Topped

This holiday season, Papa John’s Pizza has teamed up with illustrator Mike Hughes to create a holiday-themed pizza campaign. Complete with a tv commercial, print ads, and pizza box packaging, Mike’s illustrations are fun and quirky and show a silly, cheesy twist on a winter wonderland setting. Order a “Festive Pizza” from Papa John’s this… Read More

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Carefully Cultivated Chrysanthemums

Last weekend, I visited the New York Botanical Gardens to see their special chrysanthemum display: Kiku. Kiku (chrysanthemum in Japanese) has a centuries-long history and cultural significance in Japan. Symbolic of longevity and rejuvenation, it is used as The Imperial Seal of Japan as well as over a hundred different Japanese seals for royal family… Read More

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Garage Door Gallery

Illinois-based artist and art history professor, Teresa Parod, transformed a boring, everyday back alley into a drive-through art museum. This summer, she made the garage doors in the alley behind her house into her canvases. When her neighbors saw how her first mural brightened up the nondescript alley, they began asking Parod to paint their… Read More

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The Joy of Japanese Soufflé Pancakes

My wife and I recently got back from our third trip to Japan. Each time we go, we are surprised at something new and unique that we find. This time, that new thing was sweet, delicious soufflé pancakes. If you haven’t heard of these types of pancakes, they are made by folding in fluffy, peaked… Read More