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Dressing the Part

Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel dressed the part as he put the final touches on the Faro lighthouse in the Cantabria region of Spain. Initially, he was recognized locally for his street art, however, this former Spanish graffiti artist is now recognized internationally as a “pop surrealist.” His use of vibrant geometric patterns has defined… Read More

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Hold Still

In May of this VERY long year, England’s National Portrait Gallery along with the gallery’s patron, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge (who has a degree in art history and is a very talented photographer herself), launched an ambitious community project, called HOLD STILL, to collect photographs of the United Kingdom under lockdown. The Gallery and… Read More

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Taylor Design’s Stay-in Infographics

The pandemic and stay-home orders presented lots of new challenges to everyone—emotionally, socially, and logistically. Talking to my friends and family online, I was impressed how everyone was adapting to the new world in their own ways. I asked my colleagues at Taylor Design what they were doing with their newfound time and how they… Read More

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Mario Kart in Real Life

Nintendo just made a very cool announcement on its latest Nintendo Direct. It’s currently the 35th anniversary of the original Super Mario Brothers game and Nintendo is rolling out the red carpet for our favorite plumber. One of the coolest announcements was for a “toy to life” video game for the popular Mario Kart franchise.… Read More

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Leave Comic Sans Alone

Yes, you read that correctly. Shocking, I know, coming from a designer. Now, I’m not saying your next design should be set in Comic Sans, but I am saying that Comic Sans may have its place. I recently read an article about how Comic Sans might help people with dyslexia and is actually recommended by… Read More

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Continental Drift and You

I found this really interesting interactive map designed by paleontologist Ian Webster while perusing the internet. It shows you where a selected location was at any point in time, all the way back to 750 million years ago. Why is this cool? The continents are constantly drifting around over time, so you can track where… Read More

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Designers in Quarantine

The other day I came across these brightly colored gradient puzzles. At first, I thought, “That’s pretty but ridiculous.” Who would want to sit there and organize all these pieces into 20+ rows of sliiightly different colored groups? Then, as soon as I thought about doing that, I decided it would be tremendously satisfying. My… Read More

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Forever ORANGE™

Back in April of this year (I know… April feels like 25 years ago, thanks Coronavirus), I was contacted about a blog post I wrote FOUR years ago. Megan Nadolski, chief operating officer at Goat Rodeo, a creative audio agency in Washington, D.C., had stumbled upon my story about Syracuse University’s identity crisis while doing… Read More

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Defying Gravity

When I stand at the window or railing of a tall building and look down, I have to pull back after a few seconds. Something inside pushes me towards the elevator and the familiar confines of solid ground. As such, I have tremendous respect for photographers who muster the courage to shoot images from great… Read More