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Lifesaver

For many of us, art is a fun, eye-opening, pleasure-filled experience. For Spain-based visual artist, Rachel Demetz, art has been a literal lifesaver. Around the age of 18, Demetz was plagued by chronic depression. In an attempt to help herself, she enrolled in a tiny illustration school is Barcelona. There she discovered she could combine… Read More

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They’re Not Photographs

Cat lover or not, these stunning drawings will blow your mind! Yes, I said drawings! They are so realistic that they sparked a debate online as to whether they were actually photographs. These mind-blowing drawings are created by an 18-year-old Japanese student by the name of Haruki Kudo. Haruki spends about 40 hours on each… Read More

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Clear the Cache, Please.

During every web project I handle, the issue of browser cache often comes up when reviewing internally with our designers, creative director, and clients. The story usually goes like this: I make a change in HTML/CSS on a development website and save/upload it to a test server. Send the link to the preview to the… Read More

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Bad Frog. Good Frog.

Symbols of power, oppression, and hate have a long and sordid history. Germany’s Nazi swastika, Russia’s hammer and sickle, and Japan’s rising sun, branded three of the world’s most brutal regimes. Enter a more recent symbol known as Pepe the frog. Created by comic book artist Matt Furie in 2005, its popularity grew as an… Read More

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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