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Can I Be An Artist Here?

Part 1: Can I Be An Artist Here? I’m an artist working as a graphic designer. There’s a blurry boundary separating these two disciplines, yet at the same time, they are elaborately intertwined. I use many of the same tools and skills for both. Still, I often keep these two selves separate to maintain the appearances of professionalism as a...

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How a Trio of Architects Made the Image That Predicted Reality Television, Fake News, and Viral Memes

“Well, presumably the message is for the media. Get it?” —KTVU-2 News There is a conceptual performance by Ant Farm—that trio of rad architects from the 1970s best known for inflatables, Cadillac Ranch, and restaging the Kennedy assassination—involving a customized 1959 Cadillac El Dorado that crashes headlong into a fiery wall of television sets. Dubbed Media Burn, the enactment took...

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A Variable Sans Serif With a Custom Slant Angle + Subtle Sophistication

Name: Altform Text Designer: Mark Bloom Foundry: CoType Foundry Release Date: March 2021 Back Story: Mark Bloom launched CoType Foundry in October 2019, and though he’s been steadily  expanding its library of typefaces, until now there was an empty spot in the geometric sans-serif category. “Adding a geometric sans was a logical next step—it’s something I’ve wanted to design for many years,” he...

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During a Year Inside, Illustrations Offered a Window to the World

Open up a newspaper, survey your movie options on Netflix, scroll through Instagram—pick any particularly Pandemic-suited pastime—and you’ll no doubt come across some works of illustration. It’s not a new medium in marketing and editorial design—in fact, it’s one of the oldest—and even before the pandemic, illustration seemed to be enjoying a resurgence of sorts. But amid COVID lockdowns, art...