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Graphic Design Before Desktop Computers

I’m looking forward to watching “Graphic Means”, an independent film slated for release in the Fall, that looks at the history of graphic design production from the 1950s to 1990s. It examines graphic design before desktop computers completely changed the face of the industry. From watching the preview, it definitely looks the processes of graphic design seemed much more complicated, but it sure is fascinating. Check this site out to learn more about the film.

Graphic Designers Surveyed – What did they say?

If you’re a graphic designer interested in knowing about the peers in your field, you can check out the book “Graphic Designers Surveyed” by authors Lucienne Roberts and Jessie Price. Together with social scientist Nikandre Kopcke, Roberts and Price, conducted an extensive survey that asked nearly 2000 graphic designers to dish about their careers. They enlisted the help of data designer Stefanie Posavec to work with Roberts on designing the visuals, and packaged them nice and neat in this informative book.

Happy International Women’s Day

For this year’s Google doodle commemorating International Women’s Day, Google asked young girls and women to complete the sentence, “One Day I will…”. Traveling to countries near and far, Google put together an inspiring video overlaid with fun animation to further enhance the beauty of the video. Read more about this doodle and some of the behind-the-scenes action here. Happy International Women’s Day!

Starbucks Mermaid Gets a Makeover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As someone with a bit of a caffeine addiction, I really appreciate these illustrations on Starbucks coffee sleeves that disguise the famous coffee company’s spokesmermaid (I know that’s not really a word). Below are just a few of them, but be sure to take a look at the rest of the collection on instagram or tumblr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go live in a painting!

The Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) is running an exhibition paying homage to Vincent Van Goh and his famous painting, “The Bedroom”. AIC recreated the bedroom and it is amazingly similar to the painting. What’s more, for those who want to fully immerse themselves, you can actually stay in this room and rent it from AirBnb. You can actually sleep inside a painting (sort of), how awesome is that?