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Frank Chimero on design criticism

June 10, 2018

This is an exceptional list of tips & techniques for productive design criticism by Frank Chimero. I learned some of these points in practice in design school, but it’s helpful to remind ourselves of smart ways to conduct and respond to critique, primarily when working in a team.

Moth Animation Studio

February 21, 2018

Just found this terrific logo animation and showreel for an animation studio in London called Moth. I love the contemporary, hand-drawn style of their work! Their website states, “Often taking complex or difficult subjects and portraying them in imaginative ways, Moth strives to create vivid work that retains an intelligent and distinct style whether for commercial clients, editorial pieces or short films.”

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Annie Atkins

July 15, 2017

I stumbled upon the work of Annie Atkins a few weeks ago, and I am highly intrigued! This designer specializes in graphics for filmmaking, including movie posters, props, and set pieces. She has also worked on The Grand Budapest Hotel as a graphic designer, where her role involved “planning and creating every single item that would be designed in real life.” Read more about her work in the Wes Anderson movie here, and be sure to see her website.

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Ben Tousley

July 10, 2017

I’ve been aware of the work of Ben Tousley for a while now, but have just recently started to appreciate his growing portfolio of design work. He has designed album covers and record packaging for musicians like Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, and Rostam. According to this interview with It’s Nice That, he gained Grizzly Bear as his first big freelance client at age 18.

Check out his impressive design portfolio here.

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Public Art Trip: New York City

November 2, 2016

The Art Assignment has a wonderful video on the abundant public art in and around NYC. If you aren’t subscribed to them on YouTube, check out their channel for more weekly videos on the topic of art.

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