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Paula Scher – Campaign

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I recently listened to Debbie Millman’s interview with Paula Scher, on Debbie’s incredible podcast, Design Matters. As always, it is a huge inspiration to hear how the best of the best got started doing what they do. Paula’s journey was fascinating, and once I took a look at her work after the podcast, I was embarrassed that I hadn’t seen it earlier. She holds a long career of eye-catching and rule-breaking work, pulling it off […]

Logo Design Love_Notes

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Logo Design Love: A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities. Second Edition. Book by David Airey Below are my personal notes on this book.   “Work on things that interest you with people you like.” Simon Manchipp   I will just preface by saying that this is my first set of book notes that I’m sharing with the public, so I definitely do not yet have the knack for it. It is a challenging feat […]

Teaching Myself Graphic Design: The Literature Syllabus

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As an aspiring graphic designer, I am teaching myself the technical and theoretical components of graphic design through free online resources, as well as books. I’m starting this off with the list of books itself, curated with heavy inspiration from Karen X. Cheng’s blog post, as well as the generous input of several Reddit posts in the graphic design subreddit, as well as other blogs floating around the internet, (like this one). So, all credit goes to […]

Mitsuo Katsui – Poster

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I am a big fan of Japanese graphic design. Actually, Japanese…everything, but that’s for another time. Here’s the inspiring work of Matsuo Katsui. I gathered information about his life and past work at a site called Graphicine. Someone created this website to organize their design inspiration, which in turn helps me in my discovery process. Good on them indeed!

Classifieds: Scatterbrain Seeking a Secure Simplicity.

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Hello, I am Scatterbrain. I deeply enjoy being an explosive mass of thoughts and feelings, moving to a state of higher entropy like it’s my job. I think it is my job. It gives my human anxiety, but it’s thrilling and frankly, uncontrollable. I mean, you also can’t blame me for being built with no shelving included. It also seems the IKEA manual got lost in the move from childhood musings to consciousness. The human keeps asking […]