The Type Fight

Design // Thursday, January 23, 2014
In the design world competition is a constant, you're always competing with your peers and even yourself to do better. The Type Fight took a more light hearted approach to competition by pitting designers against each other and letting you decide who is best. The only constants are the letterforms each designer must turn into a typographic master piece. The Type Fight's counter part, aptly named the Heavyweight Print Shop, sell each of the master pieces that are chosen for cool 20 bucks, which isn't bad because they're only producing 25 of each. 

Winter Olympics Posters Through the Ages

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 23, 2014
With the Sochi Winter Olympics starting next month, we here in the office got to wondering what the promotional materials and posters looked like for the Winter Olympics when they first started in 1924. This lead to us finding some pretty amazing vintage Olympics posters (and lets be honest, some pretty bad ones too...). Enjoy!

Tom Eckersley: Master of the Poster @ London College of Communication

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 08, 2014
An exhibition at the London College of Communications celebrates the legacy of Tom Eckersley. Eckersley set up the UK's first undergraduate graphic design course at what was then the London College of Printing. The LCC dean of design comments, "As 21st century communications design and media races ever onwards, finding a moment to pause and reflect upon the disciplines' past, amidst the barrage of multidisciplinary, multi-platform, multi-layered visual messages, is increasingly relevant."

Richard Hollis @ Artists Space, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 11, 2013
British graphic designer Richard Hollis (born London, 1934) is a seminal figure in postwar design and communication. Working consistently since the 1950s as a freelance designer, Hollis has also authored influential books on design history and theory. His practice has placed emphasis on close collaboration with those commissioning his design, including writers, editors, artists, curators and architects. An overriding concern for the effective and economic communication of the client's message has been consistent throughout his work.

King Kong Turns 80 and Posters are Made

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 01, 2013
To celebrate the 80th birthday of King Kong, Dark City Gallery teamed up with La Boca for a series of prints focusing on 'what is essentially a classic story of forbidden love, rather than the misunderstood ferociousness often attributed to our hero.'

House Industries x New Yorker Typeface Redesign

Design // Friday, September 20, 2013
As part of their redesign, The New Yorker brought in House Industries to help with custom versions of the classic Neutraface typeface. Working with the original Neutraface designer Christian Schwartz and The New Yorker creative director Wyatt Mitchell, House Industries' Ben Kiel to modernize and stay true to nine decades of design heritage. Watch a video of Mitchell explaining the challenges and thoughts behind the magazines redesign as a whole. 

Peter Saville to Re-image Kanye West

Music // Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Before everyone gets all in a huffy about Kanye West and the fact that they think he is an egotistical megalomaniac, we are going to just agree to disagree with you and enjoy the fact that Mr. West has, over the course of his career, collaborated and been art directed by people like Murakami, Kaws, Morning Breath, George Condo, and now, it appears he will be working with legendary graphic artist, Peter Saville.

Design Works from Stéphane Massa-Bidal

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 23, 2013
One of the best bio descriptions we have read in a while: "Artist, hair icon, art director, cook, graphic designer, frenchie, Illustrator, dad, genius brain owner, tech digest, curator, co-owner The Contrepétographes." And then graphic designer Stéphane Massa-Bidal throws in this great quote from Larry Niven to complete the feeling: "The Dinosaurs Became extinct Because They Did not Have a space program." Well, then, that makes sense.

The "No Fly" Poster Series

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 26, 2013
From Creative Review, on a unique poster art curation project that takes abandoned, disused public space and adds public art. "Since January 2013, [curator Jon] Bland – a designer at Manchester agency Music – has released seven quad size posters designed by seven different creatives each month, all featuring the phrase 'No Fly Posters'. The finished designs are displayed on boarded-up windows on a disused former pub in Ancoats, an industrial suburb near Manchester's Northern Quarter."

The History of the Michelin Man

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 18, 2013
We are fascinated by these old Michelin ads featuring the well known 'Michelin Man.' The iconic character dates back to 1894 and was created by Andre Michelin himself after noticing an evocatively-shaped pile of tires. Take a look through these old posters and video featuring the Michelin Man through the ages and in different continents. 

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