Graphic Design

February 23, 2021

How Helvetica Became the “Little Black Dress” of Typography

Typography is primarily thought of by designers, but there are some typefaces so popular that they enter the larger cultural zeitgeist. Helvetica is one of those typefaces. Developed in 1957, it has become ubiquitous and can be found everywhere from labels on grocery store shelves to transportation to the logo of American Apparel. Helvetica was not the first name for this now-iconic typeface.

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November 22, 2020

This Intricate Blueprint Poster Charts the Golden History of Rock and Roll Music

UK-based art studio Dorothy is known for its clever infographics that combine educational facts with beautiful visuals. Many of their posters and prints test the knowledge of even the greatest enthusiasts. This includes their incredible gold-and-blue Rock and Roll Love Blueprint. This elegant screen print maps out the long history of the music genre within an illustration depicting the circuit board of a guitar amplifier.

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October 23, 2020

Imaginative Infographics Reveal Historical Facts About Iconic Objects

UK-based studio Dorothy creates conceptual and innovative art with a clever and, oftentimes, educational twist. Their newest series of infographics, called Inside Information, was made in collaboration with award-winning illustrator and designer Malik Thomas and shines a light on the history of different objects from film, music, technology, and fashion. Sneakerheads explores the development of the modern sneaker, with some of the greatest moments hidden inside a large illustration of a red and white shoe.

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February 19, 2010

BAFTA’s Best Film Nominees by Artist Tavis Coburn

Tavis Coburn is an illustrator and graphic designer who's created these amazing retro-modern movie illustrations for 2010 British Academy of Film & Television Arts Awards' program covers. Each one depicts a character or scene from the Best Film nominees. Obsessed with anything from the 1940s – 1960s, Coburn creates amazingly rich artwork that look completely timeless.

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