Graphic Design

November 3, 2022

Elegant ‘Typograms’ Visualize Complex Systems and Make Them Easier To Understand

Information visualization is a powerful way to convey knowledge. For many people, it’s easier to understand complex subjects when they are organized in beautiful and thoughtful ways. Typographic technician Aaron Kuehn has created a collection of designs that use typography to construct the things about which they are informing us. The results are ingeniously developed and educational at the same time. Knowledge is at the heart of Kuehn’s work.

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March 21, 2022

Color Combinations Help You Identify These Distorted Cartoon Characters

Whether you're a cartoon-lover for life or someone who hasn't watched animation since childhood, there are some characters that you're probably all too familiar with. This is partly due to their cute, distinct designs that can be reused in a variety of ways. Peruvian design studio Dodoconyoyo explores the visual power of color as it relates to famous cartoon characters by completely distorting their forms.

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November 12, 2021

Stylish Posters Reimagine Classic Literature as Vintage-Inspired Postage Stamps

Creative brand Dorothy crafts beautifully designed posters that display information in a clever way. We’ve marveled at the ingenuity before, and we even carry a selection of their marvelous maps in My Modern Met Store. Now, Dorothy is “putting its stamp on classic books” and released two new prints that celebrate great literature. The Stamp Book series features both essential and popular books from the 17th century to modern times, all on large posters.

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August 3, 2021

Designer Creates “Honest Charts” to Creatively Chronicle Everyday Life

Designer Irina Blok chronicles modern life through charts. As someone who works for a tech company during the day, she is no stranger to these types of “business” graphics. In her spare time, she creates #honestcharts that reflect everyday life—from COVID-19 to the innate challenges of being a human. Blok began her ongoing series of graphics in a response to all of the serious charts she sees at work.

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