Graphic Design

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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January 2, 2021

Design Is Not Art: Uncovering the Brilliant Logic Behind Massimo Vignelli’s Famous Designs

The design ideology of Massimo Vignelli often sounds a bit intense. During his almost half-century-long career, he would design the legendary New York City subway map, modernist furniture, iconic kitchenware, logos, books, and so much more. But despite these inherently creative projects, Vignelli would never call himself an artist. He was famously quoted saying, “Design is not art. Design is utilitarian, art is not.

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November 1, 2020

Clever Typography Uses Negative Space To Illustrate the Meaning of the Word It Spells

Netherlands-based graphic designer Sander Flink demonstrates the visual power of language in his striking wordmarks. These designs are a kind of logo that depends on typography rather than an abstract or pictorial mark. The relatively limited selection of letterforms must be used in a way that makes them memorable; Flink has chosen to do this through his clever use of negative space that illustrates the meaning of the word.

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