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Simone Noronha

2017-10-03T03:06:58+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

The speckled textures of Simone Noronha’s illustrations give her work the eccentricity of an airbrushed painting, yet the drama of a vintage grainy film. This aesthetic is perfect for clients, such as The New York Times and Vanity Fair, for whom she crafts illustrations for their inviting, yet serious articles. This visual style was also [...]


2017-09-28T03:08:24+00:00September 28th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Icinori is the moniker of the design and illustration team Raphael Urwiller and Mayumi Otero. Since 2007, the duo has collaborated on drawings for advertisements and editorial pieces. In addition to their commercial work, they focus on Icinori Publishing, a non-profit that has produced over 30 books and a large collection of prints. Utilizing limited color [...]

Shrimp Chung

2017-09-26T03:05:52+00:00September 26th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Shrimp Chung is a graphic designer by day and DJ by night. She combines her two passions by crafting promotional materials for Seoul’s vibrant music scene. I’m particularly fond of her work for the fourth annual AMFAIR Showcase, a celebration of Korean electronica. To advertise the event online, she created an animated poster that features [...]

Francesca Sanna

2017-09-21T03:05:40+00:00September 21st, 2017|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Francesca Sanna is an illustrator and author who illuminates serious issues in a welcoming and endearing way. Through her book and side projects, she tackles subjects such as immigration, education, politics, and body image. Her drawings have a strong sense of narrative and feature lovable characters that confront their battles with strength and positivity. Her [...]

A’ Design Awards & Competition – Call for Submissions

2017-09-19T03:06:35+00:00September 19th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Chris Cran Exhibition Catalogue by Stefan Canuel, RGD Do you have a design, photograph, or rendering that you are really proud of? Submit it to the A’Design Award & Competition! The renowned event is held in Como, Italy and accepts applications for both conceptual and realized projects. Organized into 100 categories, the competition judges all areas of [...]

Recently Received

2017-09-19T03:06:27+00:00September 19th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

We’ve recently added a ton of great books to our shelves including titles from Princeton Architectural Press, Rizzoli, Laurence King Publishing, Thames & Hudson, and more! See them all after the jump. Enjoy! Release the HoundsBy John F. MaltaPublished by Universal Slime Press40 pages Release the Hounds is a new collection of drawings done in 2017 by NYC [...]

Fanette Mellier

2017-09-14T03:06:25+00:00September 14th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Brimming with bright hues and bold forms, the work of French designer, Fanette Mellier, is hard to ignore. I’m especially drawn to the identity system she crafted for Frac Aquitaine, an art museum in Bordeaux. At its center is a logo made from a reflected “A”. This emblem resembles the arrows of a compass and guides [...]

Good Apples

2017-09-12T03:05:44+00:00September 12th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Good Apples crafts brand identities and digital experiences for a wide breadth of clients. Especially impressive is their collaboration with OZO Coffee Company in which they developed the visual identity and packaging. After modernizing the brand’s logos, typefaces, and color palettes, the studio created over 50 pictograms to represent the different qualities of the roasts. [...]

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