1968 Afri-Cola Commercial Directed by Charles Wilp

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1968 Afri-Cola Commercial Directed by Charles Wilp

Although the Afri-Cola commercials have made the rounds on YouTube and the occasional blog commenting on its bizarreness, few seem to mention Charles Wilp who created the campaign for the fledging company.

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November 24, 2010

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Supergraphics – the book

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Supergraphics – the book

Supergraphics – Transforming Space: Graphic Design for Walls, Buildings & Spaces chronicles the early days of Supergraphics and looks at work by leading contemporary practitioners – a significant number of whom are women.

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November 22, 2010

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Books, Culture, Design

Fellissimo 500 Colored Pencils

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Fellissimo 500 Colored Pencils

Fellissimo is a Japanese brand that makes colored pencils and crayons, and offers consumers the ability to purchase a 500 colored pencils subscription that you receive over the course of 20 months.

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November 19, 2010

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Xerox Diablo HyType I

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Xerox Diablo HyType I

Designed in 1973, this Xerox Diablo HyType I catalog has not lost a drop of awesome. The cover, while seemingly arbitrary at first glance, takes on a second meaning after you learn what Xerox is selling.

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November 18, 2010

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Droid Commercial Offensive to Podlings

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Droid Commercial Offensive to Podlings

I have to say, I can't stand the Droid commercials. Actually, I can't stand the entire campaign. Now don't get me wrong, I love the Droid, I just fail to understand just who they are marketing to.

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November 15, 2010

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The Collage and Illustration of Sophie Kern

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The Collage and Illustration of Sophie Kern

Collage has always been one of my favorite mediums. Unlike paint and canvas where the intent is usually obvious due to the time and labor associated with its creation, the power of collage in its truest form lies in the free association of the select [...]

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November 9, 2010

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Cover Sheets for W.R. Grace & Co.

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Cover Sheets for W.R. Grace & Co.

I love these cover sheets that Bernhardt Fudyma Design Group designed for inter-departmental news releases for W.R. Grace & Co. The layout and typography reminds me of a combination of Romek Marber and Herb Lubalin, which is a formula that can do [...]

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November 1, 2010

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Solo: Creative Project Management

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Solo: Creative Project Management

Solo is a brand new project management tool that's made for and designed by creatives. Having used both Basecamp and ActiveCollab extensively, I'm pretty excited about giving Solo and its gorgeous grid-based interface a spin.

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October 27, 2010

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EAI 640 Digital Computing System

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EAI 640 Digital Computing System

These awesome photographs are from a 1966 EAI catalog advertising the 640 Digital Computing System. It's not often that you see huge computer systems sitting right in the middle of what looks like a corporate courtyard.

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October 27, 2010

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Colors in A Single Man

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Colors in A Single Man

Last fall, Tom Ford made his directorial debut with A Single Man. Every grainy scene is beyond gorgeous. Aside from the stunning mid-century modern fashion and production design (by the same team that designed Mad Men), Ford uses color as an instrume [...]

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October 26, 2010

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Color, Film, fashion

Richard Prince and the Art of Appropriation

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Richard Prince and the Art of Appropriation

The act of appropriation has been debated time and time again within the fine art and design communities, and yet I often hear the conversation revolving around the work of Banksy, Andy Warhol or worse yet, Shepard Fairey.

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October 25, 2010

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Diving With Josephine Cochrane

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Diving With Josephine Cochrane

Josephine Cochrane, a wealthy Illinois socialite, invented the dishwasher in 1886 out of resentment for hand-washing dishes. Her company later became what is known today as KitchenAid.

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October 19, 2010

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