Symbolizing Despair and Inspiring Hope

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I overheard one of my students talking recently about how he has a friend who only contacts him through memes. In fact, he questioned whether this person even exists, since they don’t ever actually speak, they only converse through memes.

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Graphic Designers Get Political

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Pin design from Sagmeister & Walsh’s latest project

As Americans await the second debate this weekend with less than a month to go to election day, there are some graphic designers who are taking a stand.

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Fashion Week: When Does It Become Dangerous?

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Fashion week is here again. It’s fun, it’s festive, often ludicrous, but is it also dangerous?

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Subverting the Narrative

photo by Justin Dingwall

photo by Justin Dingwall

It won’t come as news to most of us that Photoshop and the multitude of photo apps that alter images have led to unrealistic views of ourselves.

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White lies—unethical, or an act of kindness?

kind man with devil shadowVisual persuasion is at the heart of a graphic designer’s job. Taking information and ideas and forming them into communication that engages and invokes is what we do.

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Black Friday—Alternative Options for Designers

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Black Friday is not an official holiday in the U.S., but California and some other states observe “The Day After Thanksgiving” as a holiday—substituting it for another official holiday, like Columbus Day. In America, it’s gotten to be almost as big as Thanksgiving Day itself.

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