Hope you're enjoying your January! Here are yet more of our favorite happenings in the graphic design world . . .
* A Conversation With Paulina Reyes, Advertising Design Director
* Janiszewski's graphic design was part of protests in Poland
* Poca teen wins Toyota Christmas card contest
* Sebastien Thibault : visual intelligence
* The Graphic Design of Tech Brands
* Graphic artist links all races
and more creative inspiration!
A Conversation With Paulina Reyes, Advertising Design Director
Mexico City-native Paulina Reyes seeks to promote social change by making the world more beautiful. Reyes said that growing up in Mexico gave her a passion for bold colors and intuitive design, as well as a cultural connection to the craft.
She was formerly the art director of Kate Spade New York and led industrial and graphic design for Victoria's Secret Beauty packaging before landing at the advertising firm, Mother.
Full story : www.theatlantic.com
Here, See the video, or another screen capture
Janiszewski's graphic design was part of protests in Poland
When Jerzy Janiszewski departed Poland in 1982, he left some posters of his most famous design with a friend. The pal didn't put them in the attic, and he didn't hang any in his home; instead, he buried them.
Janiszewski's creation, one of the most famous and powerful graphic-art images of the late 20th century, was the logo for Solidarity, the Gdansk shipyard workers movement that defied Poland's communist government. The movement and its emblem had been banned, and Janiszewski had little choice but to flee.
Full story : The Washington Post
Here, the full poster
The Graphic Design of Tech Brands
Graphic designers, good graphic designers, that is, are artists that can skillfully merge their vision with that of their client. Revered works of medieval and Renaissance art, among them the Sistine Chapel and the Mona Lisa, were produced under a patron's direction.
Commercial design can infiltrate and alter the collective consciousness in the same way technology can.
Full story : www.pcmag.com
Here, PC Magazine designs
Sebastien Thibault : visual intelligence
Poca teen wins Toyota Christmas card contest
Dustin Parsons, who won second place last year in the Toyota Buffalo plant's annual holiday card design contest, took first this year.
Parsons' winning design has a starry tree, a Lexus with a red bow, and the Buffalo plant's 15th anniversary logo on the cover, with the message, "Happy Holidays."
Full story : Daily Mail - Charleston
another great article
Graphic artist links all races
Viewers will be forgiven if after seeing the eye-popping new show "The Art of Franco" at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History at UNC-Chapel Hill they assume the artist is African-American.
Many of the 35 pieces of large digital art in the exhibit, which runs through Jan. 20, portray prominent black Americans: Bobby Seale, Huey Newton, Gil Scott-Heron, Pamela Grier and Eldridge Cleaver. Others are created around the "fist pick" that became an icon during the civil rights movement.
Full story : News & Observer
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