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  • Sometimes the day just needs a little extra happy in it. Yum Yum studio's character designs are pretty much guaranteed to bring on some cheer. The London-based studio creates colorful character designs like these and specializes in telling stories "through animation, illustration and toys." Meet Boris the hamster, Hotdog and the rest of the gang ↓

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    by Jessica Patterson
    November 20, 2012
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  • UK-based creative agency The Plant brings us this beautiful identity for FRAE Frozen Yogurt. The branding specialists wanted to let the product shine through and accomplished their task by "injecting fun, humor and confidence." By using a typography system based on vintage dairy graphics and connective photography, they built a brand that can can flex and grow with the company.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    November 15, 2012
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  • Tis the season for election statements, both biased an un-. Maybe you've see the Vote with Your Gum poster campaign or the 7-11 Cup Vote, prodding citizens to make a choice and show the world. San Francisco-based fine artist and designer Someguy, a.k.a.

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    by Ward Andrews
    November 2, 2012
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  • This chess set from Jim Sutherland of London-based Hat Trick Design is sure to make any typophile, chess nerd swoon. The letter pieces are based on chess notation, doubling as an inherent game reference and mostly literal physical representations.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    October 23, 2012
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  • In true meta fashion, London-based Ashwin Patel was inspired by the essentials of a designer's life to create the A Studio Life print.

    A Studio Life consist of a "series of illustrations outlining the typical life of the design studio, from essential tools and must haves, to thoughts, visionaries and revelations." We love the combination of literal illustrations mixed with the objectified interpretations of more abstract ideas.

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    by Ward Andrews
    October 15, 2012
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  • By day, Phoenix-based Dwight Knowlton is the Visual Director at Bulbstorm, but during his off-time, he focuses on family and his new labor of love, The Litte Red Racing Car. His children's book is an ever-evolving, illustrated project created with an openness to social feedback and ultimately social funding for production.

    Dwight agreed to speak with me about the creative project and answer some questions on his goals, aesthetic and the leverage of social media during the design and illustration process.

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    by Steve Tansley
    October 2, 2012
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  • Dan Luo, a New Jersey-based graphic, interaction and UI designer, created this interactive application for AIGA Atlanta to present 2011's SEED award winners. The application allows users to navigate the competition's 14 interaction design winners through a touch screen interface.

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    by Ward Andrews
    September 28, 2012
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  • Tim Reynolds is a 3D illustrator and designer living and working in Milwaukee. He continually experiments in low-poly illustrations (both isometric and non-isometric) . His series of environments and objects are quite lovely, with exaggerated and almost magical plays of light and shadow and a great mix of texture. Take a look ↓

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    by Jessica Patterson
    September 21, 2012
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