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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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  • Whether you are a fan of Game of Thrones or not, I'm sure the designer in you can appreciate the craft and creativity behind Darrin Crescenzi's beautiful collection of Sigils. The poster design iconifies the house crests from the fantasy television series and novels using simplified geometric forms, line and solid colors.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    September 18, 2012
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  • With a classic style and an excellent soundtrack and narration, this video from the Center for Investigative Reporting's Food for 9 Billion seeks to divulge the true cost of the very American staple food.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    September 11, 2012
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  • Estela Cuadro is a Buenos Aires-based illustrator and plastic artist whose work is full of sweeping color and contrast. Her fantastical characters take shape in varying degrees of abstraction, formed with intricate organic shapes and contrastingly geometric details and patterns. In many of her newer pieces, layers of color and line artfully compound to create visual dimension.

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    by Ward Andrews
    September 7, 2012
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  • Perhaps paying slight homage to the Seven Dream Layers of Inception, this intensely soundtracked video diagrams and animates the Entry Decent Landing (EDL) of the Mars Curiosity. After watching this explanation of the seven-minute landing sequence that required complete autonomy on the rover's part, it is unbelievable and amazing that the 5,293-pound Curiosity landed successfully. Some of the brilliant minds behind the project explain their "7 Minutes of Terror:"

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    by Jessica Patterson
    August 20, 2012
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