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  • Adam Hayes is an illustrator and designer in England. He recently released a new website, which displays his colorful work in thumbnails that pop—the site itself looks like an intentional, responsive illustration. His varied lettering style brings words and designs to life through custom forms and textures, and I have a soft spot for geometric shapes like those found throughout his work.

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    by Ward Andrews
    March 4, 2013
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  • ESPNU realizes that the interest in college sports rests heavily upon the loyalties of the fans—namely their teams. Attitudes, alumni, regions and passions are embodied in a name, color and mascot with a fierce loyalty and devotion that echoes the broadcasting brand's tagline, "Never Graduate."

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    by Jessica Patterson
    February 26, 2013
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  • As a boy Massoud Hassani and his brother crafted clever toys to race in the Kabul desert. The wind-powered creations would roll along the dusty earth and too often into the landmine area where they were lost—their race ended prematurely. You could say the same about the thousands who lose their lives or limbs every year because of abandoned landmines.

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    by Stephen Olmstead
    January 7, 2013
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  • Foldify is joy for the iPad. Designed and developed by Pixle, a development and UI design trio based in Warsaw, Poland, Foldify brings paper and tablet together in a playful and intuitive way. The app's motto—Create. Print. Fold.—says it all: Folders can choose existing designs or create their own characters / objects, air print to their printers and fold up real-world incarnations of their design.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    December 10, 2012
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  • One year ago, Melbourne-based 3D-artist Jeremy Kool successfully funded a book project called The Paper Fox—the coordinating blog covers the development of the book including character and scene development.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    November 26, 2012
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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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