10.10.14 by Jeff

Designer Profile: Aaron Draplin

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Really enjoyed this profile on designer Aaron Draplin, by Jared Eberhardt. The video starts at the Draplin Design Company studio in Portland, Oregon, and eventually ends up at an estate sale. Everything in between is classic Draplin; his excitement about vintage graphic design work is fun to watch. Peep the video below!

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Matan Ben Tolila

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Paintings by Jerusalem-based artist Matan Ben Tolila.  More below.

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Artist Profile: Osgemeos in Vancouver

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My friend Dave Ehrenreich put together a nice little video for Montecristo Magazine on Osgemeos and their mural in Vancouver. The enormous artwork covers six concrete silos on Granville Island, and is arguably our city’s most iconic piece of public art. Watch the video below.

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Roos van Dijk

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Paintings by artist Roos van Dijk. More below.

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Norway’s Beautiful New Kroner Banknotes Designed by Architecture Firm Snøhetta

snohetta-norway-money01Architecture firm Snøhetta’s design submission.

Norway’s currency just got a beautiful makeover courtesy of Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta and Norwegian graphic design firm The Metric System. The images you see here are Snøhetta’s designs but the final banknotes feature The Metric System’s designs on the reverse side. Norges Bank asked several firms to submit designs, all of which you can see here.

*Edit – Thanks to Helene Brox for the heads up about all the different designs (the version with the kids’ drawings is her favourite and maybe mine too now).

Snøhetta is the architecture firm currently working on the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art expansion, and the designs they submitted are images of Norway’s coast pixelated according to the Beaufort wind scale.

See more of Snøhetta’s designs as well as the final design below.

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Justin Webb

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Paintings by artist Justin Webb. Love the weird little snake that appears throughout. More below.

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Benjamin Gardner

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Paintings by artist Benjamin Gardner. Des Moines, Iowa. More below.

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Tom Polo

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Paintings by Sydney-based artist Tom Polo. More below.

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