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November 1, 2013

The world of education if getting more and more competitive–rising costs, fewer applicants. More than ever admissions offices are seeking innovative ways to reach their prospective students through social media, web, recruitment. It can be safely said that the school’s …

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George Lois

By | August 6, 2010
George Lois, 1964

From 1962 to 1972 AIGA Gold Medalist, George Lois, art directed some of the most recognizable magazine covers for Esquire magazine. His tenure started off with a knock-out — The Floyd Patterson knock-out. On his website, Mr. Lois retells the …

Alumni Magazines On WordPress

By | June 23, 2010
Dartmouth Alumni Magazine / Dartmouth College

When many people think of the term “blog” they tend to envision a personal journal. But today blogging platforms have expanded into a much broader use, ranging from school websites to online publications. With a built-in Content Management System and …

10 Book-inspired Logos

By | June 18, 2010 One Comment
The Library of Congress. Designed by Chermayeff & Geismar.

Where will artists and designers draw inspiration from when all that can be digital is digital. What would these logos look like without the book element? How would we visually communicate the concepts of publishing, library, reading, and literature without …

The 48 Hour Experiment

By | May 14, 2010
Hustle. The first issue of 48hr magazine.

The first issue of 48HR magazine is out. If you’re not familiar with this new publication, it’s a magazine experiment that takes advantage of the immediacy of digital technology in order to write, design, produce and print a publication in …

Comic Book Covers as Other Publications

By | May 1, 2010
Models Inc. cover posing as a fashion mag.

One of the design aspects of magazines from the past that I miss is the minimal treatment of the cover. The work of George Lois for Esquire is a clear example. The covers communicated a clear message with a well-directed …