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Star Wars Fever Pitch

Overjoyed geeks across the world are freaking out over the newly released J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars teaser. It’s so good, analysts are saying that it has given Disney a $2 billion stock boost. Misty-eyed fan reactions on Youtube are proof, leaving me genuinely awe-struck and I’m not alone (via mirror.co.uk): A producer on the new […]

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Jean Jullien, [Social] Poor Traits

Jean Jullien is a French graphic artist who lives and works in London. He views his work as a daily commentary about life, creating illustrations that satirize our relationship with technology, mobile devices and social media. Jean is the first to admit that he himself embraces technology, with a caveat, “there is something mad about […]

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Hollywood Posters, Beautifully Re-Imagined

It’s sad to say, but I don’t know much about Daniel Norris, except that he’s a freelance graphic designer from London with an agency background. Oh, and he’s very clever. Using iconic scenes from cult movie classics, Daniel has re-imagined the posters for films like Ghost Busters, The Blues Brothers, The Big Lebowski and Captain […]

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H&M “Trollhorned” for Fake Metal Marketing

File under truth in advertising: Henri “Trollhorn” Sorvali of Finnish metal band Moonsorrow admitted to Billboard Magazine that he was part of an “art collective” that trolled clothing retailer H&M. The group created music, videos, album covers and histories under the fake label, Strong Scene Productions in response to bomber jackets and other clothing items […]

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Post-Punk Super Friends

Sometimes my Facebook connections actually post things that are relevant to me – beyond an occasional cat meme. My friend Mike posted a link from the Behance page of Billy the Butcher, a Brazilian visual artist whose mashup of post-punk icons with Marvel supeheroes was refreshingly welcome. “As a child of the 80’s I was […]

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NHL Logos get the Minimalist Treatment

Profiling this minimalist redesign of 30 NHL team logos probably seems a bit stale now to some, as it appeared on the Facebook page of Segments Design last year in March. I just found it again and thought it deserved a revisit. The more complex structural details from each NHL logo were cleverly removed and […]

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Google to Reward Mobile-Friendliness

Today, Google announced some very important changes to it’s algorithm and it’s a wake up call for late adopters of responsive web design. Google will be giving preferred service to mobile users, and content on responsive websites will be favored in search results. For the moment, it influences search rankings on mobile but not rankings […]

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Preserving Canada’s Iconic Logos

I love this project from the Northern Army Preservation Society of Canada, which is dedicated to the celebration and preservation of Canadian logo design and cultural identity. The founders of the Northern Army Preservation Society of Canada believe that some of the world’s best logo designs are found here in The True North. They have created a repository to […]

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Give’r Campaign Makes Industry News

Our Give’r campaign featuring over-the-top Canadian stereotypes, Wayne and Dale made the Canadian Sponsorship Forum’s industry making news. The  lovable brosers played the role of unofficial spokespersons for the Children’s Aid Foundation on Giving Tuesday and spread the word on social media through memes and video.    

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