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Design Curiosities: Oliver Jeffers

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Oliver Jeffers is a Brooklyn-based painter, illustrator, and writer. He has written and illustrated multiple critically acclaimed children’s books, and his fine art has been exhibited around the world. Jeffers was born in Australia, but was raised in Northern Ireland, where he graduated from the University of Ulster in 2001. Most recently, Jeffers worked with U2 on the music video and vinyl sleeve artwork for their latest track Ordinary Love.

Design Curiosities: Michael Kirkham

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Ran across Michael Kirkham’s beautiful illustration work in the New Yorker the other day. Love it when he uses isometric projection! Really nice work.

Design Curiosities: Whitney Museum Identity

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Stellar identity work by Amsterdam-based, Experimental Jetset for the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. The Whitney was established in 1930, and is wholly devoted to the art of the United States, showcasing a wide range of both twentieth-century and contemporary American art. I like everything about this. It’s unconventional, dynamic, sophisticated, and unapologetically flexible. Most importantly, it understands its audience and is going to serve the Whitney well. Check out Experimental Jetset’s website here for a more in-depth look at the rationale and process behind the new identity.

Design Curiosities: Charles Burns Believer Portraits

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Charles Burns’ cover portraits for the Believer will be on display at the Adam Baumgold Gallery through the 26th. We’re gonna stop by and take a look this Friday. Charles Burns is a favorite of ours for sure, can’t wait to see these in person.

Design Curiosities: BMD Design Helmets

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Motorcycle helmets are badass. Especially open face helmets with art on them like these. BMD is the design studio of master hand-letterer, Bruno Michaud. Working out of Bordeaux, France since 2001, BMD has been cranking out his signature style for some pretty impressive clients. Really nice stuff, and I can’t think of a better intro than motorcycle helmets.