Category Archives: graphic

Guerrilla Art Project gives Birth To NYC’s New Wheelchair Symbol

A while ago, we reported from Sara Hendren‘s and Brian Glenney’s great accesible icon project. Now, we are even happier, to see that her project caught its deserved attention by NYC authorities. Congrats, Sara! On fastcodesign you can reade the full article about “How A Guerrilla … Continue reading

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Book Review (german): Cairo – Images of Transition. Perspectives on Visuality in Egypt 2011-2013 // Mikala Hyldig Dal (Ed.)

[Transcript, September 2013, 186 S., kart., 34,90 €; ISBN 978-8376-2615-5] Wie dokumentiert man Geschichte, die gerade selbst im Begriff ist geschrieben zu werden? Wie lässt sich demokratisches Verständnis visualisieren? Und wer sind die Akteure wenn sich Geschichte als Bild manifestiert? … Continue reading

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Abilities speak louder…

[VSA Arts of Colorado : Andrew Zareck | Art Direction and Design] The Access Gallery + Studio at VSA Arts of Colorado conducted the “Special Needs Poster Project” GIVING VOICE. In this collaborative project, young people with disabilities were paired … Continue reading

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Book Review (german): Fritz Kahn – Man Machine

[BuchCover: Fritz Kahn – Man Machine;  Springer Wien New York, 2009] Halb Wesen und halb über Ding Tom Bieling Was haben eine Fabrik und ein Penis gemeinsam? Worin liegt die Parallele der menschlichen Verdauung zur Eisenbahntechnologie? Synchron zur gleichnamigen Ausstellung … Continue reading

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sensory typo

A 2007 edition of ALPHABET magazine presented graphic design approaches to tactile visual styles. Varied custom braille typefaces included beveled typography for a sensory experience. via network osaka

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Man Machine – Fritz Kahn’s Körperbilder der Moderne

Tonight starts the exhibion on Frith Kahn, entitled “Fritz Kahn – Maschine Mensch”, at the Berlin Museum of Medical History of the Charité (university hospital), presenting more than 100 illustrations of this incredible visionary. We are looking forward to see and report … Continue reading

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ATL96

The poster from the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics uses abstract shapes in a rework of the Olympic logo as a celebration of diversity – catchy, nice and simple.

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