Designer Travis Purrington moved to Switzerland in 2009 to study design. He noticed how Switzerland and other European countries hold competitions to update currency designs and how this allows the participation of citizens of each country to participate in the branding of the country. So this got him thinking about U.S. paper money. He asked himself … Continue reading US Paper Money Deserves This Awesome Redesign
AIGA published this great little article recounting the tale of how the NYC Subway system went from a labyrinth filled with mosaic and hand-made signs in a variety of colors, sizes, styles, and more–to a highly organized signage system. They made it look so easy!
And now for something different. Urban Murals are a force of positive change in Philly. I just heard this story on NPR and I had to write a bit about it because I liked it so much.
Artist Justin van Genderen makes traveling to planets in the Star Wars universe look so retro hip that you would probably have to knock and have a codeword ready to enter places like Cloud City or Tatooine. View the rest with Justin van Genderen’s Flickr stream which popped up on illustration and cartoon art blog … Continue reading More science: Faux retro travel posters