Latest Articles in Graphic Design

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The Best Way to Say Thank You

Sometimes a hand-written note is the only way to go, and from a simple statement to a clever quip, Dwell’s found the right card for the occasion.
May 2, 2013
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Identity Design We Love: Helsinki Food Company

Prepare to get charmed by a design agency, Werklig's, simple brand identity for Helsinki Food Company.
May 2, 2013
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Blik's Baseball Wall Decals

A month into the season and you're probably thinking to yourself, "How on earth do I get my love of baseball further into my decor? Should I frame and hang another Steve Garvey jersey? Is there a better way?" Yes. Yes, there is. And it's these charming, hilarious, and eminently stickball baseball wall decals by Blik. Designed by Left Field Cards, these three sets of decals work marvelously as a group or individually. From Catfish Hunter to the grip for a good sinker, this is the best way to play ball in the house.
April 30, 2013
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Graphic Designer We Love: Eiko Ojala

Graphic design that looks like paper cut-outs? Check. Estonia-based illustrator and graphic designer Eiko Ojala is tricking our noggins one by one. A 'Young Illustrators Award' nominee, Ojala's clientele ranges from The New York Times to the Victora and Albert Museum and has been featured on It's Nice That, iGnant, and Etapes. Click through to see a few of our favorite "cut-outs."
April 23, 2013
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Q&A with Graphic Designer Julian Montague

With a penchant for all things print, Julian Montague has built up an impressive collection of work including most recently his State of America series (which we previously gushed over). Based in Buffalo, New York, Montague takes on a heavy load of local projects, creating visual identities for local coffee shops, restaurants, and speakers series. But his work stretches well beyond the local sphere, including art installations (his Animals & Architecture exhibit debuts this summer at Galerie Le Toutouchic in Metz, France) and album covers for an international collection of musicians. Enamored with mid-century book design, he also operates the blog, Julian Montague Projects, sharing old books he finds on a nearly daily basis, perhaps providing inspiration for himself as he now designs book covers for local publishing company, Starcherone. We caught up with Montague via email to ask what else he's working on and what inspires him.
April 22, 2013
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A Look at Google's Illustrated Logos

We went down an Internet rabbit hole and unearthed Google Doodles—what the tech company dubs its illustrated logos that "celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists"—from important moments in architecture and design history. If you'd like to see all the illustrations, use this handy search tool or click through the slideshow for Dwell-approved highlights.
April 17, 2013
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The Wallflowers

Spring wallpaper helps usher in the new season with scribbles, splatters, and squares. For more wallpaper ideas don’t miss our collection of wallpaper that fixes walls, or five fun patterns for any room.
April 12, 2013
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Nicely Noted Stationery Service

We've penned paeans to letterpressed cards and hand-written notes before—just check out this indie stationery store in Chicago we featured—but the new service Nicely Noted out of Austin, Texas has a solution for every time you thought "Gee I oughta write that guy a thank you card" but didn't. Founded by Perry Nelson, Nicely Noted is a subscription service that delivers a curated trio of letterpressed cards and stamps each month for $18. Actually putting pencil to card is up to you. And no, we don't know Aunt Bertha's address. Call your mother.
April 11, 2013
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Typeface Designer We Love: Jordan Metcalf

Cape Town, South Africa-based typeface designer and artist Jordan Metcalf has a knack for creating puzzling, intricate algorithms in the form of typefaces. Whether experimenting with personal projects or commissioned by well-known corporations, the designer has quite the love affair with all things type. The folk music-loving designer can also be found collaborating with three other designers/illustrators under the name Only Today. For even more type love, check out our crop of favorite fonts here and be sure to follow our Pinterest Typography board!
April 3, 2013