[Emily Potts] Felt & Wire is pleased to introduce a new weekly series called Creative Chain. Each Wednesday we’ll feature three bold designers whose work is unique, impactful and fresh. The inspirational “chain” links each person to the next. The chain could go in any direction at any time: From designers and illustrators to photographers and printers and everyone in between, the journey will unfold before our eyes. The featured work is beautiful, chaotic, sometimes confusing, but always fun. We hope this series inspires and delights you on your creative path. Furthermore »
Recently, Allan Haley, director of Words and Letters at Monotype Imaging Corporation, visited with Delgado Community College’s typography class to share some of his, and Monotype’s, type and font wisdom. Haley was also responsible for the generous donation of a full Monotype font library that was auctioned as a fund raiser at the 2012 AIGA New Orleans chapter “ADVANCE – Creative Review & Resource Day.” Monotype is one of the largest and oldest font development companies in the world.
This week, the curators of Felt & Wire Shop are taking an opportunity to give back to the community with the charity: water collection. Charity: water works to
bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations around the world. The profits from each product in this collection are being donated to their important cause. Learn more about charity: water here. [MD]
[Ken Carbone] When does a visual cliché become an enduring symbol? Everyday. Clichés can be painfully banal, but contemporary graphic design is rife with them, and for good reason. The evolution of a visual cliché often has noble beginnings in art: A masterpiece or monument seen as ground breaking can be so beloved and celebrated that it is then overused, obvious, and regarded with disdain.
The curators of Felt & Wire Shop are celebrating the arrival of spring with cherry blossoms. This week’s Find, the Sakura Ni Poster, was designed by Polygraph to honor this year’s 100th anniversary of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. This limited edition run of 100 unique posters are screen printed by Fire Studio. Also, 50% of all poster sales are being donated to Bread for the City, a D.C. charity that aims to supply food and clothing to residents in need. Buy a beautiful poster and support a great cause. [MD]
[Tom Biederbeck] If fresh air had color, it would look like Alexander Isley Inc.’s program guide for the recently concluded 2012 TEDMED conference. Featuring witty illustrations by Israeli mixed media artist Hanoch Piven, this “chunky monkey” — the designer’s phrase — livened up the proceedings with blasts of color and a sense of fun. I asked Isley how it came about. Furthermore »