What a year it’s been. A year of unexpected changes. A year of “pivoting” in many forms and adapting to the new normal. And a year of expressive artwork advocating for justice and equity on a global scale.

At the start of the new year, I certainly didn’t think toilet paper was going to be on my hard to-find list. Or worry about the more important things in life that we often take for granted, but matter the most. …

Dignavidad 2020 International Poster Exhibition in Indonesia is in Summarecon Mall Serpong — Tangerang City. Photo: Irwan Harnoko.

2020 will be a year that none of us will ever forget! We will always remember how our habits and daily routines had suddenly changed starting mid-March. We were all forced to switch the easygoing, sociable office spaces and Friday after-work bar hopping, to a completely new world of 24/7 zooming while working from home with our 4 and 5-year-olds banging on the doors of our homemade offices.

Biophilia Open-Air Exhibition at Serenbe, GA.

The notion of environmental consciousness is not a novel concept but as the world evolves so too does our understanding of what ecology means to us. A new way of thinking that has recently come onto the scene is the idea that human beings need to deliberately change their behavior and become an integral part of the environment. What that means is that we all need to return to being one of Nature’s native elements rather than a foreign one, and to learn to live in a genuine and organic harmony with the environment. …

In a recent conversation with a fellow creative entrepreneur, I was sharing excerpts from Arianna Huffington’s best-selling book Thrive, where she talks at length about how giving is the key to experiencing more success in life.

My partner in conversation responded with what, I believe, most of us have thought at one point or another — It sounds nice in theory, but what if you have nothing to give…?

The dilemma of the argument was not lost on me. I knew that I’ve felt this way before, but I also knew that Arianna’s train of thought resonated with me. How…

This post is part of our Poster Recipe Series, dedicated to getting an inside look into the techniques and design practices used by some of the world’s most remarkable artists in creating their posters.

João Machado is a brilliant graphic designer from Portugal, whose art is imbued with unique imagery of piercing beauty that flows onto the sheet with a gracious and vivid fluidity. His visual style blurs a line between color and shape, blending the real and the imaginary, and almost bending the fabric of time and space.

One of the ways of expression that João Machado always comes…

Following is an interview with Mars Sandoval and Micah Hancock, founders of Syndrome Studio. Syndrome Studio is a boutique creative studio in DTLA focusing on motion graphics, video, animation theme park design, and whatever sparks their interests.

Justin LaBaw-Rivers is a Creative Director and Designer with a unique and inspiring journey. After starting his design career in the halls of a small high school in rural Indiana, his jaunt led him from Design School at the University of Florida to the halls of Vibe Magazine in New York City to where he’s at now — a Design Partner at Hypothesis VC and one of LA’s sought after CDs in the startup scene for building beautiful brands and experiences for digital products.

Nonette Llabres spoke with Justin about his solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, his experience…

This post is part of our Poster Recipe Series, dedicated to getting an inside look into the techniques and design practices used by some of the world’s most remarkable artists in creating their posters.

Alain Le Quernec is one of those truly iconic figures of European graphic design, whose posters simply speak for themselves. His clear and classy imagery is intertwined with the rich emotions and frivolity of a French temperament and is embodied with the love for ceaseless experiments.
Unswayed by the advertising influences, Alain Le Quernec’s posters are mainly political or social statements.

Mark Bijasa is a Los Angeles based artist and designer who recently collaborated with artist and musician, The Koreatown Oddity, on his latest project — Little Dominique’s Nosebleed. Little Dominique’s Nosebleed is much more than just Ktown Odd’s third full-length album, it’s an intimate window into his most impactful life experiences. The cover reads, “When I was a little kid, I was in two serious car accidents that would change the rest of my life.”, this along with the musical accompaniment and instagram art installation share with us the profound effect that a reoccurring nosebleed can have.

I was fortunate…

The Tolerance Poster Show in Sisak, Croatia

Mirko Ilić is a Bosnia born Graphic designer and illustrator. In Europe, Mirko created comics, illustrations, posters, books, and record covers. After coming to the U.S. he became an art director of Time Magazine — International Edition and later an art director of the Op-Ed pages of the New York Times. In 1995 he founded Mirko Ilić Corp that designs for a wide range of clients, from non-profit organizations to high-end hospitality clients. His work received numerous awards and is exhibited in museums like the Smithsonian and MoMA in New York.

Mirko Ilić is a co-author of several books, as…

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