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September/October 2015

Design Annual | 56

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Features
A Boston illustrator elevates his work to new heights with warm, bold brushstrokes.
In Oakland, California, this nimble data visualization firm creates art out of statistics.
Using parrots, hedgehogs and turtles as props, a New Jersey photographer combines a love of fairy tales with a keen eye for color.
With offices from New York to Shanghai, this ad agency lives up to its name by selling its own products.
Exhibit
JWT London gave AB World Foods’ Blue Dragon Sweet Chilli Sauce spicy print ads.
Helms Workshop helped Grander Panama Rum stand apart with an elusive spirit of adventure.
p576 gave Fish Place a nautical identity system that matches its seafood meals.
Samata gave AMITA Health a name loaded with meaning: friendship, honesty & truth.
W+K London showed dishes—and dishwashers—in a totally new light for Finish diswashing detergent.
Copacino+Fujikado hit a home run with this 30-sec spot for The Mariners.
Gyro helped show how John Deere's designs are tailored to each customer's needs.
B&B Studio developed a down-to-earth crisp packaging design for the modern British boozer.
Rethink told the full story of clothing production for the Canadian Fair Trade Network.
Rally Interactive rebuilt National Geographic's World Atlas app as a responsive, interactive globe.
Fresh
New York designer Leta Sobierajski infuses her graphics with punchy colors.
An illustrator in Colorado captures the splendor of his local mountains by drawing audacious shapes.
Photographer Amanda Leigh Smith creates adventurous art on road trips through rural America.
Columns
Wendy Richmond finds an unexpected source of inspiration for a new body of work.
Thomas Phinney reveals the healing potential of scripts and letterforms among fragmented cultures.
Designers are tapping into the profitable pattern-making market, as shown by Jude Stewart.
Ernie Schenck extolls the creative benefits of overthinking.
Sci-fi movies are predicting the future of user interfaces with eerie accuracy, reported by Yolanda Zappaterra.
Ellen Shapiro divulges the most effective marketing secrets of successful designers.
In a Q&A, Ed Kashi gets to the heart of his photography.
Arutza Rico Onzaga, Maria GrØnlund, Nicole Martinez, Rob Pratt and Sharon Werner share their favorite design tools.
Book Reviews
In this diverse poster collection, Ellen Lupton presents an entertaining analysis of how designers see.
“Visionary” suits the design greats in this collection by journalist and author Caroline Roberts.
Print Matters brings together an amalgam of print designs that have gone beyond pure digital printing.

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