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September/October 2020

Design Annual | 61

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Features
Running her studio like a test kitchen, a San Francisco photographer experiments with off-kilter food compositions.
Both analytical and artistic, a design studio in the Netherlands finds the beauty in opaque data.
This illustrator in Mexico City packs myriad inspirations across art and culture into his modern, kaleidoscopic work.
Bold in not just aesthetic, this London agency wants nothing less than to future-proof the advertising industry.
Exhibit
This bilingual catalog captures a series of personal and staggeringly honest visual responses to the Family Separation situation at the U.S. border.
Kessler Design Group’s stamps for the USPS use subtle colors and dramatic lighting to showcase pioneering artist Ruth Asawa’s intricate wire sculptures.
“There’s No Place Like Sports” reminds fans of the important role that sports play in our lives.
DDB Paris’s campaign for Honda Moto France hopes to comfort motorcycle riders and spread positivity during these difficult times.
Diverse, yet distinctive, the new identity for TEDI-London revolutionizes what it means to be an engineer.
Quippy yet poignant, the campaign for this electric bike company cheekily encourages both riders and non-riders to get back on their bikes.
“Extraordinary” tells the story of Polish social worker Irena Sendler who rescued 2,500 children from the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II.
To promote SK-II’s new pop-up smart stores, Rare Volume created installations that exclusively used visitors’ faces as the point of interaction.
Combining formal and funky fashion trends together, Prisma’s new Telcollection line helps bring Finnish WFH culture to life.
Simple yet colorful, the identity for the Mental Health Coalition aims to help destigmatize mental health conditions.
Fresh
The strange relationships between the natural and extraordinary catch the eye of this Leipzig, Germany–based photographer.
Drawn to visual complexity, this Toronto-based illustrator’s work reaches out to the isolated to connect with radiant emotions.
Inspired by classical design work, this Paris-based designer cultivates a timeless aesthetic in her branding and typography.
Columns
Ernie Schenck shares his checklist for surviving the ad industry’s “big pandemic reset.”
Jen Wang speaks to some of the practitioners and educators who are decolonizing design.
Dave Kuhl assembles simple exercises to keep the creative mind as fit as a three-year-old’s.
Data designers offer timely insights into challenging stories, as Sam McMillan reports.
Wendy Richmond finds unexpected solace in a humble creative routine.
Hagar Erez, Katy Fischer, Alex Lin, Olivier Siegenthaler and Eileen Tjan share what keeps them inspired.
Book Reviews
Andrew Krivine’s book provides not only a visual dive into the world of punk graphics but also critical essays on what makes design punk.
Murray Dick examines the history of infographics that existed before our contemporary understanding of them today.
Gill Saunders and Margaret Timmers present a collection of posters throughout history alongside the various reasons for which they were created.

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