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“A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships” Vinyl

As vinyls make a comeback in popularity, it seems as though artists are taking every chance the have to set theirs apart from others. It is because of this that we now have so many interesting designs from cover, to the inside, to the vinyl itself. For the band The 1975, aesthetic is essentially part…

American Airlines to New York by E. McKnight Kauffer

“American Airline to New York” by Edward McKnight Kauffer is lithograph poster done on white woven paper, as suggested in the name the piece was commissioned by the American Airlines company and was completed in 1948. After being unable to enlist in WWII alongside England as an American citizen, Kauffer saw no choice but to…

Edward McKnight Kauffer

Born December 14th in 1890, Edward McKnight Kauffer was an American artist and graphic designer who focused on poster art, but also worked as a painter, book illustrator, and theater designer. Beginning his studies at California School of Design in 1910, it was here that he earned the attention of Professor Joseph McKnight from the…

Sons of Anarchy

The opening title sequence for the television series, “Sons of Anarchy”, successfully uses many design elements, including use of sound, lighting, and typography, to portray the overall tone of the show. “This Life” by Curtis Stigers can be heard over the introduction visuals, as a solemn rock song with a western twang, the lyrics revolving…

Metalista

The font that I chose is “Metalista”, designed by Tomáš Brousil in 2008. Tomáš Brousil founded Suitcase Type Foundry in 2003 in Prague, Czech Republic, the independent type foundry creates retail and custom fonts. The font is part of the blackletter typeface which was used in Gutenburg’s bible, one of the first mass printed books…