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Grapus Poster: Expo Grapus

This poster was made in 1982 by Grapus, mainly illustrated by Pierre Bernard. This poster, Expo Grapus, was supposed “to represent the studio, for a retrospective in Paris” (Poyner). In 1982, Grapus was an internationally famous design group despite the fact that their work was more anarchist, rebellious, and punk then the popular modernism seen…

Grapus

  Grapus Studios was a group of between three and 20 graphic artists who joined and left the group at different points in time. The group worked together “between 1970 and 1991, [seeking] to combine excellence of design with a social conscience (“Grapus”). Grapus was formed following the student revolts in 1968 in France against…

NC Zoo Bird Exhibit

The designers of the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro offers an interactive tropical bird exhibit where visitors can enter an enclosed tropical space to learn about, view, and photograph a variety of different exotic bird species. The space is catered to all ages, with clear signage and opportunities to learn more about the birds. The…

Damsel in Distress Trope

Damsel in Distress Trope Rachael Litavecz This 1953 advertisement for ketchup reads, “You mean a woman can open it?” (“Beyond Belief: Shocking Vintage Adverts from the ‘Golden Age’ “). The advertisement features a close-up of a woman’s face and her holding a ketchup bottle. The advertisement’s imagery and text promotes the hassle-free design of the…