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PAGE TURNER

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How do you take mind-numbingly boring reading material and give it visual allure?  Find some great designers. The Manchester-based design studio, Music, clearly has plenty.

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COMMON LANGUAGE

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Handsome typography needs no translation. This is the work of the South Korean designer Seok Jaewon.

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COVER STORY

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Book cover design by Catherine Griffiths, which won best cover in the 2009 New Zealand book design awards (BPANZ).

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FIGHTING WORDS

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The Brooklyn design studio, Rumors, has a folder on its website called “rejected but loved,” in which this pointed (and pointedly rejected) sign created for the 2008 Republican National Convention resides.  Clever (both the folder and this sign).

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REPEAT PERFORMANCE

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Sometimes, once is not enough. This poster from the music label Nueva Forma was created by repeating the company’s logo until it formed a beautifully balanced pattern.  It was designed by Colorcubic, who clearly know something about color. This particular pink is an especially nice choice.

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X MEN

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No true Modernist can resist the visual power of a grid illustrated in black-and-white.  This identity solution created by the Melbourne-based design team at Hunt is a very good example of why.

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STATUS SYMBOLS

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A brilliantly unified chart of symbols designed specifically for cartographers at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), to be used on their maps worldwide.  The 120 symbols across 14 categories are the work of designer Dylan Mulvaney.

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DUTCH TREAT

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He’s an example of gorgeous typography–on a vintage poster designed by Wim Crouwel and featured on Blanka.

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HALF & HALF

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The UK’s Because Studio creates simple, whimsical screen prints, like these, which can be bought on their website.

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SPANISH CLASS

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Reviewing the imaginative, exquisitely edited, and just plain beautiful illustrations of Spanish designer Álvaro Domínguez Gámez is, I think, an appropriately edifying way to begin a new week.