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An exploration of classic and avant-garde, manual and digital, crafts, graphics, typography, architecture, interiors, furniture, furnishings, 3D printing, street art and more.
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Who Made That Pantone Chip?

Who Made That Pantone Chip? | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
The creation of a unified color system.
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Two must haves for color lovers and those using color in design, the Pantone book and a 'Color Aid' kit (may have been designed by Josef Albers).

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How to Size Images on Social Media: A Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

How to Size Images on Social Media: A Cheat Sheet (Infographic) | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Take the pain out of adding images to your brand's social media accounts by following this easy guide to sizing images.Get the latest blog articles on...
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Social media specs. Don't throw away your Schaedler Rule. Visuals sure are back in the picture again.

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Futuristic typeface echoes art nouveau designs | Webdesigner Depot

Futuristic typeface echoes art nouveau designs | Webdesigner Depot | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Is there anything better than a font named after the Spanish word for cockroach? Maybe a font named after that combined with the word future? Futuracha is
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I love typography. It is so editable.

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Everyday Dishonesty 'Glorified' In Artful Posters - DesignTAXI.com

Everyday Dishonesty 'Glorified' In Artful Posters - DesignTAXI.com | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Everyday Dishonesty 'Glorified' In Artful Posters - DesignTAXI.com
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Good art, bad message.

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Great Resume Designs that Catch Attention • Studiodaas Magazine

Great Resume Designs that Catch Attention • Studiodaas Magazine | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Great Resume Designs that Catch Attention–and Got People Hired When applying for a job, you have no choice but to do your best to outshine competition.
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I always love a well designed resume. But do they have a place in our digital, email it in, requests?

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Will Alsop designs Yonge St. condo for North Toronto

Will Alsop designs Yonge St. condo for North Toronto | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Midrise condo planned for Yonge south of Lawrence offers a new vision of 21st-century city and its architecture.
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What is that supposed to be. How awful looking.

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deviantART: The social network you know but really don’t [Interview] | memeburn

deviantART: The social network you know but really don’t [Interview] | memeburn | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
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deviantART

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5 Risks of Becoming a Social Business

5 Risks of Becoming a Social Business | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
A social business embraces internal and external engagement. Consider these five risks before you label your organization a social business.
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I have found Bernie Borges to be a reliable source of information for Social (Media) Business.

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Man One (ManOneLA) on Twitter

Man One (ManOneLA) on Twitter | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
The latest from Man One (@ManOneLA). LA artist since 1971. Graff artist since 1987. Professional Graff artist since 1993. Graffiti Ambassador since 1994. Bringing http://t.co/CgYyBy2m since 2000..
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Man One on twitter.

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Graphic Design

Graphic Design | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Lost Type Co-op Blog - Dustin Wallace Vintage american signs, badges, fonts (Lost Type Co-op Blog - Dustin Wallace Vintage american signs, badges, fonts http://t.co/qODKSBut)...
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Cool graphics.

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Outside The Box Idea To Tackle China’s Population Problem

Outside The Box Idea To Tackle China’s Population Problem | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
In response to the property squeeze in China, a Beijing architectural & a design firm developed a portable house and garden on the back of a tricycle.
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"The Tricycle House and Garden is a sustainable mobile home with its design and construction inspired by the shape and movement of an accordion. The playful designed is also being described as the “adult cardboard box fort box.”

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2012 A YEAR OF HAPPINESS | Visual.ly

2012 A YEAR OF HAPPINESS | Visual.ly | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
I wanted to do a graphic where I could show my feelings of an incredible year. each color is a feeling and those colors would come together and make o
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Happiness in color.

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Here's The Print Ad From Google That Won A $1 Million Prize

Here's The Print Ad From Google That Won A $1 Million Prize | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
And it was an all-text ad.
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VEry clever ad. $1 million to Google is like $100 to someone else for advertising, I would surmise.

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Twitter At The Oscars: 8.9 Million Tweets, 85,300 Tweets Per Minute Peak [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

Twitter At The Oscars: 8.9 Million Tweets, 85,300 Tweets Per Minute Peak [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Twitter At The Oscars: 8.9 Million Tweets, 85,300 Tweets Per Minute Peak [INFOGRAPHIC]
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Twitter goes to the #Oscars.

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Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2013

Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2013 | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Pantone has released its Fall 2013 color report, featuring a comprehensive overview of designers' use of color in their upcoming collections.

Via Mark Strozier
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I always look forward to seeing what Pantone comes up with for each new color report.

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Archana Dalvi's comment, August 26, 2013 7:29 AM
acai is tempting
Archana Dalvi's comment, August 26, 2013 7:29 AM
acai is tempting
Archana Dalvi's comment, August 26, 2013 7:29 AM
acai is tempting
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Branding, Part One: Design by Dunkin'

Branding, Part One: Design by Dunkin' | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
When done well using the science of marketing and art of branding, the result of immediate recognition is now approaching '0' time between recognizing, purchasing and consuming. With the continual...
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Branding, not the kind that burns.

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Love learning the history of branding.

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SimCity vs. The Suburban Sprawl

SimCity vs. The Suburban Sprawl | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Let's apply real-world city planning ideas to the new city simulator.
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A game of life.

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Felix Pfaeffli Graphic Design

Felix Pfaeffli Graphic Design | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
I am loving the dynamic work of Swiss designer Felix Pfaeffli.  Working from his design studio Feixen, he crafts narrative and industrious graphics mixing experimental typography and pop illustrati...
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I love this design work.

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O Street brands Nucoco chocolate | News | Design Week

O Street brands Nucoco chocolate | News | Design Week | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Glasgow-based consultancy O Street has created Scotland-inspired designs for the chocolate brand.
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Food delicacies with a unique approach and well-designed packaging go hand in hand as demonstrated here.

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Why Good Design Is Finally A Bottom Line Investment

Why Good Design Is Finally A Bottom Line Investment | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
NoteThe Innovation by Design Awards on October 16 will celebrate the controversial ideas, new products, business ventures, and wild ideas highlighted every day on Co.Design. Award Winners in nine categories will be unveiled at the event.
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I agree totally. Good design IS good business. This article reads like the 'Who's Who' of great design, graphics, industrial, architectural, etc.

This is a MUST read for anyone passionate about design.

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Logo vs Brand: What is The Difference Between a Logo and a Brand?

Logo vs Brand: What is The Difference Between a Logo and a Brand? | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
It’s sometimes hard to exactly comprehend some of the terms, especially when it comes to talking about corporate brand, identity and logo
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That is an excellent question.

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55 Leopard-Print Accessories

55 Leopard-Print Accessories | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
leopard print accessories - Regardless of the occasion, leopard print accessories are a great way to spice up your wardrobe.

The print, which takes inspiration from the anim...
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I love animal print clothes and accessories as long as they are fake.

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What is typography? Learn the basic rules and terms of type! | Typography | Creative Bloq

What is typography? Learn the basic rules and terms of type! | Typography | Creative Bloq | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Every designer needs to understand typography. We explain the fundamental concepts and terminology in words that you can understand.
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Typography-a lost art

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4 Businesses Leveraging Storytelling With Images

4 Businesses Leveraging Storytelling With Images | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Have you noticed the importance of images in social media? Do you use images to tell stories about your business? Keep reading to discover four creative u
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Art, design, visual imagery and video have finally become an integral part of social media. This post about leveraging storytelling with images is right on target.

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