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LAUNCH 2011 + NEON INDIAN

Launch 2011 is fast approaching. This premier event will entail displays of art, graphic design, photography, and major emphasis on fashion. This year’s music headliner is Neon Indian, a psychedelic synth-pop artist whose sound has been compared to a cross between New Order and a saw wave cutting a Doobie Brothers song in half. Currently touring with Sleigh Bells, they’ve also played the late night stages of Kimmell and Fallon, and received high praise from the New York Times, Pitchfork, and Rolling Stone, just to name a few.

Launch Festival is an invigorating audio and visual experience you won’t want to miss. This third annual festival will be on July 23rd at The Greens Hotel in Sacramento. For more information visit 5432Launch.com or to buy tickets online visit Ticketleap.com.

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Modern Photography is Sexy

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Modern Photography – October 1965 / Cover

1965 Interchangeable Lens Guide – Insert / Cover

1965 Interchangeable Lens Guide – Insert / Cover

Here are some of the highlights from Modern Photography magazine, Vol. 29, No. 10 from October 1965. Amy over at Aqua-Velvet put together a lovely post and provided some really nice shots from the magazine. What attracts me most to these advertisements and brochure covers is the very prominent use of Typography. Herbert Keppler, who was Modern Photography’s designer for 37 years, wasn’t afraid to go bold with his usage of type in the designs for the magazine. I just can’t take my eyes off of the Interchangeable Lens Guide. The grid use, bold type, and simple monochromatic images just do it for me. Now that is sexy!

Via Aqua-Velvet.

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A New Penney | Old Goodie

I was really shocked to come across this the other day on AisleOne. I was drawn to the dynamic sequence design but when I looked at the bottom and found ‘J.C. Penney Company Convention’ I was stunned. After looking into the history of the poster I found that it was a one-off design for JC Penney and that the poster was designed during the late-1970s during a transition from an American general merchandiser to a to a streamlined department store with a closely integrated catalog business (container list). What a great way to find out about the influential designer George Tscherny.

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Art & Copy

The frightening thing and most difficult thing about being what somebody calls a creative person is that you have absolutely where any of your thoughts come really and especially you don’t have any idea where they’re going to come from tomorrow.
I think creativity can solve anything! Anything!

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“Creativity can solve anything.”

Art & Copy which is a film that speaks to you from the best and most creative minds in the business of advertising. This is a must see for anyone in the creative field. From a graphic designer’s perspective I know that our field is overlaps with advertising on many levels from basic principles to the impact we have on our audience and/or consumers.

The frightening thing and most difficult thing about being what somebody calls a creative person is that you have absolutely where any of your thoughts come really and especially you don’t have any idea where they’re going to come from tomorrow. —Art & Copy

Also check out head on over to ISO50 to check out more design related videos such as The Persuaders, Objectified, Visual Acoustics, and The September Issue.

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