Whoa… you damn well can’t do that anymore!
This is what graphic design looks like
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Well, if it isn't the old typeface bait-and-switch
Seeking a full-time position in hurricane logo design
Today I am a Red Sox fan (did I just say that?!)

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“Blown Covers” from The New Yorker (even better than the published ones)

via: vice.com

Blown Covers with Françoise Mouly

By Nadja Sayej

It isn’t every day you get to interview Robert Crumb–but back in October, I spoke with the legendary comic artist for VICE about his gay marriage New Yorker cover, which was pulled before print. Crumb said New Yorker art editor Françoise Mouly and top editor David Remnick didn’t give him a clear reason as to why.

In response, Crumb created a manifesto-type bookmark that was inserted into the Danish Pavilion catalogue (the theme of the show was censorship), at the Venice Biennale, where I found it. When I asked him about this, he said he’d never work for the New Yorker again if they weren’t going to spell out the criteria for why they accept or reject art.

A few months after the article came out, Mouly announced that she would be publishing a book called Blown Covers: New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant to See.

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This is what graphic design looks like

Strength, simplicity, clarity of message, and working brilliantly with the materials at hand, as well as lettering (style, size and placement) that’s just about perfect. While everything else appears to be trying too hard, this is the most successful piece of design I’ve seen in a while. Congrats!

Seeking a full-time position in hurricane logo design

I had no idea of the degree to which this particular branch of graphic design was thriving, though it could clearly benefit from a little more originality. We may not always know when or where the next storm will be, but at least we know it’s sans-serif. Prepare accordingly.

And there is something particularly amusing about the dismal tracking on the word tracking in “Tracking Irene” (upper right). Amusing because someone was obviously paying some sort of (clearly misplaced) attention to it. They sure did tuck that R under the T with a crowbar, but were seemingly hit with a sudden bout of lethargy regarding the visual space between the R and the A.

And perhaps the next time anyone is attempting to create appropriate graphics for an important news event in 2011, they would be well advised to skip the cheesy 1980s Sci-Fi/Sports-ish typeface altogether.