The idea for Mart dates all the way back to 2009. "Around the same time The New World was conceived" notes Geebird & Bamby, the creative venture of Robert G. Achtel (b. 1980, Wiesbaden, Germany) and Jens Bambauer (b. 1981, Wetzlar, Germany) which was initiated in 2009 and by 2012 presented us with the highly acclaimed “The New World Series I“. “While it was clear from the beginning that the pieces...

Nicollet Avenue is the “Main Street” of downtown Minneapolis. The major street in Minneapolis, Minnesota and three of its suburbs passes through a number of locally well-known neighborhoods and districts, notably Eat Street in south Minneapolis and the traffic-restricted Nicollet Mall in the city's downtown. Nicollet Avenue was named for early 19th-century French explorer and cartographer Joseph Nicollet, who led three...

Can the identity of an entire city be captured in a font? The answer to the question comes in a variety of type with “Oslo”, the new custom typeface designed for Nike Concept Store in Oslo by Hans Christian Øren. The founder of Oh Yeah Studio and Creative Director in Bekk shares some insights on his task.  “Nike wanted to use a local artist to make a narrative thread through the store. The brief was to create a bespoke...

Comprising over 200 objects including hard-hitting posters, illuminated pharmacy signs and digital teaching aids the exhibition “Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?” remined us of the importance of the visual language in health-related issues. The exhibition unfortunately has ended, yet is a constant reminder of the important role graphic design plays in constructing and communicating healthcare messages around...

Margaret Cubbage, the curator of Design Museum’s upcoming exhibition Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008–2018 to TheCultureTrip notes “I think people are more politically aware and this in part is a result of social media. Not only do the masses have a platform in which to voice their opinion, but politicians use the same platform in which to communicate current affairs” . “You can choose whether or not to tune into...

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