Monthly Archives: June 2014

kit and caboodle

At it’s annual WWDC (worldwide developer’s conference), Apple announced no new hardware, but several new software “kits”, including: • Health Kit is a one-stop shop for all of your fitness tracking devices, allowing you to monitor your health from your

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psychic

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Posted in neon, nyc, signage

“liqu”

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next stop, greatness

Graphic design master Massimo Vignelli died this month. I remember I wrangled an interview with him shortly after my graduation from sva. He was extremely gracious, and he seemed to like my student portfolio. I wonder, did I use his

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Posted in 70's, design, nyc

happy birthday, milton!

June 26 1929 is the birthday of American graphic designer Milton Glaser, best known for his 1975 Bob Dylan poster, and the 1977 IloveNY icon. He also founded New York Magazine with Clay Felker in 1968.

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(strip) club owner

Speaking of JFK… In 1967, Esquire magazine commissioned Marvel comics artist Jack Kirby to write and draw “46 Hours and 36 Minutes in the Life of Jack Ruby,” a three-page comic strip beginning with Ruby’s learning of JFK’s assassination and

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happy birthday, cipe!

June 23, 1908 is the birthday of art director Cipe Pineles, who broke gender barriers in the publication world, while working to produce a smarter magazine for the young American woman.

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house of donuts

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good for her

According to industry blogger mrmagazine, Miley Cyrus Tweeted, “Let’s play a game! All my fans go and put my @Cosmopolitan in front of all the magazines at the store!!! Send me pics haha!” (T)werk it girl!

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jfk and the trolls

I just finished the book “A Cruel and Shocking Act” by Philip Shenon, about the assassination of John F. Kennedy The bookstores and internet are filled with conspiracy theories about the assassination of JFK. This book makes a reasonable case

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