13 May
Your favorite film quotes are something to look at

Peter Ware, UK freelance-designer and film buff, is the man behind the movie-inspired prints at 17th and Oak . If there’s a film out there with any sort of cinephile appeal, then there’s probably a poster put up on his Etsy store. Available in six different sizes, starting from  a pocket filling 4.1″ x 5.8″ to […]


10 Oct
Experimental creations of photography, graphic design & art

Akatre is arguably one of France’s most ingenious design agencies, creating remarkably innovative works since it was founded in Paris in only 2007. Comprised of Julien Dhivert, Sébastien Riveron and Valentin Abad, and now one of the most coveted studios in Paris, the agency takes on projects that execute an engrossed and comprehensive design approach. To […]


2 Aug
LIAS interviews the Barcelona-based graffiti & street artist

When recently catching up with Barcelona-based artist Max Ripo I had an uncanny feeling that I’d somehow, somewhere met him before. It wasn’t until a few meetings later that Max told me about his twin who I just happened to meet while he was helping Anthony Lister do a performance at my old Lab 101 Gallery a […]


21 Jun
The discovery of classical modernism in current graphic design

The Modernist is another edition to Gestalten’s collected body of books that “document and anticipate vital movements in design, illustration, architecture, and typography as well as urban and contemporary design.” The book is a collection of work in contemporary graphic design and illustration that is heavily influenced by classic modernism, usually created with a limited […]


15 Jun
Moscow artist's "Sicksystems" combines graphics and handwork

With both multinational corporations and small independent brands simultaneously reaching out to him, Moscow-based graphic artist Aske has been in demand these days. His followers throughout Europe and here in the US helped bring attention to his work and led to him being featured last year in Print Magazine’s annual New Visual Artists “20 under […]


13 Jun
Bianca Chang's 3D moving paper fonts

Bianca Chang is a freelance designer and part-time paper artist based in Sydney, Australia who creates typographic sculptures from cutting shifting forms sequentially out of many sheets of paper. The 3D letterforms become visible when the sheets are stacked together — and when sequenced together with stop-motion can create skilled animations, as seen in the […]


15 Mar
Humility and humor in the face of defeat

An animated typography interpretation of Conan O’Brien’s farewell address on his last day at NBC. Wow, truly bad ass. I’ve been with Team Coco since Day One (anyone who wrote the “Monorail Song” on The Simpsons has my eternal respect), and his humility and humor in the face of such a stunning career blow only […]


28 Jan
A couple words with the girl behind the gargantuan "700 wall"

A few weeks ago we covered an incredible accomplishment by well respected German graffiti artist Mad C. Her 700 Wall is not only her biggest graffiti project yet, but it’s also one of the largest pieces found in the world. It took her a year to complete, from planning to execution, entirely on her own. […]