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Colin Forbes, a ‘Designer’s Designer,’ Is Dead at 94

Colin Forbes, a graphic designer who had a hand in countless logos, book covers and interior spaces, but whose most enduring work may have been, essentially, designing a design organization, Pentagram, which grew from its founding in the early 1970s to have worldwide influence, died on Sunday at his home in Westfield, N.C., near the border with Virginia. He was 94. Read the full NY Times recognition here:

Milton Glaser 1929-2020

A hero to all living graphic designers, Milton Glaser worked until his death at 91. His Dylan poster made it into nearly six million homes. Read the NY times obit here.

A White Woman, Racism and a Poodle

A woman is repeatedly pulled over for no apparent reason until she realizes her poodle, who rides in the front seat, has been mistaken for a black man. Read the essay here.

NEW WORK: Event Poster for Steel Bridge Songfest

One of the great things about being a graphic designer is getting to work on such a variety of projects. For many designers, the poster is one of our favorites, and sadly, one that comes around all too seldom (at least for us). Recently Greg was privileged to get to design a poster for an annual music and song festival in Sturgeon Bay, WI. With a limited budget but an extensive trove of photography from past events, a collage seemed a good solution.

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