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Typographic Lesson Plan

“Typography is known for two-dimensional architecture & requires extra zeal within every…

EVOL
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While EVOL might not have the same recognition as an artist like Banksy, he wields the stencil with just…

Fast Eddie’s

Submitted by on March 7, 2012 Design
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Brilliant logo and identity package by Richard Arthur Stewart of Commoner Inc.  The eagle/comb mashup is witty and powerful, and makes me wish I had thought of it. Read More »

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Alan Sailer

Submitted by on March 6, 2012 Photography
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Alan Sailer has a pretty sweet gig: not only does he make cool and compelling images as an artist, but he does so by blowing things up.

By using the sound of the explosion to trigger a flash, Sailer manages to freeze his subjects mid-explosion on cheery, colourful backgrounds.

A few more images after the break. Read More »

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VS.

Submitted by on March 5, 2012 Gaming
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This poster is arcade fan-service in its finest.  We’ve got all the major players here in a head to head, no-holds-barred battle for 8-bit supremacy.  What I find particularly amusing is how the Joust sprites are just way worse than everything else.  What gives, Williams Electronics?

The guys at DKNG, the studio behind this print, have some really exceptional posters under their belt.  There’s even an amazing “making-of” video to accompany their Explosions in the Sky print.

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Typefight

Submitted by on February 15, 2012 Typography
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Typefight is like Mark Zuckerberg’s Facemash, but for decorative caps.  Every week, designers Ryan Paule and Drew Roper design their own versions of the same character and let the audience decide which one is better.  They’ve even implemented guest fights, pitting pairs of designers against each other in a battle for superior stroke, swash, and spur.

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Pixel Heart Valentine

Submitted by on February 13, 2012 Art
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Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day card for your loved one? Well grab your closest paper cutter and make your Valentine one of these pixel heart cards. Perfect for showing your loved one you care and… you know… all the romantic jazz. Get their pixel heart pumping and download the cutting files and all the instructions here. If you’ve somehow misplaced your paper cutter, the instructions also explain it the old fashioned way.

P.S. We started convoke in February 2009 with a post about left 4 dead Valentine’s Cards, if you’re feeling nostalgic.

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Proximity

Submitted by on February 9, 2012 Design
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I’ve shown off some of Michael Freimuth’s work here before, but I recently rediscovered some design work he did for the Chicago art-journal Proximity while delving into the annals of a tumblr account from yesteryear. The logo itself is really sharp; it’s simple, geometric, and bold, which is a holy trinity as far as I’m concerned.  Not to mention it’s vaguely reminiscent of the NFPA hazmat warning stickers that you see in science labs, which gives it extra geek appeal in my books. Read More »

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Michal Maciej Bartosik

Submitted by on January 31, 2012 Art
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Yeah, yeah, yeah. It’s been ages since you’ve gotten a post out of us. We’re sorry; sometimes life gets in the way of living.  Or blogging.  Or whatever.  Maybe we’re just lazy.  But none of that matters.  What matters is, I’m back and I’ve brought a peace offering to show just how much I care.

That offering, my friends, is a freakin’ geodesic dome made out of fluorescent lights.  B. Fuller is probably looking down on this and saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

Michal Maciej Bartosik made this and some other pretty awesome light installations, but there’s more.  After this, Bartosik went right to work outfitting another dome with tesla coils. That’s right: TESLA COILS.

And that is what we call critical success.

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Fan Expo 2011

Submitted by on August 25, 2011 News
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Thanks for checking us out.  While you’re out checking out the latest comics, collectibles, and curiosities, don’t forget to give your friends at CONVOKE a visit.  Perhaps you’ve seen our epic photos from Fan Expo 2010?  Well, this year we’ve managed to sneak our inside the convention hall. We’ll be at booth 1901 (near the Autograph Area), so stop on by.

If you’ve managed to stumble to our website from our business cards, head right on over to photo.convoke.info for pictures (!!!) and updated info on our wheelings and dealings.

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