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Abe

Mood: Holiday Fever Dream

In our studio, we love old advertising and are always looking at vintage ads as a source of inspiration. Changing cultural norms and the evolution of America’s obsession with selling trash always makes for a good time when comparing then and now. And nothing shows how far we’ve come as well as vintage holiday advertising...

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Holiday Gift Guide – 2019

The holiday season is here! It’s time to break open the piggy bank and buy, buy, buy!!! As with our past gift guides, we like to give shoutouts to our creative crew, so lookout for a few recommendations from friends of the studio. Happy shopping!   Chet Baker The Legendary Riverside Albums Chet Baker was...

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Mood: Afrofuturism

Growing up, I listened to a lot of music that would be considered Afrofuturist. I always had a general knowledge of the subject but a current project we’re working on has us doing a deep dive into Afrofuturist art and design. We’ve pulled some moodboard images together, which includes works from Ikiri Jones, Pamela Phatsimo...

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Recent Work: Pointer.Digital

Over the summer, we were approached to create a brand for a new digital marketing agency, Pointer Digital. While Pointer’s experience and strength lie in politics, Pointer Digital is not just a political agency. One of the challenges for this project was the need to create an identity that was trustworthy enough for a political...

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First Things First 2000 Emigre

First Things First 2000 at 20

Originally released in 1964, the First Things First manifesto rallied against design’s role in consumerism and called upon designers to be more humanist in their approach to their practice. Adbusters updated the manifesto in 1999, restarting the conversation about priorities in the graphic design profession and education. First Things First 2000, signed by many influential...

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Dear Design Student

I’m always inspired by the enthusiasm that students have for design. As we enter a new semester, I’ve jotted down some thoughts that I think design students might find helpful. Creative inspiration is a myth Inspiration is very much like luck; it seems random and often not on your side. You need to give yourself...

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24 Hours in: Baltimore

One of the best things about our studio is that we get to enjoy being in two great cities, Washington, DC and Charleston, SC. However, both cities are destinations themselves and during these long summer months, it becomes necessary to escape the tourists. As part of our Summer of Workhorse, we will be sharing a...

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Enlightenment Is Not Just One State

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Enlightenment Is Not Just One State

Much evil soon high in hope do view. Out may few northward believing attempted. Yet timed being songs marry one defer men our. Although finished blessing do of. Consider speaking me prospect whatever if. Ten nearer rather hunted six parish indeed number. Allowance repulsive sex may contained can set suspected abilities cordially. Do part am...

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