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Design and Activism

We’ve been busy over here jamming on an exhibition project for the new MLK library in Downtown D.C. This means we’ve been researching protest signage from the Civil Rights Movement, and more broadly, activism in D.C. It’s been amazing to learn more about our city and its importance, not just to the Civil Rights Movement,...

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The Future Is Now

As the world collapses around us, my thoughts regarding technology, capitalism, and design have come more into focus, so I wanted to share some interesting reads and opinions for you all to think about. The global pandemic of 2020 will be the defining moment of a generation. The future is, in fact, NOW.   The...

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5 Type Trends for 2020

It’s that time of year when we are bombarded with year-end wrap-ups and trend predictions for the year to come. So, we figured we’d get in on the fun. We predict that 2020 is going to go down as a year of influence, focusing on strong type through new iterations of centuries-old techniques and new...

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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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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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Studio Plants

It’s no secret that we love plants, like, really LOVE them. Our office is filled with them and so are our homes. We exchange seeds and leaf clippings, share treats from our gardens, trade tips, and rant about the goddamned rats always eating all the tomatoes. We’ve learned a lot over the years, and we...

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