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Commune

Commune

Commune is fresh off a well-deserved win at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards‚ receiving this year’s highest honor for interior design. Its recognition signals at least one important shift in the way we think about interiors: dogmatic‚ high-minded minimalism is no longer seen as the only pinnacle of good taste. Commune may be the […]

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Herb Lubalin

Herb Lubalin

For all the rhetoric in design about using type expressively and emotively‚ deliberate attempts to inject typographic work with sentimentality almost always come across as cheesy or contrived in practice. Herb Lubalin’s work‚ on the other hand‚ punches straight at the gut. Using only letterforms‚ this mark perfectly personifies a quote from writer Caskie Stinnett: […]

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Graphics Standards Manuals

Graphics Standards Manuals

Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth are two young designers at Pentagram working in the studio of Michael Bierut. In 2014‚ they launched a Kickstarter campaign to reprint—in the highest quality possible—a rare but pivotal piece of graphic design history‚ the New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual. The original manual was the result of an exhaustive […]

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Gert Jonkers

Gert Jonkers

He has become a legend in print circles over the past several years. The singular‚ lo-fi gay culture zine‚ BUTT‚ he co-founded with Jop van Bennekom in 2001 practically came to define ‘cult publication’ in the early internet age‚ and though its iconic pink pages are no longer in print‚ it is living quite the […]

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Soulland

Soulland

Silas and Jacob, who co-edited the issue alongside us, talk in free-form without filter about the chance beginnings of the brand, its roots in Scandinavian craftsmanship and the importance of adventure, friendship and the pure joy of creation.

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Guns

Guns

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+ Pool

+ Pool

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T38

T38

Architecture is both the most and least powerful of the design disciplines. Most, because no other has the out-and-out capacity for so thoroughly shaping human experience. Least, because in the modern marketplace economy, it has become primarily a tool for profit-seeking developers. Architect Alfonso Medina is a rare pragmatist whose practice, T38, walks the line […]

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Unit Editions

Unit Editions

Partnerships of creative genius usually follow one well-trodden path: wide-eyed and ambitious youths meet, work hard, strike it big (and then often fall out spectacularly). Witness The Beatles (and any rock band that’s worth its salt, really), Zuckerberg and Saverin, Lucy and Ricky, and in the design world, the recent bitter battle of typographic kingpins Jonathan Hoefler […]

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Ryan McGinness

Ryan McGinness

Ryan McGinness is a New York-based visual artist whose large scale paintings draw heavy influence from the surf and skate culture of his hometown of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Known for his intricately layered pieces, McGinness weaves together the visual language of contemporary iconography, corporate logos, and public signage, creating abstract pieces that have established him […]

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John Malinoski

John Malinoski

John Malinoski is deliberate, from his calculated speech, to his intensity in the classroom, to his thoughtfully restrained use of color and form. His lifestyle and work playfully coexist within an established set of parameters, making it difficult to tell which reflects which. John is a designer, a poet, a novice beekeeper, a puppet maker, an […]

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Études

Études

Études Studio is an art collective, creative studio, fashion label, and clothing line based in Paris and New York.

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Hort

Hort

Hort is a graphic design studio based in Berlin, Germany. They create unique visual systems for clients that stand apart from the traditional language of graphic design. Hort’s careful balance of professionalism and play has been a strong source of inspiration for Need Supply Co. We recently connected with Hort founder Eike König to explore this balance.

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Build: Blood, Sweat & 11 Years

Build: Blood, Sweat & 11 Years

Blood, Sweat & 11 Years celebrated the past 11 years of Build, of Michael and Nicky, and Joe, and Sophie, of the prints and posters they produced—some for clients, some for exhibitions, some just for them. But never before all together in one space, for one week only.

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