Alphastructaesthetitologist: Jon Contino

While many would call him a typographer, an illustrator or, simply, an artist, Jon Contino calls himself a Alphastructaesthetitologist. Don’t bother looking it up on Wikipedia, you won’t find anything. That being said, the title seems to fit Contino perfectly. His work is a mishmash of analog and digital styles and techniques that blurs the lines between illustration, […]

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Sign Language: Marc Shur

If you want to see fantastic examples of classic typography and retro design, sometimes all you need to do is look up. Photographer Marc Shur has photographed a great collection of vintage signage from all over California. Shur says, “I’ve always been drawn to old things—the worn, the distressed, the forgotten. Many of the signs […]

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Metro Card Collages

Amazing Collages Of New York City Landmarks

Manhattan-based artist Nina Boesch has found a use for the thousands of Metro Cards discarded every day by commuters in Gotham. She repurposes them into fantastic collages of New York City landmarks, such as Guggenheim Museum, the Empire State Building and the Brooklyn Bridge. She also creates portraits of iconic New Yorkers like Robert de Niro, Woody […]

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