Wednesday Aug 3, 2011 by mike

3 Bears and a Kangaroo

Four animal logos created by German designers.


Philipp Seitz

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Friday Jul 29, 2011 by mike

Philately Fridays: Uruguay, 1975

Yet another fantastic stamp design from Uruguay. There's something kinda Klimt and something kinda creepy about this one.

Wednesday Jul 13, 2011 by mike

Much More Manoogian

Thanks to everyone who helped make my interview with Michael Manoogian the all-time most popular post on this blog. To show our appreciation, here's an extra dose of sketch images sent over by the lettering legend. Enjoy and spread the word!

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Tuesday Jul 5, 2011 by mike

Travel & Leisure

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Low color, yet highly stylized and very Summery vacation illustration taken from Travel & Leisure magazine, circai 1972ish.

Thursday Jun 30, 2011 by mike

A Conversation with Michael Manoogian

Whether we know it or not, we all grew up with Michael Manoogian's design work in our lives. Since the late 1960s, Manoogian has been hand-crafting stunning and time-tested typographic logos for clients in the music and entertainment industries. In May 2011, his name appeared in my email inbox. Out of the clear blue, this legendary letterer had written to express his appreciation for my So Much Pileup blog. I humbly asked Mike for an interview for the site and, not only did he oblige, but he was also generous enough to send over a large number of his original sketches from some of his projects. And now, with no further ado, I present this exclusive interview with the great Michael Manoogian.

Please introduce yourself and explain what you do.

I fell in love with graphic design while studying at Rhode Island School of Design. I’ve been involved with it ever since. I dabbled in everything there, design-wise – posters, book covers, ads, photography. But it was lettering that caught my interest the most. On a scale of 0-10, interest is at the top.

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Tuesday May 17, 2011 by mike

Vacation Fun Spots


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Time for some vacation! Illustrations taken from Disney's Vacationland magazine circa 1982.

Friday May 13, 2011 by mike

Pinball Fever: Far Out

Let's take a look at a stunner of a Gottlieb-produced pinball machine from 1974. I give you... Read More

Monday May 9, 2011 by mike

Yankess Stadium Wearable Menu

Designer Jun Kanai created this typographic uniform for waitresses at Yankee Stadium to wear.

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Thursday Apr 21, 2011 by mike

Pushpin Studios for Chicago's Channel 2

Check out Pushpin's allstar lineup of Milton Glaser and Seymour Chwast goin' in on these great promo graphics for Chicago's CBS Channel 2. These were created under the creative direction of the great Lou Dorfsman.

Thursday Apr 21, 2011 by mike

Philately Fridays: Two From Japan

Wow, OK sorry it's been so long since I posted here. I've been coming up on a bunch of new stamps lately, so expect more regular updates from here on out! Read More

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