Rosana Mojica

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Monday, September 19, 2011 - 20:03

In case you didn’t notice, Goggle’s logo illustration on Friday was an old-timey grouping of citrus fruit very suggestive of vintage fruit crate labels. This being a genre of illustration I’m interested in I decided to go down the rabbit hole and clicked on it. It ended up taking me to a very informative Wikipedia page about Albert Szent-Györgyi, the scientist who discovered vitamin C and its connection to citrus fruit.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 19:32

2008 Eames Stamps from the USPS

Flipping through the latest design annual of Communication Arts I was stopped in my tracks by a set of dramatic and powerful postage stamps from the British Royal Mail.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 20:22

Part of  good design is understanding color and what it conv

Monday, September 12, 2011 - 22:02

The key to faking screen printing is to be imperfect. As you can tell from the above poster (which was created digitally) someone went to a lot of trouble to make everything a little off-kilter. The type is placed at cockeyed faux pasted-on angles, and there are holes in the "ink coverage" of the solid areas. This poster is actually part of a great little tutorial and if you look at the number of steps involved and the repeated tweaking of elements you'll see that it was actually a lot of effort to make this poster look spontaneously thrown together.

Monday, September 12, 2011 - 17:30

Alonzo Felix for the band Thrice Beggars

Let's talk about elaborate type. There seems to be a groundswell of interest not only in typography, but in the intersection between <a href="

Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 17:30

Part of good design is understanding color and what it convey

Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 01:00

Part of  good design is understanding color and what it conve

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 05:17

From Vincent Laforet

You know you've seen them.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 05:07

A Friday evening Off the Grid event at Fort Mason in San Francisco.

Lately there’s been a real zeitgeist of food truck cuisine in San Francisco.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 05:04

A great collection of vintage radios from Mark Amsterdam in The Collection Collective Group on Flickr.

Collecting is a natural human instinct.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 04:58

A nice illustrated cover by Renee Castro.

One of the great things about living in the Bay Area is the endless variety of shopping, eating, entertainment and community-joining options constantly popping up everywhere.

Monday, August 29, 2011 - 20:54

Did you celebrate International Chess Day on July 20? Not to be confused with National Chess Day, which is celebrated on Oct. 9. Who knew National Chess Day was a Libra? But I digress ... The chess board pattern has always held a certain fascination for me. It bubbles up into pop culture every so often.


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