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Help Fellow Designers Wage War Against Cancer

When Peter Deltondo’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, his world, and the world of his family, came to a screeching hault.

Seeing how his parents almost entirely stopped working to deal with doctor visits and treatments, Peter knew he had to help in the best way he could. As a designer and graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Deltondo began small, creating art to help in-between client projects. Soon he had help. When friends Mike Jones and Rob Davarnia got wind of the news, and Peter’s efforts, they too were in on the fight. Continue Reading »


Modern Gigposter Design: 100 Stunning Examples – Volume II

Two years ago we put out a post showcasing some of the best posters of the previous few years before that.

Today we are doing the same thing. This article contains 100 stunning posters made in the last two years.

This second collection highlights the trends and changing styles in the gigposter world. If you go back and compare the previous selection to the ones I have gathered today, there are some clear differences. Now I know that there are still posters that get produced in the same styles as they would have two or more years ago, but overall, as a scene, and as a group of designers and illustrators, you can see the evolution of the gigposter. It might not be a dramatic and sudden evolution that is crystal clear to everyone, but for the most part it is slowly and subtly changing. There are certain dynamics that have changed or appeared which you will be able to see if you go back over the years and see this evolution in play. Continue Reading »


Handmade Love: Update

I received many kind words in regards to my recent post, Homemade Love, about my mother’s annual Christmas cards.

These cards were completed each and every Christmas beginning in 1972, the year she and my father were married, up until last year. This year, my father, brother, sister-in-law, nieces and nephew finished the Sakai family Christmas card on her behalf, as she, the glue to our family, passed unexpectedly on October 22nd. Continue Reading »