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Graphic Design USA Magazine


Guest Post from Image Source
By John O’Reilly

From the Gap Toothed Model, to highly designed leftover food products to Roland Barthes’ classic photo essay on the ‘punctum’,  looking ‘bad’ is looking good. It seems we are fascinated by the ‘imperfect’ or at last what’s socially judged as imperfect. From the fabricated  ‘oops!’ of lens flare, to eruptions against photo-shopping women in fashion, to gap-toothed models, the media is wrestling with the images of ‘imperfection’

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We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents. -Bob Ross

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Designer, artist, author and Design Matters radio show host Debbie Millman is the newest addition to the esteemed list of designers for The Luxe Project by MOO. Millman’s just launched collection, Word Play, offers MiniCards and Notecards, with 100% of the net proceeds going to the Joyful Heart Foundation.

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Demographic, political, cultural and technological changes are conspiracy to make ‘health and wellness’ a rare robust segment of the economy and, accordingly, an area of opportunity for graphic designers. That energy is reflected in the early entries in our new GDUSA Health + Wellness Design Awards™. Projects already submitted touch upon traditional healthcare clients — medical doctors and nurses, hospitals and hospices, pharmaceuticals and insurance, senior and home care — as well as non-traditional and holistic products, services and practices such as fitness and exercise, yoga and meditation, healthy eating and organic foods, natural herbs and curatives. It’s a fascinating look at how advertisers, designers, packagers and marketers are addressing this phenomenon.

Entries remain open through August 15, postmarked.

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