Tucked away on a hillside between two leafy residential blocks of central Tokyo sits Sakurazaka Park. Better known colloquially as … More
FROM THE STREET TO THE WHITE CUBE – WHO IS THE ARTIST KNOWN AS “KAWS”?
The work of KAWS, the pseudonym of American artist Brian Donnelly, has been taking the art world by storm for … More
ARCHITECTURAL DEATH: THE DEMOLITION OF ICONIC TOKYO BUILDING!
The Nakagin Capsule Tower Building in Tokyo is an unmissable architectural oddity and gem in the heart of the Japanese … More
KOOK SLAMS: BEER CAN DESIGN INSPIRED BY INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT HAS US IN DRUNKEN STITCHES!
Kook Slams, the beer. For real, it’s here! It’s a limited edition I.P.A. from Duck Foot, a brewery from the … More
TRUE GRIT: SURFER-MUSICIAN’S VINTAGE, STICKER-FIED STATION WAGON
Would you drive this stickerfied vintage station wagon? We spotted this car parked along a remote stretch of Pacific Coast … More
A NEW FONT FOR OUR TIME: “CLIMATE CRISIS” TYPEFACE REFLECTS REAL-TIME CLIMATE-CHANGE DATA!
A newspaper in Finland has launched a new variable font called “Climate Crisis.” The font was designed to reflect the … More
HOT TYPES: LIST OF SOME FAVORITE NEW TYPEFACES FROM 2020!
I Love Typography’s “My Favorite Typefaces of 2020” is a list of notable new fonts produced last year. The typefaces … More
TRAIN STATION FROM HELL FINALLY SAVED FROM ARCHITECTURAL DAMNATION!
If you’ve ever been to New York City’s Penn Station then you are familiar with one of the world’s most … More
DATA VIZ GONE WILD: ARTIST TURNS VISUALLY BORING-ASS STOCK CHARTS INTO AWESOME LANDSCAPE ART!
You’ve seen financial charts. Maybe they mean nothing to you. Or they mean everything. Maybe you’re a day trader with … More
AND NOW YOU KNOW THIS: THE VISUAL LOOP HAS A NAME
You’ve seen it. You know what it is. But did you know there’s a name for this? It’s called the … More
USER EXPERIENCE: THE DESIGN OF LEGO CONTROL PANELS AS GOOD UX DESIGN!
Yes, even the tiny user-interface details of LEGO bricks are given a lot of thought and consideration by the Danish … More
SIGN OF THE TIMES, VOL. 08: FASHIONING THE CURVE WITH “WORK YOUR MASK” INITIATIVE
As life in the time of coronavirus continues, the importance of wearing masks as a protective measure is increasingly becoming … More
MILTON GLASER LOVED NY, RIP MILTON GLASER
Rest in peace, Milton Glaser. You did many things. Your creative achievements were many and influential. You created an enduring, … More
SIGNS OF THE TIMES, VOL. 06: CUTE “PLEASE WEAR A CLOTH FACE COVERING” SIGN
This new U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) coronavirus poster uses a cute illustration style to graphically communicate its two … More
MEDIA DESIGN: RECENT ECONOMIST MAG COVERS
The Economist is a publication famously restrained with the design aesthetic of its magazine. When it alters or re-designs the … More
HOTNESS: BUILDING-ON-BUILDING ACTION
High-rise condo building reflected in windows of a modern glass-and-steel skyscraper in Akasaka, Tokyo.
DESIGN WTF: THE RETRO-FUTURE WANTS ITS JUNK BACK!
Hey, the retro-future is calling. We’re guessing from sometime between 1973 and ‘79. It wants its junk back including this … More
“I WANT A PRESIDENT”
Artist Zoe Leonard’s 2016 public art project under the Standard Hotel building on the High Line in New York City … More
PRINTED MATTER: THE RETURN OF THE AWESOME CRAPPY ‘ZINE
“Can’t Steal Our Vibe” is a lo-fi, black-and-white ‘zine published by Lone Wolfs (sic) Objets de Surf, a surf brand … More
PROJECTS: OUR BAND ALOHA DEATH HAS A NEW TUNE CALLED “SHIBUYA”
One of our current projects here at Global Graphic is a music collaboration turned band called Aloha Death. We’ve just released … More
Trouble in Paradise: Street Art in Honolulu
We found this street art on a local newspaper box in the kinda gritty, kinda hipster Kaimuki neighborhood of Honolulu. … More
The Horror: Cash for Ukeleles
Smack in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, far, far away from any significantly large land mass or continent sit … More
EPIC mural by artist Chris Saunders in the Ocean Park area of Santa Monica, in Los Angeles, created as part … More
Stunningly Cool Patterns Created by Video Feedback
When you aim a video camera at a live video projection generated from the same camera in real time, the … More
Entrance to MOCA / Geffen Contemporary
We’re not religious. But museums are our cathedrals, our churches and temples, our shrines. MoMA may be the modern art … More
Street Art as Office Decor
We recently went to a series of meetings at a creative agency in Southern California. The walls of the conference … More
On the Scene at Menotti’s Coffee Shop in Venice
The cafe at Menotti’s Coffee is a third-wave espresso joint and a friendly little hub for the legion of caffeinated … More
Wes Anderson Directed a Christmas Commercial for H&M
Auteur film director Wes Anderson has produced an amusing short Christmas film (see below) as long-form commercial for the global … More
Tourist Architecture + Scene … Waikiki, Honolulu
Motorcycle Mural at Deus Ex Machina Cafe … Venice, Los Angeles
Style … Our Favorite Old Acne T-Shirt
Eventually every favorite old shirt reaches a point of wear and tear that signals it’s time to throw it out. … More
Shiny Cool Super-Minimal Unbranded Bag of Bear Pond Espresso Beans
On our recent visit back to Tokyo, we picked up a bag of freshly-roasted espresso beans from Bear Pond Espresso … More
What’s Up with This Super-Targeted Billboard in NYC?
This somewhat cryptic message on this billboard in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood would seem to be largely meaningless to … More
On the Scene … Viewing “Penetrable” by Artist Jesus Raphael Soto at LACMA, Los Angeles
The late Paris-based Venezuelan artist Jesus Raphael Soto made a career of painting, sculpture and optical and kinetic art. It … More
Fresh Mural Art by RETNA in New York
Epic new mural by the street-art superstar artist RETNA next to the On Stellar Rays Gallery on Rivington Street in … More
Cute Japanese Toy Cars at Our NYC HQ
We dug up this small collection of Japanese toy cars manufactured by Tomica. Among these are miniatures of a classic … More
On the Scene NYC … At “That Surfboard Condo” …
We spent part of our weekend surfing (and checking out a lot of art and drinking a lot espresso, too, … More
Propaganda Billboards in Ho Chi Minh City
The Awesome GSW Hochhaus Building in Berlin
The wonderful modern-contemporary architectural design of the towering GSW Hochhaus building in north end of Kreuzberg, near Mitte, in central … More
The beautifully worn “Angel Youth” sign near the intersection of Kingswell and Vermont streets in the Los Feliz / Hollywood … More
I Heart Elio Varuna
On the way home from dinner at Brinkley’s in SoHo tonight, we discovered some new wheat-paste artwork as we walked … More
Old urban centers in the United States are filled with small shops that do business for decades without ever giving … More