Category: Art

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Highland Park Village: A Historic Strip Mall

Highland Park, Texas is an enclave municipality within the city of Dallas. Along with its northern neighbor, University Park, Highland Park forms the über-rich duo known as the Park Cities. Within Highland Park, right...

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A Dallas Postcard

I love the old postcards where the letters are filled with local landmarks. A few months ago, I created one for Springfield, Illinois. Ever since then, I’ve wanted to create one for my adopted...

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Famous Logos in Helvetica

A while back, I took a series of famous logos and rendered them in the fonts Papyrus and Algerian. Why? Because along with Comic Sans, Papyrus and Algerian really irk graphic designers. All three...

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Famous Logos in Algerian Font

After finding a Tumblr that features famous logos done in Comic Sans, I decided to create some of my own logos done in hated fonts. Last week, I featured logos in Papyrus font; an...

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Famous Logos in Papyrus Font

Recently I discovered a Tumblr that features famous logos done in the font Comic Sans. Comic Sans is infamous in the design community as one of the ugliest fonts around. It’s not just that...

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A Sunny Day in Klyde Warren Park

Dallas has a new park. Built atop the Woodall Rodgers Freeway in Downtown Dallas, the Klyde Warren Park is the city’s latest attraction. I went down there early on a beautiful Saturday morning to...

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5 Replacements for Big Tex

The State Fair of Texas is a big deal here in Dallas, and it all revolves around one campy statue. Big Tex is a 52-foot-tall cowboy in the middle of the park who greets...

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Redesign 101: The Flag of Minnesota

Like Michigan and Vermont, Minnesota is yet another state with a blue flag and a coat of arms. The flag of Minnesota is not just boring, however. It is garish, gaudy and borderline offensive....

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A Rainy Day in the Bishop Arts District

The Bishop Arts District is a small shopping and dining district down in the southeast part of Dallas. It makes up just a couple of blocks of the Oak Cliff neighborhood, but there’s a...