A Few Graphics and A Bonus Seizure Opp

I know this is an interior design blog and all 12 of you line up bright and early to see decor porn.  364 days a year (give or take) Erin and I really do try our best to deliver but as a graphic designer by day, I just can't help myself if I need to share a few of the most awesomist 2D designs that cross my path while I'm scavenging across the world wide interweb in search of the 3D on your behalves.  Today we're going to take a gander at a few of the graphic design gems I've uncovered while on the internet high seas ***** Please be forewarned:  there is a seizure inducing graphic at the bottom of this post.  Put down all liquids and have your phone poised to dial 9-1-1.  

On with la post

I stumbled upon these posters on macroy, and I have been crushin on them for months.  I love how the lifeless photos are juxtaposed against bright colors.  The simple graphics and repeating patterns just melt my little heart.

Speaking of pictures of creepy people with crap drawn all over them:  how much do you love this Antony and the Johnsons album cover?  While I'm not a huge fan of their music (I find it goes best with an oven and a paper bag) this cover just does it for me.  Sorry, I can't help it.

Usually when i think of animated gifs the world's most annoying web ads come to mind, lately though, I've been seeing some really incredible ones that are both clever in their creation and delightfully rudimentary in the world of flash and javascript.  This little stingray (or whatever) was also created by the, ahem, 23 year old designer over at marcroy

Lately I've really been digging the work of Julien Vallee (who just so happens to have her own subtle animated gifs hidden in the corners of her sites).  Julien creates elaborate and bizarre 3 dimensional paper-scapes for the sole purpose of photographing them.  I've said it before and I will say it again: I LOVE STAGED PHOTOGRAPHY.  When your little setup also happens to involve confetti and a spaghetti paper computer then I know we will be best friends forever.

More of Julien's work.  

Ok, now, are you ready?  This next graphic is so ridiculous, so totally and completely pointless and annoying that I just can't help but love it.  I saw it a couple of weeks ago and I still find myself referencing it when planning some designs for clients.  Why?  I don't know, all I can say is:  I'm really really sorry. 


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