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Schwindamania is the portfolio and blog of Jackson, Mississippi graphic designer Darren Schwindaman. I'm currently completing design work for small business and non-profit clients. Contact me if you'd like to work together.


Inspiration: Friday, Sept. 19

Spending a lot of coffee shop rat time lately, so here are some cool design links:

Luke Hayman and Pentagram redesign Vibe Magazine.
I met Luke at an alt-weeklies design conference in Chicago last year, and he was cool enough to go out for beers with the designers. There’s a lot that’s awesome about this redesign, including how to be ‘urban’ without using the tired cliche style elements. Scroll down to those simple 5 black bars, and check out all the variations for how they can be used. Badass stuff.

Rocketship Travel Posters.
Graphic designer James White found some awesome posters blending retro sci-fi and travel elements. The 1930s were obviously a heyday of poster design, and it’s cool to see a new twist on some old elements. I think there’s a real earnestness to this work, that captures what advertising was like before the more sly techniques of modern branding developed.

Posted on Sep 19, 2008 - 02:00 PM


You know, I know you’ve been busy traveling all over the country and all, but September 19th was a while ago. Nothing new? I at least can claim to have limited internet for my lack on new blog posts.

By brian on Oct 23, 2008 - 10:37 PM

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