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  • LA Design Festival

    The LA Design Festival is underway. The Helms Design Center hosted a stimulating conversation last night with LA Design Festival 2016 ICON Award Winner and the City of Los Angeles’…

  • Pushing The Press at the A+D Museum

    Catch it before it’s gone: Nice exhibition of Typecraft’s Archive Library of print work at the A+D Museum’s new space downtown. aplusd.org

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    “When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.”

    – Buckminster Fuller

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    “That the separation of form and function, of concept and execution, is not likely to produce objects of esthetic value has been repeatedly demonstrated. Similarly, it has been been shown that the system which regards esthetics as irrelevant, which separates the artist from his product, which fragments the work of the individual, which creates by committee, and which makes mincemeat of the creative process will, in the long run, diminish not only the product but the maker as well.”

    – Paul Rand, Thoughts on Design, 1970

  • The Shop is Open

    We recently reopened our online shop featuring collectible titles such as the mother of all Kustom Kulture books, The Art of Von Dutch. A massive, 420-page, 5-color, coffee-table-bustin’, comprehensive catalog of the multi-faceted…

  • Alvin Lustig and Elaine Lustig Cohen Exhibition at LACMA

    Looking forward to seeing this exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art featuring the work of two graphic design luminaries.

  • Los Lobos | Gates of Gold

    Gates of Gold is the latest release from one of East Los Angeles’ most iconic bands, Los Lobos. This group of guys has been performing and recording for over forty…

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    “Choose your corner, pick away at it carefully, intensely and to the best of your ability and that way you might change the world.”

    – Ray Eames