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We see a lot of icons throughout our days, without even noticing them. They point to places and things that we need or reference, and they’re super quick and helpful. These flat and minimal icons by Portuguese designer Filipe Carvalho are just detailed enough to show you all you need to know about the iconic (pun intended) space movies. I love Yoda’s simplicity, and the R2D2 head.  Via Fubiz:

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This bright and pop-art set of pictograms from artist Aldo Crusher is notable not just for the fun and inviting style, but also for the originality of place. Often we see art depicting Paris, New York, London. Been there.  This art takes place in far off lands like Tanzania, Vienna and Banff, Canada. Via Behance:

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The American flag can be polarizing these days, having become a code or divisive symbol rather than an always loved icon of the United States. To some, it’s a visual reminder of arrogance and chest-thumping. To others, it’s a glimmer of light and freedom. One thing is for sure, the flag has gone through a myriad of permutations, morphing and evolving like life itself.

Those clever folks at PopChart Labs have a new poster immortalizing the many forms of the American Flag, including lesser known versions, like 1779 Serapis and the 1837 Great Star. As we’ve grown to be a 50 state nation, so have the stars grown. If we ever pass the nice, even 50-star number, how will the flag continue to evolve? Via FastCo Design:

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If you averaged the world’s handwriting into a single typeface, what would it look like? BIC took on the challenge, combining hundreds of thousands of hand written letterforms from various demographics into a unified form. You can see the difference between different countries, ages, genders and professions, blended into one.  Via DesignBoom:
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These are simply fantastic. And exhaustive, and clever. In a series aptly called ICON, these illustrated scenes should trigger an accompanying scene or motif from a classic movie. Wayne’s World, The Fifth Element, Office Space, anyone? Created by Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman, their show is fun and engaging, and the art is pure pop deliciousness.
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“Every film has one. A signature prop, set, or location. Something that, in a single image, can represent the entire movie. The design team of Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman, also known as DKNG, call these images “Icons,” and they are the subject of their first ever solo show at Gallery 1988 West in Los Angeles.

The show, called simply ICON, is comprised of 50 pieces featuring iconic places and things from some of your favorite movies and TV shows of all time. Each piece is small – 12 inches square – and is of one thing that sums up an entire movie. And of course, each is done in DKNG’s distinctive bright, geometric yet detailed style.”

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A fantastic thought experiment from the Jack Hagley, and a great way to put the size and diversity of the human world into perspective.

Take the whole world (of humans), and boil them down to just 100 people. What is their makeup? Their upbringing, education level, religion and standard of living? Click on the image snippets to see and explore the full size version.

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