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An Incredible Designer, Artist, and Spirit: Chakaras Johnson (via @BDNN_News)

Posted in Art, Black Designers, Design, Design Matters, News, Social Good by ayanabaltrip on 2010/08/11

As I was catching up on my reading yesterday I ran across Atim Annette Oton’s tribute to Chakaras Johnson on her Black Design News Network blog. Chakaras Johnson passed away untimely around 18 July 2010.

After reading her tribute, I researched him and found that he was an incredible graphic designer, artist, and spirit. I’m sorry I didn’t know him, but am grateful to Atim for “introducing” him to me. I too, am compelled to pay tribute to him. You may see his stunning art at chakaras.com, and incredible design work at helen-marie.com, the graphic design company he founded with his brother Chacon Johnson. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.


Photo courtesy of Dream Variations


Images courtesy of chakaras.com

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The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher

Posted in Assigned Video, Design, Video by ayanabaltrip on 2010/08/06

Great insight from one of the design profession’s lions.

Introducing Forza: A New Font from H&FJ

Posted in Design, Fonts, Typography by ayanabaltrip on 2010/08/05