Inline Attachment Bug

Zip Archive of Cats

As my studio works with creatives for design and development, we often send archived resources through email. Up until recently, I always just thought that my developers were more organized and less rash than my designers. However, last week I learned that I’d mistaken a bug in Microsoft Outlook as creative absent-mindedness. 

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Don Citarella

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March 3rd, 2015

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Informational

What Color is this Dress?

What Color is this Dress?

While I’m fascinated with the science behind why the internet can’t seem to agree on the color of the dress—posted by swiked to her tumbler on February 25th—I’m more interested in how it affects my job as a graphic designer.

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Don Citarella

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February 28th, 2015

Salon de Guerre

I recently went to a Portrait Painting Marathon and Salon de Guerre, hosted by Dr. Barnaby Ruhe, at the Artists’ Studio Lofts in the West Village. Essentially, it’s a studio where a bunch of artists set-up easels and pour wine and socialize about the art world while musicians play and aficionados pose, drink, and discuss trends and installations. It was very Basquiat, but on the other side of the island and nobody overdosed on heroin. My favorite quote of the evening came from a woman named Maggie, who said: “I moved to Manhattan, expecting it to be like this every night. It took 20 years, but now I’ve found it.”

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Don Citarella

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February 20th, 2015

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Sketches

Da Capo Photo Credit

Da Capo, by Antonio Morena, Donatella Melucci, Annamaria Moneti, and Graziana Lazzarino

One of my photos from Venice, now featured on Fotolia.com, was used in the book, Da Capo, by Antonio Morena, Donatella Melucci, Annamaria Moneti, and Graziana Lazzarino, with the caption “Un giorno di pioggia” (A day of rain).

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Don Citarella

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February 17th, 2015

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Photography

Client Brief vs. Client Budget

Artistic masterpieces rendered in Pantone swatches

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Just the other day, Pantone named Marsala the color of 2015, and the decision, er, “has critics seeing red.” The only thing that gets art and design people more worked up than Pantone swatches is the rampant overuse of Comic Sans. Art and design people LOVE Pantone. … thus it was inevitable that someone would do what London artist Nick Smith did, and create quasi-“pixelated” versions of famous art masterpieces, only using Pantone swatches.

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Don Citarella

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February 4th, 2015

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Artistic

Stanley Kubrick’s Underground NYC

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In 1946, Stanley Kubrick, then aged only 18, took these photographs of the New York Subway and had them published by LOOK magazine. He photographed for the magazine from 1945 to 1950.

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Don Citarella

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January 21st, 2015