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An Artist at Heart

Have you ever wondered what it would look like if a child’s imagination became reality?One artist did. Telmo Pieper, part of the “Telmo Miel” duo in Rotterdam, has recreated his early drawings to a stunning effect. While our childhood creations may have had their last exhibition on the family fridge, Pieper has rerendered his youthful imagination into an artistic reality. Click here to see more of The Kiddie Art series.Whether you’re a young, aspiring artist or well on the way to becoming the next Van Gogh, we here at YPPS can help bring all of your designs to life. 

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Batman Day: Bruce Wayne Went to Yale?!

Today marks the 75th birthday of one of our greatest comic book heros. Most of us are aware that this renowned crime fighter has the every day alter-ego of Bruce Wayne, but did you know that the celebrity philanthropist received his law degree from Yale University? His diploma would have been printed right here at YPPS! Click here to read more.And remember, for all of your design and printing needs (Batman related or not), visit Yale Printing & Publishing Services.

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Typography Tuesday: Hand Lettering

Typography and hand lettering is deeply rooted in human history. Most of us are familiar with Johannes Guttenburg and his work with creating the first letter punch and typefaces. With the help of technology, typography has progressed from the letter punch, and some think it has lost that human touch. YPPS would like to pay homage to some of the amazing individuals that continue to keep the art of typography and hand lettering alive.Jason Carne: see more of his work here. Martin Schmetzer: click here to see more of his work. Same Lee: click here to see more of his work.

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3D Printing and the Elm City

3D printing is causing a big hubbub lately. The trend hasn’t been missed by the Elm City–The New Haven Free Public Library on Elm Street has acquired a MakerBot of its own. Classes offered for those interested filled up quickly.  This initial summer pilot will be reviewed and the library will decide how to move forward. Read more in The Daily Nutmeg about how the Elm City is adapting to the new technology.

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Design at the 2014 World Cup

As the 2014 World Cup draws to an exciting close, with Germany beating Argentina (1-0), YPPS wants to highlight some of the design related to an international spectacle like this.  At a lengthy, closely watched event like the World Cup, brand identity and design are integral. Read more in Fastcodesign about the uniforms of the teams that competed this year.  

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Happy 4th of July!

YPPS wishes everyone a Happy 4th of July! Take some time to check out our online game created by our very own Nick Appleby. 

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Design and the Evolution of the American Flag

As the United States rings in 238 years of independence on Friday, July 4th, Fast and Company highlighted a very interesting design that surveys 48 different flags used by the sovereign colonies and the United States. The design depicts the variety of early American independence flags that range from the traditional (the 1775 Continental Colors banner) to the iconic (the 1775 Gadsen design) to the more eccentric (the 1775 Bedford banner). The graphic (below) depicts 247 years of american flags. The current 50-star flag was adopted in 1960 with the elevation of Hawaii to the union.

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3D Printing: The Future is Now

Ten years ago 3D printing became more widely accessible.  How fast it would proliferate the market was, at that time, unpredictable. 3D printing actually dates back to the 1980s, but the modern form of the process was only developed in the mid-2000s.

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Commencement, Reunions and Staff Appreciation Day

The past month has been an exciting time for the University. Between Commencement 2014, reunions and Staff Appreciation Day the Office of the University Printer has been quite busy. We’d like to highlight some of the great designs produced for the Woolsey Hall display cases–the major marquees that promote the major events occuring on campus. Read more about these designs by visiting the Office of the University Printer blog here.  

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Reunion Schedules and Ephemera

YPPS hopes all Yale alumni and their families visiting for reunion weekends are having a great time! As a department we’re honored to produce this year’s Reunion Schedules in combination with the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA) and design geniuses Angie Hurlbut and John Gambell, of the University Printer’s Office.These beautiful booklets allow returning alums to navigate their way around campus during their return visit to the Yale campus. Yale’s Reunions are filled with special events, gatherings, exhibitions, and time to reconnect with old friends.

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