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Sinclair Smith & Company is a multi-disciplinary design studio based in Brooklyn, NY. Our services include strategic consulting, industrial design and interior design.

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Playtime poster

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 in Cinema, graphic design, Illustration

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Source unknown. Found via google image search for Playtime.

Abandoned Hungarian power plant

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 in Architecture, Color, Decay, graphic design, Photography

Excellent photos by Attila Nagy in this Gizmodo piece. I love the glass work and the graphics on the machines.

Gertel’s Bakery Luncheon

Posted on May 29, 2013 in Advertising, Antiques, Brooklyn, Decay, graphic design, Typography

Stunning. Want to know more? See google.

Neurath & Modley

Posted on Feb 28, 2013 in Books, graphic design, History

I fell in love with the work of Rudolph Modley when I randomly found a book he illustrated, The United States; A Graphic History, in a used bookstore. My enthusiasm about Modley’s graphic design work lead to my discovery of his study under the more ground breaking Austrian philosopher and sociologist Otto Neurath. Modley’s work in the US by his company Pictograph is strongly and unquestionably influenced by the work of Neurath’s firm Isotype. Some web research suggests a rift developed between the two; some argue the sociological depth of Neurath’s work in Europe gave way to more superficial application of his graphic developments under Modley in the US. Another surprise in the history of the American market place. Whatever their differences, they can both be thanked for our collective abilities to make it into the appropriately gendered restroom. (No time to link everything today– I know, poor scholarship. Do your own googling.) Here’s a side by side, Neurath in the top two images and Modley below (it’s all about the feet!):

Taxonomy of Epaulettes Aboard QM2

Posted on Feb 10, 2013 in graphic design, History

I am certain this guide to epaulettes will come in handy some day. Courtesy of a story about crossing aboard the Queen Mary 2 in The New York Times, that tireless source of information. Read the article here.

Leica Coffee lid?

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 in Branding, Food, graphic design, Typography

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I’m just sayin’.

Silk

Posted on Nov 18, 2012 in graphic design, Illustration, Web

Silk is a pretty cool interactive website thingy. And very trippy.