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11.08.12

Creativity
ATTIK Floors It
by Sam McMillan
The agency won the Scion account based on its ability to connect with young people and the strength of Noise, its ongoing experimen­tal print project—a ... more

11.01.12

Typography
Inkling
by Angelynn Grant
Textbooks have a homely history. But not for long. The Inkling app for the iPad and iPhone makes textbooks as appealing as any elegantly designed iBook or app—and just as ... more

10.25.12

Environment
What's In a Word?
by Sam McMillan
Douglas Gayeton is changing the way people talk about food. With a website, a series of films on PBS and a touring pop-up photography show, he’s defining the ... more

10.18.12

Typography
Michael Bierut
by Allan Haley
Michael Bierut likes to tell the story of explaining his solution to a complex design project to his daughter, who quipped, “Oh, you’re going to handle it like the ... more

10.04.12

Design Culture
Pursuing Your Mind's Eye
by Wendy Richmond
The mind’s eye is filled with animated scenarios that fuel design solutions and create original ideas. But are these scenes accessed as robustly as ... more

09.27.12

Design Issues
Cooperative! Part 2
by DK Holland
We are starting to question whether aggressive competition ever gets us what we really need, want or desire—or if it ever did.

09.13.12

Advertising
We Are the Zombies
by Ernie Schenck
Creative people have got to understand who they are, and who their clients are not, if they’re to have a snowball’s chance in of hell having their work be more ... more

09.06.12

Business
The Designer Fund
by Terry Lee Stone
At the heart of all Designer Fund recipients is technology and community connection facilitated by design that goes beyond window dressing to access deeper ... more

08.30.12

Design Issues
Cooperative! Part 1
by DK Holland
We don’t entirely understand how or why so many species cooperate, but the instinct also applies to modern humans: We still cluster for comfort and security ... more

08.16.12

Advertising
The Clutch
by Ernie Schenck
The thing about pressure cooker situations is, the only thing separating them from normal everyday situations is a ticking clock—the threat of losing a client, losing ... more

08.02.12

Creativity
James de Vries
by Angelynn Grant
The Harvard Business Review adopts a bold, colorful new visual language relevant to a younger, more diverse audience in the business community.

07.26.12

Design Issues
Uncommon Sense
by DK Holland
It’s in our wiring to make assumptions and create stories without applying critical thinking. Forewarned is, after all, forearmed. What we should be forearmed with ... more

07.12.12

Design Culture
Thunk, Pffft, Click, Aha!
by Susan Hodara
What are the triggers for creative sparks in our individual work? Can we encourage them to occur? And just how do we experience them?

07.05.12

Typography
Web Fonts
by Ben Kiel
The current shift in the presentation of the written word centers how type is used on the web. Choosing well-made typefaces and using them for their intended purpose, ... more

06.21.12

Advertising
Act Like a Creative Director
by Ernie Schenck
Advertising. You don’t long bomb your way to success. You build it.