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12.29.11

Typography
Akira Kobayashi
by Allan Haley
Akira Kobayashi’s work with Adrian Frutiger and Hermann Zapf, and his explorations of classic sans serif designs, produced valuable typeface revivals. Now he’s ... more

12.15.11

Emerging Media
Interactive TV
by Sam McMillan
A new generation of “smart” televisions is about to do to conventional television, and its handmaiden the advertising industry, what iTunes did to the music ... more

12.01.11

Design Issues
Learning to Be Happy
by DK Holland
If the purpose of evolution is indeed the development of consciousness, we will achieve that only by being open to new possibilities. Open to the possibility ... more

11.24.11

Advertising
The Rocket Sled Goes Too Fast
by Ernie Schenck
Here’s the thing about advertising: It’s an intense thing. It commands your attention as few other things do.

11.17.11

Design Culture
Listening Like a Singer
by Wendy Richmond
There’s a freedom and playfulness that comes with dipping into a discipline outside your own. Especially when you take it seriously.

11.03.11

Business
One Size Fits None
by Tim Williams
Mirroring what other firms do is a strategic and a tactical mistake; it keeps your firm in the “red ocean” among undifferentiated competitors slugging it out for ... more

10.27.11

Typography
A Retail Shop That Sells-Digital Typefaces?
by Stephanie Orma
Playtype is an eye-popping, brick-and-mortar shop where customers can walk in and purchase digital fonts (and a load of other ... more

10.20.11

Advertising
Technopocalypse
by Ernie Schenck
What if the cost of technology, that practically thinks for itself, is people who increasingly can’t?

10.13.11

Design Culture
Places of Solace
by Wendy Richmond
Physical spaces can inspire creativity. By vaporizing the thoughts that exist before crossing the threshold they can leave the mind clear and ready to ... more

10.06.11

Voices
Comic Relief
by Natalia Ilyin
Narrative critical writing using the graphic devices of comics could overturn the pomposity of post-postmodern academic critical writing. And designers, in particular, ... more

09.22.11

Business
Creative Briefs in Shifting Times
by Terry Lee Stone
With multidisciplinary teams, a plethora of delivery options, increasingly complex brand/consumer relationships and huge shifts in the business ... more

09.15.11

Environment
Getting the Conversation Started
by Phil Hamlett
The Living Principles for Design is a framework to facilitate the development of sustainable solutions, ideas and visions. They also establish the ... more

09.08.11

Design Issues
Tiny Miracles
by DK Holland
Even when faced with news reports of doom and gloom, together, we can affect change for the better. We’ve seen it time and time again. Within this idea is a mantra, ... more

08.25.11

Design Culture
When in Rome
by Wendy Richmond
A brief month as a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome is spent observing the city’s version of the “personal bubble”—the private space that urban ... more

08.11.11

Typography
How to Explain Why Typography Matters
by Thomas Phinney
Awareness of fonts and typography has become a bigger part of mainstream culture. If you are a designer who cares about typography, odds are ... more