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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

08.04.11

Business
Integrating Remote Employees Well
by David C. Baker
Love it or hate it, having a remote workforce requires a cultural change and an adjustment in management styles.

07.28.11

Advertising
What's in Your Bucket?
by Ernie Schenck
What about advertising people? What would be on our professional bucket list? How would we want to use our talents? Would we put them to other uses?

07.14.11

Design Issues
Boogie Men
by DK Holland
Metaphors, which permeate everything—the written and visual language of the news, advertising, design, still photography, politics and, of course, children’s books—help ... more

07.07.11

Emerging Media
Projection Mapping
by Joe Shepter
It’s no surprise why projection mapping is becoming increasingly common: Its effect is bright, three-dimensional and transforms buildings in show-stopping ... more

06.23.11

Design Issues
Blow Up the Design School! Part 2
by DK Holland
In order to truly affect change, design schools have to match or beat the standards of the workplace.