TypographyType Directors Club Turns 65by Angelynn GrantAlthough the club’s name is derived from a now obsolete job, its purpose as an organization for those with a discerning eye for typography is as apt ... more
VoicesEntrepeneurial Thinkingby Terry Lee StoneGraphic design’s traditional business model, that of service consultancy, is being challenged by what may be the future: creating products and being in on ... more
Design IssuesLearning to Be Happy, Part 2by DK HollandIn this complex world, full of irony and contradiction, pain and suffering, if we can agree on what we value, that is the hope for the future—for ... more
Design CultureSeeking Sparksby Susan HodaraInspired public dialogue unearths novel concepts and connections impossible to predict. And, when we're lucky, it enables us to witness brilliance in real time.
TypographyAkira Kobayashiby Allan HaleyAkira 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
Emerging MediaInteractive TVby Sam McMillanA 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
Design IssuesLearning to Be Happyby DK HollandIf 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
AdvertisingThe Rocket Sled Goes Too Fastby Ernie SchenckHere’s the thing about advertising: It’s an intense thing. It commands your attention as few other things do.
Design CultureListening Like a Singerby Wendy RichmondThere’s a freedom and playfulness that comes with dipping into a discipline outside your own. Especially when you take it seriously.
BusinessOne Size Fits Noneby Tim WilliamsMirroring 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
TypographyA Retail Shop That Sells-Digital Typefaces?by Stephanie OrmaPlaytype is an eye-popping, brick-and-mortar shop where customers can walk in and purchase digital fonts (and a load of other ... more
AdvertisingTechnopocalypseby Ernie SchenckWhat if the cost of technology, that practically thinks for itself, is people who increasingly can’t?
Design CulturePlaces of Solaceby Wendy RichmondPhysical spaces can inspire creativity. By vaporizing the thoughts that exist before crossing the threshold they can leave the mind clear and ready to ... more
VoicesComic Reliefby Natalia IlyinNarrative critical writing using the graphic devices of comics could overturn the pomposity of post-postmodern academic critical writing. And designers, in particular, ... more
BusinessCreative Briefs in Shifting Timesby Terry Lee StoneWith multidisciplinary teams, a plethora of delivery options, increasingly complex brand/consumer relationships and huge shifts in the business ... more