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Emerging Media
The Rediscovery of Holograms
by Joe Shepter
There are plenty of good holographic shows to enjoy—and until you see one, you won’t believe how cool they can be.


Great Blogs Outside This Field
by David C. Baker
Thoughtful, provocative, humorous blogs that are authentic, have a point of view and stretch your mind.


Typographic Hate Lists
by Allan Haley
Type hate has taken on pandemic proportions. Myriad blog posts and YouTube videos by the score condemn hapless designs.


Motion Design Business Practices
by Shel Perkins
Business practices in the field of motion design are still quite fragmented; the hope is that its continued maturity as a professional service will ... more


What's Your Stargate?
by Ernie Schenck
Creative wormholes exist... those weird locations where the ideas come racing fast and furious and that, for some reason, seem to thrum with creative energy ... more


Type Directors Club Turns 65
by Angelynn Grant
Although 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


Entrepeneurial Thinking
by Terry Lee Stone
Graphic 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 Issues
Learning to Be Happy, Part 2
by DK Holland
In 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 Culture
Seeking Sparks
by Susan Hodara
Inspired public dialogue unearths novel concepts and connections impossible to predict. And, when we're lucky, it enables us to witness brilliance in real time.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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