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The ultimate Christmas gift guide for designers.

Reading Design: online archive of critical writing about design.

Michael Mulvey on focusing your creative energy.

Ten practical tips for fighting G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome).

Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for designers.

Patternalia: The secret history of spots, stripes and other everyday patterns.

Tobias Van Schneider on taking creative risks.

French design legend Pierre Bernard has died.

34 beautiful book covers of 2015.

Chris Smith explains why creativity should not be measured.

Tommy Walker on the death of advertising as we know it.

Stephen Dowling cites eight reasons digital photographers should try film.

The original typeface families from the graduates of the latest TypeMedia masters program.

Ian Leslie on the enduring value of brand advertising.

An illustrated history of American money design.


From Marx to Microsoft: Benjamin Brandall on the origins of flat design.

Copyranter Mark Duffy says advertising is not a science. It never will be.

Sean Blanda interviews 3M’s Eric Quint on the subtle art of being a designer at a massive company.

Five questions to ask before embracing the latest trend.

Being a creative and a mother. What Clemmie Telford is trying to do differently.

Cranbrook‘s Golden Age: How a freewheeling school changed American design.

Wray Ward’s Josh Ashton on anticipating digital design trends.

AIGA’s ultimate typography quiz.

Don Norman and Bruce Tognazzini on how Apple is giving design a bad name.

Meet Jean Jullien, the artist behind the “Peace for Paris” symbol.

How the steady stream of creative talent moving from N.Y. to L.A. became a flood.

Designers’ favorite typefaces.

The vision of Charles and Ray Eames.


Uideo: 313 talks for designers.

Jeff Goins on the unfair truth about how creative people succeed.

Carrie Cousins on ten freelancer habits you should break today.

Kate Meyer on how long-term exposure to flat design slowly decreases user efficiency.

Travel: a designer’s best source of inspiration.

Why designers can’t stop reinventing the subway map.

Inside the Letterform Archive.

Why today’s ad agencies are reluctant to call themselves “ad agencies.”

Why Zac Benloulou dropped out of design school.