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WEEK OF MARCH 30, 2015

Announcing The Tenties: The first competition celebrating the best in table tent advertising.

Ferdinand Ulrich on the history of rounded type.

The Great Discontent interviews Pentagram partner Michael Bierut.

TEDx video: photographer Leif Norman on the past and future of photography.

The history of Emojis, or why that brand just winked at you.

Adobe Comp CC, a free iPad app for the rapid creation of layout concepts for mobile, web and print.

Rhys Newman and Luke Johnson’s guide to building happy, healthy and creative teams.

Nineteen reasons to love graphic design icon Milton Glaser.

Thomas Byttebier says because most icons are unclear, the best icon is a text label.

WEEK OF MARCH 23, 2015

Photographer/designer Don Giannatti asks, should we listen to critics or show them the door?

Alex Kontis says rumors of skeuomorphism’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.

Alexandra Lange on preserving endangered graphic design on Instagram.

Peep Laja explains the lies your designer told you (or data vs design).

Lee Simmons discovers what’s inside laser printer cartridges.

A rare interview with graphic design legend Massimo Vignelli.

Typewolf’s Typography Cheatsheet: A comprehensive guide to using proper typographic characters.

The Great Discontent interviews designer/entrepreneur Roanne Adams.

Graphic designers critique Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign logo.

Emmet Connolly on invisible design. Why is less more?

A brief history of pictograms.

25 ideas shaping the future of design.

Take a peek inside the work bags of 28 creative professionals.

When fatigue boosts creativity.

Humor: The real meanings of common photographic words and expressions.

WEEK OF MARCH 16, 2015

Typographica’s favorite typefaces of 2014.

Video: Michael Bierut on the primitive power of logos.

BBH New York ECD Laura Fegley says women creatives should celebrate the “specialness of non-specialness.”

Yves Peters discusses the gender gap in type design with four top women type designers.

Art of the Title presents the nominees and winners of the 2015 SxSW Title Design Awards.

Sam Maguinness on the need for craftsmanship in digital design.

Samantha Anderson describes a better way for designers and copywriters to collaborate.

Jackie Dove on how creative professionals can prosper in the new economy.

Highlights from The Future of Advertising conference: what the future holds for creativity, technology and legislation.

Moments in Irish design history.

Kerning, and other aspects of typography explained by Fontyou’s Charlotte Demonque.

David Moldawer on why creative jobs seem harder—and why that’s a good thing.

Design In Tech Report 2015: John Maeda on the rising importance of design in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Things a designer should avoid saying.

WEEK OF MARCH 09, 2015

“Differences drive the process forward,” an interview with Huge global CD Jon Jackson.