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Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand

The Observatory: Dollars and Change

On this episode of The Observatory, Michael Bierut and Jessica Helfand discuss the midterm election and currency design. Plus Jessica imitates a London cabbie, and Michael nails the pronunciation of our sponsor.

Timothy Young

Who’s (Still) Afraid of Memphis

Ersatz authenticity

Adrian Shaughnessy

Rejection and the designer

Is rejection necessary to make better work?

Debbie Millman

Moira Cullen

On this episode of Design Matters Debbie Millman talks to Moira Cullen—design strategist, writer and educator—about her innovative design work for some of the world’s leading brands.

My Boss Needs to ...

This week readers respond to Bonnie … about bosses

Véronique Vienne

Dispatch from the Pastiche Police

The unattributed homage

John Foster

Tiny billboards

An increasingly obsolete advertising venue

Adam Harrison Levy

Bustles and Thongs

The enduring fascination with lingerie

Véronique Vienne

Radical Menswear

A German graphic design team turns toward fashion

Carrie Adams

When Your Body is Another Stranger: A Poem

When Your Body is Another Stranger: A Poem

Debbie Millman

Tina + Ryan Essmaker

On this episode of Design Matters Debbie Millman talks to Tina and Ryan Essmaker, designers, photographers, creative directors and cofounders of The Great Discontent

Rob Walker

Watch Where You Walk

Everybody is pro-walking these days. But here’s a project that reveals the value of stopping and looking.

Louise Sandhaus

The Counterculture was Never What it Used to Be

The darker side of the sixties was still graphically rich

Bonnie Siegler

Dear Bonnie: Bothered in Brooklyn

This week, Bonnie Siegler asks readers to answer a question for her

Louise Sandhaus

Art at the Airports

From the WPA to abstraction

John Foster

Sylvie Meunier

The art of the ordinary on view in Paris

Louise Sandhaus

California Girls

Sweethearts in Nopatriarchyland

David L. Ulin

Incubate L.A.

The "sacred ordinariness" of Los Angeles

Louise Sandhaus

The Art of Arts & Architecture

The designers that gave a mid-century tastemaking magazine its identity

Véronique Vienne

Nick Ace

Famous for being not famous

Laura Tarrish

Hunter | Gatherer: Illustrator Sketchbooks, Pt. III

An interview with the artist known as August Wren

Louise Sandhaus

Greetings from the Left Coast

Debbie Millman

Caroline Baumann

Timothy Young

Meet Captain Acid

Bonnie Siegler

Dear Bonnie: Not Happy in New Haven


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