John Foster

Released from Obscurity

The USPS commemorates Mexican artist Martin Ramirez with a new stamp series

Bonnie Siegler

Three Reasons

The Thin Blue Line

Adam Harrison Levy

Beheading: A Visual History

From the Bible to the YBAs

Erin Zwaska

Thesis Book Story: Erin Zwaska

Adrift with a Draft

Bonnie Siegler

Dear Bonnie: Perplexed in Providence

When does inspiration become infringement? You’ll know it when you see it.

Rick Poynor

Exposure: Luigi Russolo’s Noise Machines

Sonic conjurors of experimental music

Debbie Millman

Ben Watson

On this episode Debbie Millman talks to Herman Miller’s Ben Watson about how design affects people who never even think about design.


(in)Fringe 02: Ghost Ecology

Bullets and birds

The Editors

News from Elsewhere

Death, space, paintings you can taste

John Foster

The Art of Money

Altered fractional currency from the Civil War era

Anna Nazo

Thesis Book Story: Anna Nazo

Interdisciplinarity in practice and form

Adam Harrison Levy

Vulgar Lives

The work of Rosalyn Drexler

Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand

The Observatory: Such Watch

On this episode of The Observatory, Michael and Jessica talk about Jonathan Ive, the rollout of the Apple Watch, and Michael Graves

Sara Jamshidi

Observing the Holidays

Celebrating the screen

Rick Poynor

Exposure: Butlin’s holiday camp by Edmund Nägele

A sixties vacation in glowing color

Debbie Millman

Louise Sandhaus

On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman speaks with Louise Sandhaus about her macrobiotic past, her new book, and her struggles to get it published.

Alan G. Brake

Cookie Tin Humanism

Remembering Michael Graves

Frank Guan

Baudelaire: A Selection from ‘Les Fleurs du Mal’

Excerpts from a new translation

Nancy Skolos

Thesis Book Story

Collaboration and "cutting edge" technology

John Foster

Black is Beautiful

A new book and exhibition looks at an under-recognized African American craft tradition


News from Places Journal

Reading lists: a new tool that encourages cross-pollination between design fields

Bonnie Siegler

Introducing: Three Reasons

Band of Outsiders

Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand

The Observatory: FYI We Are Graphic Designers

This week, Michael and Jessica talk about graphic designers on screen, highlights from What Design Sounds Like, and Michael’s trip to Design Indaba.

Sara Jamshidi

The Observers

Landscape, skyscape

Rick Poynor

Exposure: Cat and I by Wanda Wulz

Modernity, femininity, and the feline

Creative Opportunities
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