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Victoria Solan

Love, Optimized

Can one’s inner life be made easier by technology?

Steven Heller

Dashboard Type

What Type of Driver Are You?

Rick Poynor

Exposure: Clive Owen in character by Dan Winters

Anatomy of a publicity picture

Debbie Millman

Todd Waterbury

Debbie Millman talks to Target’s Chief Creative Officer Todd Waterbury about how technology is changing consumption and about how smart phones have raised our expectations for how companies should interact with us.

John Foster

Stalking the Streets

The Difficult Art of Street Photography

José Teunissen

Fashioning Type

Fashion, graphic design, and the body

Hans Rudolf Bosshard

Building Blocks of Type

The lettering of city buildings: observation and readability

Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand

High Maintenance

Innovators and maintainers, Bernie and Hillary, mapping and infrastructure, algorithms and Rembrandt

Steven Heller

The D Word: Feral Type

Josef Váchal’s bookplates

Rick Poynor

Exposure: Assicurazioni Generali by Tošo Dabac

The textual unconscious of Zagreb

Debbie Millman

Caroline Paul

Debbie talks to writer Caroline Paul about her death-defying adventures, and how girls must learn the difference between fear and exhilaration.

John Foster

Sculpture en plein air

Art and nature converge in an Illinois sculpture park

Petr van Blokland

The Future of Typography

System Reboot?

Ellen Lupton

The Making of Typographic Man

The self-reflexive type

Steven Heller

The D Word: Stock Cuts

Visual clichés

Rick Poynor

Exposure: Motion Efficiency Study by Frank Gilbreth

The ghost in the grid

Debbie Millman

Amanda Palmer NEW

Debbie talks to Amanda about her wild and wandering path to the rock stage, and about how behind her artistic ambitions is the drive to feel real.

Véronique Vienne

Of Grids and Galleys: Designing The Real Thing

A tribute to Dada on its 100th year at a design school in France

John Foster

Play Ball!

A Graphic Designer Taps Into America’s Pastime

Alice Twemlow

Dodging, Dazzling, and Divulging

Design Responses to Mass Surveillance

Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand

Shapes and Japes

Corporate design humor from Mic Drop to bland.ly, photoviz, remembering Zaha Hadid

Steven Heller

The D Word: Inventive

Freak Out!

Rick Poynor

Exposure: Commuter in Tokyo by Michael Wolf

How to cope with compression

Debbie Millman

Krista Tippett

Debbie talks with radio host Krista Tippett about her religious orientation, her struggle with depression, and about why it’s so hard to understand our historical moment.

John Foster

Embellishing the Past

Artist Julie Cockburn’s embroidered photos

Creative Opportunities
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