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WEEKLY EMAIL: SEPTEMBER 02, 2010


Death to Design Awards

FEATURED THIS WEEK : MARIA POPOVA

Death to Design Awards

Awards are awful. Awards breed ego, create false meritocracies and ultimately stymie innovation at every step of the award-granting process — from entry to evaluation to owning the win.
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CHANGE OBSERVER : ERNEST BECK

Climate Change Chocolate Update

Update on Climate Change Chocolate and other ideas for offsetting carbon.
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OBSERVATORY : MICHAEL BIERUT

James Victore: Straight Up

There are two kinds of graphic designers in the world. One kind sees each project as an opportunity for self-expression, producing a body of work that bears an unmistakable mark, that is more alike than different, that is more about the maker than the message. The other kind of designer attends first to the client, to the message and to the audience. This graphic designer's role is to be neutral and invisible, an efficient conduit between broadcaster and receiver.

James Victore is good because, amazingly, he combines the very best of both ways.
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OBSERVATORY : ALEXANDRA LANGE, MARK LAMSTER

Lunch with the Critics: Park51 & 15 Penn

For this second installment of Lunch with the Critics, Mark Lamster and Alexandra Lange traveled to midtown to visit the Hotel Pennsylvania, across from Penn Station and Madison Square Garden on Seventh Avenue.
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One World Futbol

Report on One World Futbol produced by Hope Is a Game-Changer.
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PLACES ARCHIVE: WINTER 2009

Infrastructural Optimism

Learning from New Orleans, or why we really need a new New Deal.
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