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WEEKLY EMAIL: NOVEMBER 21, 2013


Dear Bonnie

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Dear Bonnie

Dear Bonnie, a new truth-telling weekly advice column, begins soon! All we need are questions from you. Submit your professional, social, ethical or design related dilemmas to DearBonnie@DesignObserver.com. All questions will be posted anonymously unless you expressly request otherwise. You should also know that a preference will be made for clever sign offs (Jittery in Georgia, Mixed up in Memphis, and the like).
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PLACES : DENNIS DEHART

Heavy Metal

In the Silver Valley of Northern Idaho, a 73-mile recreational trail follows a former railroad line through one of the world’s largest and most contaminated historic mining districts. Photographer Dennis DeHart captures the gorgeous vistas and toxic legacy of the Coeur d’Alene Basin.
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OBSERVATORY : ADAM HARRISON LEVY

Designer's Cookbook: George Lois

George Lois knows how to tell a story. He talks the way his graphics work — big, bold declarative statements that hit you over the head and then, just as you are just about to fall to the floor, he gives you an ironic tickle under the chin. Take a look at his famous Esquire covers. And then listen to how he talks about food.
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NEWS FROM DESIGN OBSERVER GROUP SPONSORS

The School of Visual Arts MFA Design Criticism program: Design writing, research, curation & criticism, through printed & online media, radio, video, exhibitions & events.
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OBSERVER MEDIA : DEBBIE MILLMAN

Dawn Hancock

On this episode of Design Matters with Debbie Millman, Debbie talks to Firebelly Design founder Dawn Hancock about what it means to be a socially conscious designer and how she thrives off giving back to others. "If you have the passion and you have the drive you can do it too."
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PLACES : JIM WILLIAMSON

Dallas Is a Story I Tell

"One day in November, while I was sitting in my classroom at Arapaho Elementary School, a classmate arrived halfway through the afternoon," writes Jim Williamson. "She was sobbing. Her parents had taken her to downtown Dallas to see the presidential motorcade, and they had witnessed the assassination of the president. It was that November day." Here Williamson recalls his youth in Dallas, and contemplates the oddities of memory, the blurring of shared national tragedy with the ordinary and personal.
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OBSERVATORY : ALEXANDRA LANGE

Art On Campus

A Tale of Two Signs: James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" and the newly renovated Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston provide two examples of how art can animate and reshape university campuses.
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PLACES : HOLCIM FOUNDATION

The 4th International Holcim Award Entry Process is Now Open

The Holcim Foundation seeks projects and visions that contribute to a more sustainable built environment.
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Audio: Design Matters Archive

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Milton Glaser Podcast Interview

Podcast interview with Milton Glaser, graphic designer, illustrator, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, and 2010 recipient of the National Medal of Arts.
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CHANGE OBSERVER: PROJECT ARCHIVE

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Creative Support for Japan

Creative responses to the crisis in Japan.
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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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