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Rick Poynor
Exposure: Pages from Fabrik by Jak Tuggener
05.12.15

The dark undercurrents of industry

John Thackara
Shoe City vs Sole Rebels
01.13.14

Two radically opposed models of development are being born in Ethiopia at the same time. One is small, local, socially fair, and ecologically respectful. The other takes the globalisation of fashion to a new and more destructive level.

Observed
Red Tractors
11.14.13

Red Tractors: 1958-2013 is new book by Lee Klancher from Octane Press.

Alexandra Lange
How To Unforget
07.08.13

The straightforward logic of “A Handbook of California Design” makes it the first step in unforgetting two generations of makers.

Observed
Flickr Collection of the Week: Signs of Pittsburgh
03.08.13

Bright cursive hope and rust-covered despair, sigils of titans and corner store shingles, the quick and the decaying done for, encomiums to vanished glory and the name of an immortal beer-and-a-shot bar.

Alexandra Lange, and Mark Lamster
Lunch With The Critics: Third-Annual Year-End Awards
12.10.12

Idiosyncratic awards bestowed on architecture, design and media.

Owen Edwards
Homage to Helen Gurley Brown
08.28.12

Owen Edwards remembers Helen Gurley Brown.

Center for an Urban Future
NYC Design Schools: Catalysts for Economic Growth?
03.18.12

Design schools may be the real engines of New York City’s innovation economy, according to a new report published by the Center for an Urban Future.

The Editors
Cause/Affect Competition
05.27.11

AIGA announces its next Cause/Affect competition celebrating design for social change.


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