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Blog Post Archive

Steven Heller: Elaine Lustig Cohen, Pioneer

Steven Heller remembers Elaine Lustig Cohen, passionate historian, avid collector, and design practitioner.

Debbie Millman: Giorgia Lupi

Debbie talks to information designer Giorgia Lupi about data visualization and the data of our personal lives.

Jessica Helfand: Paris One Forty: Week Twelve

Seen on the streets of Paris: a clown, a dog, mannequins, gorgeous hand-drawn signage + more.

Adam Harrison Levy: The Wood Stacker

All his work, from cutting the wood during the summer, to stacking it in early fall, through to burning it in the winter freed him from a dependency on oil. His heat is local.

Jessica Helfand: Notes from the Road: Part 2

Over a career that spans more than six decades, David Pease has built a body of work that is anchored by a methodical studio practice.

Jessica Helfand: Notes from the Road: Part 1

A story of how logic meets chance, how memory engenders narrative, how observation seeds curiosity, cues language, and sparks form.

Debbie Millman: Joe Hollier

Debbie talks to Joe Hollier about an invention of his that is designed to bring back boredom in the era of the smartphone.

Jessica Helfand: Paris One Forty: Week Eleven

More Paris street photography + a surprise in a box.

Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand: Doors and Perception

Bathroom signs, MBA students, Mozilla and open logo design, The Commissar Vanishes, Masters of Sex

Jessica Helfand: Ezra Winter Project: Chapter One

Jessica Helfand, who teaches the seminar "Studies in Visual Biography" at Yale, shares her year-long exploration of the American muralist Ezra Winter: this is part one.

Debbie Millman: Kelli Anderson

Debbie talks to artist and designer Kelli Anderson about her new pop-up book, This Book is a Planetarium, and about her collaboration with They Might Be Giants.

KT Meaney: Greening the Grocery Store

It turns out that the "recycling symbol" at the bottom of my yogurt container had nothing to do with its recyclability. So why was it there? My curiosity led to findings around which I built a design class.

Emilie Baltz: Creativity in Food Experience

Food, like exceptional dance, can be of incredible pleasure not only because it stimulates our senses, but also because it is a portal into an intimate relationship with ourselves.

Adrian Shaughnessy: Credit Check

In the age of collaboration how do we cater to the fundamental desire for recognition?

Jessica Helfand: Paris One Forty: Week Nine

Lightbulb-headed naked dolls, Butter! Eggs! Lemons! Type = theatre, how the light falls in Paris + more.

Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand: Memory Loss

The Napalm Girl photo on Facebook, 9/11 out of context, Apple stores and the iPhone 7 launch, the Doctor Strangelove trailer, Wiener-Dog, Pantsuit

Steven Heller: I Still Wish I Were a Beatle

The Beatles have, over the course of my lifetime, become attached to my nerve endings. It’s a curious sensation, but one I’m glad I still have.

Josh Kun: Atomic Cafe

The L.A. punk scene’s after-hours headquarters

Debbie Millman: Design Matters from the Archive: Tobias Frere-Jones

Debbie talks to type designer Tobias Frere-Jones about his career and why typefaces are like the air we breathe.

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