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Archived Since:April 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The Witty, Boundary-Pushing Creations of Book Designer Bruno Munari

15 hours agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Pablo Picasso called the great 20 th -century Italian graphic designer Bruno Munari “the Leonardo of our time.” A creative polymath of the first order, Munari painted, sculpted, photographed, taught, and designed his way through life...Show More Summary

Designers Honor Massimo Vignelli With 53 Original Posters

yesterdayArts : Slate: The Eye

The spirit of the late great designer Massimo Vignelli, who died last year at age 83, will perhaps always haunt the streets and underground tunnels of New York City, where the signage and wayfinding system he designed for the subwayShow More Summary

This Simple Iron Fish Is Halving Cases of Anemia in Cambodia

2 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

This year’s winner of the Grand Prix for product design at France’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is the Lucky Iron Fish. Although it looks like a souvenir shop tchotchke, the small iron fish is actually a brilliant...Show More Summary

All 468 NYC Subway Station Signs in One Nerdy Poster

4 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

In 2014, designers Hamish Smyth and Jesse Reed of New York City design firm Pentagram launched a Kickstarter campaign to reprint the 1970 New York City Transit Authority Graphic Standards Manual designed by Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda...Show More Summary

Air France Flight 447 and the Safety Paradox of Automated Cockpits

6 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Roman Mars’ podcast 99% Invisible covers design questions large and small, from his fascination with rebar to the history of slot machines to the great Los Angeles Red Car conspiracy. Here at The Eye, we cross-post new episodes and host...Show More Summary

Could These Microchips That Mimic Human Organs End Animal Testing?

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

This year’s eighth annual Design of the Year nominees from London’s Design Museum have highlighted diverse projects that help expand the definition of what design means, from a text message system for pregnant cows to an ad campaignShow More Summary

Is This the World’s Fanciest McDonald’s?

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

Every time I read another news story about how McDonald’s is closing restaurants and seemingly continuing its fall from grace, I sigh a little sigh of relief for the future of mankind. Yet what looks like the world’s fanciest McDonald’s...Show More Summary

These Colorful 1870s Census Maps Were Remade With Current U.S. Statistical Data

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

When statistician Nathan Yau of FlowingData came across the 56-page Statistical Atlas of the United States, first produced by the U.S. Census Bureau in 1874 using data from the 1870 census, he was annoyed to find that publishing of America’s...Show More Summary

Gorgeous, Stunning Satellite Images of the Human Impact on Earth

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

In 1987, writer Frank White coined the term “overview effect” in his book of the same name, describing the cognitive shift that occurs in astronauts’ perceptions when contemplating the whole of planet Earth from space. We can’t all be...Show More Summary

How Freud’s Couch Became a Pop-Culture Phenomenon

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

Roman Mars’ podcast 99% Invisible covers design questions large and small, from his fascination with rebar to the history of slot machines to the great Los Angeles Red Car conspiracy. Here at The Eye, we cross-post new episodes and host...Show More Summary

Drink Tea and Meet With Colleagues on This London Building’s “Living Staircase”

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

More and more companies and developers seem to be getting the message that design-led office architecture and décor are key tools for attracting today’s creative young talent. You don’t have to look far to find another fun, lively, or...Show More Summary

Reinventing a Nearly Century-Old Typeface Rescued From the Bottom of the Thames

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

A feud between founder T.J. Cobden-Sanderson and partner Emery Walker of the Doves Press—whose masterpiece was the five-volume English Bible, printed in Doves Type circa 1905—culminated in Cobden-Sanderson stealthily hurling the last...Show More Summary

This Pedestrian Canal Bridge in Amsterdam Will Be 3-D Printed by Robots

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Amsterdam-based artist and designer Joris Laarman has created an innovative steel pedestrian bridge that will be 3-D printed by on-site robots. The MX3D Bridge project is currently in the testing phase in collaboration with Dutch construction...Show More Summary

Lessons on God and Handwriting Uncovered on High School Blackboards From 1917

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

On Friday, the Oklahoman reported that a set of charming chalkboard lessons frozen in time from 1917 were discovered during renovations of three classrooms at Emerson High School in Oklahoma City. The school was built in 1895, and the...Show More Summary

This Countertop Smart Oven Promises to Make You a Better Cook

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

As the smartphone continues to become a universal remote capable of controlling and monitoring all of the systems in our lives, the smartphone-enabled home is inevitable. There are apps to control our smoke alarms, thermostats, and front door locks. Show More Summary

How Hannibal’s Sound Designer Makes Music Scary

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Roman Mars’ podcast 99% Invisible covers design questions large and small, from his fascination with rebar to the history of slot machines to the great Los Angeles Red Car conspiracy. Here at The Eye, we cross-post new episodes and host...Show More Summary

LinkedIn’s Offices in the Empire State Building Have a Hidden Speakeasy

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Ever wonder what the interior of a landmark like the Empire State Building looks like? LinkedIn, the world’s biggest online business networking service, recently conquered the 28 th floor as part of its multilevel New York City office. Show More Summary

Are These the World’s Most Hated Buildings?

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The world is full of hated buildings and those who love to shame them. This week’s New York Times Style Magazine called on seven leading architects to defend the world’s most hated buildings, asking: “Can the field’s top minds change...Show More Summary

70 Surprising New Uses for Those Ubiquitous French Café Glasses  

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Even if you don’t know them by name, you’ve probably sipped water or wine from an iconic Picardie glass tumbler by French company Duralex. A common sight in French cafés and school cafeterias, and exported worldwide, the inexpensiveShow More Summary

These Hassle-Free Picture Frames Make Hanging Photos a No-Brainer

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Framing and hanging photos has always been an exacting process for the patient few and an intimidating pain in the neck for everyone else, which is why these days most people’s photo albums live on Instagram or Flickr. But for thoseShow More Summary

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