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This Blood Drive Campaign Drops the A’s, B’s, and O’s From Global Brands and Landmarks

6 hours agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Last year the U.K.’s NHS Blood and Transplant launched the Missing Type campaign in England and North Wales to help sign up new blood donors and reverse a steep decline in donations by removing the A’s, B’s, and O’s from corporate logos...Show More Summary

Here’s What the U.S. 50-State Flag Could Have Looked Like

yesterdayArts : Slate: The Eye

The late Robert G. Heft—the man credited with designing the 50-star American flag—was a 17-year-old boy fulfilling a class assignment when he came up with the winning design. The Illustrated America: Old Glory is a new book that features 50 American flag designs submitted by U.S. Show More Summary

A British Designer Curated a Contemporary Art Exhibition for Dogs

2 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

British designer Dominic Wilcox is a master of the whimsical. His childlike imagination has created inventions such as a stained-glass driverless car and a helmet with a crane that serves cereal. He has brought children’s inventionsShow More Summary

Terra Is Literally a Lawn Chair—a Chair That You Grow in Your Yard

5 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Back at the turn of this century, Torino, Italy–based design and art collective Nucleo came up with an eccentric idea: to grow a sustainable lawn chair made of living grass that you could plant in your backyard. Terra was a design-world...Show More Summary

To Read This Book, You Have to Solve a Mechanical Puzzle on Each Page

6 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Beautifully produced books have become coveted objects in a digital world. But young industrial designer Brady Whitney has taken the idea of book as object a step further with Codex Silenda—an intriguing wooden book whose pages you can...Show More Summary

Designers Across America Create Free Posters Urging People to Vote

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

The 2016 presidential election has thus far failed to create an instantly iconic image like Shepard Fairey’s 2008 “Hope” poster, but that doesn’t mean that America’s designers aren’t giving it their best. Since 2004, AIGA’s Get Out the...Show More Summary

A Syrian Refugee Artist Designed an Unofficial Flag for the Refugee Olympic Team

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

Without a national flag or anthem of their own, the Refugee Olympic Team has been competing in Rio de Janeiro under the official Olympic flag and anthem. But a group of creatives has banded together to create an unofficial flag (andShow More Summary

A Department Store Created a Brilliant Gift Registry to Help Domestic Abuse Survivors

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

The Give Registry is a brilliant new gift registry and ad campaign from Australian department store chain Myer and agency Clemenger BBDO Melbourne that uses the model of a wedding gift registry to provide linens, cookware, dishes, and...Show More Summary

French Artist JR Creates Giant Photo Installations of Athletes for the Rio Olympics

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

In May, he made Paris’ Louvre pyramid disappear. And now that the world’s eyes are trained on Brazil for the Olympics, French street artist JR has turned his attention to Rio de Janeiro, where he installed a handful of larger-than-life...Show More Summary

A Brazilian Street Artist Attempts to Set a Different Type of World Record at the Rio Olympics

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

While the world’s athletes were getting ready to compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra was racing to try to set a Guinness World Record for the largest mural by one artist. Inspired by the Olympic...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Recruited 45 Designers From Across the Country to Create Her Campaign Buttons

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Campaign buttons have been around since supporters wore George Washington’s initials on their lapels. Abraham Lincoln was the first presidential candidate to use his image as a marketing tool on pins in 1860. William McKinley was the...Show More Summary

Rio Commissioned 13 Artists to Create Its Official Olympics Posters

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Official Olympics posters have been around since the 1912 Games in Stockholm. Selected by the Organising Committee, they are meant to embody the spirit of the host country and live on as souvenirs once the games are over. But if countries...Show More Summary

Pantone’s New App Lets You Create Color Palettes From Your Instagram Photos

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Pantone has launched Pantone Studio, an addictive new iPhone app aimed at young, digital-savvy designers and Instagram-happy color-lovers who might get a kick out of creating personalized color palettes on their smartphones capturedShow More Summary

British Airways Opens the World’s Tallest Moving Observation Tower

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The world’s tallest moving observation tower opened Thursday in the seaside resort town of Brighton, England. The British Airways i360 is designed by Marks Barfield Architects, the team responsible for the London Eye. (The BBC reports...Show More Summary

Paris Opens Its First Floating River Hotel on the Seine

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

This summer Paris opened its first floating hotel, Off Paris Seine. Moored near the Gare d’Austerlitz in the ever-hipper 13th arrondissement, the hotel offers unprecedented views of the Seine for those who have always dreamed about living...Show More Summary

Japanese Architects Imagine How Our Future Houses Will Look

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

A house with a refrigerator accessible from the outside for grocery deliveries, a future Airbnb rental house with a community space on the ground floor, and a house for upscale global nomads are some of the projects at House Vision Tokyo...Show More Summary

One of the Best Health Care Building Designs Is a Planned Parenthood in Queens

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Planned Parenthood’s Diane L. Max Health Center in Queens, New York, is one of seven projects selected for the American Institute of Architects’ National Healthcare Design Awards. Designed by Stephen Yablon Architecture for Planned Parenthood...Show More Summary

These Books Are Manuals for Adulthood, Illustrated Like Vintage Children’s Books

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Since Ladybirds for Grown-Ups launched in October as a collection of manuals of adulthood in the style of beloved Ladybird children’s books, cheeky titles devoted to subjects such as hipsters, mindfulness, hangovers, and the midlifeShow More Summary

After a 20-Year Hiatus, a Redesigned Cult Magazine for Dance Lovers Returns

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Dance is an ephemeral art, but painters, photographers, and videographers have long sought to harness the elusive beauty of performance in two-dimensional form. From 1989–96, Pentagram partner Abbott Miller was the art director of Dance...Show More Summary

Amsterdam Is Building One of the Tallest Timber Skyscrapers in the World

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The world’s cities are dominated by skyscrapers made of concrete, steel, and glass. But advances in wood manufacturing in recent deceades have developed timber that is both greener than and as fire-resistant as traditional skyscraper building materials. Show More Summary

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