Blog Profile / Slate: The Eye


URL :http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_eye.html
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Archived Since:April 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Dior and I Gives Seamsters a Starring Role in the Behind-the-Scenes Fashion Documentary

2 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Fashion designer Raf Simons is a reluctant leading man in Frédéric Tcheng’s Dior and I, a new documentary that chronicles the Belgian designer’s arrival as artistic director of Christian Dior in 2012, where he was charged with creating...Show More Summary

The Locksmith Who Picked Two “Unbeatable” Locks and Ended the Era of “Perfect Security”

3 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

Why Do So Many NBA Logos Feature Basketballs but Few NFL Logos Have Footballs?

4 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

James I. Bowie is a sociologist at Northern Arizona University whose Emblemetric blog examines patterns and trends in logo design using quantitative analysis of data from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Here at The Eye,...Show More Summary

Reinventing the Modern Library as a Tech-Forward, Eco-Friendly, Community Hub

5 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Libraries have long been community gathering spaces where all members of society can gather around the pursuit of knowledge or the entertainment of a good read. But the outmoded function of the library as a giant warehouse for physical...Show More Summary

“Year Day,” 10-Day Weeks, and Other Failed Attempts to Redesign the Calendar

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

Color Palettes Inspired by New York City Street Art and Architecture

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

When advertising art director Andrew C. Bly arrived in New York City two years ago, he felt compelled to take snapshots while out and about walking the streets of his new home base. The city's vibrant storefronts, street art, and architecture caught his eye. Show More Summary

This Optical Illusion Tricks You Into Thinking That Typeface Letters Are the Same Height

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

Over the past 25 years, Tobias Frere-Jones has created some of the world’s most widely used typefaces. He has taught at the Yale University School of Art since 1996, gives lectures around the world, and has work in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Show More Summary

A Two-Sided Word Puzzle on London Streets Takes on Homeless Stereotypes

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

To promote its Nightstop program, in which volunteers offer homeless people ages 16 to 25 spare beds, homelessness charity Depaul UK launched a poster campaign Thursday that uses the architecture of buildings to help win the hearts and...Show More Summary

These Coloring Books for Adults Are More Addictive Than Smartphones

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

Adulthood seems to be having a regressive moment. There’s preschool for adults in Brooklyn. And the Guardian reported on Sunday that half of the top sellers on Amazon’s U.K. site are coloring books for grown-ups. Topping that list is...Show More Summary

The Surprisingly Xenophobic Origins of Wonder Bread

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...Show More Summary

Track Your Bag and Charge Your Phone With This Carry-On Smart Suitcase

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

Carry-on luggage design innovation tends to involve subtle changes in weight, materials, the turning capacity of wheels, or surface elements like shape and color. But the team at Bluesmart, a New York City–based company founded last...Show More Summary

Japanese Designers Give the Ordinary Rubber Band a Hip Makeover

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

The unexciting if useful rubber band has never aspired to be more than a utilitarian object. Unless stored on a rubber band ball, most rubber bands find themselves stranded at the bottom of drawers or, even worse, discarded after a single...Show More Summary

Designer DIY Masks That Make Unique and Inexpensive Halloween Costumes 

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

Halloween costumes don’t have to be tacky, expensive, or wasteful. Design-conscious minimalists with a penchant for user-friendly DIY might be intrigued by the inexpensive, handsomely designed, and subtly spooky geometric masks from...Show More Summary

Sweden Has Its Own Font. Should the U.S.?  

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

The news that the Swedish government commissioned a national font had my Slate colleagues talking last week. The font, Sweden Sans, was designed by Swedish agency Soderhavet in collaboration with Swedish font expert Stefan Hattenbach...Show More Summary

The Strange, Spooky History of the Ouija Board

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...Show More Summary

An Artist Who Paints With Fire and Feathers

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

Sometimes the most intriguing aspect of a work of art is the design process used to make it. As seen in the captivating video below, Canada-based artist Steven Spazuk’s black-and-white paintings begin with a blank sheet of paper and an open flame. Show More Summary

How the Mustache Took Over Hipster Faces and Mainstream Logos

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

James I. Bowie is a sociologist at Northern Arizona University whose Emblemetric blog examines patterns and trends in logo design using quantitative analysis of data from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Here at The Eye,...Show More Summary

Canadian Tuxedos, Plaid, and 20 Years of Other Anti-Sartorial Trends in the World’s Fashion Capitals

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

Dutch photographer Hans Eijkelboom’s recently published book, People of the Twenty-First Century, is an anti-fashion bible for the ages. In the book, an anecdotal history of anti-sartorial global fashion trends taken over the pastShow More Summary

These Shipping Pallets Get Second Lives as Sleek Designer Furniture

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Love it or hate it, furniture made using wooden shipping pallets is a seemingly enduring fad. Some people love a DIY wooden pallet table’s low cost and humble lines. Others find pallet furniture cliché or a bit too rough around the edges. Show More Summary

Why Is Designing a Chair So Difficult?

2 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...Show More Summary

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