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Help Get This Modernist Design Bible Back In Print

Designers & Books is raising funds on Kickstarter to create a reprint facsimile of Ladislav Sutnar: Visual Design in Action. As part of a new initiative to revive seminal, out-of-print design books, Designers & Books has assembled aShow More Summary

To Help Destigmatize HIV Victims, This Magazine Was Printed With Infected Blood

3,000 copies of the Vangardist's spring issue were printed in ink that had been mixed with HIV+ blood. The latest cover of Vangardist Magazine, a progressive men's publication, is bound to stand out at newsstands. "This Magazine Has Been Printed With The Blood of HIV+ People," it reads, and it's true. Show More Summary

Comic Sans Made Beautiful

Designer Bård Edlund reveals how he made beauty out of garbage. Recording engineers and music producers have a saying: "Shit in, shit out." It refers to the idea that no matter how much studio trickery you try to apply to a sound, it's not going to sound great if the source recording was done shoddily. Show More Summary

How The Candy Crush Of Data Is Saving Lives In Nepal

The UN and Frog have teamed up on a platform that's unifying data and first responders alike. When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, it killed more than 10,000 people in a matter of hours. Dale Kunce, a senior geospatial engineer for the American Red Cross, was scrambling stateside to map the tragedy for first responders. Show More Summary

The Psychology Of Color, Summed Up In A Box Of Pencils

These pencils remind artists and designers of the powerful connections between color and mood. That color subtly affects behavior, mood, and thought is something most people know intuitively and that psychologists have backed up with research. Show More Summary

Rock Out With Your Font Out: What Happens When Brands Get A Heavy Metal Makeover

Throw up the horns for Disney, Pinterest, Lululemon, Kleenex, and more. We are so inundated with logos that for many we don't even need to read the brand name to know what it is. A great logo transcends the alphabet and simply is that brand name. Read Full Story

Today's archidose #834

A classic: Here are some photos of the Nova Office Building (2014) in Jaworzno, Poland, by Pracownia 111, photographed by Sebastian Deptula.To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose pool To contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose

Hide Your Loneliness With This Selfie Arm

There's no reason to be ashamed of carrying around a severed arm for selfie purposes. Selfies are great, but take too many of them and people may start to wonder if you actually have any friends. Why are you never posing in photos with...Show More Summary

The Travel Log Gets An Immersive Makeover

Students from the École Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne create an inventive, multimedia documentation of a trip abroad. Let's face it: Other people's travel stories are boring. You don't want to sit through an endless slide show, or read overly detailed blog posts from somewhere you wish you were. Show More Summary

Retrofuturistic Architecture Takes Center Stage In Daniel Arsham's Beguiling New Film

The Snarkitecture founder's film also stars Juliette Lewis and a donkey. An abandoned research facility and the sci-fi styled house of a mysterious millionaire set the scene for artist Daniel Arsham's new film. The release is part three...Show More Summary

What Cities Would Look Like Without Their Famous Landmarks

How would New York look without the Statue of Liberty? Sydney without its opera house? Oh, the magic of Photoshop. Could you recognize Paris without the Eiffel Tower? What about Sydney without its opera house? Design crowdsourcing site...Show More Summary

The Secret To Invisibility Has Been Hiding In The Skin Of Squids

Watch out, Harry Potter. The squid may not seem like the most clever of creatures, but the invertebrate sea monster has a surprisingly advanced system for deflecting predators. Aside from the ink its famous for squirting to escape attacks, the squid is able to quickly camouflage, matching itssurrounding environment using light-reflective skin. Show More Summary

5 Things App Designers Could Learn From Walt Disney

Think Disney's 12 Principles of Animation was only for animators? Think again. Among animation and film buffs, Walt Disney's 12 Principles of Animation is rightly revered, but is that where their usefulness ends? Rebecca Ussai doesn't think so. Show More Summary

5 Trends Spotted At The Olympics Of Product Design

The jurors analyze the big takeaways of the 2015 Red Dot Awards in Essen, Germany. Put almost 5,000 products and 38 opinionated design experts in close quarters for one week and then stand back. That's what the organizers of the RedShow More Summary

The 10 Most Walkable Cities In The U.S.

Most places are designed so that you basically can't walk anywhere. But that's starting to change. If you can step out your door and get coffee, toilet paper, and groceries within a couple of blocks (and stop by a park, movie theater,...Show More Summary

BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 4/28/15

Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 4/28/15 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicator: Durable goods orders rebounded in March, largely due to commercial...Show More Summary

These Robots Battle To The Death For Resources, All In The Name Of Art

"Drone Garden" presents a future where robots have the will to live. It's getting easier by the day to imagine a future where robots can understand and express emotions, and replace humans in even jobs that now seem safe from automation. Show More Summary

The Best Way To Recycle Old Tech Gear? Decorate With It

Eat alongside an ethernet cord. Worldwide, consumers toss 20 to 50 million metric tons of electronics each year. That's more than 5% of all municipal waste. In the U.S. alone, we generate 3.41 million tons of e-waste a year, only about 30% of which gets recycled. The rest ends up in landfill and incinerators. Read Full Story

The New Whitney

[Looking west at the Whitney from Gansevoort Street | All photographs by John Hill]The Whitney Museum of American Art opens on Friday, May 1, nine years after the institution announced it would be moving to the Meatpacking District adjacent to the southern end of the High Line. Show More Summary

Borges's Universal Library Is Now A Website, But Good Luck Finding Anything

Borges concept of an infinite library is brought to life, staying true to his point that logic is precious and scarce. A library that contains all books ever written or ever to be written, all but lost within a nearly infinite number of works of meaningless gibberish. Show More Summary

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