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This week self-described “burly Texas native” Ryan Feerer curated Design Envy, and his passion for typography and illustration came across loud, clear and fun. See all of his selections here, and don’t forget to cast your vote—the most popular designs will become part of a special collection in the AIGA Design Archives!
As shared on bigthink.com, consumer electronics manufacturer Cisco Systems predicts that by 2012 the number of mobile devices with internet connections will surpass the number of humans on Earth. What does that mean for designers? Well, for one thing, webinars like these are becoming increasingly important.
“Can a custom typeface help a city flourish?” GOOD tells the story of a group of designers in Chattanooga who are betting on it.
Over at HOW, Chris Butler wrapped up a short series on forward-thinking design with insights from seven designers on skills you need that you may not have learned in school and the future of the practice.
NPR Music launched a new iPad App with a little help from their friends, who, lucky for them, include famous bands. On the All Songs Considered blog, they announced that on March 7 they’ll celebrate with an exclusive in-app concert with The Shins performing songs from their new record Port of Morrow.
Anything noteworthy that we missed? Tell us in the comments.
Compiled by Sue Apfelbaum and Rasika Welankiwar
Top stories this week: Happy Cog’s live redesign, Jezebel borrowing from SVA, Design Envy picks from Able Parris and more.
Top stories this week: A new partner at Pentagram, Bloomberg Businessweek’s newfound edge, learning responsive design as you go, Design Envy picks from Joan Raspo and more.
Top stories this week: redesigns, Facebook’s IPO, IxDA People’s Choice Award, a dearth of critical discourse on design, Design Envy picks from Jonnie Hallman and more.
Was the most iconic poster of the Vietnam War era the work of an amateur? Heller recalls the professional life of Lorraine Schneider, mother, artist and activist.
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Voice, social responsibility
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By now there must be few
people who are unaware of the recent uproar surrounding the University of
California’s rebranding effort. Seldom does
the media take such an active interest in design, so it was disheartening that they got their reporting so very wrong. The outcome
of that misreporting—fueled by an online petition and fanned by our very own
design community—has set back the course of design and cheated the university out of a progressive new identity.
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