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Sheena Calvert

Thesis Book Story: Sheena Calvert

A Visual Skeleton Key to Finnegan’s Wake

John Foster

Body of Knowledge

A historical overview of anatomical drawing

Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand

Inside the Lines

Michael and Jessica discuss the The Grid, which uses artificial intelligence to design websites, the history of grids, and the unlikely success of coloring books for adults.

Bonnie Siegler

Three Reasons: Macbeth

Roman Polanski’s masterful film adaptation of the Shakespeare play

Véronique Vienne

When the Soundtrack is the Message

Music supervisor Beth Urdang

Sara Jamshidi

The Tree

Three perspectives

Steven Heller

On Being Forgotten

Obscurity or death?

Rick Poynor

Exposure: Rue du Temple, Paris by Gail Albert Halaban

The lure of a lighted window

Debbie Millman

Julia Turshen

On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to Julia Turshen about cooking and writing (and how to successfully peel a hard boiled egg).

Erik Spiekermann

Analogue to the Rescue

The ability to measure time precisely freed minds, enabled science, and opened the world both to exploration and exploitation. Then it trapped us. Offline technologies may save the day (or night).

The Editors

News from Elsewhere

Comics, art, ridesharing

John Foster

Native Son

The Photographs of Daniel Coburn

Bonnie Siegler

Dear Bonnie: Naive in Norwalk

Dear Bonnie doles out some homework

Rob Walker

Scalies in the Spotlight

The uncanny figures populating architectural renderings get some fresh scrutiny

Brett Newman

Thesis Book Story: Brett Newman

Announcing the launch of the Thesis Book Project

Victoria Solan

Stereotypes and Family Reunions

A conversation with Lisa Rosowsky

Rick Poynor

Exposure: J.G. Ballard by Brian Griffin

The science fiction of the ordinary

Debbie Millman

Steven Heller

On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to Steven Heller about his new book Graphic Style Lab.

Blake Eskin

Along for the Ride

Is it in the public interest for municipal transit companies to give ad space to ridesharing services?

The Editors

News from Elsewhere

A few things we read this week

John Foster

Sign Language

The Walker Collection of American Signs

Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand

The Observatory: The Inevitable

On this episode, Michael and Jessica talk about death (not taxes): how designers have to think about preventing death and representing death, and whether death is “just another design challenge.” Also, the color blue.

Bonnie Siegler

Three Reasons

Terence Malick’s Badlands

Sara Jamshidi

Word on the Water

A floating bookshop in London

Timothy Young

London Dispatch: The St. Bride Foundation

A resource for design and type history closes its doors, temporarily

Creative Opportunities
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