OBSERVED: Mobster Times! dogroup.co/2GpXaP1
OBSERVED: Yankees' plans to depict ballplayers in the medium of beer foam thwarted (via James I. Bowie) dogroup.co/2uwTysQ
OBSERVED: Jens Müller and Julius Wiedemann's A History of Graphic Design is out now from TASCHEN dogroup.co/2GhhUMV
OBSERVED: How service design is changing the way cities work dogroup.co/2E3a03n
Called “the most influential woman graphic designer on the planet” by fellow designer extraordinaire Ellen Lupton, Pentagram partner Paula Scher has left an undeniable imprint on...
OBSERVED: Disappointed by history on your last vacation? Check out these ancient ruins reconstructed with architectural GIFs: dogroup.co/2GdKdf5
“I don’t believe that being an artist or a designer by definition makes you an activist. I think the responsibility arises when you have something relevant to say.” —Deva Pardue....
OBSERVED: Prettier in pictures: The stunning skylines of China's megacities dogroup.co/2I4GUTG
OBSERVED: Making smart cities smarter: dogroup.co/2G7TZPD
OBSERVED: Can you learn design ... online? dogroup.co/2pHeVSA
Hey Facebook user! Wondering how the design team at Facebook is shaping your experience? Listen to this conversation with VP of product design Margaret Gould Stewart. A big thanks...
OBSERVED: Designer Paw Poulsen turns celebrities such as Bill Gates and Elton John into typefaces dogroup.co/2uibxmK
OBSERVED: In the room where Mailer and Talese and Capote got drunk, about a dozen people -- mostly women -- vie to become the next editor of The Paris Review (h/t Arts & Letters...
“In some ways you’ve got to think of your work as a portfolio of experiments. Some of the high risk ones will not work, but you’ll learn from it.” Nick Law on designing through...
OBSERVED: Phew! Robots won‘t steal our jobs. Yet. dogroup.co/2py25pT
“Cities are great places in which to experiment and to try to use design to affect human life,” says Michael Bierut, in a conversation about Cape Town and Los Angeles. Plus: Lubalin...
OBSERVED: We are all “curators” now. Is it simply a vain attempt to sprinkle fairy dust over something quite ordinary? dogroup.co/2G7O904
OBSERVED: Space station outta control. And falling! dogroup.co/2FRyrH2
Chain letters w/ Rhea Combs on who influenced her, how to better design for inclusivity + her hope for the future dogroup.co/2u7Ab9E
OBSERVED: At Stanford's School of Continuing Education, a dive into the relationship between happiness and design dogroup.co/2EXm3UN
OBSERVED: How do you boycott a building? Jessica Helfand has a suggestion: dogroup.co/2G2WvGf
Heather Cassano is head of user experience at Google. Her teams do quantitative research, like eyetracking studies, but you need qualitative research to understand how people use the...
OBSERVED: The Sydney Opera House is one of the most iconic images from down under. A new book reports on the resourcefulness and ingenuity of the resident arts companies, rock musicians,...
OBSERVED: What did you do this weekend? The future of leisure: dogroup.co/2FFpSiq
Debbie talks with set designer David Korins about his impressive career on Broadway, his design process, and his latest projects. "There are things that my aesthetic tends to bend to,...
OBSERVED: The dying electric guitar: what the decline of Gibson and Fender tells us about music dogroup.co/2pdzNBw
OBSERVED: Machines are getting better at literary analysis: dogroup.co/2FLSLFN
The origin of the coffee lid is a distinctly American story: Louise Harpman + Scott Specht tell it alongside their collection of coffee lids. See it here: dogroup.co/2pgYVHy
OBSERVED: Rare and familiar colors dogroup.co/2FAGcAX
OBSERVED: Women designers on Instagram: From architects to color specialists, Curbed has selected 30 accounts to follow dogroup.co/2peqRvy
It is 3:13 on Monday morning in Krakow, Poland. It is dark out. I cannot sleep. The Daily Heller begins a day trip into darkness dogroup.co/2FCRVPF
OBSERVED: New Mexico's chile pepper design claims the 2017 license plate crown (h/t James I. Bowie) dogroup.co/2DnB7WI
OBSERVED: The rise of ‘cynical' packaging? dogroup.co/2Fw939s
OBSERVED: Bright, quirky, + delightful book on Miroslav Sasek‘s life and work: This is M. Sasek out from Rizzoli dogroup.co/2Fvt5Rz
OBSERVED: What single image represents the entire human race? The story behind the image on the “human” entry on Wikipedia dogroup.co/2p3HsCa
Designing furniture isn’t just about ergonomics, says Ben Watson, chief creative officer of Herman Miller. it’s about meeting emotional needs: “What does it mean to feel secure...