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Post image for Book Designs That Approach Reading as a Creative Act

When searching for a book to give his five-year-old son in 1945, Italian artist Bruno Munari was frustrated by the standard fairytale narratives and structured plots available.

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Post image for Museum of Modern Art Acquires Iconic Rainbow Flag

The Rainbow Flag that artist Gilbert Baker created in San Francisco in 1978, and which has since become the icon of the Gay and LGBT Pride movements, has just been acquired by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for its design collection.

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Post image for The Promise of Glamor and Adventure in Mid-Century Airline Advertising

From the end of World War II to the 1970s, airline travel experienced a revolution in extended routes and better aircrafts.

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Post image for Designers Remix Corporate Logos to Reflect Human Rights Abuses in Qatar

A logo is a sacred thing in business. Consumers use them to identify trusted companies that make dependable products.

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Post image for Recording the Fading Local Typography of Our Cities

One of the most overlooked design casualties of global homogenization is regional lettering.

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Post image for Does the Golden Ratio Not Measure Up?

Le Corbusier designed glimmering high-rises while Salvador Dali painted implausible landscapes, yet they had one thing in common: both embraced the golden ratio as gospel and used it in their work.

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Post image for The Visual Tricks That Make a Poster Give You Pause

Some posters make you pause mid-stride; others disappear into the background like so much white noise.

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Post image for Building Tiny Houses for the Homeless

Most of us tend to associate the tiny-house phenomenon more with hipsters than with the homeless, but the architectural trend may offer a way to help people on the streets get back on their feet.

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Post image for The Man Who Harmonized Form, Function, and Friendliness in Corporate Design

Before the 1950s, most advertising was just copywriting paired with an image with little thought to the overall company or visual identity.

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Post image for NASA Launches $2.25M Design Competition to 3D Print Habitats for Mars

The hope is that 3D printing and the incorporation of spacecraft waste and materials from the alien world can in turn help address affordable housing on Earth.

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