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The Whitney Museum’s New Logo Goes Nowhere

The Whitney Museum is going back to basics, or at least that’s what you might think with their new brand identity redesign that was unveiled today. Created by Amsterdam-based Experimental Jetset, the new logo is an acute replacement to the rectilinear typeface rolled out 13 years ago and designed by Abbott Miller of New York-based Pentagram. Is this better? Not really.

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Graphic Design as Political Practice: A Conversation With Metahaven [Part 1]

Metahaven is an Amsterdam-based design studio made up of its two members and founders, Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden. Yet to describe them simply as a design studio seems misleading. The pair uses graphic design, identity branding, and product development as weapons, harnessing the power of the image in the internet age to design concepts that both signal label and propel political and social change.

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Amazing Posters from Weimar Germany Going Up for Sale

Germany between the two world wars was a time of stunning creativity. Although it saw the rise of Nazism, the Weimar Era also included the flourishing of Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) and Dada in visual art, avant-garde theater by the likes of Bertolt Brecht, German Expressionist films, critical writing by a still-renowned group of intellectuals including Theodor Adorno, a huge cabaret scene, and the art and design school the Bauhaus.

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Pushing Back Against Walmart

What’s the best way to combat the post-Thanksgiving hangover? Probably not waking up before dawn (or even after dinner) and lining up at a store to buy stuff. This Black Friday, let’s celebrate instead with a slew of anti-consumption posters and memes, many of which are supporting Walmart’s employees in striking against the exploitative store.