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Iconic Designer Henry Dreyfuss on Beauty, Serenity, and Shaping Public Taste
Iconic Designer Henry Dreyfuss on Beauty, Serenity, and Shaping Public Taste

“Man achieves his tallest measure of serenity when surrounded by beauty.”

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A Design History of Childhood
A Design History of Childhood

“Children help us to mediate between the ideal and the real.”

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Celebrating Cassandre: Gorgeous Vintage Posters by One of History’s Greatest Graphic Designers
Celebrating Cassandre: Gorgeous Vintage Posters by One of History’s Greatest Graphic Designers

“He translated the essence of a thing — like a train, a ship, or a person — to the most ‘graphic’ expression.”

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The Best Design Books of 2012
The Best Design Books of 2012

From Marshall McLuhan to Frank Lloyd Wright, or what vintage type has to do with the evolution of iconic logos.

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Bruno Munari on Design as a Bridge Between Art and Life
Bruno Munari on Design as a Bridge Between Art and Life

“The designer of today re-establishes the long-lost contact between art and the public, between living people and art as a living thing.”

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Sign Painters: What a Disappearing Art Teaches Us About Creative Purpose and Process
Sign Painters: What a Disappearing Art Teaches Us About Creative Purpose and Process

“It is at the moment o f a craft’s disappearance that its cultural value suddenly becomes plain to see.”

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Famous Graphic Designers Offer Advice on Design and Life to the Young
Famous Graphic Designers Offer Advice on Design and Life to the Young

“Work your ass off + Don’t be an asshole”

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Popular Lies About Graphic Design
Popular Lies About Graphic Design

Debunking the misconceptions, half-truths, and dangerous mythology of creativity.

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The R&D Lab of Creativity: Inside the Sketchbooks of Beloved Illustrators and Designers
The R&D Lab of Creativity: Inside the Sketchbooks of Beloved Illustrators and Designers

A memory warehouse… a means of detachment… the perfect place to document daydreams.

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Logo Life: The Visual Evolution of 100 Iconic Logos
Logo Life: The Visual Evolution of 100 Iconic Logos

“Newton… a mind forever voyaging through strange seas of thought…alone.”

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