May 022017
 

Ahead of what would have been Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday, home design company Schumacher, in collaboration with the Wright Foundation, has revived a collection of geometric-print textiles that the world-famous architect designed in 1955.

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A More Accurate World Map Wins Prestigious Japanese Design Award

 Posted by on 2016-10-31 at 23:24  cartography, design, map, maps, Reblog  Comments Off on A More Accurate World Map Wins Prestigious Japanese Design Award
Oct 312016
 

To design a map of the world is no easy task. Because maps represent the spherical Earth in 2D form, they cannot help but be distorted, which is why Greenland and Antarctica usually look far more gigantic than they really are, while Africa appears vastly smaller than its true size.

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Chicago’s new Riverwalk offers a vision of the future of urban parks

 Posted by on 2016-10-24 at 21:27  architecture, chicago, cities, design, Reblog, travel, urban planning, urbanism  Comments Off on Chicago’s new Riverwalk offers a vision of the future of urban parks
Oct 242016
 

Chicago’s Lakefront Trail is arguably one of its finest civic asset, a cherished 18.5-mile linear park that showcases the beauty of Lake Michigan. Grant Park, which sits adjacent to the Lake at the center of the trail network, is often called Chicago’s front yard.

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The Typography of ‘Stranger Things’

 Posted by on 2016-07-28 at 02:00  design, font, fonts, netflix, Reblog, stranger things, tv, typography  Comments Off on The Typography of ‘Stranger Things’
Jul 282016
 

By now, you’ve probably heard about Netflix’s latest cult show Stranger Things from your best friend or work buddy. And if you’re like me, you innocently pushed play on a work night and by midnight realized the scene in your living room was looking a lot like that one Portlandia skit.

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Somebody Analyzed All the Typography in ‘Blade Runner,’ and It’s Epic

 Posted by on 2016-06-24 at 00:27  design, film, font, fonts, movies, Reblog, science fiction, scifi, typography  Comments Off on Somebody Analyzed All the Typography in ‘Blade Runner,’ and It’s Epic
Jun 242016
 

Screencap by the author. All other screencaps via Typset in the Future When viewing a film, most audiences typically don’t give a second thought to the typography used by the set designers.

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Find Free Fonts On Google’s Slick New Site

 Posted by on 2016-06-14 at 23:42  design, fonts, google, Reblog, typography  Comments Off on Find Free Fonts On Google’s Slick New Site
Jun 142016
 

Thanks to subscription platforms like Typekit, licensing fonts for web use isn’t all that expensive or difficult any more. But there are plenty of free options, too—like Google Fonts, a collection of more than 800 open-source font families you can license without cost for online use.

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