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Type designers at Hoefler & Co. created the novelty gift item as a send-up of type abusers and snobby designers alike.

Smart Cities Week took place from October 2 - 4 in Washington, DC, gathering 1000 smart city leaders from both public and private sectors to discuss how to leverage technology to create cities bett

A design project which revitalized a 1950s residential building has won two global prizes.

The Laserlight Core shoots an image of a bike onto the road in front of you, to give cars a bigger warning that a cyclist is nearby.

Tristram Hunt says museum is working on price models, and warns over arts in schools.

Helvetica is so 2011. It's all about Sans Forgetica now.

A seminal current architectural project with an overall budget of over $1 billion, the building in Nine Elms on London's South Bank opened earlier this year with finishing touches more recently com

The rich automotive heritage of Munich, Germany attracted Harman which will showcase its award-winning consumer and automotive audio brands at the experience store and event centre.

Featured as an art program installation at SXSW 2017, ‘Infinity’ is an immersive environment project by Refik Anadol that creates a perception of presence in a non-physical world.

The Smart Cities for All global initiative, a collaboration of the non-profits G3ict and World Enabled, has announced a new project to define a more inclusive approach to innovation for smarter cit

British set designer Es Devlin has been chosen to create the UK Pavilion at the Dubai Expo 2020, with a performative structure that will use artificial intelligence to write poems.

Readers are more likely to believe the content of text when the layout and text quality is easy to understand.

Digital technology has provided society with hundreds of advances that make life easier and better for everyone.

Designers should stop using recycled plastic and instead use bioplastics made from natural materials such as algae if they want to reduce pollution, according to Istanbul Design Biennial curator Ja

Interior Design Magazine has categories for EGD. Winners receive a lot of promotion through Interior Design Magazine and its website.

Though the Las Vegas Strip may be garish to some, with its borderline intrusive décor and “pseudo-historical” architecture, some professional architects, most notably Robert Venturi and Denise Scot

What are some of the ways to increase interaction with touchscreens?

Drone photography has been one of the biggest advancements in aerial photography and cinematography.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, two sites are currently under consideration.

Now in its second edition, London Design Biennale is on show at Somerset House, with entries from 40 countries and territories, ranging from Saudi Arabia and Australia, to Leeds and Dundee.

How these curbside canvases came to be, according to the men who make them.

The Walt Disney Concert Hall is set to be transformed through digital art projections by media artist Refik Anadol and Google Arts & Culture.

Design practices offer strategies for when—and when not—to solicit outside PR help.

The Harvard Business Review takes a thoughtful look at why Design Thinking works and why it can be thought of as a powerful social technology.

The fields of graphic design and semiotics are inextricably linked.

The debate about whether video games might be art has been around for about as long as pixels were being pushed around screens, and the entire industry is tired of it.

Architect John Cary curates an exhibition based on his latest book on people-centric architecture.

Digital signage turns the surfaces of your city and your office into stages.

The Stanford Center on Longevity today opened its sixth annual Design Challenge competition with the theme “Contributing at Every Age: Designing for Intergenerational Impact.”

Sean Adams, Ping Zhu, Arianna Orland, Zak Kyes, and Mac Premo share the most embarrassing moments of their careers.

When it comes to design thinking, the bloom is off the rose.

As Burning Man 2018 comes to a close, snapshots and glimpses of the event have begun to emerge in the mediasphere.

Pentagram's New York office has updated the visual identity for America's Library of Congress in Washington DC, with a shape-shifting logo that resembles stacks of books and bookends on a shelf.

The best architecture begins with a story, Lee Skolnick explained.

Construction workers in New York have staged a major demonstration on Park Avenue to protest the developer of the city's vast Hudson Yards, because the company intends to use nonunion labour for th

Italian architect Carlo Ratti and Alphabet company Sidewalk Labs have worked together on a modular paving system that can change the use of a street throughout the day.

Thousands of passengers have been forced to read flight information on whiteboards after a digital screen failure at London Gatwick airport blamed on IT supplier Vodafone.

“It’s going back to how we did it before we institutionalized our way of treating elderly,” says one of the architects.

Timber towers and smart pavement: Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs is sharing an early glimpse of its Toronto development.

A collection of dataviz caveats by data-to-viz.com

The star of the new Netflix Hollywood building is its lobby, where a 1.9-millimeter, 13K, 80-foot by 12-foot LED display spanning two walls transports visitors onto the sets of programs such as Str

After more than a decade of planning, the first stage of San Francisco’s new transit hub is almost complete.

Two designers suggest turning the symbol into a reconfigurable library of icons.

Austrian architect Johann Obermoser has cantilevered a lair-like concrete volume from the precipice of a mountain in Sölden, Austria, to house an exhibition exploring the history of James Bond.

Ten pros share their tricks for staying engaged with your work.

Oslo’s Good Type hints it might be flexibility, versatility + charity

Like so many creatives, I learned how to build a business while building my business.

There's no doubt about it: Tokyo is a design and architecture lover's paradise.

Five architecture studios have contributed facades to this parking garage in Miami Design District, resulting in a mash-up of bold eclectic styles.

MTA Arts & Design, a digital artwork provider for the Metropolitan Transit Authority, recently unveiled its fifth digital signage artwork entitled Skyyys at the Futon Center Transportation Hub

With a passion for environmental graphics, designer Joe Lawton has built a practice dubbed Media Objectives (M-O) within the architecture firm Valerio Dewalt Train Associates (VDTA).

Designed by Brooklyn, N.Y.–based architecture firm StudioKCA, the giant whale sculpture aims to raise awareness about the amount of plastic waste that ends up in the oceans each year.

IDLab in Melbourne did some before and after testing of their new Wayfinding System in a Hospital in Melbourne.

Mineta San Jose International Airport and 22 Miles made history by creating and implementing three robotic “customer service agents” to greet travelers and help them navigate through the terminal.

Witold Rybczynski reviews "Face of a Nation," which considers why recent American pavilions have been national embarrassments.

A new exhibition looks at how buildings can make recycling easier.

You can use it to visualize any type of location-based data.

Behavioral psychologist Ingrid Gehl influenced much of the thinking of her husband, the celebrated urbanist Jan Gehl.

While it’s generally accepted that Chicagoans care and know about the city’s treasure trove of architecture, recognition for its leadership in the other design disciplines—environmental, industrial

The Blue House, home of Frida Kahlo, has been partially recreated inside the V&A museum in London, for an exhibition of the artist's belongings.

Refinery29’s Art Director Isabel Castillo Guijarro Has Some Advice.

Klim designed Geograph to live across the media company’s magazine, TV channel, and website.

The project is part of an Adobe initiative called Hidden Treasures that resurfaces design gems from the past in Adobe products–previously, the company recreated the paintbrushes used by painter Edv

Christie teamed up with the TCL Chinese Theatre to create the world’s first permanent projection mapping show on a cinema’s façade.

According to a new report from CBC News, the University of Guelph will be installing a new wayfinding system that will help students who are visually impaired or blind.

Often placemakers and developers talk past one another.

LG Electronics redefined the possibilities of signage design with the recent unveiling of its revolutionary LG OLED video wall now on display at the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.

The digital signage industry is experiencing an exciting growth period at the moment, with the rising interest in “smart city” projects and a resurgence of advertiser interest in out-of-home.

Dr. Andrew Dent of Material ConneXion talks about a new wood panel that enables you to create 3 dimensional surfaces using air pressure.

With digital advancements determining the future of wayfinding apps, Bruno Maag explores the typography journey through transport and technology.

Los Angeles-based non-profit ShareWell unveiled the design on Wednesday for its new state-of-the-art Cayton Children's Museum at Santa Monica Place.

Local architecture, engineering, interior design and planning firm Gresham, Smith and Partners announced Wednesday it has named six new owners, each based in Nashville.

Named Cereal, the font has big ambitions from its scrappy beginnings.

So how can a popular innovation journey with such a good track record for innovation success be considered a failure?

Last week, the Smart Cities New York conference at Pier 36 on the Hudson River welcomed 1,300 people for two days of panel discussions, keynote speeches and seminars on a host of issues facing citi

A presentation by Cambridge Analytica, portraits generated from DNA and a Facebook drone sit beside each other in a new design exhibition that opens to the public this weekend at London's V&am

A response to new research.

NanoLumens CTO Gary Feather highlight 4 key ways in which digital signage applications are evolving, offering advice on keeping pace with customers’ needs.

There’s a steady stream of events around the globe this month to keep the design crowd busy—here’s everything that should be on your radar.

The power of design to change the world in positive ways has been rapidly becoming more understood in the past 20 years.

Ford has developed a "new haptic visual language" that allows blind people to experience the view through a car window.

Mark Bohs, director of sales, Americas, Datapath, pointed out how the true value for digital signage is the ability to offer "access to information to the public in a timely fashion."

Powers is setting out to install 100 signs throughout the region that mimic the shape of “No Parking” or “One Way” street signs, throughout the summer.

We are entering the second iteration of 3-D wayfinding thanks to both augmented reality and virtual reality technologies.

Musings on everything from lucky breaks to the current state of design, the limitations of graphic design as self-expression, and a hell of a lot more.

The celebrated American graphic designer Milton Glaser has compiled a book of over 400 of his posters from the last six decades.

If anyone could read braille, maybe it would be more common for those who need it.

The first images of Populous' MSG Sphere venue, planned for a site near the Olympic Park in east London, have been released.

Some years ago Jim managed to snag the interview of the century with one of symbols biggest stars.

The best of Burning Man is coming to the Smithsonian for anyone to experience–no dust goggles or potable water supply required.

It has its own emoji, but where did the new Accessible Icon come from?

Supergraphics are an exciting way to express the overall aesthetic of a project and create an engaging environment.

Li-Fi is likely to reshape the world in ways Wi-Fi didn’t, by transmitting data through lamps, streetlights and more.

Congress is considering legislation, framed under false pretenses, that will help businesses to shirk architectural protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

And it looks like a really big sports bar–in a good way!

All-seeing Trump tells your misfortunes at the design museum in London.

Design thinking is taking over the world–and your child’s brain, if the Museum of Design Atlanta has its way.

Go. Just go.

You know you’ve really made the big time when a children’s book commemorates your achievements, as has been done for George Washington, Madame Currie, Martin Luther King, John F.

3M and eyefactive recently teamed up to showcase interactive digital signage at Integrated Systems Europe in Amsterdam.

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