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News cycle

News cycle

Paolo Ferrarini

Italian designer Francesco Franchi brings magazine finesse to the world of daily newspapers

 
Normcore inferno

Normcore inferno

Elizabeth Glickfeld

As brand mania reaches new heights the new logotypes of luxury brands become ever more remarkable in…

 
Art and ambiguity

Art and ambiguity

John L. Walters

The identity for Venice Biennale Arte 2019, designed by Melanie Mues, distorts type across a colourful…

 
Is foil the new black? Only when it’s green

Is foil the new black? Only when it’s green

Martin Colyer

A British firm is determined to help designers understand the foiling process, from start to shiny finish.…

 
Ethics in the age of data capitalism

Ethics in the age of data capitalism

John Ridpath

Has user-centred design dragged us to the brink of catastrophe? And if so, do we need a First Things…

 
Photography. Adventures in motion pictures

Photography. Adventures in motion pictures

Slideshows, film, ‘motos’ and long portraits. Time-based picture-taking is transforming the way that…

 
They made Canada

They made Canada

John L. Walters

Working against the clock, with virtually no budget, Greg Durrell made a design documentary that shows how…

 
The business of type design

The business of type design

Sarah Snaith

The challenges of earning a living from type design, with honest, thoughtful responses from foundries…

 
Pay it forward

Pay it forward

Sarah Snaith

Rubén Fontana devised a system for teaching typography that is grounded in Argentina’s culture and…

 
The enigma of Thérèse Moll

The enigma of Thérèse Moll

Elizabeth Resnick

This young designer is credited with introducing Swiss typography to MIT

 
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