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The neon of New York City

The neon of New York City

New York City has long been known for its array of lights and neon signs. New York’s history with neon signage, however, has been nothing short of simple. In the 1930’s, neon signs were an integral part of the New York City landscape, representing the image of NYC as a “glamorous metropolis”. Neon signage was […]

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Adoption of new disability signage spreads

Adoption of new disability signage spreads

Advocacy groups and lawmakers around the country have undertaken efforts at the state and city level to revamp the traditional “handicapped” or accessibility signage. In a statement from the Governor’s office celebrating the change, New York assemblywoman Sandy Galef, who was involved in efforts to update signage in New York state, explained: “The disability community […]

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Design team imagines business cards for superheroes

Design team imagines business cards for superheroes

It must be tough being a superhero. You have to save the world while concealing your identity and, in many cases, trying to project the image that you hold a typical 8-5 job. The folks at Pop Chart Lab, a design collective based in Brooklyn, are doing what they can to help out these poor superheroes. […]

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Designers give Comic Sans an edge

Designers give Comic Sans an edge

Who knew actively and openly despising a font could actually help you build credibility as a hipster? Turns out the cool kids are two steps ahead on this one… and their vote decided long ago that the “world’s most reviled” font just happens to be Comic Sans. According to a article, the hate grew as […]

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UNESCO recognizes five cities for exceptional design

UNESCO recognizes five cities for exceptional design

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has officially recognized five global cities for demonstrating exceptional contributions to design. The “City of Design” awards went to Dundee, Scotland; Turin, Italy; Bilbao, Spain; Helsinki, Finland; and Curitiba, Brazil. The announcement came on December 1st in Paris. The City of Design award is part of […]

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New TV show uses design to fix everyday bad behavior

New TV show uses design to fix everyday bad behavior

There are many, many reality shows that one could classify as “boring,” “ridiculous,” or “a complete waste of time showcasing the very worst of humanity.” But here’s one of the few that actually has some merit. Even without a clue as to the content, “Crowd Control” is aired on the respected and legitimate National Geographic […]

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This headset aims to cut down on digital distractions

This headset aims to cut down on digital distractions

What’s more distracting: The ping of a new email hitting your inbox? Or the nagging sense that your boss is monitoring your every mental move as you work on your computer? The email situation can be addressed, so to speak. You can check it and/or silence your alerts. As for the boss acting as Big […]

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