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Flawed Typefaces
What constitutes a flawed typeface? For this article it is defined as a typeface that is perfectly fineexcept for one nagging aspect, usually a single character. A flawed typeface is one that either…
Length: 12 minutes (3239 words)
The Perfection of the Paper Clip
Published: May 22, 2012
Length: 9 minutes (2379 words)
The Main Failing Of Design School: Kids Can’t Think For Themselves
The following was Michael Bierut’s first published essay, from 1988, and appears in Seventy-Nine Short Essays on Design. Graphic designers are lucky. As the people who structure much of the…
Published: March 29, 2012
Length: 6 minutes (1518 words)
Latest thoughts
Older | Home 01.10.12An insider’s guide to The Design Presentation Last week I was at one of the London Creative Mornings events, speaking with one of our long-term clients, Tom Foulkes, about…
Length: 6 minutes (1740 words)
Designers of the Signs That Guide You
VIENNA — Walking through Vienna Airport recently, I noticed something odd about the signs. It wasn’t that they were misleading, on the contrary, they seemed to relay the right information in the…
Published: Oct. 21, 2012
Length: 2 minutes (685 words)
When Brain Damage Unlocks The Genius Within
Brain damage has unleashed extraordinary talents in a small group of otherwise ordinary individuals. Will science find a way for everyone to tap their inner virtuoso? By Adam Piore Posted 02.19.2013…
Author: Adam Piore
Length: 3 minutes (854 words)
Living With Less. A Lot Less.
I LIVE in a 420-square-foot studio. I sleep in a bed that folds down from the wall. I have six dress shirts. I have 10 shallow bowls that I use for salads and main dishes. When people come over for…
Published: March 9, 2013
Length: 2 minutes (706 words)
Singapore’s Lessons for an Unequal America
SINGAPOREInequality has been rising in most countries around the world, but it has played out in different ways across countries and regions. The United States, it is increasingly recognized, has the…
Published: March 18, 2013
Length: 7 minutes (1957 words)
Longreads Is Joining Forces with The Atlantic
We have some big news to share today: Longreads is teaming up with The Atlantic, in a partnership that will allow us to expand our site and membership model—and continue to serve this…
Author: longreads
Length: 1 minutes (431 words)
A Year in Trees
SOMEONE asked me the other day how I had gotten over the sudden death of someone I loved. What I wanted to say but found myself unable to explain (for it would have sounded too strange) was that I…
Author: Bill Hayes
Published: April 6, 2013
Length: 4 minutes (1001 words)
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