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How Graphic Designer Louise Fili Creates Timeless Logos

“I think of a logo as a typographic portrait,” she says.<p>On Sundays, designer Louise Fili likes to venture into her Manhattan office, pull out her visual diaries–albums of perfume labels, orange wrappers, photographs of street signs, she’s been making for decades–and immerse herself in the world of …

"Who wants to look out through painted windows?"

Was advertising agency BETC right to remove the extensive graffiti during its overhaul of a derelict flour and grain warehouse? Find out what readers …

Skydivers Soar Above 360 Degree Double Rainbow

Published: October 9, 2016Updated: October 10, 2016<p>Nature holds a great deal of wonders and we are slowly but surely beginning to understand the …

The Delightfully Campy “Love Hotels” Of Brazil

Vinyl, neon, and sex toys on order: two photographers travel through Brazil to capture the country’s pay-by-the-hour motels.<p>In Brazil, where it’s common to live with your parents until marriage or well into adulthood, pay-by-the-hour “love hotels” are a cultural norm. They can be found everywhere, …

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Penguin Reinvents Classic Sci-Fi Book Covers With Clever Type Design

How do you sum up a fictional world with a font?<p>In the ’60s and ’70s, the lurid, fanciful covers of science-fiction and fantasy paperbacks didn’t usually waste much time with typography. Instead, the designers put all of their efforts into illustrating the bizarre worlds contained within. So look …

In the Details: Knauf and Brown's Floor Coaster, a Playful Cross Between a Side Table and a Bar Cart

Die-hard auto enthusiasts swear by manual transmissions, not only for the gas mileage but also for the sensation of being in fuller control of the …

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