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Since 1990, graphic designers Steven Heller (<i>New York Times</i> art director for 33 years) and Gail Anderson (former art director of <i>Rolling Stone</i>) have compiled books about typography and illustration. In their latest, <i>The Typographic Universe</i> (Thames & Hudson £24.95), they explore 'the alphabet of …

Sarah Schoenfeld Makes Art by Dropping Drugs onto Film Negatives

What you're looking at is a sample of speed that was mixed with water and dropped onto an exposed film negative. Weirdly, it looks like speed feels.<p>That big photo in the middle is a sample of speed. It was mixed with water and then dropped from a pipette onto an exposed film negative. It was then …

How To Live A Stress-Free Life

Psychologist Alice Haddon on how to reduce stress<p>Imagine a dam bursting. It bursts either because the load is too great or the structure insufficient. Like a dam, we feel stressed when the challenge faced seems too much or we feel we're not up to it. However, we have a huge advantage as, unlike the …

Self-help

Plugs face revolution as slimline, foldable Mu grows in popularity

It was when he found a long scratch on the cover of his white MacBook that Min Kyu-choi discovered the problem. What could he do with the plug, which had caused the damage? At a time when laptops, mobile phones and tablets were becoming progressively thinner, it struck the Korean design student …

High-Flying Highlights From The International Drone Photography Awards

From France to the Philippines, the winners of National Geographic and Dronestagram's International Drone Photography Awards.<p><i>Images via</i><p>On March 15, 2014, in association with National Geographic, drone-photography site Dronestagram announced their first-ever International Drone Photography Awards, …

Drones

A Positive Example of the Internet Comforting a Grieving Stranger

A bereaved parent turned to Reddit for comfort. Reddit, in return, proved that online condolences can be more substantial than just "likes."<p>Yesterday a parent posted this photo (right) on Reddit with a request:<p>"My daughter recently passed away after a long battle in the children's hospital. Since …