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Hop, Skip, And Jump Across The Street With New Artist-Designed Crosswalks

Clever graphics brighten up the streets of Baltimore. Why walk across the street when you could hopscotch?<p>Downtown Baltimore has just added some spice to the city’s crosswalks, replacing the traditional, faded white lines with clever graphics created by area artists.<p>The city wanted something …

No. Seven – Vintage Style Script Font Family by Fenotype

No. Seven Script Family.<p>The <b>No. Seven</b> script font family was designed in 2013 by Emil Karl Bertell (Fenotype). Its typeface provides a bold vintage …

Typography

Using a pen helps us discover thought – but the writing's on the wall

Swedish schools are considering whether to abandon the teaching of handwriting. They will continue to teach block capitals, but the subtleties of cursive writing will no longer be transmitted outside the elite. This seems to me to lose one of the most wonderful cognitive tools ever invented. …

Articles about geometric housing complex jerusalem on Dwell.com - Dwell

In Sheffield, England, a historic housing complex is transformed from a city nuisance into a budding neighborhood.<p>Perched on picturesque Echo Mountain in Phoenix, this Wendell Burnette-designed desert home featured from our Indoor Outdoor...<p>Nowhere do questions of the built environment reveal …

Save The Earth At Home, With This DIY Recycling Workshop

Just 10% of our plastics actually get recycled. So one designer took matters into his own hands and created an at-home, DIY plastic recycling workshop.<p>Though 100% of plastics are recyclable, just 10% of our plastics ever actually get recycled. Most of this waste winds up clogging landfills. For his …

Anthony Burrill’s “I Like It. What Is It?” Is A Book You’ll Tear Through (and Apart) - The Fox Is Black

Graphic artist, print-maker, and designer, Anthony Burrill, is famous for his persuasive form of communication. His most renowned works (plus a …

New Digital Sculptures of Fragmented Figures by Adam Martinakis

Athens-based artist Adam Martinakis creates otherworldly digital sculptures of futuristic figures. Each three-dimensional rendering has a life of its own, presenting surreal depictions of the human form. One piece after the next, Martinakis manages to communicate a sense of emotional appeal through …

These Photos Of Threadbare Stuffed Animals Will Break Your Heart

Photographer Mark Nixon’s Much Loved series poignantly examines the beloved toys of our childhoods.<p>In Margery Williams’s classic children’s book <i>The Velveteen Rabbit</i>, a stuffed bunny is transformed by the Nursery Fairy into a real rabbit for having earned the love of a child. In his new book <i>Much</i> …

What Neuroscience Says About The Link Between Creativity And Madness

New research sheds more light on the strong ties between an original mind and a troubled one.<p>The idea that very creative people are also a little crazy has been around since humanity’s earliest days. In ancient Greece, Plato noted the eccentricities of poets and playwrights, and Aristotle saw that …

DIN Neuzeit Grotesk Font Family by Linotype

DIN Neuzeit Grotesk.<p>The ‘light Neuzeit-Grotesk typeface was originally designed in 1928 by Wilhelm Pischner for type publisher D. Stempel. In 1970, …

Hand Cut Newspapers Form Visually Striking Patterns

<i>Kenosis</i> is a series of visually complex newspaper cuts that alter printed media and current events through intricate hand-carvings. Created by New York-based artist Shanti Grumbine, the project was inspired by her battle with Lyme Disease and it is filled with delicate complexities. As she …

Lyme Disease

Debbie Millman Turns Typography Into Poetry

With her new book Self-Portrait As Your Traitor, Millman creates a contemporary illuminated manuscript.<p>When she isn’t busy hosting her “Design Matters” podcast or working as president of both the AIGA and Sterling Brands, Debbie Millman creates beautifully designed and original art books. Her …

Entire Alphabet Found on the Wing Patterns of Butterflies

Norwegian nature photographer Kjell Bloch Sandved has devoted his photographic career to capturing the beauty of the world we live in and along the way, amassed a collection of butterfly and moth images with interesting patterns on their wings. Sanved's keen eye took notice of the spectacular …

This Typography Visualizes What It’s Like To Be Dyslexic

A new book called I Wonder What It’s Like To Be Dyslexic illustrates a common learning disability through clever graphic design.<p>Since he was a child, British graphic designer Sam Barclay has struggled with dyslexia–-along with 10% to 15% of the population. To help combat the widespread …