Pamela Yan

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What Designers Collect

Mythical taxidermy, pocket squares, exotic hot sauces, and cast-iron robots. These are just some of the things designers hoard.<p>Designers have a deeper appreciation of the beauty of objects compared with most people, but they also tend to live minimally. That got us wondering: When designers <i>do</i> cave …

The World’s Most Famous Piano Factory Is In Queens, New York

Revered by musicians for over a century, Steinway’s pianos are still made by hand in a humble Queens, New York, factory.<p>Grand pianos are works of art and feats of engineering composed of over 12,000 individual parts. It takes hundreds of hours to carve, forge, assemble, and finish one–a process …

We asked an Olympic design expert to name the 5 best logos ever

The Olympics aren't exclusively for hockey players and sprinters and swimmers. For designers, creating the "look of the Games" — basically every …

Graphic Design

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

Urban Dreams

Project info<p>These images are drawn from my impressions of Japan from a trip my wife and I recently made there to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. For many years I’ve desired to visit this country and I must say that I was not disappointed. The people are incredibly welcome and gracious and …

Japan

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28 Adorable Animal Things You Need In Your Life

Because you can't have all the animals, but you really wish you could.

New Animal Logos Construction

Last year we posted about the first Animal Logos Construction by the designer Tom Anders. Today we are sharing the second edition of this project …

Typographic Illustrations by Peter Strain

A selection of experimental typographic illustrations by Peter Strain.<p>Peter Strain is an award winning illustrator who lives and works in the city of …

10 Books You Should Read from NYT’s Top Books of 2014

Successful winter hibernation begins with a stack of good books. Luckily, the <i>New York Times</i> recently released their 100 Notable Books of 2014 list, just in time for gift-giving, gift-receiving and hibernation fodder. We picked 10 of the featured fiction and nonfiction books that are currently on …

The world's 50 greatest countries – according to you

Future Cities Illustrations

Future Cities is an illustration created by Rutger Paulusse for an event about housing for young adults. I love the style of the illustration, mixing …

25 Ways to Announce Your Pregnancy During the Holidays

When we think of Christmas, we think of gifts. And what’s more special than the gift of life (okay, we know that’s a little corny, but we’re rolling with it)? Whether you just found out you’re expecting or are about to pop, the holiday season is the BEST time to share your excitement with loved …

betype:

Got an idea that could change the world? Then you’re ready to join the ranks of a new breed of creative entrepreneur. The kind that prizes purpose, humanity, and impact.<p>Featuring hard-won wisdom from 21 founders, entrepreneurs, and designers, Make Your Mark will arm you with practical insights for building a creative business and making something that matters.

Typographer’s typefaces

<b>The 25 most admired typefaces by typographers, type designers and letterers.</b><p>Selecting the right typeface makes all the difference to effective design and communication. But with over 100,000 font families to pick from it can be a daunting task. There are some excellent guides on how to choose a typeface and helpful methods for pairing typefaces but in order to apply these principles it’s important to be familiar with a broad range of quality typefaces.<p>Wouldn’t it be great to start with a short …

99% Invisible-142- And The Winner Is

What Corporate Logos Would Look Like If You Shrank Them

Responsive web design is all the rage. What if logo design were handled the same way? Would you still recognize that Levi’s sign?<p>What would the logos of your favorite companies look like if they were responsively designed? The Responsive Logos project by Joe Harrison first takes the logos of …

Kindle Unlimited: Good for customers, not so good for authors?

"Indies would do well to avoid Kindle Unlimited for one simple reason: it requires KDP Select exclusivity."<p>Mark Coker, Smashwords founder