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What Went Wrong Between Type Legends Hoefler And Frere-Jones?

New court documents shed light upon the rift between two of the world’s greatest living type designers.<p>Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones were the Beatles of the type world. Then they broke up earlier this year in what we described as “the legal equivalent of a knife fight in the street.” Now, …

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series at SXSW

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Golden Meaning: 55 graphic artists reveal the maths of the golden ratio

Pictured above are two self-portraits of the British designer Oli Kellett.<p>Which one is most attractive?<p>The left one is untouched. The right one is retouched so that the features of his face conform to the golden ratio.<p>The golden ratio – or golden mean - is a number that is said to provide the …

Book Written Entirely In PowerPoint Aims To Reinvent How Businesses Communicate

Reading business documents and attending presentations might actually be fun with Slidedocs, Nancy Duarte’s new concept for communicating ideas.<p>Raise your hand if you like sitting through slide-show presentations. How about reading dense, jargony business documents? These are the staples of modern …

The Education Of Christylez Bacon

Christylez Bacon attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, a prestigious high school in Washington, D.C. that also counts Dave Chappelle and Meshell Ndegeocello among its alumni. When it came time to write a final paper for his U.S. Government class, he wanted to craft something more …

Why Star Silicon Valley Investor Ben Horowitz Is Obsessed With Hip Hop Music

Horowitz is a partner at top Silicon Valley venture capitalist firm, Andreessen Horowitz. He's frequently seen hanging with celebrities like Kanye West and he led an investment in Hip Hop annotation site Rap Genius.<p>So why is a rich Silicon Valley guy obsessed with rap? It stems from a …

Dear Car Makers: Please Hire People Like This

The interfaces in modern cars are, with rare exception, awful.<p>It’s almost absurd, really. The car is one of the most expensive things that people buy for themselves. It’s massive. It’s got a power supply that lasts for days… and yet, it’s one of the least “smart” devices in our lives. A three-year …

Nest is now officially a part of the Google family

Prepare for a world of Google-controlled thermostats, smoke alarms and no doubt other mysterious projects we don't know about yet. Shortly after receiving the green light from the FTC, the search giant announced that its $3.2 billion acquisition of home automation company Nest is now a done deal. …

Smoke-Testing your Apps 101: A Guide for the Non-Techie

<i>Denis Duvauchelle is CEO and co-founder of Twoodo, helping you organize everything and anything using #hashtags.</i><p>It’s doubtful that if our team collaboration startup had as many bugs as iOS7 did that the reaction would be to write a nice article on Lifehacker explaining how to solve the problems …

Wickr Is The Messaging App You'll Turn To If Snapchat Screws Up Again

Nico Sell is an entrepreneur and privacy advocate who co-founded Wickr, an app for sending and receiving self-destructing messages. If the description stopped there, you'd probably decry it as a Snapchat knockoff. It's just not. The comparison is laughable.<p>The gist of the app is similar, however: …

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Google Play Newsstand gets a widget, adds mini view for easy reading

The idea behind a magazine or a newspaper is that you will actually sit down and <i>read</i> it -- but if you only have time to glance at a few headlines, the latest update to Google Play Newsstand is for you. The content aggregator now features a "mini card" view that compresses each story down to just …

A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design

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How To Harness The Creative Power Of Introverts At Work

The person with the best, most creative ideas isn’t always heard. Here’s how to understand and work with introverts.<p>What do Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Mahatma Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Charles Darwin, J.K. Rowling, and Rosa Parks have in common? They are all people who made an …

10 Creative (and Sneaky) Ways To Use Facebook Custom Audiences - Aaron Zakowski - Facebook Ads for SaaS Startups

Looking for creative new ways to grow your success with Facebook Ads?<p>Today I want to share some new ideas for how you can use Facebook’s new Customer …

Interview: Matthew Brandt

While his images—made from bubblegum, honeybees and toothpaste—quickly grabbed the attention of collectors and curators worldwide, LA-based artist Matthew Brandt continued to explore the potential of other curious media in order to challenge the boundaries of what can be understood and accepted as …