Fact: Any band who uses Times New Roman on their album cover isn't going to make it in the music industry. (Feel free to prove us wrong, though). Smart typography selection is as important to a band's image as having a memorable logo. In 1937, industrial designer and typographer Gerry Powell, desig ... More >>
Street artist Ben Eine reveals how his font fixation evolved from his roots as a rebel tagger
Note: This was originally published by our sister paper in St. Louis, The Riverfront Times There's been a minor media brouhaha over the fact that The New Yorker just launched a redesign for the first time in thirteen years. The news was featured in the New York Times, New York Magazine, the tech bl ... More >>
The Met brings together Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada
Ron Paul wants to know: "Is this dude serious?" And by "this dude," he means Rick Santorum, ostensibly the front-runner in the GOP presidential field. Featuring a voiceover best described as male valley-girl-meets-political-smear, Paul's latest campaign commercial challenges Santorum's fiscal-con ... More >>
Two organizations, the Institute for Urban Design and Project for Public Spaces, have joined forces to create a competition entitled "By the City, For the City." Addressing the city's need for public input and innovation, they've asked for your opinion on a seemingly trivial question: "How wo ... More >>
Go to Google and search for "Helvetica," the respectable font. The joke is that the results come up in "Comic Sans," a less respectable font. Get it? This day sucks.
Winona Chiropractic Center in Winona, Minnesota, hired a web designer to create a site with which to advertise their business. Apparently, they didn't follow through with the appropriate payments, so the web designer went back into the site and started recoding. Here's a link to the site. Mak ... More >>
Feng Shui"Smudgers," also known less ridiculously as "space-clearers," work to remove "worries about the future or negative vibes from the past" from local apartments, according to the New York Times today. Why yes, it does get crazier from there! Apparently people are paying these experts no ... More >>
via Apartment TherapyAmong all the outrageous holiday things we do, whether we're rich or poor or simply middle-class, there is the outrageousness of paying someone else to do it for you. We're all a little bit guilty of this, most likely -- store gift-wrapping? Buying the pies instead of mak ... More >>
Jordan Harrison's Futura
Amid an internet uproar about how bad the new Gap logo is -- and just after iTunes faced similar scrutiny for the updated iTunes 10 icon -- MySpace is getting in on the Any Press is Good Press action by releasing their own terrible new logo. TechCrunch describes it literally as "the word 'my' ... More >>
Print away, and take away
They're cute and fuzzy, and now you can eat off them!
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesApril 16, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 26Is Architecture Totalitarian?Is contemporary architecture totalitarian? The eminently professional Architectural Forum in its April issue spread out before the readers the bitter words of an outsider. A Yale pro bla ... More >>
The Red Hook Bicycle Master Plan Design Competition from Brian Lehrer Live on Vimeo. It’s widely acknowledged that Red Hook is one of the worst neighborhoods for public transportation. But could it be the best neighborhood for biking? The Forum for Urban Design would like to think so. Inspired ... More >>
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This week our fashion expert, Lynn Yaeger, visits Nan Kempner's exhibit at the Costume Institute. A display of haute couture past, the late socialite's wardrobe can't help highlight the industry's contemporary wane. Yaeger explains: Now so many faithful haute couture customers have passed away t ... More >>
Insult to injury: Looking at the real problem behind the pseudo-solutions at ground zero
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