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Weekend Heller: Reveling in Rand

Just returned from the MODA (Museum of Design Atlanta) exhibition Paul Rand: Defining Design, and if you have any reason to be in Atlanta do not miss it. Culled from many collections are original collages and comps for some key work and many printed pieces that will surprise even the most avid Rand-fan. Here are some highlights.

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“Historic” Historic Preservation

I’m a big fan of architectural historic preservation and restoration, and have involved myself and my studio in the saving of three structures that faced imminent destruction. These include railway stations in Skokie, Il, and Scarsdale, NY, as well as …

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Mad (Magazine) Crazy…

At a time before cable television and the internet, “Mad Magazine” truly ruled and paved the way for “National Lampoon” and Saturday Night Live.

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Coming Soon: Movie Posters for Those Films Inside Our Heads

Attention dedicated film buffs: have you seen Saul Bass’s other sci-fi feature, Rendezvous with Rama? How about Luis Bunuel’s supernatural Las Fotografias? Or that low-budget thriller by Alfred Hitchcock’s nephew, Oh Shit, Bees!? Of course you haven’t. They only exist …

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Happy Birthday To The Cathedral Of Commerce!

As many people do, I’ve often found it necessary to have things framed for display at home and in our studio—a relatively simple process that had always had a satisfying result. One “gallery” I used to take my stuff to …

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Made In Italy: Digital Identity Agency Bluestepstudio’s Website Redesign

Made in Italy isn’t just a tagline for the two principals of Bluestepstudio; it’s a philosophy, a standard for their work. FInd out how this multidisciplinary design studio specializing in digital identity and communication, fit their own site redesign in-between global fashion and lifestyle projects.

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A Visit to Milton Glaser’s “Camp”

I never cared for the Camp sensibility. Sit through a “so bad it’s good” flick? Please! I barely have time for good-good movies. My notes on a Sontag lecture I endured: “So dry and detached it’s deadening.” And anyway, Camp …

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NODE+chroma: Changing the Way You Work + Design with Color

Imagine if digital and analog color could be simply, objectively interchanged. No matching samples, no worrying over the altering effects of ambient light, screens or perception. This is what George Yu set out to provide with NODE+chroma.

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The Art of Everyday

“One person’s garbage is the next person’s art.” “Art is in the eye of the beholder.” “The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and …