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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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Debbie Millman Introduces New HOW Conference

Debbie Millman has partnered with HOW Design Live to create the new HOW Leadership Conference, with a lineup of high-profile speakers and a focus on leadership at work and in life.

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Oded Ezer, Mad Typographic Scientist

The iconoclastic Israeli graphic designer, typographer and type designer Oded Ezer is in residence on the East Coast for two months, lecturing and teaching a class called “Type Follows Emotion, Personal Typographic Exploration” at Rhode Island School of Design. Perhaps …

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Lights, Camera, Design

This week designers have a special treat, if they’re in New York, and have the urge to see movies about design and designers. The 2013 Architecture & Design Film Festival (the fifth) is set to open tonight (go here) at the Tribeca Cinemas until October 20. So, I’ve taken time out of festival founder and director Kyle Bergman’s busy schedule to ask him about his hopes for the festival and its films.

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Nervous Line, Confident Concepts

R.O. Blechman’s life’s work in on view at “The Masters Series: R.O Blechman” at SVA’s Chelsea Gallery, the first major retrospective representing illustrations and editorial cartoons, animations and graphic novels. The exhibition, which is open from October 2 through November 2 at 601 West 26th Street, New York City. This is a must see, and this is a must read.

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Master Masterpieces of Poster Art

Martijn F. Le Coultre, a Dutch notary who is among the leading poster collectors in his native Holland and the world, started collecting posters over 35 years ago because, he says, “I just fell in love with them.” His focus …

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Beyond Comic-Con: The Wonder Women of Comics

One of the most significant comics events during San Diego Comic-Con this week isn’t even part of the official program. It’s the “Wonder Women: On and Off Paper” exhibition.