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Urban Cartography, Curated

Designing New York City’s wayfinding “infostructure” demands a delicate balance of user needs – while maintaining the integrity of public space.

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Observer: In a Critical Condition

In this Observer column from Print’s International Design Issue, Rick Poynor discusses the term critical graphic design and explains what it means for designers today.

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Diplomatic Design

The United Nations’ in-house design team works to create change with a target audience of, well, every single person on the planet

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Observer: The Well-Read Designer

Deciding which books will fuel your artistic fire is tough. And creating a must-read list for the Designers & Books website is no easy feat either. Read this Observer column to find out how Rick Poynor went about creating his.

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Six Seconds or Less: Is Vine Actually Worth Your Time?

Vines and animated GIFs aren’t just for top 10 lists and witty comebacks. Artists and brands are taking short motion media to the next level to create, play and advertise. In this excerpt from the June issue of Print, take a look at why you should pay more attention to them.

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Observer: Pinning Down Pinterest

Rick Poynor explores why Pinterest—despite early criticism—has found its place in design as a respected archive of visual finds.

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32 Award-Winning Ad Designs

As we look ahead to our Legends in Advertising Awards—the early bird deadline of which is today—we take a look back at the best ad designs from the last three years of the Regional Design Annual.