Improve the Lives of New Yorkers

  desigNYC‘s mission is to improve the lives of New Yorkers through the power of design. desigNYC is a platform that connects talented designers interested in civic engagement with extraordinary nonprofits serving the public good. The focus is local. The …

AIGA National Conference's Top Four Moments of "Self-indulgence"

A graphic artist can gain fame while defying client expectations. German Expressionism can still inspire fine artists. Smart-ass sarcasm can baffle design judges. Oh, and Michele Bachmann and Dick Cheney are “DoucheBoobs.” “Pivot,” last week’s AIGA National Conference in Phoenix, …

The Great Light Way

There is something beautiful about light bulbs and the way they were packaged back in the day when incandescent bulbs were new. We take it for granted that bulbs have always been with us and always will. Did you know …

Shoeboxes Go Green

— Yves Béhar is hot. His company fuseproject delivers an array of design projects that consistently redefine genres. With innovative designs such as Puma’s “Clever Little Bag” shoebox, One Laptop Per Child, and the PACT underwear brand, Béhar and co. …

Sex: Be Vigilant!

You can never predict when SEX will sneak up from behind. It can creep in when least expected. So be vigilant! Be smart! Be protected! Save lives! So says the crew at  Grey Worldwide, Düsseldorf, Germany, in their “Sex is …

Pepsi Hits Coke With Bottle

The bottle wars – plant vs. petroleum based containers – are heating up between Coke and Pepsi, notes the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (here): Two years after Coca-Cola Co. unveiled a bottle made partly from plant materials, PepsiCo says it is introducing …

Swamp Things

Peek-a-boo: Camouflage is not just a design form, it is an art and science. Among the most vexing and fetching of all camo in terms of art, design and science is the ghillie suit, camouflage clothing specifically designed to break …