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Stefan Sagmeister on Art, Design and Happiness

Stefan Sagmeister returns to the HOW Design Live stage for the first time in more than a decade. Stefan talks with Debbie Millman about his years without clients, the difference between design and art, and happiness.

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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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On Their Own Terms: The Graphic Designer Job Description

I have been fascinated with how designers self-identify and describe what they do both to clients and to the design community. There is something brave about stating “I am…” and brazenly filling in the rest, planting a flag, carving out …

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Inventive Designers with U.S. Patents

According to the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office in 2012 alone, there were 542,815 applications for patents with 276,788 patents granted. Since 1790, there have been 7 million patents issued total, when Samuel Hopkins was awarded the first patent for …

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Ratcheting Down Product Package Design for Kids

The Dieline Package Design Conference Collection cover product package design from groceries to computers and challenged the audience to find was to connect with their audience via the web or their tablet.

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The i(Pads) Have It

I love my iPad. It almost seems human to me, because it appears to anticipate my every need requiring me to do little more than think and move my finger.

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Lolita: A Cover Girl Misunderstood

The cover of Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita has sparked much intrigue. 80 renowned designers and illustrators, like Paula Scher, Jessica Hische and Matt Dorfman (shown above), interpret the cover in new ways. Take a look.

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Words – and Images – on Ed Fella

Ed Fella’s AIGA Medalist profile sums him up succinctly: He’s “one of the most influential designers of the last quarter century.” And now he’s retiring. But having been friends since I first interviewed him for Emigre back in 1993, I …