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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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The Swiss Underground In NYC

Hear from Pentagram's Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth about their reissue the 1967 loose-leaf NYC Subway System Standards Manual created by Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda.

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04/23/2014: Color Works book

It stands to reason that a valuable contemporary color resource for designers would also be handsomely designed. Co-authored by Eddie Opara and John Cantwell, Color Works is a comprehensive best practices guide that includes essays from Paula Scher, Stefan Sagmeister, Tony Brook, Brian Collins and Michael Rock. Check out more on Pentagram’s website. Via...

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03/21/2014: Beethoven poster project

Jessica Svendsen, Yale School of Art grad now employed at Pentagram, handled Michael Bierut’s 100 Days Workshop in a spectacular way. Redesigning this Josef Müller-Brockmann, each approach plays with space and typography, and there are several excellent solutions, all in black and white. Below is one of the highlights, adding sharp paper forms and...

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Designers & Books Founder on the Best Book Lists

In this interview with Designer & Books founder and editor-in-chief, Steve Kroeter, he expands upon Rick Poynor's "Observer" column in the April issue of Print. Kroeter explains the origins of the site, managing designer's book lists and some designers and lists that have made an impression.

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Image of the Day, July 26, 2013

Check out the redesign for The Contemporary Austin, a new name and look for the AMOA-Arthouse, Austin’s contemporary art museum. The new identity was developed by Pentagram’s DJ Stout. Check out more images of the new identity here. Via The Branding Source.