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Paolo Soleri’s Visionary Book

Paolo Soleri, a visionary architect and designer of Arcosanti, the eccentric arts settlement in the Arizona desert that was a mecca for young creative-types during the hippie-era and a pioneer of the sustainable architecture movement, died at 93 this week. …

Google Siglio

If you Google Siglio, you’ll get Lisa Pearson’s passion. She has always been very interested in both the literary and the visual arts, in the interdisciplinary, in the things that don’t fit neatly, that spill over, that resist a single …

A Magazine Is an iPad That Doesn’t Work

This has been flying around the interwebs all day: a baby who’s confused that she can’t get a magazine to work like an iPad. On the one hand: yes, it’s fascinating that she thinks a magazine should work the other …

Baseline At 60

  To coincide with the 60th issue of the British design magazine, Baseline, the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), Maidstone and the international typographics magazine Baseline is mounting of a new exhibition. In the last 17 years Baseline has …

Up Yours: Anarchist Fanzines

If you’re passionately nostalgic for the British anarchist scene in this era of law-abiding conservatism, the Boo-Hooray exhibit space is presenting “IN ALL OUR DECADENCE PEOPLE DIE,” an exhibition of fanzines presented to Crass, the UK anarchist punk band, between …

Where’s Adobe Taking Us?

So now that we’re all coming off a long weekend, I have a broader look at an issue we’ve all been discussing lately: where design’s marketplace is going. The short answer to that is: screen-based devices. We all know this. …

Design Kosovo

Since Kosovo is in the news for the current renewed border conflicts with its Serbian neighbors, it is useful to know that the country is more than a hot-spot for violence. It has a thriving design community with a robust …

25 Years of The New York Book Show

I am embarrassed to admit that, until last week, I had never heard of the New York Book Show. I love books! and have worked in the book industry for nearly 15 years but, nope, never. If a friend of …