The Play issue, from NBA branding to Lego urbanism.
On the Cover: Symphonic Band—Univ. S. Illinois / 1965, by Paul Octavious, from the series “Grandpa’s Records.” Octavious says: “My Grandpa Jud used to play records for me all the time as a kid. I would sit on his floor while he propped his feet up, sat back in his worn leather chair, and smoked apple tobacco from his pipe. Whether it was rock or gospel, Grandpa’s head would nod to the rhythm of the beat. I would always know what record was playing by the spinning colors and patterns in the center of the player. The rotating gradients would put you in a trance, only to be stopped by Grandpa changing the record.”
Police checkpoints. The Burj Khalifa. Bears. What kind of urbanism is Lego creating?
By Alexandra Lange
The push to sell uniform ads
By Paul Lukas
The grit and gospel of a Portland record label
By Douglas Wolk
Our annual look at the best in illustration
Touch and Go
Patrick Smith’s subtle worlds
By Bill Kartalopoulos
A visual essay on our work away from work
By Ted McGrath
Grids+GuidesSteven Heller hits the bull’s-eye, Cass McCombs talks type, and Charles Schulz gets naked.
StereotypePaul Shaw and Stephen Coles judge an Olympics of type.
InteractionA theory of amateur information design
Best PracticesHow should companies present transparency?
EducationWestern-style design education comes to Doha, with a few hiccups.
Back IssueMartin Fox digs up sports and symbols from the archives
ReviewsTeal Triggs on a visual history of the London riots, and Margaret Eby on Stefan Sagmeister at the ICA Philadelphia
The GoodsA monolith for the digital age; Norah Jones meets Russ Meyer; a self-published novel gets a new face; and a tool for fuss-free quotes.
In the StudioLust’s high-tech 17th-century Dutch office
One Perfect ThingThe playing card
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