Last June, Pentagram partner Natasha Jen gave a main-stage presentation to a rapt audience of 1,000 at Adobe’s 99U conference in New York City. Her talk was engaging, funny, and brought forth some heady thoughts on the design thinking process. If you haven’t seen the video, it’s definitely worth a watch. An engaging speaker,...
We revisit public artist Nancy Ann Coyne's "Speaking of Home," which transformed St. Paul’s famous skyways into a narrative of immigrant experiences.
Pose Skeleton, a Japanese toy, suggests a middle life before reaching the after world -- one where we are all one under the skin.
Steven Guarnaccia put his wit where his pen was when he created the anti- anti-stress coloring book titled, "Red Riding Hood's Hood: The Stress-Inducing Coloring Book."
Hoods, not our friendly hoodies of today, have a dark history. The Daily Heller explores when hoods go bad in this loose visual essay.
Packaging is a double edged (or multi-sided) issue. It can be an innovative design medium and a fount of devastating waste. One day, perhaps in the Star Trekian future, just as there will be no more paper (remember Jean-Luc Picard’s “i-pad“), there will be no more physical packaging (and all logos will be holograms)....
A imaginative and conceptually diverse round up of dollars redesigned in tons of unique and original ways from Richard and Judith Wilde.
Emily Cohen, "a brutally honest consultant," has developed strategies that have helped firms become more effective, profitable, and fun to work at.
Carla Diana, a hybrid designer, focused on realizing "new visions for smart objects and the Internet of Things." She's also a robots expert.
A committed social activist, Cheryl Heller has written an important book for the "new" designer who practices design as a holistic field developing strategies for societal change. This interview is a guide to Heller's The Intergalactic Design Guide: Harnessing The Creative Potential of Social Design.