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OBlog: Four New Typefaces

MuirMcNeil have released four new parametric typeface systems: <a href="http://www.muirmcneil.com/project/panopticon-2/" target="_blank">Panopticon</a>, <a href="http://www.mu

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Upside Down Russian Home

A russian home built completely upside down. Made me smile. (via Ted)

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F1 Pit Stop Ballet 

Watch Ferrari’s F1 pit crew do a pit stop in a bit over two seconds. Crazy impressive.

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Baby Bottle Holder

Wish I would have gotten my hands on this Baby Bottle Holder when my little ones were tiny! Smart!

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Cosmic Tote

This limited edition Cosmic Tote made me look. Love to discover more and more products made in the USA! YAY!

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He who angers you conquers you. - Elizabeth Kenny

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Tutorial Tuesday – Vintage Typography Tutorial

This week on Tutorial Tuesday, we teach you how to create a vintage typography look.

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Is this the beginning of the end for hand coding?

The next generation of web tools aren't just aspiring to replace Photoshop and Fireworks. They appear to be keen to replace the need for hand coding HTML and CSS too.

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Saprotrophs, Mesophiles, Psychrophiles and More…

Melissa Easton’s blog is one of my favorite corners of the internet.

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Find A Way

“We will either find a way or make one.” – Hannibal

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Sunlight Pills

I think we could all use some Sunlight Pills just about now. Which ones would you like? Bahamas, Seychelles or BoraBora? (Waving to you Australia! Enjoy that summer!)

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Why effective user centric design always leads to business transformation

Many companies pay lip service to user centric design, but the harsh truth is that without business transformation, most will fail to satisfy their users.

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Rodney Primack to succeed Marianne Goebl as director of Design Miami

Rodney Primack appointed director of Design Miami

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Hard Graphed

It's as if I planned it. Following up the Avant Garde emblazoned presentation pack with Unit Editions simply marvellous compact version of their Herb Lubalin book.

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Webfonts: Fette Fehlerquelle

Handwerkliche Fehler und Hässlichkeiten im Web zu entdecken, ist für den etablierten Webdesigner wahrlich nichts neues und Teil unseres Berufes.

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Friday Link Pack

- Nicholas Felton’s Reporter app launched today. If you’re into data, personal data, this is for you. I want to download it just for the App icon alone. A beauty.

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Watch Awkward Russian Cops Cover Daft Punk at Sochi

BREAKING IMPORTANT NEWS: The Russian Police Choir performed Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics.

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9 Free Valentine’s Day Vector Badges

Hello creatives! Love is in the air this love month so we wanted extend some …

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iWatch Prototypes Could Be Ready, Apple Hires Fitness Physiologists For Tests

SmartAboutThings writes "Recently, Apple has been on a hiring spree, allegedly adding to its 100+ team of members of the iWatch team a sleep expert, a former expert in pulse oximetry and many others.

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The Challenge of Leadership

“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have

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These Are the Companies the FAA Has Sent notices To For Using Drones

Daniel_Stuckey writes "Just as soon as the Minnesota-based Lakemaid Beer company excited everyone by delivering beer to ice fisherman with drones, the Federal Aviation Administration ruined their fun

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Heart of Gold

Gold foil stamp heart poster by Bethany Lesko. Beautiful.

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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

We've had only a few major redesigns since 1997; we think it's time for another.

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The Great Discontent Magazine

The fine folks behind The Great Discontent, Tina and Ryan Essmaker are taking the plunge; they are making what started as a side-project their fulltime gig. I am *so* supporting that!

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MOO Cards

I remember what a hassle and expense it was to get business cards printed when I got my first design job in 1999. How the world has changed!

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Letterpress will save the world

We (my new gallery and letterpress workshop, P98a in Berlin) printed a poster as a New Year’s gift for clients and friends at Edenspiekermann. Set in 16 cicero (approx.

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How to help stakeholders who don’t know they need help

I’ve tried to ask colleagues/stakeholders about what laborious tasks they do that could be aided by a function of the website and they have no ideas or feedback.

Please can you give me some example

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I'm immersed in heritage-related projects at the moment. It's really interesting. The studio I'm working in has two "interpretive planners", who know tons of history and that. They're fascinating.

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You Need Nothing

From the idea that some of us have everything, Pim de Graaff from The Netherlands created Nothing.

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5 Free Photoshop Actions

As we mentioned in our earlier post where we gave away a set of 13 …

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Why aren’t companies hiring dedicated, experienced digital staff?

Many businesses rely on outside agencies to provide web services, but with the web becoming increasingly business critical, perhaps it is now time to bring some of that function in-house?

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Through a Face Scanner Darkly

An anonymous reader writes in with a story that raises the issue of how public anonymity is quickly disappearing thanks to facial recognition technology.

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Super Bowl Ads: Worth the Price Or Waste of Time?

samzenpus writes "Every year companies are willing to dish out big bucks to reach tens of millions of consumers with their Super Bowl ads.