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MoMA Acquires the Rainbow Flag as a Design Icon: A Conversation with the Artist Who Made It
MoMA Acquires the Rainbow Flag as a Design Icon: A Conversation with the Artist Who Made It

“Flags are soaring symbols of pride and community, as well as emotional, incendiary sparks for those on the other side of the barricade. They are among the most immediate, primal, and communicative forms of design.”

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In Praise of Shadows: Ancient Japanese Aesthetics and Why Every Technology Is a Technology of Thought
In Praise of Shadows: Ancient Japanese Aesthetics and Why Every Technology Is a Technology of Thought

“Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty.”

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Dear Data: Two Designers Visualize the Mundane Details of Daily Life in Magical Illustrated Postcards Mailed Across the Atlantic
Dear Data: Two Designers Visualize the Mundane Details of Daily Life in Magical Illustrated Postcards Mailed Across the Atlantic

A celebration of the infinitesimal, incomplete, imperfect, yet exquisitely human details of life.

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Legendary Designer Charles Eames on Creativity, the Value of the Arts in Education, and His Advice to Students
Legendary Designer Charles Eames on Creativity, the Value of the Arts in Education, and His Advice to Students

“There is always a need for anyone that can do a simple job thoroughly.”

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Nine Podcasts for a Fuller Life
Nine Podcasts for a Fuller Life

A short playlist of intellectual, creative, and spiritual invigoration.

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A Decadent Decade of Design Matters: 10 Years of Intelligent and Inspiring Interviews with Creative Icons
A Decadent Decade of Design Matters: 10 Years of Intelligent and Inspiring Interviews with Creative Icons

Stimulating, ennobling, deeply human conversations with Maira Kalman, Seth Godin, Dani Shapiro, Malcolm Gladwell, Chris Ware, Shepard Fairey, and more.

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