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Monthly review, Vol. IX

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November 5 2010


  1. TDC introduces TypeCards

    Classic B-movies and typography come together in a series of online postcards designed by Will Staehle for the Type Directors Club.

  2. U&lc, resurrected

    Over 35 years since its first publishing, the classic typographic publication is back as high-resolution PDF downloads from (for free!).

  3. Candygrams

    Jason Santa Maria treats us to another helping of candygrams.

  4. Gap attempts new logo, fails

    Baffling designers and consumers alike, Gap’s new logo was short-lived.

  5. Banksy does The Simpsons

    The renowned graffiti artist puts a twist on the ‘couch gag.’

  6. How to have an idea

    Frank Chimero on ‘How not to be a dumb ass super-computer.’

  7. MySpace’s identity crisis

    Myspace launches a new identity, dropping the word ‘space’ in favor of a adaptable blank line. Can the efforts revive the dying social network?

  8. Framework

    Poster series highlighting the most iconic men’s eyewear of the past one hundred years, designed by Glenn Manucdoc of Moxy Creative.

  9. What is graphic design?

    An intro to graphic design in less than 2,000 words, by Design Observer.

  10. I have PSD

    In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Photoshop, Hyperakt goes PSD.

  11. Typographic maps

    Using nothing but type, Axis Maps accurately depict streets, highways, parks, neighborhoods, coastlines, and the physical features of a city.

  12. Know your type: Baskerville

    Designed by a perfectionist and self-taught printer, Baskerville is the eighth font to be explored in idsgn’s ‘Know your type’ series.

  13. Finishing touches

    Hoefler & Frere-Jones take us on a behind-the-scenes look at some of the invisible details that go into their typefaces.

  14. Thirty conversations on design

    It’s back with 30 more conversations with a wide range of creatives.

  15. Creative Everyone

    New curated guide to creative events in the US and UK.

  16. Dress the part

    Redesigned movie posters inspired by men’s style.

  17. Gangsta lorem ipsum

    Its fo rizzle tellivizzle dolizzle phat amizzle, consectetuer adipiscing crazy.

  18. Web Design Survey

    The results are in from A List Apart’s annual web design survey.

  19. The value of a dollar

    Jonathan Blaustein photographs a dollar’s worth of various foods.

  20. LEGO + letterpress

    Justin LaRosa and Samuel Cox use LEGO pieces to make prints.

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By Skylar Challand