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Monthly review, Vol. X

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December 8 2010


  1. The best inventions of 2010

    TIME magazine takes a look back at the 50 biggest breakthroughs in science, technology, and the arts over the past year. Making the list are flying cars, jet packs, lasers that zap malaria-carrying mosquitoes, and (of course) the iPad. Pictured above: the British pavilion for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, constructed of 60,000 light-funneling fiber-optic rods.

  2. Reverting to type

    Reverting to Type showcases the work of twenty contemporary letterpress practitioners from around the world, from Dec. to Jan. in London.

  3. 8 (more) Faces

    8 Faces, a magazine about typography, ships its second issue.

  4. Office redesigned

    Microsoft redesigns their Office:Mac icons (too little, too late?).

  5. Moveable type

    Kyle Durrie funds a touring mobile letterpress shop on Kickstarter.

  6. Circular

    Stephen Banham and Christine Eid create cast-iron typographic art.

  7. Love Kills Demons

    The work of Chris Rubino in twelve short films by director Jim Helton.

  8. Olimpia Zagnoli

    Italian illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli talks with idsgn about art, American influences, and eyeballs.

  9. Fresh & hungry

    The Art Directors Club announces winners of the latest Young Guns competition. idsgn speaks with eight of them to get some insight into the minds of these young designers: Jessica Walsh, Frank Chimero, Tomas Mankovsky, Micah Lidberg, HelloVon, Jennifer Daniel, Christine Gignac, and Always With Honor.

  10. 2011 calendar for designers

    Singapore’s SILNT creates a 2011 calendar for designers—the unorthodox format aims to help mark project schedules and count down deadlines.

  11. Brand New Conference

    Our friends at Under Consideration hosted their first conference in New York (if you missed Erik Spiekermann’s talk, it’s well worth the $5).

  12. Speaking of Spiekermann…

    Erik Spiekermann also makes an appearance on DesignChat.

  13. The apostrophe

    Proper usage of this commonly overlooked punctuation mark.

  14. RGB wallpaper

    Italian studio Carnovsky designs wallpaper for Janelli & Volpi with overlapping illustrations, revealed under red, green, or red light.

  15. Andrew Zuckerman: Music

    Photographer Andrew Zuckerman’s latest project looks into one of the most universal and yet unexplainable art forms.

  16. Corrugated logos

    Mark Langan creates logos and art out of recycled cardboard.

  17. The Rapture of Death

    Prue Gibson explores the use of deathly imagery in contemporary art.

  18. No pain no gain

    Alejandro Paul creates Piel Script, a typeface designed for tattoos.

  19. 20 Things…

    Google publishes an web-based book (fittingly) about the web.

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By Skylar Challand