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Monthly review, Vol. XIV

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April 8 2011


  1. Designers for Japan

    On March 11th, Japan was hit by the most powerful earthquake in a century. Designers step up with Designers for Japan and The Poster Cause Project.

  2. Lettercult’s best of 2010

    Lettercult’s annual roundup of custom lettering is so full of eye candy, they had to release it in two parts.

  3. Font Aid V: Made for Japan

    SOTA’s latest benefit project supports relief efforts in Japan.

  4. Remembering Doyald Young

    Looking back at the life and work of the incredibly talented Doyald Young.

  5. How we say thanks

    Josh Smith on Frank Chimero and supporting the design community.

  6. Letter March

    Everyday in March, designer Aymie Spitzer carved one linocut letter.

  7. The Five Vignelli-isms

    Michael Bierut highlights five quotes honoring Massimo Vignelli, recipient of The Architectural League of New York’s President’s Medal.

  8. Famous Objects from Classic Movies

    From designer Ji Lee comes an online game that tests your knowledge of classic movies. Can you identify these eight films?

  9. How to use a magazine

    Khoi Vinh creates “How to use a magazine”, a parody on unnecessary explanations.

  10. Cure for the common font

    A web designer’s introduction to typeface selection from Stephen Coles, Frank Chimero, Tiffany Wardle, and Jason Santa Maria.

  11. A real-life Up

    National Geographic creates real-life floating house, inspired by Pixar’s Up.

  12. History of LEGO packaging

    Jim Hughes takes a look at the history of LEGO packaging design.

  13. Intel Visual Life: Michael Wolff

    Michael Wolff, co-founder of Wolff Olins, talks about his approach to looking at the world in this short documentary.

  14. Parallels: Kraft “Dinner”

    Find out the difference between Kraft Dinner and Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.

  15. Visual Budget

    On Kickstarter, an interactive guide to the U.S. federal budget.

  16. Benjamin Franklin’s schedule

    Making the rounds on the web, Benjamin Franklin’s daily schedule.

  17. Awkward Stock Photos

    Where awkward stock photos finally have a purpose.

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By Skylar Challand