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Monthly review, Vol. XVI

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June 1 2011


  1. The death of Osama Bin Laden

    It made headlines on May 2, 2011, and for the fourth time in history, TIME prints their red X cover (first used in 1945 after the death of Adolf Hitler).

  2. National Design Awards 2011

    The Smithsonian announces winners of the 2011 National Design Awards, including Matthew Carter (Lifetime Achievement), Steven Heller, and more.

  3. 125 years of Linotype

    The Atlantic looks back on the history of the Linotype machine.

  4. Sabotaging our value

    Thomas Wilder sparks a conversation on crowdsourcing and 99designs.

  5. MoMA typeface quiz

    @issue challenges you to name the 23 typefaces inducted into MoMA.

  6. Elegant Lettering from Design’s Golden Age

    Steven Heller and Louise Fili collect over three hundred elegant and eccentric lettering samples in Scripts: Elegant Lettering from Design’s Golden Age.

  7. The Lost Type Co-op

    Riley Cran and Tyler Galpin launch a pay-what-you-want type foundry.

  8. Flawed typefaces

    Paul Shaw on what constitutes a flawed typeface.

  9. Search the world by color

    From Idée Labs comes Multicolr Search Lab, a visual search engine that examines colors from 10 million Creative Commons images on Flickr.

  10. New, improved, and old

    The Wall Street Journal on the vintage packaging trend, and why companies like Procter & Gamble and General Mills are jumping on the bandwagon.

  11. 100 vintage cereal boxes

    Trendland collects 100 vintage cereal boxes from the cereal box archive.

  12. Typographic oasis

    idsgn visits the Neon Boneyard in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  13. The fear of failure

    Influential designers talk about failure for the Berghs Exhibition.

  14. World’s most expensive photo

    NPR’s The Big Picture show looks at a photo worth $3,890,500.

  15. BLA BLA

    Vincent Morisset explores human communication in an experimental, interactive film for the National Film Board of Canada.

  16. Dance Writer

    From Typotheque, an app that turns text into choreographed poses.

  17. United Pixelworkers

    United Pixelworkers gives props to Brooklyn and Manhattan.

  18. Ideal Sans

    Hoefler & Frere-Jones release a new sans serif font family.

  19. The Pitch

    A board game for graphic designers, currently funding on Kickstarter.

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