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Monthly review, Vol. XXIV

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February 9 2012


  1. Blue marble 2012

    NASA releases an incredibly high-resolution image of the Earth, taken by the recently launched Earth-observing satellite, Suomi NPP. Nicknamed “Blue Marble,” the image was stitched together from small sections photographed on January 4, 2012.

  2. Branding in 2011

    Co.Design highlights 11 unique branding projects from 2011, including work for MIT Media Lab, Canada’s Olympic team, and resort town Rhyl (above).

  3. Ending the infographic plague

    Megan McArdle on questionable infographics. Related: Good and evil…

  4. 20 typefaces of 2011

    Reviews on 20 notable font releases, curated by Typographica.

  5. Fresh & hungry

    Chris Rubino talks with 5 emerging artists under 30: Kyle Bean, GrandArmy, Dana Tanamachi, Elizabeth Weinberg, and Sean Freeman.

  6. Behind Photographs

    Tim Mantoani documents the people behind the most iconic photos.

  7. Joy Division goes Disney?

    A Joy Division-inspired Mickey Mouse t-shirt causes controversy.

  8. Rebranding teachers

    Studio 360 asks Brooklyn design studio Hyperakt to reimagine the visual vocabulary for the multi-dimensional role of teachers.

  9. Three primary colors

    Rock band OK Go teaches basic color theory in a stop-motion video (and game) for Sesame Street.

  10. Thousands of stickers + thousands of kids

    What happens when you give thousands of stickers to thousands of kids? See Yayoi Kusama’s installation at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.

  11. DC’s new superhero

    DC Comics unveils a morphing, superhero-inspired logo.

  12. Madrid 20020

    Madrid launches a bid for the 2020 Olympics with a controversial logo.

  13. Upside Down, Left to Right

    A short film about letterpress, and a movable-type workshop in the UK.

  14. Logo impressions

    A 5-year-old gives a fresh look at the logos of popular brands.

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