The year in design, 2010
January 5 2011
As we enter a new year, we have taken a moment to look back over our most memorable features of 2010.
Glaser makes history
Milton Glaser made history as the first graphic designer to win the National Medal of Arts. The renowned designer received the award from president Obama, alongside singer Bob Dylan and actor Clint Eastwood.
Design for the people
Following a devastating earthquake in Haiti, type designers join forces to raise money for relief efforts. With the notion that design for the people is not dead, we asked can design help a struggling city?
The iPad is here
And the Oscar goes to…
In March, we took a look at the five animated shorts nominated for an Academy Award. Logorama, an animation formed entirely of popular brand logos took home the little gold man.
Know your type
In our Design Love series, we talked to five couples who live and work together: David Heasty & Stefanie Weigler, Jake & Pum Lefebur, Jessi Arrington & Creighton Mershon, Jennifer Wagner & Nico Schweizer, and Massimo & Lella Vignelli.
Now and then
Part of our ‘Now and then’ series, we looked into the history of razors. Two centuries (and five blades) later, are razors any better today?
The end of an era
The design behind New York’s subway
New York City unveiled a new subway map in 2010, prompting us to take a look at the evolution and design of city’s subway map. We also spoke with type historian Paul Shaw on Helvetica and the New York City subway signage.
“We’re bringing back the Blue Box tonight”
Gap, one of America’s most recognizable clothing brands, wins the prize for shortest-lived logo redesign of 2010.
Thanks for reading idsgn, stay tuned for even more in 2011!
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