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Graphic Design


10.18.11: Chaz Maviyane-Davies

Occupy America 2011
Graphic designer Chaz Maviyane-Davies adapts a vision of repression
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10.12.11: Julie Lasky

Media Design Matters
Art Center offers a new graduate track in social design that combines communications and technologies strategies with field work.
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08.23.11: An Xiao Mina

90 Years of Chinese Communism: A Multimedia Celebration
How the Chinese Communist Party designed its 90th anniversary commemorations
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07.08.11: Jac sm Kee

The Color Yellow
Malaysians supporting election reform attach new meaning to a national color, yellow.
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06.22.11: The Editors

Sappi Ideas That Matter
Trio of 2010 Sappi Ideas That Matter grant recipients
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03.08.11: Julie Lasky

Design Indaba 2011
Review of Design Indaba 2011 conference in Cape Town, South Africa
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02.18.11: Julie Lasky

DesigNYC, Round 2
Report on second round of pro bono design initiatives fostered by DesigNYC.
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01.20.11: Edited by Julie Lasky

Social Design in Three Dimensions: Four Examples
A business-school case study inspires MFA design students.
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12.16.10: Julie Lasky

Ripped from the Headlines
Johnny Selman is a third of the way through his year-long project to graphically enliven the news.
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12.07.10: Ernest Beck

Cards of Change
Unemployed workers retrofit their former business cards to send hopeful messages.
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09.29.10: John Waters

Design Ethos: A Bugle of Change
Essay endorsing a new definition of graphic design practice.
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08.26.10: Kate Howe

The Insignificance of a Logo (Even When Significant)
On the futility of designing the symbol for a controversial religious organization.
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08.12.10: Peter Wolf

Pet Projects
Essay on design as an underutilized force for the humane treatment of animals.
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08.02.10: Jen Roos

Cup of Heroes
Thoughts on design, sports, and the author's return to a South African township during the World Cup.
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07.08.10: Vera Sacchetti

"But Teacher! That’s Not Design!"
Interview with Portuguese communication designer Barbara Alves about teaching in Mozambique.
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06.28.10: Meena Kadri

India's Epic Head Count
The enormous task of conducting India's 2010 census is aided by a newly designed form.
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03.26.10: Jonathan Schultz

One World Futbol
Report on One World Futbol produced by Hope Is a Game-Changer.
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03.22.10: Ernest Beck

Es Tiempo
Report on Es Tiempo, a campaign designed to encourage Hispanic women in Southern California to seek annual screenings for cervical cancer.
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12.08.09: Jonathan Schultz

EyeWriter
Report on the EyeWriter software system, which allows a graffiti artist suffering from ALS to continue working merely by moving his eyes.
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12.03.09: Jennifer Ehrenberg

Chicago Welcomes You
On designing a resettlement process for Burmese immigrants in Chicago.
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10.13.09: Andy Chen

The Value of Empathy
Andy Chen responds to the debate between David Stairs and Valerie Casey on the recent surge of social design activity.
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09.03.09: John Emerson

Pressed into Service
Interview with Lincoln Cushing, co-author of Agitate! Educate! Organize!: American Labor Posters.
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