Banned from App Store

Phone Story is a game for smartphone devices that attempts to provoke a critical reflection on its own technological platform. Under the shiny surface of our electronic gadgets, behind its polished interface, hides the product of a troubling supply chain … Continue reading

The Beautiful People

The Economist: Physically attractive women and men earn more than average-looking ones, and very plain people earn less. In the labour market as a whole (though not, for example, in astrophysics), looks have a bigger impact on earnings than education, … Continue reading

Material World

Peter Menzel: Freelancing in Somalia during their civil war and in Kuwait right after the first Bush War, I had some rather intense experiences that made life in the U.S. seem rather shallow and superfluous. Sitting in my office early … Continue reading

Desire and Looting

“Today I must create something that drives the underprivileged youth of modern Britain mad with desire and envy.” Adrian Shaughnessy, Design Observer: But for the past three or four decades the major role of graphic design has been to create … Continue reading

Honest Logos

Designer, Viktor Hertz: An idea for a series with honest logos, revealing the actual content of the company, what they really should be called.