Massimo Vignelli

Massimo Vignelli: The grid is an integral part of book design. It’s not something that you see. It’s just like underwear: you wear it, but it’s not to be exposed. The grid is the underwear of the book.

Kickstarter

Ken Levine on Zach Braff ruining Kickstarter: When I used to broadcast for the Orioles one of my partners was the legendary Chuck Thompson. Most of our games were at night. Chuck was an avid golfer. He played the public … Continue reading

Reframing A Problem

Tina Seelig, inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity: What is the sum of 5 plus 5? What two numbers add up to 10? The first question has only one right answer, and the second question has an infinite number of … Continue reading

QuartzComposer

Julie Zhuo, product design director of Facebook Home: How can we talk about physics-based UIs and panels and bubbles that can be flung across the screen if we’re sitting around looking at static mocks? (Hint: we can’t.) It’s no secret … Continue reading

The Future Will Not Be Interactive

Bret Victor: I look around, and see a generation of bright, inventive designers wasting their lives shoehorning obsolete interaction models onto crippled, impotent platforms. I see a generation of engineers wasting their lives mastering the carelessly-designed nuances of these dead-end … Continue reading

Mens-Ups

Photographer, Rion Sabean: Men-Ups! is a project aimed at reversing the stereotypes created by society, begging the questions; why is it sexual for a female to pose one way, and not sexual for a male? Why is it considered more … Continue reading

Design Patois

Steven Heller: It’s sometimes embarrassing the way that designers prostrate themselves—and the English language—in their promotional material describing in words what they do, as though their designs alone aren’t enough to tell the story. It may be true that some … Continue reading

Simple Living

Nadia Plesner: I had felt irritated before with the way some parts of mass media prioritize between world matters and celebrity gossip, but something about seeing it like this sparked the idea of doing something… My thought was: Since doing … Continue reading