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04.08.14: Jessica Helfand

Fast Thinking
Is this a slapstick fall captured as a slow-motion sideshow? Or an example of how accelerated exposure times tell a different story?
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03.17.14: OBlog

Employee ID Badges
A deeper look into WWII era employee ID badges.
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12.24.13: OBlog

Fairy Tale Architecture
A roundup of our holiday Fairy Tale Architecture posts.
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11.05.13: OBlog

Feeding Young Brains
AIGA Portland and The Right Brain Inititative have partnered on a new project to encourage kids to think creaively.
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07.24.13: OBlog

Barbie, Revisited
Artist Nikcolay Lamm asked what Barie would look like as an average woman.
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06.27.13: OBlog

Guns and Design
Firearms are culturally significant objects and complex tools of meaning that can, perhaps, provide insight into the interconnection of people, objects, and society.
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06.11.13: Rob Walker

The Mighty Shirt Kings
Back in the 1980s, a group of artists calling themselves The Mighty Shirt Kings set up shop at the Jamaica Coliseum, in Queens, offering “custom air-brushed and original artwork,” which could be had on canvas, but also pants, jackets, and of course T-shirts. They are the subject of a new book: The Shirt Kings.
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06.10.13: Rob Walker

Object Lessons
Object Lessons is a new project that concerns itself with “the hidden lives of ordinary things.”
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03.27.13: OBlog

Flickr Collection of the Week: Curatimus Maximus
"Curatimus Maximus" is dedicated to color street photography and is a beautifully curated group of imagery.
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03.20.13: OBlog

Flickr Collection of the Week: Bladerunner Magazines
The world of Bladerunner showcases some of the most elaborate production design in film history, all the way down to its magazine covers.
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03.12.13: OBlog

SVA/BBC Design Film Festival
Overview of the second annual SVA/BBC Design Film Festival.
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03.08.13: OBlog

Flickr Collection of the Week: Signs of Pittsburgh
Bright cursive hope and rust-covered despair, sigils of titans and corner store shingles, the quick and the decaying done for, encomiums to vanished glory and the name of an immortal beer-and-a-shot bar.
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03.01.13: OBlog

Flickr Collection of the Week: Manhole Covers
Sometimes the mundane is really beautiful, and that's especially true in this week's Flickr collection: Manhole Covers.
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02.25.13: OBlog

Dual Perspective Videos
Two videos that show two stories happening simultaneously in different places to different people.
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02.21.13: OBlog

Flickr Collection of the Week: Construtivist Posters
Ben Perry's Flickr photo collection showcases almost 1500 Soviet posters depicting propaganda, advertising, theatre and movies througout the 20th century.
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02.14.13: OBlog

A Campaign to Save The Post Office
Tucker Nichols is campaigning to save the Post Office.
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02.14.13: OBlog

Valentinishness
Unorthodox suggestions and unsolicited advice for V-Day.
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12.18.12: Rob Walker

Why We Buy, Why We Brand
Rob Walker recommends Debbie Millman's talk "Why We Buy, Why We Brand".
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11.30.12: OBlog

Tweeting Birds
@Hungry_birds are real birds from Latvia typing on the keyboard made from fat.
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10.16.12: OBlog

Unbored
Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun from Joshua Glenn and Elizabeth Foy Larsen features 350 pages of projects, games, and information for kids aged 8-13, and their parents.
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09.20.12: OBlog

Amend
Minneapolis-based Thesis is a design collective whose efforts to raise awareness about health care reform has led them to creat the Amend wrist band.
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