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04.14.14: OBlog

Future Mavericks
There's an empty shipping container at Future in Half Moon Bay, CA and Future is looking to fill it with some summer design interns for their program: Future Mavericks.
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04.07.14: OBlog

2014 Porto Summer Editorial Design Course
Herewith, why you should seriously consider the 2014 Porto Summer Editorial Design Course.
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03.27.14: OBlog

The Design Office 2014 Summer Fellowship
The Design Office fellowship exists to encourage recent graduates of bachelor's and master's programs in design (or fields related) to continue their own body of work within our community of independent practitioners.
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03.20.14: OBlog

Designed by: Lella Vignelli
To celebrate 50 years of their partnership, Massimo Vignelli published a book of the work of his partner and wife, Lella.
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03.19.14: OBlog

Susan S. Szenasy with Debbie Millman at The Museum of Arts and Design
Thursday, March 20th Susan S. Szenasy will talk with Debbie Millman at The Museum of Arts and Design about her distinguished career as a design critic, journalist and educator.
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03.06.14: OBlog

Design Matters Spring 2014 Schedule Announced
We are thrilled that Design Matters will be returning for it's spring season on Monday, March 10. The episodes will air each Monday afternoon at 3pm.
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12.04.13: OBlog

Design Baseball
We are auctioning off a baseball signed by 21 designers at the 2013 AIGA National Conference.
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11.20.13: OBlog

Dear Bonnie
Announcing Dear Bonnie, a new truth-telling weekly advice column from Bonnie Siegler.
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11.19.13: OBlog

Frontier Fellowship
The Frontier Fellowship provides creative professionals the opportunity to live and work in Green River, Utah. From this rural place, and in the context of the frontier, Fellows have the opportunity to generate new work that is informed by the surrounding desert landscape and the residents of Green River.
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10.21.13: OBlog

New Season of Design Matters with Debbie Millman
Today begins a new season of Design Matters with weekly broadcasts every Monday afternoon through the end of the year.
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10.08.13: OBlog

Design Is One
Opening Friday at the IFC center: Design is One — Lella and Massimo Vignelli.
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08.28.13: OBlog

One Idea. One Minute. One Voice.
On Monday, Design Observer will debut a new podcast series. We're calling it Insights Per Minute.
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08.01.13: Ralph Caplan

The Trip From Bountyful
Ralph Caplan on his first job: staff writer on a putatively satirical magazine just being formed.
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07.17.13: OBlog

Destination: NYC
Destination: NYC, is a collection of 200 New York-designed products for sale at MoMA Design Stores. The collection’s visual identity is the handiwork of students graduating from the MPS Branding Department at SVA.
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07.15.13: OBlog

Working For Free
A designer posts an ad on Craigslist for other professionals to provide work for free.
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07.03.13: OBlog

Special Summer Series of Design Matters with Debbie Millman
The special series will include interviews with Michael Rock, Jean-Louis Cohen, Brenda Danilowitz and Phillip Tiongson, Harmut Essinger and Leon Krier.
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06.26.13: Michael Bierut

50 Books/50 Covers 2012 Winners Announced
Continuing a tradition that dates back to 1922, we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Fifty Books/Fifty Covers show.
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06.04.13: OBlog

AIGA (Re)design Awards
The AIGA (Re)design Awards is an international graphic design competition celebrating the most influential designs that advocate for strong communities, sustainable environments and thriving economies.
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05.29.13: OBlog

Be an AIGA Design Star
Command X — the AIGA live design reality show that happens on stage at the biennial design conference — is back for its fourth season.
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05.15.13: OBlog

Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America
Michigan was an epicenter of modern design in postwar America, this summer the story will be told through a symposium at the Cranbrook Educational Community and an exhibition at the Cranbrook Art Museum.
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05.08.13: OBlog

Saul Bass Google Doodle
Google celebreates Saul Bass with a Doodle.
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05.02.13: OBlog

counter/point: The 2013 D-Crit Conference
The 2013 D-Crit Conference will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2013.The lineup includes Paola Antonelli, Andrew Blauvelt, Fiona Raby, Mark Foster Gage, Toni Griffin, and Michael Sorkin.
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04.19.13: OBlog

AIGA Medal for Design Excellence
Design Observer co-founders Jessica Helfand and William Drenttel are recipients of this year's AIGA Medal for Design Excellence.
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03.25.13: OBlog

Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders
“Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders” is a weeklong AIGA professional development program that gives senior-level designers valuable insights into the issues faced by corporate executives.
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03.20.13: OBlog

Free Desk Here
Free Desk Here is a collaboration initiative set up by Nick Couch to encourage collaboration between design professionals.
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03.18.13: OBlog

We The Designers
We the Designers” is a national exhibition of self-authored graphic design on view through April 5 at the AIGA National Design Center in NYC.
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03.11.13: OBlog

Envisioning Design: Education, Culture, Practice
The Department of Art at the University of Northern Iowa is hosting a symposium April 26-27 called Envisioning Design: Education, Culture, Practice.
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02.19.13: OBlog

Ronald Shakespear
Unit Editions interview with Ronald Shakespear.
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02.13.13: Jessica Helfand

When Less Was More
Jessica Helfand reminisces about her first graphic design job.
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10.15.12: OBlog

New Season of Design Matters with Debbie Millman
Design Matters returns for a new season on Friday, October 19, 2012.
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09.14.12: OBlog

London Design Festival 2012
Overview of the tenth London Design Festival.
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04.16.12: OBlog

James Victore's Q&A Tuesday
James Victore is presenting a weekly YouTube series – Q+A Tuesday – in which he addresses a questions about working in a creative industry.
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