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Planned Obsolescence

I don’t even realize designers, whether industrial, environmental, or graphic, design my entire life. When I begin typing on my Apple laptop, I don’t say out loud “Wow, this laptop sure is ergonomic!”, I just experience a subconscious satisfaction. The… Continue Reading

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Design: details in life

Different from architecture and artists, most designers are unknown, even those famous one, because people usually do not realize they live in a world made by designers and gets used to. No one would care who design this front or… Continue Reading

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Blog Assignment #4 – To Inform and Delight

I enjoyed the documentary To Inform and Delight about Milton Glaser. One thing that really stood out to me in the film was when Glaser said, “drawing is thinking.”  I found it interesting his approach in creating a design, and… Continue Reading

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I ♥ GD

Graphic design, though mute and simple, has the ability to influence emotions. I *heart* NY designer, Milton Glaser, discussed how his creation shifted the city’s conscience from being indifferent to declaring love for a place. A design, simple in color and… Continue Reading

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Neue Haas Grotesk, New Haas Grotesque

Rick Poyner described the concept of idealism within design…that designers accept a social responsibility to the public. They accept an obligation to maintain a balance between the economy and ecosystems. Whether we notice or not, designers make things run smoothly. We… Continue Reading