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Watch “The art of first impressions” with Chip Kidd

Chip Kidd explains the two techniques designers use to communicate instantly and when, why and how they work […]

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Watch “5 Things We Learnt About The Beauty of Design’ with Stefan Sagmeister

Stefan Sagmeister talks about Design, Aesthetics, and the Beauty of Design in this follow-up Q&A at Brewery Stage after his keynote “Why Beauty Matters” at D&AD Festival 2017

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Watch D&AD’s “Designing Books” with David Pearson

D&AD talks to David Pearson about designing books, and picks out some of 2015’s best examples of book design […]

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Erik Spiekermann on the Beauty of Constraints

At his newly opened workshop P98A Gallery, this master tells us about the beauty of constraints, the heritage of letterpress printing, and his unusual entrepreneurship principles […]

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Watch Erik Spiekermann’s “Type Is Visible Language” talk

The web is more type than anything. We might as well get it right […]

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Watch Jessica Hische’s “Less Exciting Work” talk

Jessica Hische goes through her own work and shows you what happens when the small and imperceptible becomes even more exciting than the big bright and flashy […]

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Design Inspiration

Watch PBS’ “Off Book” on Typography

Typeface designers Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones outline the importance of selecting the right font to convey a particular feeling. Graphic designer Paula Scher talks about building identity in messaging, while Eddie Opara uses texture to create reaction. Infographic designers Julia Vakser and Deroy Peraza map complicated data sets into digestible imagery, mixing color, graphics and type […]

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Remembering Massimo Vignelli

One of the world’s great designers, Massimo Vignelli, is very ill and will be spending his last days at home. His son Luca would like all those for whom Vignelli was either an influence or an inspiration to write him a letter […]

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Design Readings

Watch “Typographic Design in the Digital Domain” with Erik Spiekermann & Elliot Jay Stocks

In this short film Erik Spiekermann talks with Elliot Jay Stocks about how typography is used in the digital domain and what digital designers can learn from traditional print techniques […]

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Ellen Lupton on the important role of design in everyday life

Ellen Lupton, author, educator, curator, and graphic designer speaks about the important role of design in everyday life […]