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With offices in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles, Dwell can't help but be proud of the transit advancements and accessibility in the cities where we work. Graphic designer Cayla Ferari and engineer John Breznicky are so fond of transit systems, they've gone a step further, creating LinePosters, transit-inspired artwork for the home.
February 21, 2013
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Windows of New York by José Guízar

Graphic and information designer José Guízar, a New York transplant by way of Mexico, started The Windows of New York, a weekly illustrated series about, yes, the windows of New York. Part ode to architecture and part "self-challenge to never stop looking up," Guizar translates the city's fenestration into simple, charming works of art. From SoHo to the Upper East Side, click through the slideshow to see the rest of the windows.
February 12, 2013
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Just My Type

From simple signage to repurposed letterforms, take a look at how typography turns up beautifully in these homes.
February 8, 2013
Chandra Greer of Greer in Chicago

Why You Should Send a Thank You Card

In the story "To the Letter" in our September 2012 issue, we visited Chandra Greer at Greer, her Chicago shop dedicated to all things paper. A purveyor of stationery, pens, pencils, and anything else you might need to keep in touch, Greer's love of the thank you note extends far beyond her financial interests. For her, sending a card is a matter of respect and a point of pride, and in this exclusive interview we hear why.
September 7, 2012
Chandra Greer of Greer

To the Letter

In this digital age, invitations arrive in our inboxes and are promptly deleted. Luckily, there’s Greer, a Chicago stationery depot that’s dedicated to ink and paper created by independent designers.
August 24, 2012
Quite Strong design collective in Chicago, Illinois

Strength in Numbers

Touting a model of collaborative creativity, five young Chicagoans share talent and resources to promote the work of female designers.
July 16, 2012
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Friday Finds 07.13.12

This friday, we see an alternative to the 2012 Olympics logo, learn insider tips on how to best experience AT&T Park, home of the SF Giants, and take an armchair trip to an archipelago in the Arctic.
July 13, 2012
New York CIty subway map

Transit Maps We Love

Certainly you could opt for a postcard of your favorite city’s key landmarks, but that doesn’t tell you all that much about the city’s culture does it? For a graphical element that speaks to the individuality of each city, all while depicting the landmarks that define it, mail those postcards and instead study a transit map. Some iconic, others unheralded, a transit map offers visitors a fingertip guide to the chaos of a city and arranges it in a way that holds true to the roots of the city. Whether using a geographical framework (i.e. New York) or a schematic design (known as a diagram and used by most American cities), cities often swirl those ideas together, bending train lines and inserting key landmarks to help tell the story of both transit stations and cultural interest.
June 15, 2012
Elitis Kandy Wallpaper

New-Wave Wallpapers

Wallpaper often comes with negative connotations of frenetic patterns and faded fruit borders, but a new wave of wallpaper design offers modern alternatives to plain paint and plaster. Click through the slideshow to see the eight designs we are digging right now.
June 1, 2012