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  1. Geigy's Stellar Graphic Design
    Travel Reports

    Geigy's Stellar Graphic Design

    I alluded to it in an earlier post, but one of the highlights of my first day in Zurich was a tour through the exhibit Good Design, Good Business- Swiss Graphic Design and Advertising by Geigy...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.07.09

  2. Chatting with Mick Hodgson
    Dwell on Design

    Chatting with Mick Hodgson

    I met graphic designer Mick Hodgson of Santa Monica design office Ph.D at a party in San Francisco some months back. He's a dapper Brit with an easy way about him, and I’m quite excited to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.16.09

  3. Thank You Cards by Linda and Harriett
    Product

    Thank You Cards by Linda and Harriett

    Getting a thank you card in the mail, especially after having hosted a party or given a present, is a rarity today. What our mothers and fathers dashed off as a matter of course now marks you as a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.19.09

  4. Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott
    Books

    Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott

    On a recent weekend, whilst both sitting on a train and lolling by the river, I read the short, strange novel Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott. Occasionally a novel about architecture comes along,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.31.09

  5. Classic Stories Get Slick Redesign
    Books

    Classic Stories Get Slick Redesign

    On my last couple trips to the bookstore I've been taken with a new series of six paperbacks which have positively leapt out at me from their cardboard stand. The writers themselves are familiar-...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.14.09

  6. Yellow Owl Cityscape Stamps
    Product

    Yellow Owl Cityscape Stamps

    I wandered into the Curiosity Shoppe in San Francisco this weekend and was pleased to discover this rather winsome little set of stamps from Yellow Owl Workshop. I'm not usually a fan of this...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.21.09

  7. Preservation Recommended
    --The Future of

    Preservation Recommended

    With the preservation of mid-century buildings already a touchy subject—–many people are still unwilling to see the value in preserving “modern” architecture—–we...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.14.09

  8. Rhythms of Modern Life Exhibition
    Travel Reports

    Rhythms of Modern Life Exhibition

    While I was in Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami a couple weeks back, I ducked into my favorite Miami Beach museum the Wolfsonian to have a look around.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.18.09

  9. Grafik180: CityArt by Publique Living
    Product

    Grafik180: CityArt by Publique Living

    Over the recent holidays I was out for a ramble here in San Francisco and happened into the shop ATYS. There I saw a handful of excellent prints from SF–based design firm Publique...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.22.10

  10. SFMOMA x Gap: Artists' T-Shirts
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    SFMOMA x Gap: Artists' T-Shirts

    As part of their 75th anniversary celebration, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has partnered with local retail giant Gap on eight limited-edition artist t-shirts. The battery of art stars...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.25.10

  11. Design Hotels Book: 2010 Edition
    Books

    Design Hotels Book: 2010 Edition

    The best part of traveling is rarely the hotel. Sure, you'll suffer a tatty travelers flop if it means an extra day wandering the streets of Seoul, but in the main, hotel stays, and hotel decor,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.11.10

  12. American Trademarks
    Books

    American Trademarks

    Eric Baker and Tyler Blik are a pair of noted graphic and identity designers, though perhaps their greatest legacy in American design will come not from their work as designers, but as design...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.02.10

  13. Ramayana by Sanjay Patel
    Books

    Ramayana by Sanjay Patel

    My favorite book as a kid was unquestionably D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths. I took it out of every branch of the Sacramento library, renewed it a hundred times and basically absorbed every...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.09.10

  14. How Many Billboards? in LA
    Event Spotlight

    How Many Billboards? in LA

    Considering what a blight billboards can be on the urban landscape--São Paulo banned them in 2007, as have states like Maine--especially in car-centric spot like Los Angeles, it's little...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.10.10

  15. Graphic Europe
    Books

    Graphic Europe

    "We are designers. We notice things in a different way to other people." That's roughly the ethos that defines the Detour section of Dwell, and the expressed driving force behind the new...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.13.10

  16. Artist Maira Kalman at the CJM
    Interviews

    Artist Maira Kalman at the CJM

    I've long loved her New Yorker covers, and am still over the moon about the illustrated version of Strunk and White's classic The Elements of Style from 2005, so I leapt at the chance to meet...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.01.10

  17. Works by Maira Kalman
    Profiles

    Works by Maira Kalman

    Last week painter and illustrator Maira Kalman was in San Francisco to kick off the Contemporary Jewish Museum's run of her new show Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (Of a Crazy World). I ...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.06.10

  18. Jason Pontius on Blog Themes
    The Argument

    Jason Pontius on Blog Themes

    Recently I had the idea of asking a well-placed, well-respected web designer who understands the vagaries of design, branding, and getting information across, to have a look at the themes on...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.12.10

  19. Art of the Novella Series
    Books

    Art of the Novella Series

    I'm something of a sucker for graphically clever series of paperbacks. Penguin's Great Ideas series is nice, if hit-or-miss, and of course the classic Penguin covers are second to none. I was...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.12.10

  20. SFMOMA talks Olivetti's Design
    Event Spotlight

    SFMOMA talks Olivetti's Design

    Earlier this year SFMOMA hosted a big extravaganza marking the opening of it's 75th anniversary show 75 Years of Looking Forward. In addition to finely-curated group of paintings and objects, a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.31.10

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