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  1. Kickstarter of the Week: Chineasy
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    Kickstarter of the Week: Chineasy

    Faced with tens of thousands of characters, someone looking to learn Chinese will be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed. Chineasy, a new system to teach people to read the language, to the rescue!...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.25.13

  2. Graphic Designers We Love
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    Graphic Designers We Love

    At Dwell, we love graphic design, and could geek out for hours on fonts, typesetting, and white space! Have a spin through the best modern graphic design we've had in our pages from profiles to the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.18.13

  3. Kickstarter of the Week: Grown in the Garden State
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    Kickstarter of the Week: Grown in the Garden State

    You might consider New Jersey the Edsel of the mid-Atlantic, but illustrator Michael Mulvey is a proud son of the Garden State and he wants to do Jersey proud with this poster, t-shirts and set of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.17.13

  4. Blik's Baseball Wall Decals
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    Blik's Baseball Wall Decals

    A month into the season and you're probably thinking to yourself, "How on earth do I get my love of baseball further into my decor? Should I frame and hang another Steve Garvey jersey? Is there a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.30.13

  5. Nicely Noted Stationery Service
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    Nicely Noted Stationery Service

    We've penned paeans to letterpressed cards and hand-written notes before—just check out this indie stationery store in Chicago we featured—but the new service Nicely Noted out of Austin, Texas has...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.11.13

  6. Why You Should Send a Thank You Card
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    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,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Nathan Kirkman
    09.07.12

  7. Novak Djokovic: Behind the Logo
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    Novak Djokovic: Behind the Logo

    Last year we took a look at tennis great Roger Federer's personal logo (bit of a snooze, frankly), so with the unveiling of top-ranked Novak Djokovic's new logo, I thought we'd check back in. And...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.17.12

  8. Play Ball: Huntington Baseball Co.
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    Play Ball: Huntington Baseball Co.

    Now that the season is on, any good design fan is mulling over precisely how to get just a bit more baseball into his home decor. Moderation, fellow fans! Tempting as it may be to move that...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.12.12

  9. Seinfood Posters
    A Great Idea

    Seinfood Posters

    No Soup for You, the marble rye, Junior Mints in the operating theater, Kenny Roger's chicken, Mackinaw peaches, the big salad. Seinfeld never skimped on the food jokes, and a new show of 20 prints...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.28.12

  10. Top 5 Saul Bass Movie Titles
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    Top 5 Saul Bass Movie Titles

    In our February issue, on newsstands now, we celebrate the life and work of the great graphic designer Saul Bass on the publication of a new monograph Saul Bass: A Life in Film and Design by...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.17.12

  11. Paris Versus New York
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    Paris Versus New York

    It's rare that a series of visual puns has much of a shelf life, but Paris Versus New York, a punchy book of illustrations comparing and contrasting the two cities from Vahram Muratyan merits...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.06.12

  12. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Posters
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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Posters

    Fashion maven, style icon, and in this case, promoter of things post-war and British, Paul Smith joins the cause of the new film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by designing and selling a quartet of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.12.11

  13. Movie Posters of Soy Cuba
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    Movie Posters of Soy Cuba

    If movie posters are essentially advertisements to get you into the theater, the Hollywood versions splashed with matinee-idol close-ups and 100-point typefaces, then the moody, highly graphic...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.06.11

  14. London Design Festival: Day 3
    Travel Reports

    London Design Festival: Day 3

    My third day traipsing about London for the Design Festival had me venturing east again, starting my day in Clerkenwell (that's pronounced CLARK-en-well, I learned) and then, as ever, heading back...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Aaron Britt
    09.23.11

  15. AC/DC on Rochester Castle
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    AC/DC on Rochester Castle

    Okay, okay, this is a pretty blatant act of movie-meets-architecture branding, but man oh man I'm a total sucker for this amazing animation that somehow marries Iron Man 2, AC/DC, and a 12th...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.30.11

  16. Beer Craft Winners
    Dwell on Design

    Beer Craft Winners

    In anticipation of the talk at Dwell on Design given by writer William Bostwick and designer Jessi Rymill of the excellent home brew/beer nerd book Beer Craft, we decided to give away a handful of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.06.11

  17. LACMA: California Design
    Dwell on Design

    LACMA: California Design

    As you might imagine, we inveterate modernists up here at Dwell are very, very excited for what will be one of the fall's best forays into modern design. On October 1, the Los Angeles County Museum...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.09.11

  18. Matter: Logo Evolution
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    Matter: Logo Evolution

    In our May issue I wrote about the undersung Swiss mid-century modernist Herbert Matter, a graphic designer and photographer who left his mark on Vogue Magazine, Knoll furniture, Yale...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.09.11

  19. Printed Matter
    Profiles

    Printed Matter

    Considering his cache of bold-faced employers, the Swiss-born graphic designer and photographer Herbert Matter (1907–1984) should loom larger in the mid-century design canon than he does....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.05.11

  20. Crap = Good
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    Crap = Good

    This morning I came across a terrific new design blog with a clean, if quirky, aesthetic. Crap = Good is rather a strange name for a blog, and I confess that I can't totally fathom their...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.03.11

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