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  1. Friday Finds 08.23.13
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 08.23.13

    A folding car inspired by an armadillo, typography flashcard game, and vintage snaps of San Francisco? All that and more in this installment of Friday Finds!

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.23.13

  2. Friday Finds 7.22.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.22.11

    In our current issue, we explored design for families, ranging from multi-generational households to couples with young children. For our Dwell Reports story, House Party!, we rounded up a handful...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.22.11

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Just My Type
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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.

    written by: Jami Smith
    02.08.13

  6. From A to Z: Typography Illustrations by Jing Zhang
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    From A to Z: Typography Illustrations by Jing Zhang

    East London-based typographer, illustrator, and designer Jing Zhang revisits the ABCs with her highly detailed 26 lettered collection of the English alphabet.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.02.13

  7. Barcelona, Day Two
    Travel Reports

    Barcelona, Day Two

    On our second day in Barcelona, fueled by café con leche and enough jamon to kill a horse, we excitedly settled into a breakneck tour of modern Catalan design and architecture. From Gaudi...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    01.29.11

  8. Matthew Carter's New Typeface
    A Great Idea

    Matthew Carter's New Typeface

    Matthew Carter has a letter for web designers, typography geeks, and design buffs everywhere. Actually, he has a whole brand spankin’ new alphabet. On February 2nd, the iconic type designer...

    written by: Stephanie Orma
    02.07.11

  9. Q&A with Typeface Designer Matthew Carter
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    Q&A with Typeface Designer Matthew Carter

    When Matthew Carter finished high school in England in the 1950s, he moved to the Netherlands for a year; he’s been working with typography ever since. "This was supposed to be an interlude before...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    03.19.13

  10. Less is...
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    Less is...

    Less is more. Or maybe, less is a bore. Perhaps, less is only more when more is no good. Regardless of whether you agree with the modernist motto of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ("Less is more&qu...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.11.09

  11. Typeface Designer We Love: Jordan Metcalf
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    Typeface Designer We Love: Jordan Metcalf

    Cape Town, South Africa-based typeface designer and artist Jordan Metcalf has a knack for creating puzzling, intricate algorithms in the form of typefaces. Whether experimenting with personal...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    04.03.13

  12. Pinterest Board of the Day: Typography
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    Pinterest Board of the Day: Typography

    The Dwell team shares all manner of design discoveries daily on Pinterest. Enjoy this look at typography we find interesting, novel, or simply beautiful (typeface nerds, be sure to follow our...

    written by: Sara Ost
    02.07.13

  13. Field Notes Winter Colors Series
    Product

    Field Notes Winter Colors Series

    I've had my eye on the handsome little notebooks from Field Notes--a collaboration between Portland, Oregon's Draplin Design Company and Chicago's Coudal Partners--for some time now. Call them the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.20.09

  14. Inside Woodshop
    Travel Reports

    Inside Woodshop

    We trekked to San Francisco's foggy Outer Sunset neighborhood to check out Woodshop, a collective of four artist and designers who came together through a shared interest in craft, design, and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.13.10

  15. House Industries

    Known throughout the world as a prolific type foundry, House Industries has made a considerable impact on the world of design. House Industries' fonts scream from billboards, wish happy whatever...

    02.09.10

  16. Pica Press

    Born and raised in New Mexico, the land of enchantment, I have spent most of my life absorbing the uniqueness of the desert and its breathtaking blue skies. Wrapped up in the landscape I found a...

    05.29.09

  17. Paper Source

    About Us Paper Source is a premiere paperie and retail store offering a unique selection of fine and artisanal papers, stationery, invitations, gift wrap, greeting cards, quirky gifts and a custom ...

    08.04.09

  18. Laura Ashley

    Laura Ashley

    Laura Ashley and her husband Bernard started printing fabric on their kitchen table in London in 1953, following a Women’s Institute exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum on traditional...

    02.01.13

  19. Cast Iron Ampersand

    Cast Iron Ampersand

    Font designers with a fear of having their typefaces copied ad infinitum online need only swap Fontographer for cast iron. A heavy metal ampersand is about as analog as it gets—and at either heft ...

    $200.00

  20. Typographic Address File

    Typographic Address File

    Keeping your biz-y (and personal) contacts sorted can keep you busy for hours. This fun address file from Pica Press will make organizing less of a chore, as each bright card will wow you with a...

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