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A Neue Font We Don't Need

Last week saw the wide publication of Comic Neue — an updated version of the much maligned Comic Sans.

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Future Mavericks

There's an empty shipping container at Future in Half Moon Bay, CA and Future is looking to fill it with some summer design interns for their program: Future Mavericks.

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Glaser Goes Psychedelic

If you're watching the premier of Mad Men this Sunday, you may notice some familiar-ish graphics. That's because the key art for Season 7 was created by Milton Glaser, based on some of the work he became known for in the 1960's and 70's, now frequently described as 'psychedelia'.

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2014 Porto Summer Editorial Design Course

Twelve people. Four critics. One remarkable city. Add spectacular typography, extraordinary food, affordable wine and a climate that most people simply dream about. There's a city and an ocean, a famous bridge, an exquisite train station, and a chance to think about nothing but your own development as a visual thinker and maker.

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Shape: A Film About Design

Shape is a short film that is part of MakeShapeChange, a project aimed at young people to get them thinking about how the world is made around them and where design fits in.

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Typolitic

Typolitic is a new website that presents some of the best typographic student work from undergraduate design courses around the world.

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Michael Bierut studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati, and has been a partner in the New York office of Pentagram since 1990. Michael is a Senior Critic in Graphic Design at the Yale School of Art.
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William Drenttel is a designer and publisher, and editorial director of Design Observer. He is a partner at Winterhouse, a design consultancy focused on social change, online media and educational institutions, and a senior faculty fellow at the Yale School of Management.
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Jessica Helfand is a partner, with William Drenttel, in Winterhouse, a design studio in Northwest Connecticut. She is Senior Critic at Yale School of Art, where she is an Associate Fellow in Jonathan Edwards College.
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Julie Lasky is editor of Change Observer. She was previously editor-in-chief of I.D. and Interiors, and managing editor of Print. Lasky has contributed to The New York Times, Metropolis, Dwell, Eye, Slate and NPR.
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Nancy Levinson is editor of Places. Previously she was founding co-editor of Harvard Design Magazine and, at Arizona State University, the first director of the Phoenix Urban Research Laboratory.
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Jade-Snow Carroll is managing editor of Design Observer. She lives in upstate New York and works at Winterhouse Studio.
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Chappell Ellison is the assisstant editor of Design Observer. She is a graduate of the Design Criticism MFA program at the School of Visual Arts. She received her BFA in 2007 at the University of Texas where she majored in Design. She was a proud participant in the Land Arts of the American West program.
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Josh Wallaert is the web production editor of Places. He lives in San Francisco.
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