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Camera is Inspired by the Typographic Quirks of ’60s and ’70s TV Fonts — and “Cheese Holes”

Name: Camera Designers: Team Dinamo (Johannes Breyer, Fabian Harb, Robert Janes, Fabiola Mejía) with Sascha Bente Foundry: Dinamo Release date: April 2022 Back Story: Ever since the early days of Swiss type foundry Dinamo, which was founded in 2013, the team has been interested in the idea of updating light traps — typographic nuances that originally compensated for the low...

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Mail-Order Ice Cream Is Trying to Be More Sustainable. But It Still Doesn’t Make Much Sense

In the past decade, cold shipping has grown from an industrial need to an everyday occurrence. From meal kit deliveries to salmon subscriptions, perishable goods abound. Perhaps the most logic-defying category of frozen food delivery is ice cream. What started as a niche industry has become a familiar trope: a scrappy ice cream maker starts selling their homemade wares. That...

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Tradeswomen Was the Magazine for Women in Blue-Collar Work During the ’80s and ’90s

When the first issue of Tradeswomen first appeared in subscribers’ mailboxes in 1980, they were “delighted,” said Molly Martin, its founder and editor. Women in blue-collar work “had never seen themselves represented before” — and now here they were, photographs of hard-hatted women in plumbing, carpentry, construction, iron-work, industrial machine work, and more gracing the cover of a magazine.  Martin...

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From Kindergarten Through High School, This Family Has Been Making a Magazine Together for Ten Years

When Claire and Pann Lim floated the idea of starting a magazine with their two children back in 2013, their daughter, Aira, then 6, was bewildered. “Who’s going to want to read a magazine about our family?” she asked.  Close to a decade later, the Singapore-based Rubbish famzine (think “family” plus “zine”) has just released Blood Sweat and Tears—a compilation of...

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Timezone Is a Workhorse of a Font Inspired by the Heyday of Digital Type Design

Name: Timezone Designers: Elias Hanzer and Lucas Liccini Foundry: Hanzer Liccini Release Date: November 2021 Back Story: Berlin-based graphic design studio and type foundry Hanzer Liccini works across identities, publication design, web design, type creation, and print; often using the type side of its practice to inform the graphics side, and vice versa. Most of its work involves the use of...

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Self-taught Designer Marguerita Mergentime Literally Brought Modernism to the Table in America

This story is part of our Weekend Reads series, where we highlight a story we love from the archives. It was originally published on May 22, 2019. Sixty years ago at the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco, a curious wall hanging in the fair’s decorative arts exhibition caused an unexpected stir. Crowds gathered underneath it, chuckling to themselves...

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Belgian Graphic Design Is a “Crossroads of Influences”

In many ways, we’re living in the golden age of graphic design histories. All over the world, designers, historians, and enthusiasts are uncovering forgotten figures, objects, and movements. There are efforts to decolonize, queer, and expand the canon. The linear, oversimplified design timelines many of us were taught are no longer sufficient.  I found myself thinking about all of this...