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Xtreme houses

Xtreme houses Sirefman, Susanna Xtreme houses Every February, after Hollywood airs the Oscar Awards, comedian Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa host a TV dishfest on the best and worst wardrobes in attendance. Xtreme Houses by Courtenay Smith and Sean Topham, (Prestel, 2002) elicits a similar response from this reader. A mere perusal of Xtreme […]

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Carin Goldberg’s variations on book design

Carin Goldberg’s variations on book design Lupton, Ellen Carin Goldberg’s Variations on Book Design By Ellen Lupton Illustration by Hanoch Piven The remarkable career of Carin Goldberg reflects one woman’s ability to tap into her cultural moment and create a series of icons that have functioned in the brutal arena of retail sales while also […]

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Renzo piano building workshop: The poetics of lightness

Renzo piano building workshop: The poetics of lightness David, Brigitte Renso Piano, one of the most prolific architects of his era, first made a name for himself in the 1970’s with an earthshaking architectural innovation: the Georges Pompidou Center (also known as Beaubourg) in Paris. Today his activity spans the globe, from Berlin to Lyon […]

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Factor Design

Factor Design Coupland, Ken As the West Coast arm of Hamburg-based Factor Design, Jeff Zwerner operates close to the epicenter of the Internet revolution. Just as the Web has sent shock waves through business and industry, Zwerner has keenly felt a seismic shift in the designer’s role. “Clients can’t just say, ‘Give us a new […]

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MW creates warm, minimal graphics that always bear an element of surprise

“Sensibility training” New York’s design: MW creates warm, minimal graphics that always bear an element of surprise Lasky, Julie In the Type Director’s Club annual Typography 21, Lana Rigsby commented on design: mw’s sixth catalog for Takashimaya, observing that it followed Einstein’s precept: “Things should be as simple as possible. But no simpler.” Several years […]

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Chip Kidd: Between covers

Chip Kidd: Between covers Coupland, Ken Chip Kidd: Between Covers One of the book trade’s premier form-givers is moonlighting as a storyteller. But his first novel is more than just a good yarn. It’s also a primer on the education of a designer. He’s been called “the closest thing to a rock star in the […]

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Slavimir Stojanovic: Beauty and the beast

Slavimir Stojanovic: Beauty and the beast Dzamic, Lazar Anthropologists, social scientists, historians, media experts and psychologists, not to mention linguists-who had readily coined “balkanization” as an expression for splitting an organic whole into smaller pieces-have had a unique opportunity in the last 15 years. That is, to observe a European society-once the most advanced within […]

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Dialogue with George Campbell Jr., president of Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science

Dialogue with George Campbell Jr., president of Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science Cooper-Bowen, Linda George Campbell Jr. is the 11 th president of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. Founded in 1859 by industrialist Peter Cooper it is one of the few private […]

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Tadanori Yokoo: Selected Posters 116

Tadanori Yokoo: Selected Posters 116 Margolin, Victor Tadanori Yokoo: Selected Posters 116 Forward by Martin Freidman Amus Arts Press, 2001 116 pages, 116 color illustrations 10-1/8″ x 14-1/2″, (softcover) Reviewed by Victor Margolin In one of his first posters, which appeared in 1966, a youthful Tadanori Yoko proclaimed his own death. The poster depleted the […]

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Saatchi & Saatchi Vietnam

Saatchi & Saatchi Vietnam Vittala, Kalyani Madison Ave. hits the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Saatchi & Saatchi Vietnam is the first multinational advertising agency company to get a joint-venture agreement with the Communist regime in Hanoi. It’s energetic young staff is literally blazing a trail for the largely non-existent Vietnamese advertising industry. By Kalyani Vittala […]