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Introducing the NSA-proof font

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Download Sang Mun's crypto-font, and the NSA won't be able to read your emails.

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New exhibition celebrates the evolution of swimwear

New exhibition celebrates the evolution of swimwear | D_sign | Scoop.it

With summer fast approaching, London's Fashion and Textile Museum has opened its doors to a new exhibition that explores over 100 years of stylish swimwear, from bathing dresses in the twenties to modern bikinis.

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Book by Its Cover: deft doodling

Book by Its Cover: deft doodling | D_sign | Scoop.it

John Foster: Book by Its Cover was created in 2006 by illustrator Julia Rothman as a way to showcase her book collection. The site evolved over the years and today it serves to be an active and unique repository for the art of book and book cover design, something Design Observer has long championed by sponsoring 50 Books/50 Covers each year.

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The last of the Samurai: beautiful hand-colored photographs of the warriors and their courtesans

The last of the Samurai: beautiful hand-colored photographs of the warriors and their courtesans | D_sign | Scoop.it

A selection of Felice Beato’s rare hand-colored photographs will be on display at the London Photographic Fair 23rd-24th May.

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6 important reasons to be wary of city rankings, ranked

6 important reasons to be wary of city rankings, ranked | D_sign | Scoop.it

Aarian Marshall: A list-based guide to looking beyond the listicle.

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The top 5 Milan Expo pavilions

The top 5 Milan Expo pavilions | D_sign | Scoop.it

Romanian photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu has shared his photos of the Expo Milan, along with his ranking of the top 5 pavilions.

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A rocking chair reinvented for new moms

A rocking chair reinvented for new moms | D_sign | Scoop.it

Alegre Design decided to take a look at the everyday rocking chair and reinvent it to benefit new moms, offering a cozy spot to feed their babies.

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Artist transforms kids drawings into plush toys

Artist transforms kids drawings into plush toys | D_sign | Scoop.it

Wendy Tsao brings kids drawings to life by transforming them into amazing plush toys. Wendy made her first toy (which she calls ‘softies’) back in 2007, based on a self-portrait her 4-year-old son had drawn.

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Why buy a Picasso if you can’t show it off?

Why buy a Picasso if you can’t show it off? | D_sign | Scoop.it

Michele Hanson: 'Les Femmes d’Alger' was a silly purchase anyway, for that money, this being one of Picasso’s poorer efforts.

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Steve Messam creates bridge from 20,000 sheets of paper

Steve Messam creates bridge from 20,000 sheets of paper | D_sign | Scoop.it

Steve Messam has installed a weight-bearing bridge across a stream in UK's Lake District using 20,000 sheets of bright red paper and four tonnes of stone

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The funny found poetry of early-20th-century typeface demos 

The funny found poetry of early-20th-century typeface demos  | D_sign | Scoop.it
This collection of type specimen pages, published in 1910 by the Keystone Type Foundry of Philadelphia, demonstrates the appearance of the company's type when used to produce headlines of various sizes. In the foundry's choice of demonstration headlines, a strangely poetic vision of daily life in 1910 emerges. 
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Designer creates striking typographic posters of inspiring quotes for his son

Designer creates striking typographic posters of inspiring quotes for his son | D_sign | Scoop.it

Amsterdam-based art director and designer José Bernabé has produced a series of colorful, eye-catching posters that features inspiring quotes—he hopes to share them with his three-month-old son when he grows up.

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A Frieze New York trend report

A Frieze New York trend report | D_sign | Scoop.it

Emotional ceramics, fine dining and acid denim... this is what you need to know to survive another season of art fairs.

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Hipstelvetica: when Helvetica meets the hipster culture

Hipstelvetica: when Helvetica meets the hipster culture | D_sign | Scoop.it

Portuguese art directorJosé Filipe Gomes married Helvetica and current experimental typographic trends, which he associates with hipster culture, to create the ‘Hipstelvetica’ typeface.

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Diane Arbus, uncropped: a reading list

Diane Arbus, uncropped: a reading list | D_sign | Scoop.it

Diane Arbus was renowned for photographing people on the margins, such as the mentally challenged, dwarves, giants, sideshow performers, crossdressers, and transsexuals. Was she merely a privileged voyeur of the vulnerable or an unsung champion of sexual and societal minorities? Here are five stories that will help you cut through the controversy.

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The spectacular Seda Monastery in Tibet

The spectacular Seda Monastery in Tibet | D_sign | Scoop.it

Alan Taylor: High in a treeless valley in China's remote Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture lies the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world.

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Met exhibition highlights fashion's obsession with Chinese arts

Met exhibition highlights fashion's obsession with Chinese arts | D_sign | Scoop.it

Clothes by McQueen and Galliano feature in an exhibition examining the influence of Chinese culture on arts and fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Kate Koeppel will get all of your media organized

Kate Koeppel will get all of your media organized | D_sign | Scoop.it

Laser-engraved, wooden panels that easily fit between your books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl, and other media, helping you to keep things organized.

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Alternative flags for Earth designed by visionaries and hippies

Alternative flags for Earth designed by visionaries and hippies | D_sign | Scoop.it

Katie Collins: Oskar Pernefeldt isn't the only one out there who has had a crack at designing a world flag.

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Brooklyn Museum picks Anne Pasternak as new director

Brooklyn Museum picks Anne Pasternak as new director | D_sign | Scoop.it

Ms. Pasternak, the president of Creative Time, will be the first woman to head one of New York City’s encyclopedic art museums.

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Spotlight: Walter Gropius

Spotlight: Walter Gropius | D_sign | Scoop.it

One of the most highly regarded architects of the 20th century, Walter Gropius (18 May 1883 – 5 July 1969) was one of the founding fathers of Modernism, and the founder of the Bauhaus, the German 'School of Building' that embraced elements of art, architecture, graphic design, interior design, industrial design, and typography in its design, development and production.

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9 spectacular mirrored buildings

9 spectacular mirrored buildings | D_sign | Scoop.it

AD showcases buildings where highly polished, reflective surfaces add dazzle, depth, and a dash of whimsy.

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Sir John Soane's private apartments and model room open to the public

Sir John Soane's private apartments and model room open to the public | D_sign | Scoop.it

At Sir John Soane’s Museum in London, the architect’s Model Room and private chambers are being revealed for the first time after a lengthy restoration.

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Whimsical illustrations of 'Amelie' celebrate cult French film's director

Whimsical illustrations of 'Amelie' celebrate cult French film's director | D_sign | Scoop.it

An exhibition paying tribute to the filmography of Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet has been revealed at the Spoke Art gallery in San Francisco.

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Roppongi Hills: controversial blueprint for Tokyo's new breed of high-rise

Roppongi Hills: controversial blueprint for Tokyo's new breed of high-rise | D_sign | Scoop.it

Replacing a traditional neighbourhood in the heart of Tokyo, Roppongi Hills combines modern city life with suburban elements to create a self-sufficient and (hopefully) disaster-proof community. But only for Japan’s 1%.

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Recognizing design that is both classical and innovative

Recognizing design that is both classical and innovative | D_sign | Scoop.it

Innovation and influence aren’t just associated with edgy contemporary buildings. Classicism impacts the world too, as was addressed at last week’s presentation of the 34th annual Arthur Ross Awards by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.

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