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Thoughts on Design by Paul Rand - Book Suggestion

Thoughts on Design by Paul Rand - Book Suggestion

The book suggestion of this week is by the Paul Rand and it's titled Thoughts on Design . Writing at the height of his career, Rand articulated in his slender volume the pioneering vision that all design should...
Levi's 501: The Design Evolution of an Icon

Levi's 501: The Design Evolution of an Icon

When Levi Strauss partnered with tailor Jacob Davis in 1873 on a patent for riveted pockets on work pants for Western pioneers, they couldn’t have dreamed of its impact on modern culture. The Levi’s 501 button fly jean...

Design History: Dieter Rams - Less But Better

Pablo Picasso once said "Good Artists Copy Great Artists Steal" then Steve Jobs mention that in one interview long ago. We all know that Apple products are the best out there, there's no doubt about it, and the main...

Design History: Photo Manipulation Pioneer John Heartfield

John Heartfield (1891-1968) was a pioneer in photo manipulation. Born Helmut Herzfeld, he changed his name as a protest against anti-English sentiment in Germany between the World Wars. Heartfield was one of the first...

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