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Tyrone Drake Redesigns the Black Panthers’ Ten-Point Plan

Posted November 4, 2015 by | 0 Comments

Tyrone Drake was fed by the Black Panthers when he was a child growing up in Oakland, California. Now he is a graphic designer and teacher at Art Center College of Design and he has re-visualized the Panthers’ Ten-Point Plan, for an exhibition opening this weekend.

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Eric Owen Moss on Passing the Torch at SCI-Arc: “You Are Never Done”

Posted September 12, 2015 by | 1 Comment
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This weekend marks the culmination of months of intensive work for students at LA’s 43 year-old architectural laboratory SCI-Arc, as they present and defend their thesis projects before large panels of critics at the annual Graduate Thesis Weekend. The proceedings culminate in a Graduation Ceremony Sunday, at which the Commencement Speech will be given by architect Eric Owen Moss.
That speech formally marks the passing of the torch, from Moss, …

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Henk Ovink: Gehry’s Man at the LA River

Posted August 11, 2015 by | 3 Comments
Henk Ovink; photo: Pieter Magielsen

The news about Frank Gehry’s involvement in masterplanning the LA River has brought to the surface a man not yet well-known in Los Angeles, but who is something of a rock star in the world of climate change, resilient design and rivers.
His name is Henk Ovink and he is a brilliant Dutch water infrastructure expert who was tapped by President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy task force to …

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The Noun Project Signals The Power of Visuals Over Words

Posted July 22, 2015 by | Comments Off
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Edward Boatman and Sofya Polyakov have crowd-sourced a visual dictionary.

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Remembering Leonard Aube, a Maker of Civic Space

Posted April 13, 2015 by | 1 Comment
Leonard Aube

Remembering Leonard Aube, the executive director of the Annenberg Foundation, who brought many civic amenities to L.A.

Design, People »

Frei Otto Dies, Wins Pritzker, As His Ideas Become New Again

Posted March 10, 2015 by | Comments Off
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Frei Otto, the German architect of gorgeous lightweight tent-like structures, has been awarded the Pritzker Prize, just two weeks after his death at 89.

But his influence lives on, most notably in the design for a new Googleplex by Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick.

Design, People »

Does the Apple Watch Reflect Jony Ive’s Love of Past and Future?

Posted March 10, 2015 by | Comments Off
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The Apple Watch has been displayed to the world and the jury is out on its genius.

But one thing that some pundits seem sure of, this is a product of Tim Cook’s tenure.

Or rather, is it Jony Ive’s baby? Based on a past encounter with the lauded designer, DnA thinks it might be.

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Honoring a beloved professor with a passion for type

Posted December 11, 2014 by | Comments Off
The late professor Leah Hoffmitz with one of her students at Art Center

Leah Hoffmitz Milken had taught typography and graphic design at Art Center College and Design for over 20 years when she passed away at the age of 61 after a long illness.

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Find Free Water Anywhere, With New WeTap App

Posted November 12, 2014 by | Comments Off

A new app from WeTap aims to make it easy for citizens to be able to spot their free water fountains.

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Lisa K. Weber, Illustrator, Taps Into Her Dark Side With Hex11

Posted October 29, 2014 by | Comments Off

Lisa K. Weber is an illustrator with a taste for the dark side. Since graduating from New York’s Parsons The New School For Design she has forged a career illustrating comic books, graphic novelizations of classic literature (including Oscar Wilde and Edgar Allen Poe), textiles and character and backgrounds for animated cartoons.
But she has tapped into her fascination with the otherworldly in her latest project Hex11, a graphic novel that is the first …

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