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Throne Opener

Warning: If you have yet to watch the season premiere of season 8 of Game of Thrones, DO NOT read this. My number one rule for watching TV is that you cannot skip the opening credits—I blame the designer in me. The designer in me also appreciates when there is a concept for the opening… Read More

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You and Me

When my now 10 year-old twins were around three, I came up with the idea for a children’s book. Before they were born and their genders were known to us, my husband and I often referred to them as “A and B,” “Thing 1 and Thing 2” (after Dr. Suess’ Cat in the Hat characters),… Read More

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SnowWhite Ice Cream Maker

Recently at SXSW 2019, the tech company, LG, unveiled a prototype gadget that is best described as a “Keurig for ice cream.” The device runs on flavor pods that, when added to the machine, allow it to create some icy frozen treats. The machine can create more than just regular ice cream. There were pods… Read More

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Logo Fight Goes Public

The Public Theater, a nonprofit best known for putting on free Shakespeare performances in Central Park, began using a new graphic identity in 1994. Developed by Pentagram, the new logo (left) used wood type in a way that reflected street typography and graffiti. Over twenty years later, the logo is still in use—a sure sign… Read More

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Watch Your Tone

While finishing school at the University of Technology in Sydney, Wilson Leung found that representation of Asians in graphic design has been reduced and packaged into mimicry fonts that superficially imitate the look of Asian characters. Leung says, “I wanted to call attention to a particular problem in the design world that produced these impoverished… Read More

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Samsung Galaxy Foldable Phone

Samsung has unveiled a smartphone that you can fold in half called the Galaxy Fold. No, it’s not a flip phone like the old Motorola RAZR. It’s a fully functional smart phone that can fold its screen in half like a book. That may sound crazy, or like some form of wizardry from Harry Potter,… Read More

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Brush With Bite

I love stories of new products that depart radically from the norm. Take toothpaste. Ever since I was young enough to hold a toothbrush, I’ve squeezed Crest or Colgate out of a tube. I never once looked at the list of ingredients, nor have I thought much about where the tubes end up when they’re… Read More

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Two Decades

February 16th, 1999. My first day at Taylor Design. Twenty years ago. A long time, and a period of time that has also passed in a blink. I’ve been fortunate over these two decades (ok, that sounds long) to have had a lot of wonderful clients, and to have conceptualized, crafted and created many great… Read More

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AlphaGo Wins

Go is an abstract strategy board game invented in China more than 2,500 years ago. Players use white and black stones and take turns placing the stones on the vacant points of a board. The stones are removed from the board if captured, which happens when a stone or group of stones is surrounded by opposing stones on all orthogonally-adjacent points.… Read More