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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

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A Hidden Gem

I love stories of incredible finds—the old Porsche in a barn under a layer of dust, the Tiffany lamp purchased at a garage sale for $5.00, and the blockbuster reveals on Antiques Roadshow. Last summer, construction workers remodeling a retail store in an historic building in Paris removed a section of wallboard and discovered a… Read More

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TDmojis are Here!

When I was little (and now, to be honest), I loved playing with paper dolls and video games with customizable avatars. I’d spend more time perfecting each outfit, hairstyle and micro-expression of my character than playing the actual game. After seeing Steph’s last post in which she built color palettes to represent each member of… Read More

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LG’s Rollable TV

LG just revealed their newest television at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas; one of the first televisions to be retractable. The new LG Signature OLED TV R allows users to hide the 65-inch screen with a click of a button. The screen can also be adjusted to different aspect ratios and even hides… Read More

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Personal Palettes of the Taylor Design-ers

When you think of a person you know, certain associations will come to mind—emotions, personality traits, interests, scents, preferences, phrases, and even colors. Just like the brand of a company, individuals have their own signature ‘look and feel’—their own ‘brand’. As a fun exercise, I created the color palettes that come to mind when I… Read More