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Designer Pasta

I am a huge pasta lover, and even consider myself an amateur pasta maker (only linguini and ravioli, hence amateur). While exploring The New York Times Food section, I stumbled on an article about a new pasta: cascatelli. The pasta was created by Dan Pashman, the host of the podcast The Sporkful, with a pasta… Read More

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Colorless Cars Continue

As a young person in the 1970s and 1980s, my family and my friends had cars in all shades of colors. My Dad’s ’75 Plymouth Fury sported a frost green paint job. My neighbor’s ’72 Ford Fairlane shined a bright calypso coral. My aunt’s ’74 Oldsmobile Cutlass turned heads in Sebring yellow. So why are… Read More

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Creativity for Social Change

Artists for Humanity (AFH) is a thriving non-profit for the creative, young, under-resourced teens of Boston to express and explore their creative abilities. AFH was established to address the lack of art experience within the Boston Public School system. Located in the heart of South Boston (aka Southie), AFH helps introduce young people from urban… Read More

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2021 Beer Packaging Trends

As an avid beer drinker and artist, I’m not ashamed to admit that on more than one occasion I have made my brew selections solely based on the label art. In general, liquor and beer label designs are afforded a creative license that not many other products enjoy. They can be artsy and edgy, or… Read More

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Stars and Stripes Remix

During the assault on the US Capitol on January 6th, videos showed rioters carrying several variants of the American flag. They all had stars, they all had stripes, but my sense was that none of the flags symbolized the wholesome Americana of apple pie, baseball, fireworks, and backyard barbecues. I did a little research and… Read More

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Design Day Trips in Connecticut

Connecticut is known to many as a retreat from the city with cute seaports and classic New England flair, but few know that it’s a design destination, too. We’re partway through summer; have you visited these spots yet? The Glass House Located in New Canaan, this 1,800 square foot modernist glass box was built by… Read More

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Space Invasion in Stamford Downtown

Each year Stamford Downtown hosts a distinguished outdoor sculpture exhibit designed to attract both local and regional audiences. This year’s theme is “Space Invasion,” and all summer, UFOs and rockets will line the sidewalks and parks of the city. Steve and Cindy’s concept was selected from over 100 entries, and they are happy to present:… Read More

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Feast Your Eyes

There are a few types of projects that always get eaten up by designers. Those where creativity is king and the world is your oyster—projects like wine and beer labels, music posters, and of course, menus. For the past decade or so, the folks at UnderConsideration have been compiling well designed restaurant menus from around… Read More

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A Modernist Giant

As a young graphic designer in New York City in the 1980s, one design firm seemed to stand above all the others in town. They got the biggest assignments and produced the smartest work for the best companies. That studio was Chermayeff & Geismar. Their work was everywhere and you never forgot it. The Smithsonian’s… Read More