Revealing the Hidden Biases in the Editorial Design of the New York Times
Artist Alexandra Bell lays bare issues of race in journalism and in newspaper like the New York Times
Creativity + Insomnia is a Delirious Duo
Sleeplessness is a widespread problem across the board: a 2015 Princeton National Health and Wellness Survey reported that 37% of U.S. adults experienced insomnia or sleep difficulties over the previous year, and that 55% of all adults have problems with insomnia in their lifetime.
It’s Time for Graphic Design to Embrace the Radical Potential of Salary Transparency 💸
An open call inviting designers to anonymously share their salary via the Graphic Design Salary Transparency spreadsheet
Comics Artist Edie Fake’s Personal + Playful Exploration of Sexuality
Near the start of Edie Fake’s newest comic collection there are a series of instructional cooking illustrations: a chicken being bound, a ball of dough being pounded, a pastry being twisted and then cut.
Fat, Feminism + Beating the Fear of Freelancing
Sofia Hydman is a woman with a thoroughly enviable #squad. She refers to them as “my girls,” and they seem like a hell of a lot of fun. They love their food, openly fart, delight in their own boobs and bellies, and appear to very rarely (if ever) give a fuck.
What Is Instagram’s Place in Design Education?
To many, social media and education may seem like unlikely bedfellows. Formal design education is mostly localized, taking place inside of institution walls. It’s an opportunity to study, learn, experiment, and grow, and to do so within a community that can provide critical feedback. By contrast, Instagram is global, instant, and addictive. It’s not exactly designed to encourage constructive responses or thoughtful discourse.
Navigating the Dangers of Mental Health as Magazine “Trend”
But as an apparent magazine “trend”, mental health is fraught with danger in a way that, say, food or cats aren’t. While there’s the potential for magazines to open up discourse, challenge clichés, give sufferers and survivors a voice, and even drive a certain mental health pride; could they also be in danger of romanticizing mental health problems, or even excusing or glamourizing unhealthy behaviors?
Netflix’s UX Design is Keeping Us Up at Night
How prestige TV + binge-worthy design created the site that never sleeps Netflix is keeping us awake. I’m not talking about its latest gameshow Awake, what I am talking about is oddly similar in its combination of money, entertainment, and a deliberate lack of sleep.
How Leftist Magazines Use Slick Editorial Design for the Mainstream Newsstand
The cover of its 10th issue (Spring 2013), features a spare, black-and-white illustration of a guillotine (or GILJOTIN, as it’s labeled) in the style of an Ikea assembly guide.They find new ways to make something like news new