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#DumpTrump

Reading Time: 1 minute In the run-up to the U.S. presidential election, Hillary Clinton recruited 45 designers around the country to create campaign buttons, and AIGA member designers have created a range of free downloadable posters encouraging citizens to exercise their right to vote. Design can’t save the election and political Pins Won’t Save the World, but that hasn’t […]

Things I have learned in my life so far.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Many of us have kept a diary  at one point in our lives. But none of our diaries look like Stefan Sagmeister’s. In his book, Things I have learned in my life so far, Sagmeister displays the twenty or so things he has learned in his life so far in a rather unusual way. These life […]

Just Designing: Cross-Pollination in Design Practice

Reading Time: 9 minutes Not so long ago, the Nicework team decided to start making a regular thing of presenting our ideas and experiences to each other – both to spread a little knowledge and brush up on our presentation skills. There are very few limits to what we can present on, as long as it seems interesting and […]

The Happy Film

Reading Time: 1 minute The Happy Film is a feature-length documentary where graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister undergoes a series of self-experiments outlined by popular psychology to test once and for all if it’s possible for a person to have a meaningful impact on their own happiness. Here is the film’s awesome title sequence.  The Happy Film Titles from {group […]

Designers and Books

Reading Time: 1 minute “Designers & Books is a website devoted to publishing lists of books that esteemed members of the design community identify as personally important, meaningful, and formative—books that have shaped their values, their worldview, and their ideas about design”. Contributors include: Stefan Sagmeister, Milton Glaser, Robert Venturi and Steven Heller. If you are interested in design […]