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12.26.12: The Editors

Ten Most Popular Accidental Mysteries of 2012
The ten most popular Accidental Mysteries galleries of 2012.
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06.17.12: Adam Harrison Levy

A Father's Things
Contributing writer Adam Harrison Levy remembers his father and reflects on being a father himself: a Design Observer short film.
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05.13.12: The Editors

Our Mothers, Our Selves
"Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world," wrote James Joyce, "a mother's love is not." Herewith, a Mother's Day celebration of designers and their mothers.
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10.21.11: William Drenttel

Design Matters Wins People's Choice Design Award
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum announced the People's Choice Design Award — and Design Observer's own Debbie Millman, the creator of the popular Design Matters series of podcast interviews, was the surprise winner.
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09.15.11: The Editors

Season Seven of Design Matters with Debbie Millman
We are pleased to announce that Season Seven of Design Matters with Debbie Millman will premiere on Observer Media this Friday with special guest Michael Arad.
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08.27.11: The Editors

New Comment Registration
Due to the unfortunate growing sophistication of spammers, Design Observer is now requiring that users register in order to comment.
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12.31.10: William Drenttel

Best of DOG 2010
Hardly exhaustive, here are some of the highlights of essays and blog posts on the Design Observer Group during 2010.
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10.18.10: The Editors

Design Observer Launches iPhone App
The Design Observer iPhone App, now available for FREE to all users on the App Store, offers a quick way to survey what's new every day at the world's leading online design journal.
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10.05.10: AIGA and Winterhouse Institute

AIGA Winterhouse Awards for Design Writing: 2010 Recipients
AIGA and Winterhouse Institute announce the two writers selected to receive the 2010 AIGA Winterhouse Awards for Design Writing & Criticism — including a $10,000 prize and a $1,000 student award.
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09.16.10: The Editors

New Season of Design Matters with Debbie Millman
Announcing Season Six of Design Matters with Debbie Millman will premiere on Observer Media this Friday at 3pm with a legendary guest — Massimo Vignelli.
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08.02.10: Meena Kadri

Two Rupees Worth

Now that the dust has settled on India's launch of their rupee symbol we are starting to see its application beyond the initial fanfare.


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07.07.10: Jessica Helfand

Happy Birthday, Steven Heller
A tribute to Steven Heller on his Birthday!
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08.13.09: The Editors

Design Observer Party: Memphis, October 9
This year's Design Observer party at "Make Think: AIGA Design Biennial Conference" in Memphis is at The New Daisy Theatre. Friday, October 9 from 9:00pm to 2:00am.
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07.28.09: The Editors

Design Observer 3.0
Today we begin a new chapter in the story and evolution of Design Observer: a vastly reconceived site encompassing new channels (Observatory, Change Observer, Places and Observer Media), new partners, and expanded archives.
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06.02.09: The Editors

Books Received: July 2009
The Design Observer Fall book list is here.
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04.14.09: The Editors

13th Annual Webby Awards
We are pleased to announce that Design Observer has been nominated for Webby Awards for Best Culture Blog and Best Writing.
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04.13.09: The Editors

Books Received: Summer 2009
The Design Observer Summer book list is here.
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02.02.09: The Editors

Julie Lasky & Ernest Beck Join Design Observer
Design Observer announces that Julie Lasky and Ernest Beck will be joining the Design Observer team as our website makes a major editorial expansion to incorporate new content under the banner of Change Observer.
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12.28.08: Jonathan Barnbrook

New Year's Greeting
A New Year's greeting from Jonathan Barnbrook, with a quote from George W. Bush.
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12.16.08: The Editors

Books Received: Winter 2009
The Design Observer Winter 2008 book list is here.
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12.07.08: The Editors

10 Reasons to Buy a Design Observer T-Shirt
Buy the Design Observer T-Shirt for a holiday gift.
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10.15.08: The Editors

Design Observer T-Shirt
Design Observer offers a T-shirt through Artefacture.
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10.06.08: The Editors

Books Received: Holiday List 2008
The Design Observer holiday book list is here.
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10.06.08: The Editors

People's Design Awards
The People's Design Awards are happening as we speak — with public voting open until October 21st. Design Observer welcomes the support of our readers: VOTE TODAY.
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09.21.08: The Editors

Design Observer's Aniversary Party: 11.05
Design Observer 5th Anniversary Party. NYC. 11.05.08.
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06.30.08: The Editors

Books Received: Summer 2008
New books have been piling up here at Design Observer. We thought we'd share some of the many recently published titles we have received over the past couple of months...
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06.16.08: The Editors

Books Received: Spring 2009
Design Observer Spring 2009 list of 50+ books received.
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05.08.08: The Editors

National Design Awards
The National Design Awards were announced today, and Michael Bierut is the recipient of the Design Mind award. We can think of no more suitable award for this writer, critic and working designer.
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03.17.08: William Drenttel

AIGA Winterhouse Writing Awards 2008
AIGA Winterhouse Awards for Design Writing & Criticism seek to increase the understanding and appreciation of design, both within the profession and throughout American life. Submissions for the $10,000 Writing Award and the $1,000 Student Award are due before June 2, 2008.
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03.09.08: The Editors

Design Observer Job Board

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02.27.08: The Editors

Books Received: Winter 2008

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12.12.07: The Editors

Two New Contributing Writers
We are delighted to introduce two new contributing writers to our line-up: Andrew Blauvelt and Rick Poynor will be posting regularly from now on.
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09.20.06: The Editors

Dwell Conference: Special Offer
Any Design Observer reader who registers for "Dwell on Design—Palm Springs" will receive a $75 discount off of the full conference ticket price simply by using the discount code, OBSERVER.
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