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10.25.12: Jessica Helfand

Ezra Winter Project: Chapter Ten
In April, 1933, Ezra Winter delivers a fifteen-minute live radio talk on the subject of mural painting in relation to modern life, in which he tries desperately to convince himself that he has embraced the modern world.
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09.28.12: Jessica Helfand

Ezra Winter Project: Chapter Nine
The Fountain of Youth would be Ezra Winter's greatest achievement, an enduring cultural icon in the city he loved — and on every possible level, a simply insurpassable feat: it is an extraordinary painting precisely because it is so unbearably autobiographical.
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08.29.12: Jessica Helfand

Ezra Winter Project: Chapter Eight
The Spanish dancer Carola Goya falls in love with Ezra Winter, and almost ruins her career.
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07.31.12: Jessica Helfand

Ezra Winter Project: Chapter Seven
As the gulf widens between the aspirational and the real — between the projected self and the authentic self — Ezra Winter immerses himself in all that is beautiful and lyrical and dream-like, including and especially the women with whom he surrounds himself.
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04.21.11: Hugh Dubberly

892 Unique Ways to Partition A 3x4 Grid
We recently published a poster depicting “the 892 unique ways to partition a 3x4 grid into unit rectangles” inspired by a patent received in 2006 by William Drenttel and Jessica Helfand of Winterhouse...
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07.19.10: Michael Erard

The Dream Job Project Part II
How do you conceive of the future work to shoot for, and how you'll do it? The results of these questions, part II.
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04.08.10: Michael Erard

The Dream Job Project
How do you conceive of the future work to shoot for, and how you'll do it? I invite you to weigh in.
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05.18.09: Adam Eeuwens

One Word, Plastics
This is a call to action for designers to donate credit cards, gift cards, discount cards, hotel key cards, phone cards to the Graphic Design Museum in Breda, The Netherlands.
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05.17.09: William Drenttel

Announcing Project M at Winterhouse

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04.14.09: Jessica Helfand

Land in Crisis: The Antelope Valley Story
Can the County of Los Angeles claim adverse possession, and rescind residents' rights to their own water? One plaintiff is fighting for the rights of landowners who are currently not pumping from the aquifer, and has mounted a class action suit in order to do so. She also believes that design can help solve the problem. Can it? What is at stake is the degree to which designers can lend their ingenuity to find a way to cut through this mess. And, in so doing, to help restore water to its rightful recipients.
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10.12.08: William Drenttel

Polling Place Photo Project on November 4, 2008
We are pleased to announce that the Polling Place Photo Project is continuing into the 2008 presidential election, supported by a partnership of The New York Times, AIGA and Design Observer.
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09.30.08: William Drenttel

Designersforobama.org?

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02.04.08: William Drenttel

Polling Place Photo Project on Super Tuesday
Voting on Tuesday, February 5, in the U.S. presidential primaries? We hope you will contribute a photograph to the Polling Place Photo Project.
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