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WEEKLY EMAIL: JULY 28, 2011


Notes on Getting the Daily Newspaper

FEATURED THIS WEEK : MICHAEL ERARD

Notes on Getting the Daily Newspaper

We've moved into a new house and now have a table big enough for two people to read a newspaper at the same time. So we should use it. 

Plus a certain very large newspaper has just instituted a digital subscription. For the first time in nearly a decade, I'm getting a physical newspaper. Not just on Sundays. Every day.
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JESSICA HELFAND

Remembering Sylvia Harris

Sylvia Harris, esteemed member of the design community, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 24th, 2011. Here, Jessica Helfand remembers her friend.
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JOHN FOSTER

Accidental Mysteries, 07.24.11

Accidental Mysteries, a weekly cabinet of visual curiosities curated by John Foster, highlights images of design, art, architecture and ephemera brought to light by the magic of the digital age.
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ROBERT PETRICK

Chicago 2010 Poster Biennial

First you should understand that the posters in this show are more than good — they’re great. They’re so great, they immediately make me think of String Theory.
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JOHN FOSTER

Accidental Mysteries, 07.17.11

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OBSERVATORY ARCHIVE

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POEM OF THE WEEK

"Design" (1995)

"Design," a poem by Billy Collins.
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