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WEEKLY EMAIL: SEPTEMBER 22, 2011


David Freund

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David Freund's Collection of Japanese Matchboxes

Circa 1930s Japanese matchbox labels are my only foreign collection. My attraction is mostly to the labels' irresistible design, as well as the occasional U.S. note: David Freund shares his collection of Japanese Matchboxes.
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ALICE TWEMLOW

Remembering Richard Hamilton as Design Critic

Richard Hamilton, the British artist and founding father of Pop, died last Monday at the age of 89. He leaves a rich and well-discussed legacy of art. However his articles on industrial design and its mediation are also significant, not only as positioning texts for his own art practice, but also for their contribution to a design discourse which was taking shape in that period.
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JOHN FOSTER

Accidental Mysteries, 09.18.11

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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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 and designer of the World Trade Center Memorial, Michael Arad.
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JOSH BERTA

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Design School?

As designers, we solve problems. Indeed, pursuing a design education is probably the first great problem we’re tasked with solving. It all starts with uncertainty and learning, moves on into hard work and refinement, and ends (ideally) with a really simple goal: becoming a designer. With that in mind, here is some advice to design students either starting, or starting back to school this autumn. Herewith, ten things (naturally!) in no particular order.
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ADAM HARRISON LEVY

The Falling Man: An Interview with Henry Singer

In 2006 Henry Singer produced and directed The Falling Man, a 90 minute documentary for Channel 4 Television in the UK. The film was screened in over 30 countries and was nominated for an International Emmy in 2006.

The following is an interview with Henry Singer. It took place on September 4, 2011.
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POEM OF THE WEEK

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