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Episode 123: Closing Doors, Opening Doors

Looking at COVID=19: Flattening the curve, Washington Post designers Harry Stevens on visualizing social distancing, Alissa Walker on how dots are people, Stephen Sondheim at 90

35 MIN6 d ago
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Episode 123: Closing Doors, Opening Doors

Episode 122: At Arm’s Length

COVID-19, social distancing, Luō Dàwèi’s One Thousand Families project, hiring product designers, Eric Rosenberg’s prop designs for The Plot Against America, Joanne McNeil’s Lurking

31 MIN2 w ago
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Episode 122: At Arm’s Length

Episode 121: Love and Squalor

With guest host Alissa Walker of L.A. Podcast: Barbara Kruger at Frieze Week; Destination Crenshaw; homelessness; urban design competitions, Rose Lyster on air travel; Molly Young on garbage language

33 MINFEB. 27
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Episode 121: Love and Squalor

Episode 120: Federal Style

The Trump Administration’s draft executive order Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again, the rise of the blur, a CBS brand book at the California Antiquarian Fair, Anna Wiener’s Uncanny Valley

33 MINFEB. 13
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Episode 120: Federal Style

Episode 119: Soldiers and Generals

Kyle Chayka’s “The Longing for Less”; minimalism; Hugh Weber joins Design Observer; Don Norman on collaboration; Maggie Gram on design thinking; the death of Mr. Peanut; Fanchon & Marco

30 MINENE. 31
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Episode 119: Soldiers and Generals

Episode 118: Excelsior!

Andrew Cuomo’s old-school political graphics; ridiculous subway ads, real and fake; Vaughan Oliver, John Baldessari, Sonny Mehta

29 MINENE. 16
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Episode 118: Excelsior!

Episode 117: Truth and Yogurt

Christmas cards, the Charles and Ray Eames collection, Didones, the Chobani effect, Hong Kong protest art, a dog who plays Jenga, Uncut Gems.

31 MINENE. 2
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Episode 117: Truth and Yogurt

Episode 116: A Decade in Politics, A Year in Culture

101 political images of 2010s; plus Jia Tolentino’s Trick Mirror; Ian McEwan’s Machines Like Me; Beck’s Hyperspace; Underworld’s Oblivion with Bells; The 1619 Project podcast; Esther Perel’s Where Should We Begin?; Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story; Steve Bannon’s American Dharma; Fleabag Season 2; Chernobyl; Anni Venti in Italia at the Piazza Ducale in Genoa; Oslo’s Viking Ship Museum; Vecchio Amaro del Capo; BrewDog’s Nanny State; and Athletic nonalcoholic beer.

32 MIN2019 DIC. 12
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Episode 116: A Decade in Politics, A Year in Culture

Episode 115: Thick and Blunt

Donald Trump’s handwriting; Michael Bloomberg, design patron; Jessica Helfand’s Face: A Visual Odyssey; Victor Papanek’s Design for the Real World; Heather Dewey-Halborg’s DNA portraits; Bulgarian socialist graphics

28 MIN2019 NOV. 27
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Episode 115: Thick and Blunt

Episode 114: Kids Today

Painting on photographs, artists v. designers, the Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno, Richard Hollis designs for the Whitechapel.

33 MIN2019 NOV. 15
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Episode 114: Kids Today

Latest Episodes

Episode 123: Closing Doors, Opening Doors

Looking at COVID=19: Flattening the curve, Washington Post designers Harry Stevens on visualizing social distancing, Alissa Walker on how dots are people, Stephen Sondheim at 90

35 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Episode 123: Closing Doors, Opening Doors

Episode 122: At Arm’s Length

COVID-19, social distancing, Luō Dàwèi’s One Thousand Families project, hiring product designers, Eric Rosenberg’s prop designs for The Plot Against America, Joanne McNeil’s Lurking

31 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Episode 122: At Arm’s Length

Episode 121: Love and Squalor

With guest host Alissa Walker of L.A. Podcast: Barbara Kruger at Frieze Week; Destination Crenshaw; homelessness; urban design competitions, Rose Lyster on air travel; Molly Young on garbage language

33 MINFEB. 27
Comments
Episode 121: Love and Squalor

Episode 120: Federal Style

The Trump Administration’s draft executive order Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again, the rise of the blur, a CBS brand book at the California Antiquarian Fair, Anna Wiener’s Uncanny Valley

33 MINFEB. 13
Comments
Episode 120: Federal Style

Episode 119: Soldiers and Generals

Kyle Chayka’s “The Longing for Less”; minimalism; Hugh Weber joins Design Observer; Don Norman on collaboration; Maggie Gram on design thinking; the death of Mr. Peanut; Fanchon & Marco

30 MINENE. 31
Comments
Episode 119: Soldiers and Generals

Episode 118: Excelsior!

Andrew Cuomo’s old-school political graphics; ridiculous subway ads, real and fake; Vaughan Oliver, John Baldessari, Sonny Mehta

29 MINENE. 16
Comments
Episode 118: Excelsior!

Episode 117: Truth and Yogurt

Christmas cards, the Charles and Ray Eames collection, Didones, the Chobani effect, Hong Kong protest art, a dog who plays Jenga, Uncut Gems.

31 MINENE. 2
Comments
Episode 117: Truth and Yogurt

Episode 116: A Decade in Politics, A Year in Culture

101 political images of 2010s; plus Jia Tolentino’s Trick Mirror; Ian McEwan’s Machines Like Me; Beck’s Hyperspace; Underworld’s Oblivion with Bells; The 1619 Project podcast; Esther Perel’s Where Should We Begin?; Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story; Steve Bannon’s American Dharma; Fleabag Season 2; Chernobyl; Anni Venti in Italia at the Piazza Ducale in Genoa; Oslo’s Viking Ship Museum; Vecchio Amaro del Capo; BrewDog’s Nanny State; and Athletic nonalcoholic beer.

32 MIN2019 DIC. 12
Comments
Episode 116: A Decade in Politics, A Year in Culture

Episode 115: Thick and Blunt

Donald Trump’s handwriting; Michael Bloomberg, design patron; Jessica Helfand’s Face: A Visual Odyssey; Victor Papanek’s Design for the Real World; Heather Dewey-Halborg’s DNA portraits; Bulgarian socialist graphics

28 MIN2019 NOV. 27
Comments
Episode 115: Thick and Blunt

Episode 114: Kids Today

Painting on photographs, artists v. designers, the Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno, Richard Hollis designs for the Whitechapel.

33 MIN2019 NOV. 15
Comments
Episode 114: Kids Today
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