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Leading Dutch typographer and graphic designer who created the Gridnik and New Alphabet typefaces

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the dyeing marble collection suggests an invasion of figurative artificial symbols into the stones’s classical and natural imagery.

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The Next Web

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Elephants have long captivated our attention, partly because of their sheer size and majesty. But we’re also struck by their complex behavior. In some ways, we’re fascinated because this behavior echoes our most humane feelings. For instance, elephants have repeatedly been observed using tools and grieving their dead. Their evolutionary history is interesting, too. It …

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Design Boom

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five designers were invited to design four guest rooms, with a view to create an ideal contemporary living space within an urban context.

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TED

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Anger researcher Ryan Martin draws from a career studying what makes people mad to explain some of the cognitive processes behind anger — and why a healthy dose of it can actually be useful. “Your anger exists in you … because it offered your ancestors, both human and nonhuman, an evolutionary advantage,” he says. “[It's] a powerful and healthy force in your life.”

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A team of researchers recently pioneered the world’s first AI universe simulator. It’s fast; it’s accurate; and its creators are baffled by its ability to understand things about the cosmos that it shouldn’t. Scientists have used computer simulations to try and digitally reverse-engineer the origin and evolution of our universe for decades. The best traditional …

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The hotel giant, which faces stiff competition from Hilton and Airbnb, uses the lab to get insights into the smallest details–from the shape of wall sconces to the location of electrical outlets.

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Design Milk

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Launching this autumn is Juniper's new THIN Solids Collection, the latest lighting in the company's collab with designer Peter Bristol.

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The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring. Although it carries the “master switch” gene, SRY, that determines whether an embryo will develop as male (XY) or female (XX), it contains very few other genes and is the only chromosome …

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Design Curial

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Colour is creeping over our cities, thanks both to an explosion in street art but also designers and architects’ subsequent confidence in splashing rainbow-hued graphic treatments over their walls. But the line between street art, fine art and architecture is increasingly blurring as artists are invited to weave their own distinctive works into the fabric of buildings.

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Ahead of The Design Museum's exhibition of his work, we examine whether Stanley Kubrick's obsessive qualities were a help or hindrance to his career.

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In 1664, scientist Robert Hooke drew a flea and created the first great work of British art. Without it, perhaps, there would be no Stubbs, Constable and Hirst

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26,000 people have been surveyed by paper giant G.F Smith to work out exactly how we attach specific emotions to specific colours.

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The British Nigeran artist's massive book-based exploration of identity is now open to the public at the UK's most-visited museum.

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The Next Web

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Google is bringing an upgrade to Gmail that will let you interact with emails in your inbox just like you would with the web pages they often lead you to.

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Monotype's type director and lead designer on the new Helvetica Now discusses the design process behind the new typeface and sheds light on the cultural phenomenon that is Helvetica.

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Photographer Marco Arguello travels to Gujo Hachiman in Japan to document the “artisanal craft” of designing and making fake food.

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Paris-based designer Mathilde Gaussen celebrates those who changed the face of criminology with new investigative methods.

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