Disgusting Toilets and the Future of China
October 08, 2013
What one American writer learned at Beijing Design Week 2013
Big Boxes, Bigger Problems
July 06, 2013
How to turn today’s abandoned Walmarts into tomorrow’s award-winning libraries, museums, and churches.
ALL-CAPS TYPOGRAPHY IS DOOMED
June 24, 2013
The Navy has formally abandoned all-caps communiques. You probably have, too.
PRISM: Scary Program, Unlikely Logo
June 13, 2013
Someone at the National Security Agency is apparently a Pink Floyd fan.
New Airline Uniforms: Just as Boring as the Old Ones
June 03, 2013
A bunch of airlines have recently updated their flight attendants' uniform. They're just as boring as the old ones—which actually says a lot about the sad decline of the uniformed service class.
The Mysteries of the Cereal Box
May 28, 2013
Did anyone notice that the way you close a cereal box has changed? One-Man Focus Group noticed, and found out the surprisingly complicated design history.
Jacques Callot's Line Sublime
May 23, 2013
“Princes & Paupers: The Art of Jacques Callot,” mounted at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, is a brave attempt to raise the profile of a sublime seventeenth-century printmaker.
Little Debbie Gets a (Very Minor) Fashion Update
May 20, 2013
Annals of branding: The snack-food icon gets a minor makeover, but the company wants you to know she's still innocent and pure.
Pepsi Has a New Look. Again.
March 28, 2013
Unlike Coke, Pepsi's design has to keep changing to keep up with its youthful branding. And a torpedo-shaped new bottle nails it.
Even Black Ops Have Patches
February 21, 2013
Rob Walker decodes the visual language of a highly secretive part of the U.S. Air Force that works with experimental aircraft.