One-Man Focus Group

ALL-CAPS TYPOGRAPHY IS DOOMED

The Navy has formally abandoned all-caps communiques. You probably have, too.

The Navy has formally abandoned all-caps communiques. You probably have, too.

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Why No One Saves Ticket Stubs Any More

(Hint: It's because there are no more ticket stubs.)

Why doesn't anyone save ticket stubs any more? Because there are no more ticket stubs.

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PRISM: Scary Program, Unlikely Logo

What the NSA owes Pink Floyd

Someone at the National Security Agency is apparently a Pink Floyd fan.

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New Airline Uniforms: Just as Boring as the Old Ones

Prosaic flight attendant outfits and the decline of the uniformed service class

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.

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The Mysteries of the Cereal Box

The complicated history of how a cereal box closes

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. 

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Little Debbie Gets a (Very Minor) Fashion Update

But the snack food company wants you to know her "innocence and purity" are still intact

Annals of branding: The snack-food icon gets a minor makeover, but the company wants you to know she's still innocent and pure.

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Cracker Jack's "Extreme" Reboot

It's extremely awful!

Why would the only brand to get a baseball-anthem shout-out ever want to reinvent itself?

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Smart Quotes are Killing the Apostrophe

How a software innovation doomed the inverted comma

How the rise of the "smart quote" heralded typographic doom for the humble apostrophe.

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The New $100 Bill is Less Dignified than Monopoly Money

The aesthetic cost of counterfeit-proofing

What would Ben Franklin–a printer by trade–make of the goofy-looking new bill that bears his image?

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That new dumbbell-shaped can isn't about improving ergonomics–it's about impressing millennials. (But don't tell them the can uses twice as much aluminum.) 

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