One-Man Focus Group
ALL-CAPS TYPOGRAPHY IS DOOMED
June 24, 2013
The Navy has formally abandoned all-caps communiques. You probably have, too.
Why No One Saves Ticket Stubs Any More
June 18, 2013
Why doesn't anyone save ticket stubs any more? Because there are no more ticket stubs.
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.
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.
Cracker Jack's "Extreme" Reboot
May 13, 2013
Why would the only brand to get a baseball-anthem shout-out ever want to reinvent itself?
Smart Quotes are Killing the Apostrophe
May 06, 2013
How the rise of the "smart quote" heralded typographic doom for the humble apostrophe.
The New $100 Bill is Less Dignified than Monopoly Money
April 29, 2013
What would Ben Franklin–a printer by trade–make of the goofy-looking new bill that bears his image?
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.)