New York’s Subway Map Like You’ve Never Seen It Before
In 1979, responding to complaints from riders that the subway map was difficult to use, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority hired the Manhattan design firm Michael Hertz and Associates to create a new map.
Why the Tesla Cybertruck Looks So Weird
The pickup truck Elon Musk unveiled Thursday night features sharp angles, but no side mirrors or “crumple zone” to absorb the force of a collision.
Warner Bros.’ new brand is a glimpse at the future of entertainment
Over three years, Pentagram redesigned the studio’s iconic logo and identity. Can a new brand bring it into the 21st century?
How Susan Kare Designed User-Friendly Icons for the First Macintosh
The graphic designer is receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from Cooper Hewitt for her recognizable computer icons, typefaces and graphics.
UNO introduces a braille deck allowing the visually impaired and sighted to play together
Popular card game UNO had debuted an official deck featuring braille, which will make game play widely accessible for the more than 7 million blind and low-vision players in the United States.
Is designing for Instagram hurting design?
Are we creating beautiful, functional spaces—or merely social-media-friendly content?
Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life encourages visitors to engage with climate change
Three decades of work by the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson including an indoor rainbow and a tunnel of fog prompt visitors to London's Tate Modern to think about their impact on the planet.
The best idea for Notre-Dame has nothing to do with the spire
The French government says it will restore Notre-Dame to its original state—but these architects want to turn the construction itself into a work of art.
How Uber quietly redesigned its interface for the rest of the world
As Uber expanded into Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, it faced a major problem: The design that helped make it a powerhouse wasn’t as effective in these new markets.
Download Over 91,000 Maps from the World’s Largest Private Collection
Map lovers will be thrilled by the possibility to peruse some of the world’s most unique historic maps. Over 91,000 maps from the exhaustive David Rumsey Map Collection have been placed online for the world to view and download, making it a treasure trove of information related to cartography. The collection, which was started over 30 years ago, is now housed at Stanford University.