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fastcompany.com

There are five rules of flag design. Mississippi’s new flag already breaks one

The bill to redesign the flag is a long overdue step forward. But the legislature set a requirement that will keep any design from being ‘great.’

fastcompany.com

Type Directors Club shuts down amid allegations of racism

Longtime Type Directors Club member Bobby C. Martin Jr. considers the closure—and what should happen next.

apple.com

Apple honors eight developers with annual Apple Design Awards

Apple today honored eight app and game developers with an Apple Design Award, celebrating their innovation, creativity, and mastery of Apple tools.

nytimes.com

Milton Glaser, Master Designer of ‘I ♥ NY’ Logo, Is Dead at 91

He was also a founder of New York magazine, created a memorable Bob Dylan poster and produced designs for everything from supermarkets to “Mad Men.”

fastcompany.com

AOC’s brand was groundbreaking. Now it’s inspiring copycats around the world

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become a leader for progressives—and they’re taking a page from her branding as well.

fastcompany.com

Simple design is dead. Welcome to Apple’s era of customization

Apple just gave up on creating the perfect design.

fastcompany.com

Inside the debate raging over Black Lives Matter murals

Is art a distraction from change or a catalyst? That’s the question at the heart of Black Lives Matter Plaza in D.C.—and across the United States.

fastcompany.com

Steve Jobs was famous for his Apple keynotes. Snap just topped him

With a backdrop inspired by Venice, Calif., and the artist James Turrell, Snap’s latest keynote is a master class in persuasion.

fastcompany.com

In the fight for police reform and abolition, design plays a key role

The 8 Can’t Wait campaign took social media by storm with a catchy, shareable graphic—then the 8toAbolition campaign co-opted its look.

wherearetheblackdesigners.com

Where are the black designers?

Where are the Black Designers is an initiative which aims to give a platform to creatives of color.

fastcompany.com

Black-centered design is the future of business

The pervasive systemic racism against Black people in the United States extends to the technology industry.

housebeautiful.com

38 Creatives Talk Being Black in the Design Industry

"I live and work in TriBeCa and have on occasion been mistaken for either cleaning staff or a nanny whilst visiting job sites."

fastcompany.com

Remodeling? Hire a black designer

7 black interior designers to know right now.

css-tricks.com

Chrome 83 Form Element Styles

There have been some aesthetic changes to what form elements look like as of Chrome 83.

dribbble.com

Black Lives Matter: A Spotlight On Design For Change

With team Dribbble stationed across North America, it's impossible to turn a blind eye on the events happening in cities in our own backyard.

fastcompany.com

Legendary artist Christo has died. See 10 of his greatest works

Christo and his wife and artistic partner, Jeanne-Claude, used both natural and manmade monuments as their canvas.

blog.zeplin.io

Introducing Zeplin for Visual Studio Code

Quickly access the designs you’re working on, follow design changes, open related Jira issues — all from within VS Code.

blog.chromium.org

Introducing Web Vitals: essential metrics for a healthy site

Optimizing for quality of user experience is key to the long-term success of any site on the web.

twitter.com

New York Times Front Page

The front page of The New York Times for May 24, 2020

thedieline.com

The World's Best Packaging: Dieline Awards 2020 Winners Revealed

Dieline Awards 2020 recognizes the absolute best and brightest designers and agencies creating product packaging throughout the world.