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eyeondesign.aiga.org

How Magazine Covers Became the Political Posters of Our Times

Edel Rodriguez, Jody Quon, Jaap Biemans, and Tom Alberty on the changing role of covers in today’s hyperpolitical times.

nrachildrensmuseum.com

The NRA Children’s Museum

Since 2020, firearms have overtaken car accidents to become the leading cause of death in U.S. children, taking over 4368 lives.

fastcompany.com

See the new ‘de-Arched’ McDonald’s logo in Russia

Russia ditched the arches, but appears to have kept the ‘M.’

matthewbutterick.com

What we can deduce from a leaked PDF

I don’t usually comment on current events. But the possi­bil­i­ties for typo­graphic foren­sics were too intriguing to ignore.

nrk.no

Worlds apart: TikTok doesn’t show the war in Ukraine to Russian users

A look at how TikTok users in Russian and Ukraine have completely different experiences.

itsnicethat.com

33 Letters for Ukraine expresses solidarity through language and design

33 Letters for Ukraine is an ongoing initiative to express solidarity with Ukraine.

iconfinder.com

Free Ukraine icons

Free icons for articles, posts, protest signs, donation campaigns and other efforts that support the Ukrainian people and help spread awareness.

eff.org

The Campaign to Shut Down Crucial Documentary Tool youtube-dl Continues

Copyright maximalists just don’t know when to stop.

restofworld.org

Amateur open-source researchers went viral unpacking the war in Ukraine

From college sophomores to 9-to-5 IT workers, hobbyist OSINT accounts are reconstructing events on the ground.

newyorker.com

“Z” Is the Symbol of the New Russian Politics of Aggression

Masha Gessen writes about the symbolism and meaning of Russia’s use of the letter “Z.

fastcompany.com

How 29 artists banded together to put Equal Rights back in the spotlight

The artists, including Shepard Fairey, are bringing fresh urgency to the 99-year-old amendment that’s still waiting to be ratified.

smashingmagazine.com

We All Are Ukraine 🇺🇦

As a design community, we all can’t be silent in these times.

prototypr.io

When Bots and Oligarchs Manipulate Platforms: Stand With Ukraine

YouTube, you’re being attacked, and your human account holders are being kicked off your platform by a flood of Russian bots.

itsnicethat.com

One designer’s goal to redesign the American flag

Steven Horton Jr. wants to create a flag for Black Americans, who he feels have not been represented by America’s current star-spangled banner.

fastcompany.com

Pentagram rebrands voting for the 21st century

NYC Votes builds a design system as unique as New York itself.

fastcompany.com

Even the White House logo got a makeover. See what changed

It took 30 tries to get the new White House logo just right.

fastcompany.com

How Trump gave rise to the aesthetics of hate

The 45th president is out. But the world he leaves behind still needs to be reckoned with.

printmag.com

The Daily Heller: Keep Politics Out of Design?

Let’s keep it civil, but let’s acknowledge design is in politics and politics is in design.

fastcompany.com

This illustrator famously satirized Trump’s presidency. What will he do now?

Edel Rodriguez can’t wait to stop illustrating Trump.

fastcompany.com

What these logos reveal about the chaos of American politics in 2020

Stars, stripes, and the AOC effect. Oh, and don’t forget the puns.