Most cities have brands. New York has a blocky typographic logo. Philadelphia’s logo is a graphic of the Liberty Bell, with the slogan “Life, liberty, and you.” But Gainesville, Florida, has gone in the opposite direction with its new identity: debranding, rather than rebranding.
How bad graphic design changed award shows, elections, and your medicine cabinet.
We’ve compiled some of the most compelling new and forthcoming releases, from significant design research to pure, unadulterated fun. Find the first 10 titles below, and stay tuned for part two.
This week's book of the week is the Superpowers of Visual Storytelling by Laura Stanton and David LaGesse

The Brandless Store

A new online store, Brandless, puts private labels in the spotlight.
While International Women's Day is an opportunity to celebrate the fantastic contribution that women make in every discipline of design, the fact remains that there is still a disparity between the genders when it comes to wages, senior roles and representation.
The role of design in politics is constantly examined, and design seems to be playing an important role in politics. This is why the Design Museum has developed an exhibition about political graphic design from the last decade.
You’ve probably never heard of Will Burtin, a German information designer who pioneered human-centered design principles before they were a buzzword. Now, a new book about Burtin’s work hopes to give him his due.
Today’s UX designers have failed to act in the best interest of users. To right the ship, the next generation has to make three significant changes, writes Mike Monteiro.
There's a lot more going on in your brain than meets the eye when you spot McDonald's golden arches or Nike's signature swoosh. Take a look at how your brain processes a logo with a great infographic here!
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