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The Passing of a Master

The Passing of a Master

Massimo Vignelli, a graphic designer whose Modernist vision inspired countless others, passed on Tuesday, at his home in New York City. Though he considered himself more of an “information architect,” Vignelli sought to convey concepts, ideas and places in the simplest, truest forms for all to understand. Clarity and coherence were the ideal in all…

The Mall Fountain Reimagined

The fountain at the mall is a destination among the hustle and bustle.  It’s a place of gleeful excitement for children throwing coins (who am I kidding? I still like to throw coins in), a rest stop during a busy shopping trip or a meet up point for friends. Every great mall has a fountain.…

Smarter Retail

How vital is Point of Sale to retailers? Important enough to strategically re-image even the most basic of tools. Case in point, clothing retailers are now creating more and more remarkable mannequins. (See Stores Demand Mannequins with Personality in the NY Times for more interesting reading on this topic.) Once glorified clothes hangers, mannequins are…