[1] Forth and Back Studio, Dreams of New York
[2] Common Name, Syracuse Architecture
[3] Laura Csocsán, Various Projects
[4] Kate Crawford and Vladan Joler, Anatomy of an AI System
[5] Sascha Lobe and David Chipperfield, Amorepacific Headquarters
[6] Edition Studio, Various Projects
[7] Rob Giampetro, MoMA
[8] Florian Karsten, Various Projects
Forth and Back Studio created the book Dreams of New York, which evolved from the studio's ongoing love affair with the East Coast. The Forth and Back team explored New York City through the lens of Google Earth, paying close attention to the small moments of life captured by Google's cameras.

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Common Name is a small graphic design studio in New York City founded by Yale School of Art graduates Yoonjai Choi and Ken Meier. The studio focuses on printed matter, such as posters and books. I especially enjoy the posters the studio has designed for the Syracuse School of Architecture [pictured], which make use of bold colors and unconventional typographic layouts, like much of their other work.

See more of Common Name's work

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Laura Csocsán is a recent graduate of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest, Hungary. Her work focuses on graphic design and type design and she was recently featured in ItsNiceThat's The Graduates.

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Anatomy of an AI System is an infographic that recently won the Design Museums’s Beazley Design of the Year 2019 prize. The infographic visualizes the social and environmental impact of owning a voice assistant, such as an Amazon Alexa or a Google Home.

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Sascha Lobe and David Chipperfield worked on the branding and way finding for the Amorepacific headquarters

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New York based design studio, Edition, uses a less is more approach in their work stating that they see the design process as more of an editing process. They believe that the right typographic choices can "bring a specific sensitivity to a project." I'm drawn to the way the studio uses the grid in unconventional ways to bring a playful spirit to their work while still keeping it simple and pared down.

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This week, a classmate of mine presented the work of designer Rob Giampetro. I was really inspired by Giampetro's career path, especially how he has managed to work for both large technology companies, as well as smaller studios. One project I want to note is his work for MoMA, which was completed in collaboration with Triboro Design in New York [pictured]. This project is an abstracted visualization of MoMA's architectural history. The project is an attempt to create a cohesive image of the museum's history in anticipation of the its reopening in Fall 2019.

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This week I read about designer Florian Karsten on ItsNiceThat. His practice focuses heavily on type design, as well as web design and programming. His style tends to lean towards simpler, clean designs because he believes that superfluous elements can make designs feel dated very quickly. He goes on to talk about the importance of designing for the longterm and the value of keeping stuff simple.

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