The Daily Heller: Making Graphics Matter

Graphic Matters (formerly known as Graphic Design Festival Breda) is a biannual festival about present developments in (typo)graphic visual culture. The festival largely takes place in the public space of Breda, the Netherlands. Surprising graphic interventions create awareness about the audience’s personal relation to visual culture.

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“These Shoes are Trash.” Meet Nike’s Space Hippie

We covered Nike’s colorful new line of kicks earlier this year, and now the company is doing us one better: They’re making a sustainable shoe.

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In line with Nike’s “Move to Zero” plan, which offers a five-pronged path to powering their plants with renewable energy, reducing carbon emissions and diverting manufacturing detritus away from landfills—the new Space Hippie shoe is made from “space junk,” i.e., transformed factory waste.

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20 Unmissable Websites, June 2020

Every month we publish a roundup of the 20 most unmissable websites newly launched, or updated in the previous four weeks.

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In June’s edition you’ll find everything from corporate sites for global power-houses, to personal sites for innovative designers.

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The Daily Heller: Demonstrative Typography

Last week, President Trump got a typographic surprise near the White House. Democrat Mayor Muriel Bowser took to the streets to send a message to the president, ordering a giant two-block sign reading “Black Lives Matter” to be painted on 16th Street Northwest between H and K streets.

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5 Design School Commencement Addresses to Watch

With the 4.5 hour “Dear Class of 2020” project yesterday, graduation season has largely come to a close. But just because schools had to go virtual and improvise this year, that doesn’t mean they were short on brilliant speakers and powerful messages. 

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