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Crosspatch Fabric Design by Ray, 1945, photographic reproduction. First submitted to a competition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 1947, Crosspatch was then commercially produced by Schiffer Prints. What is great and, probably often overlooked, is that Ray…

April 24, 2012 by

A feature that has always bothered me about Mac OS X is its restriction on resizing windows. In versions of OS X through Snow Leopard, windows can only be resized via the handle in the bottom-right corner. Why the limitation?…

April 17, 2012 by

Watch “Powers of Ten” client: IBM A rough sketch for a proposed film dealing with the powers of ten and the relative size of things in the Universe. A linear view of our universe from the human scale to the…

April 10, 2012 by

“Eventually, everything connects.” — Charles Eames I love that quote, because it is inherently true. A perfect example is the way the history of music is so connected. The start of Rock n’ Roll was born from a cross-breeding between Rhythm & Blues…

April 3, 2012 by

Welcome to Aesthetic Crit, a site dedicated to talking about design in its many forms, from interactive and online to letterpress. We’ll be covering the good as well as the not so good and even some of the atrocious examples…

January 14, 2012 by

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