SPD has a review of the re-design of the Times’ Magazine. Of particular interest is the discussion of the new faces chosen. I have to agree with some of the more recent commentators–I’m not too thrilled with all parts of the design: it’s kind of design-y for my taste.(h/t Andy Whitehead)
Steve Heller’s obituary on Bob Noorda who, with Massimo Vignelli, re-designed the underground signage of the New York City Subway system.Bob Noorda, Who Changed the Look of the Subways, Dies at 82 – Obituary (Obit) – NYTimes.comAlso see this post at SecondAveSagas, where the commentors correct the identification of typeface (which is now Helvetica).
“50 years of Helvetica” Museum of Modern Art, 5:00pm — “50 years of Helvetica” at the Museum of Modern Art. Special tour of the exhibition by its curator, Christian Larsen, Department of Architecture and Design. Attendance limited; reservations required. Contact Fernando Pena at the Grolier Club at (212) 838-6690 or firstname.lastname@example.org.