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D e s i g n

The creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object, system or measurable human interaction (as in architectural blueprints, engineering drawings, business processes, circuit diagrams and sewing patterns). Design has different connotations in different fields (see design disciplines below). In some cases the direct construction of an object (as in pottery, engineering, management, coding and graphic design) is also considered to be design.

Designing often necessitates considering the aesthetic, functional, economic and sociopolitical dimensions of both the design object and design process. It may involve considerable research, thought, modeling, interactive adjustment, and re-design. Meanwhile, diverse kinds of objects may be designed, including clothing, graphical user interfaces, skyscrapers, corporate identities, business processes and even methods of designing.

Thus "design" may be a substantive referring to a categorical abstraction of a created thing or things (the design of something), or a verb for the process of creation, as is made clear by grammatical context. (full article...)

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A Specimen, a broadsheet with examples of typefaces and fonts available. Printed by William Caslon, letter founder; from the 1728 Cyclopaedia.

In typography, a typeface (also known as font family) is a set of one or more fonts each composed of glyphs that share common design features. Each font of a typeface has a specific weight, style, condensation, width, slant, italicization, ornamentation, and designer or foundry (and formerly size, in metal fonts). For example, "ITC Garamond Bold Condensed Italic" means the bold, condensed-width, italic version of ITC Garamond. It is a different font from "ITC Garamond Condensed Italic" and "ITC Garamond Bold Condensed," but all are fonts within the same typeface, "ITC Garamond." ITC Garamond is a different typeface from "Adobe Garamond" or "Monotype Garamond." (These are all alternative updates or digitisations of the typeface Garamond, originally created in the 16th century.) There are thousands of different typefaces in existence, with new ones being developed constantly.

The art and craft of designing typefaces is called type design. Designers of typefaces are called type designers and are often employed by type foundries. In digital typography, type designers are sometimes also called font developers or font designers.

Every typeface is a collection of glyphs, each of which represents an individual letter, number, punctuation mark, or other symbol. The same glyph may be used for characters from different scripts, e.g. Roman uppercase A looks the same as Cyrillic uppercase А and Greek uppercase alpha. There are typefaces tailored for special applications, such as map-making or astrology and mathematics.


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Alvar Aalto • Eero Aarnio • Jacques Adnet • Hans Peter Aglassinger • Ron Arad • Gae Aulenti • Milo Baughman • Mario Bellini • Yves Béhar • Lina Bo Bardi • Ernest Boiceau  • Mario Botta • Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec • Marcel Breuer • Josef Müller-Brockmann • Achille Castiglioni • Pierre Chapo • Pierre Chareau • Joe Colombo • Terence Conran

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Robin Day • Christian Dell • Donald Deskey • Niels Diffrient • Nanna Ditzel • Tom Dixon • Joe Doucet • Henry Dreyfuss • Johanna Drucker • James Dyson • Mark Dziersk • Charles Eames • Ray Eames • Preben Fabricius • Norman Foster • Paul T. Frankl

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Eugène Gaillard • Milton Glaser • Eileen Gray • April Greiman • Hector Guimard • Frank Gehry • Michael Graves • Zaha Hadid • Paul Hatch • Poul Henningsen • Josef Hoffmann • Hans Hollein • Toyo Ito • Jonathan Ive

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Arne Jacobsen • Grete Jalk • Charles Jencks • Charles Kaisin • Tibor Kalman • Dennis L. Kappen • Poul Kjærholm • Manfred Kielnhofer • Florence Knoll • Shiro Kuramata • Le Corbusier • Jules Leleu • David Lewis • Raymond Loewy • Ross Lovegrove • Greg Lynn

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh • Vico Magistretti • Sam Maloof • André Mare • Enzo Mari • Bruno Mathsson • Ingo Maurer • Paul McCobb • Katherine McCoy • Richard Meier • Alessandro Mendini • Ito Morabito • Jasper Morrison • Olivier Mourgue • Paola Navone, • Nolen Niu, • George Nelson • Marc Newson • Isamu Noguchi • Jean Nouvel • Frank Nuovo •

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Satyendra Pakhale • Verner Panton • Charlotte Perriand • Gaetano Pesce • Charles Pelly • Giò Ponti • Ferdinand Alexander Porsche • Jean Prouvé • Dieter Rams • Paul Rand • Gerrit Rietveld • David Rowland • Aldo Rossi

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Eero Saarinen • Richard Sapper • Maarten van Severen • Hans Erich Slany • Ettore Sottsass • Philippe Starck • Roger Tallon • Michael Thonet • Edward Tufte • Patricia Urquiola

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Robert Venturi • Jonas Vollmer • Hans Wegner • Russel Wright • Marco Zanuso • Peter Zumthor

firms

Alessi • Apple Inc. • Artek • Artemide • Bang & Olufsen • Braun • Cappellini • Cassina • Ekornes • Herman Miller • IDEO • IKEA • Iittala • Kartell • Knoll • Staples • Roche Bobois • Vitra • Vitsoe • Future Systems • MVRDV • SANAA • TEAMS Design

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Office

Systems furniture • Hotel design • Office landscape • cubicle

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Decorative arts

Arts and Crafts • Folk art • Art Nouveau • Victoriana • Woodworking

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Wall coverings

Mural • Tapestry • Fresco painting • Graffiti

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Ornamentation

Glass • Leather • Weaving • Ceramics

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Tiling

Frumuseni mosaics • Pietra dura • Tile

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movements

Art nouveau • Art déco • Bauhaus • Memphis Group • List of notable industrial designers

schools

Art Center College of Design • Rhode Island School of Design • École Nissim de Camondo • The Designers Republic

design

Architectural design • Interaction design • Digital design • Industrial design • Eco-designMaterials • Consumer goods • Processes • Sensory design

awards

German Design Award • Apple Design Awards • Compasso d'Oro • Design Museum's Designer of the Year • Good Design Award (Chicago) • Good Design Award (Japan) • Royal Designers for Industry

museums

MoMA • Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris • Vitra Design Museum • Design Museum Holon

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other

Aeronautics • Automotive design • Naval architecture

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