design http://kalw.org en 99% Invisible: The Man of Tomorrow http://kalw.org/post/99-invisible-man-tomorrow <p><a href="http://glenweldon.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">Glen Weldon</a>, author of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Superman-Unauthorized-Biography-Glen-Weldon/dp/1118341848" target="_blank">Superman: The Unauthorized Biography</a>&nbsp;(and panelist of the great&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129472378" target="_blank">Pop Culture Happy Hour</a>) talks us through the iconography of our first superhero and why Supes has managed to stay relevant for 75 years.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:50:36 +0000 Matt Martin 40343 at http://kalw.org 99% Invisible: The Man of Tomorrow 99% Invisible: The brief and tumultuous life of the new UC logo http://kalw.org/post/99-invisible-brief-and-tumultuous-life-new-uc-logo <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(98, 101, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">If you’re not from California, or missed this bit of news, the University of California has a new logo&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">– o</span><span style="color: rgb(98, 101, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">r, rather, had a new logo. To be more precise they had a&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.onwardcalifornia.com/" style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(245, 91, 44); border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: rgb(224, 226, 225); margin-top: -1px; padding: 1px 0px;" target="_blank">new “visual identity system</a><span style="color: rgb(98, 101, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">,” which is the kind of entirely accurate but completely </span>wonky<span style="color: rgb(98, 101, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"> description that gets met with sarcastic eye rolls from anyone who isn’t a designer, but there it is. But they don’t have a new</span><span style="color: rgb(98, 101, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;logo anymore. Because of a&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.change.org/petitions/university-of-california-stop-the-new-uc-logo" style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(245, 91, 44); border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: rgb(224, 226, 225); margin-top: -1px; padding: 1px 0px;" target="_blank">massive public backlash</a><span style="color: rgb(98, 101, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">, the </span>UC<span style="color: rgb(98, 101, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"> system actually&nbsp;</span><a href="http://universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/28817" style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(245, 91, 44); border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: rgb(224, 226, 225); margin-top: -1px; padding: 1px 0px;" target="_blank">suspended the</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(98, 101, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">monogram while we were reporting this story.</span></p><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 00:19:54 +0000 Roman Mars 26766 at http://kalw.org 99% Invisible: The brief and tumultuous life of the new UC logo This Podcast Is Kicking Ass: How 99% Invisible Will Change Public Radio http://kalw.org/post/podcast-kicking-ass-how-99-invisible-will-change-public-radio <p>Check out&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wired.com/design/2012/07/99-invisible/">Wired.com&#39;s new feature on Roman Mars and <em>99% Invisible</em></a>, the&nbsp;tiny show about design that started at KALW,&nbsp;has since had more&nbsp;than 2 million downloads on iTunes, and is currently in the midst of a hugely successful Kickstarter fundraising campaign.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 21:26:02 +0000 Matt Martin 13859 at http://kalw.org This Podcast Is Kicking Ass: How 99% Invisible Will Change Public Radio 99% Invisible: Designing a postage stamp http://kalw.org/post/99-invisible-designing-postage-stamp <p></p><p>Stamps design takes, on average, a year to a year and a half, from conception to execution. Unfortunately, most of the stamps we encounter on a day-to-day basis are the rather predictable flag, bell, and love stamps, but there are some really fantastic commemorative stamps, which are supremely functional and affordable tiny works of art.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 23:46:05 +0000 Roman Mars 13740 at http://kalw.org 99% Invisible: Designing a postage stamp Historically smart land design http://kalw.org/post/historically-smart-land-design <p>California&#39;s outer coast once boasted 27 miles of Bay Area beaches. Up until the 20th Century, these beaches provided a natural buffer for the inner land areas; then came freeways, airports and downtowns. KALW&#39;s Ben Trefny spoke with Robin M. Grossinger, Senior Scientist and Historical Ecology Program Director at the <a href="http://www.sfei.org/">San Francisco Estuary Institute</a> about California beaches, landscape heritage and how some of these areas have rebuilt themselves.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 00:22:30 +0000 Ben Trefny 7333 at http://kalw.org Historically smart land design