Designers: Kill Your Darlings

By | LGND DSGN

The expression “kill your darlings” is usually attributed to the great Southern author William Faulkner. In giving this advice to writers, Faulkner meant: you know that word or sentence or paragraph that you feel the proudest of, that you think is the prettiest thing you’ve ever written? — get rid…

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Zip codes aren’t supposed to be pretty

By | Deep Code

It’s a situation all too familiar—you’re working on a mapping project. You may be looking to highlight population, median income, or whatever statistic hits the issue of the day. Someone suggests a zip code map. Great idea! Far from being a series of neat, polygons with clearly defined borders, you…

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