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How Many Men Does it Take to Win the World Cup?

Ken Carbone | Posted 08.11.2014 | Sports
Ken Carbone

As we are glued to our widescreen HDTV's, watching every move by today's "fútbol" stars like Ronaldo and Messi, Pelé reminds us that they each have ten other players on "the pitch" and many more on the bench, sharing with our joy in each glorious goal.

Great Design Made to Measure: Books, Dead or Alive?

Ken Carbone | Posted 08.06.2014 | Arts
Ken Carbone

J. Abbott Miller, a partner in the international design consultancy, Pentagram, specializes in exhibit, interactive and identity design. He has also designed numerous books for world-class cultural institutions.

A Global Design Invasion in the Land of "Oz"

Ken Carbone | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts
Ken Carbone

My journal entry upon arrival in Australia, or as the locals call it "Oz" on March 30th. After more than twenty hours of flying, I finally returned ...

Great Design Made to Measure: What Drives Design at Ford?

Ken Carbone | Posted 10.27.2013 | Arts
Ken Carbone

Buildings, clothing and products all trigger the public's awareness of design. But how about the automobiles we drive? Not being an expert on the topic, I asked a master automobile designer how he measures great design.