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Graphic Design USA Magazine

October 2013

Divine Details, an exhibit & store in collaboration with AIGA, will feature 33 designers from around the world that have made beautiful, functional products that transcend the ordinary. Unlike most pop-up stores during the holiday season, Divine Details isn’t a pure consumerist endeavor. Instead, it turns the holiday shopping rush into a cultural experience. Divine Details connects the writing, arts, design, and food community with consumers all at once.


Each product is functional, beautifully-designed, extraordinary at some level and affordable. Examples include a Bluetooth wireless speaker from Grain Audio and magnetic wooden blocks produced in Honduras by Tegu.


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Paula Scher was recently presented a National Design Award by First Lady Michelle Obama. At the ceremony the First Lady quoted Paula Scher, named one of the Most Influential Designers Today by GDUSA readers. Here is a small excerpt from the speech:

“So these designers aren’t just making a fleeting, momentary impact on our lives when we happen to glimpse their work. Instead, they’re leaving a lasting impression on our hearts, in our minds, and in the way we see the world. They’re inviting us to push our boundaries, to stretch our imaginations. And they’re showing us that it’s okay to have a little fun, too.  And as Paula Scher put it, one of today’s winners — she said, ‘You have to misbehave to make breakthroughs.’”

You can read the whole speech here.


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