Steve Lovelace

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A Rainy Day in the Bishop Arts District

The Bishop Arts District is a small shopping and dining district down in the southeast part of Dallas. It makes up just a couple of blocks of the Oak Cliff neighborhood, but there’ a...

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Redesign 101: The Flag of Vermont

Conformity can be an ugly thing. Vermont has had several flags in its history, and over the years the Flag of Vermont had gotten plainer and uglier. The current flag, blue with a coat...

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Why Facebook Has No “Dislike Button”

Years ago Facebook came out with the concept of a “like”. Originally it was a way to like someone’s status without the trouble of posting a comment. Later Facebook adapted it for concepts, companies...

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iPhone Annoyances

It’s that time of year again: time for Apple to introduce its next generation of iPhone. Soon there will be a huge market for the older models, like the iPhone 4 and the iPhone...

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Manipulation and Marketing

All marketing involves manipulation, at least to a certain extent. After all, if you’re trying to convince someone to support your brand or bit your product, you’re going to have to tie into human...

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The Peanut Barrel

Like most college students, I spent a lot of time at the bar. There were a bunch of bars all along Grand River Avenue, some better than others. There were frat bars and douchy...

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Lost Letters: New Alphabets

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve looked at letters of the alphabet that didn’t quite make the cut. Some of the these letters were added to the alphabet and later dropped, whereas others...

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The Rule of Tincture in Modern Design

Heraldry is the art and study of coats of arms, seals and banners. It’s the medieval equivalent of graphic design, and as someone interested in both history and design, I’ve always found it fascinating....

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5 Things I Hate About Facebook

After years of rapid growth and bullish optimism, Facebook is having a bit of a rough patch. The stock has been on a downslide ever since its (overvalued) IPO, and a lot of current...