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News from Elsewhere

Contributor Adam Harrison Levy gained access to a previously unknown interview with Henri Matisee conducted by an American ex-GI who had tough questions and the stamina to hold his own against the aging (and somewhat ornery) master. If you missed any of the installments—which appear for the first time ever on Design Observer—they are here, here, and here. If you're in or near New York, there is still time to see the cut-outs at MoMA, which are on view until February 10. Next week we'll have new pieces from Rob Walker, Victoria Solan, and Sara Jamshidi.

NPR aired a terrific story about Barbara Beskind, IDEO's nonagenarian designer

One of Belgium's greatest living painters was convicted of plagiarism this week 

The future of science fiction? This new magazine may be a new model for writing on sci-fi and futurism

The beloved Eduardo Paolozzi arches above the escalators at Tottenham Court Road tube station in London might be destroyedThis press release from TfL says the remaining murals throughout the rest of the station will live happily side-by-side with a new Daniel Buren installation beginning next year. 

A great piece on Medium about the history of New York City's drinking fountains by Makalé Cullen

A new website about Spanish graphic design: Design Pioneers


—Eugenia Bell

Homepage image from the Design Pioneers post about Juan Toribio's designs for Renfe



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