From Crosswords with Friends to the doozies in the “New York Times,” crossword puzzles are made by a band of freelance cruciverbalists whose constructions are founded on a deep-seated passion for the words we use—and strong opinions on the ones that are taboo.
The Olympics are a time for countries to show off their clout with superhuman feats, but there’s another display of dominance that happens off the field: branding. And for one country, the 2018 Winter Games have presented an unusually complex challenge. Let the design games begin.
Every designer has a side project, but there’s a huge, yawning chasm between the vast empire of Swiss Miss and that Etsy shop you abandoned back in 2012. Meet a few designers turning their hobbies into full-blown businesses.
A big part of art appreciation is rubbing shoulders with other tourists in a gallery. But the art lovers who go the extra mile to visit artists’ house museums walk in the dining rooms, vegetable gardens, and footsteps of Renaissance greats, Impressionists, and Pre-Raphaelites.
A Brooklyn bronze foundry has endured on the banks of the East River for nearly 100 years. Its fourth steward Billy Makky can be be found in the shop daily wearing a fireproof apron and one of many hats: craftsman, artist, alchemist, engineer, businessman – and when interacting with New York creatives –psychologist.
As an expectant parent, Mike Sager was convinced that his career as a creativist was about to nose dive into a lumpy sea of malodorous baby poop. Then he welcomed a son into his life and everything changed.