As editorial director at AIGA, I keep tabs on all the design news (so you don’t have to) and bring you only the best bits. Behold: my hit list of the most interesting things I’ve seen, read, and watched this week. Follow along all day every day on Instagram @AIGAdesign and Twitter @AIGAdesign

This week I…

…could tear out every page from the new book of fantastic graphic design projects coming out of ECAL (a.k.a. University of Art & Design Lausanne) and pin them up around my desk for daily inspiration. Their student work is so. freaking. good.

…have never been so transfixed by Karl Lagerfeld’s face, but that might say more about the power of holograms, smartly used by Dazed Media’s founder Jefferson Hack for the cover of the 15th anniversary issue of AnOther Magazine.

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…am never not impressed by all the playful new ways designers find to create letterforms, like graphic designer Niral Parekh’s Type of Letters installation made using mail and a bookcase.

…really hope Instagram’s inevitable algorithmic update won’t make it as user-unfriendly as Facebook (sorry FB fans). Does anyone actually like viewing a feed they have no control over, or am I the only one?

…succumb to this recent bit of clickbait, “The Porn House From The Big Lebowski Has Been Donated to a Museum” (oh, like you didn’t just click on it) announcing the donation of the John Lautner–designed home to LACMA, and then wondered, wait, what does a big museum do with a house (besides host fabulous cocktail parties there)? According to Dezeen, it could operate like a mini-museum: “…the combination of the house and LACMA’s curatorial might will lead to some risky, even frisky, programming featuring combinations of Los Angeles’ emergent cultural scenes.” Frisky, indeed.

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…bump the newly redesigned and easier to navigate sites for 99u and Pitchfork up in my RSS (they weirdly look a little similar, right?). Pitchfork also got a nice logotype update by super fantastic Swiss foundry Grilli.

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…don’t think the wall of kindness Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman and 100 volunteers built in front of Trump Tower did much to detract from Trump’s campaign this week (see Super Tuesday 3), no matter how clever and well-intentioned it was 🙁

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…but I do know it all comes down to the big vote you’re going to cast in November (you are registered, right?). And now you can help us Get Out the Vote by designing a poster for AIGA’s 2016 Get Out the Vote campaign. We’ll be sharing the work online and via social as we count down to the election.

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