Swiss graphic design and new media student Clement Gallet lays it all out it his
new communication manifesto “ritN eng iz ded”. In it, he posits that the speed of
communication is moving too fast for our traditional written word system, and he
gives suggestions on how to streamline language to work better with our new
communication methods: texting, Facebook wall posts, and Twitter.
Neuendorf villa, Majorca:
soon to built in Manhattan, an extreme minimalist architecture.
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