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Minnesota by Design

From the Walker Art Center of Minneapolis, Minnesota comes Minnesota by Design, an interactive guide to "the human-built world in Minnesota." This guide - which will be of interest to anyone familiar with the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" as well as anyone interested in the history of design - features dozens of items, buildings, and landscapes. Visitors can browse the guide via map, or by Type, including Architecture, Graphic Design, and Urbanism; alternatively, visitors can search by title, designer or date. Highlights of this rich collection include the Louis Sullivan- designed Farmer's National Bank of Owatonna, Minnesota; downtown Minneapolis and Saint Paul's respective skyway systems (a series of distinct, enclosed footbridges that offer downtown pedestrians a respite from the chilly winters); and an iconic Grain Belt beer sign, designed to look like a giant bottle cap, created by an unknown designer in 1940. This guide also highlights a myriad of inventions that arose from Minnesota, including magnetic poetry, SPAM, Target shopping carts, and Post-it Notes. Those familiar with Minnesota design themselves are encouraged to nominate additions to the guide.
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