7 of the most iconic pieces of American architecture

As my Popular Mechanics series continues, I look at seven of the most iconic pieces of American architecture. Here’s the link.

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From Rene to Novak: The story of the Lacoste polo

The Lacoste polo is tennis tradition. Started by a tennis player for the sport, Rene Lacoste gave the entire fashion industry something different with his polo. Learn the history of the polo, along with how Novak Djokovic helps keep the modern take alive via my Tennis feature here.

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XYZ Type a new foundry

Two type designers decided to take extensive experience in the field and create a fresh perspective on type, opening XYZ Type. Check out the story behind the designs via my HOW Design feature here.


How artificial turf isn’t created equal

I went in-depth on artificial turf to show that not all artificial turf gets created equal, especially when it comes to designing for soccer vs. football. Take a read via my Four Four Two feature here.

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Turning a golf course into a full venue

The USGA does it every year for the US Open Championship in golf, turning a serene golf course setting into a full-fledged venue. Learn how it happens via my Venues Today article.

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The lowly guardrail turned into a venue design feature

What was once a necessary piece of infrastructure has turned into a way for architects to put another aesthetic mark on a stadium or arena design. Check out the rise of the guardrail via my Venues Today article.

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The playoffs offer promo opportunities in venues

Playoff pushes in the NBA and NHL offer a new wave of promotional pushes inside the arena. Check out the t-shirt and rally towel craze via my Venues Today article.

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The future of performance footwear

The tech of the future has arrived in performance footwear as brands are moving toward fully customizable experiences, even in the performance category. Learn more via my Runner’s World story.