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Who decides what's good design anyway? For the next few weeks, you do.
New York's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum is giving the public a chance to nominate and vote on items both humble and high-concept at http:/
"This has been great for national awareness of design," says Caroline Payson, Cooper-Hewitt's director of education. "We want to get the American public to nominate things that matter to them."
The contest is part of the annual National Design Week, Oct. 14 to 20, when admission to the museum at 2 E. 91st St. is free. Voting ends Oct. 16, and the winner will be announced Oct. 18.
Payson says someone has nominated Clearview, a new typeface for road signs. "People might not think of that as design, but everyone in the country will interact with these signs, and Clearview will make them easier to read."