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I’m a noun.

December 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

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Tags: Culture · Design · Fashion · Graphic Design

Flickermood 2.0

July 13th, 2010 · Comments Off

It’s a year old, but it’s purty. From Sebastian Lange at My Name Was God.

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Tags: Art · Design · Film & Video · Graphic Design · Inspiration · Motion Graphics · Reels · Typography

The Art of McSweeney’s

June 29th, 2010 · Comments Off

Order here.

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Tags: Books · Culture · Design · Graphic Design · Inspiration · You Tube

Time Magazine Tablet Demo 2

June 15th, 2010 · Comments Off

Nice evolution of interactive periodical UI design, jump-started by the iPad. Joe Wilcox from BetaNews recently retracted his criticism of the iPad, and made specific mention of the oft-heard criticism that it’s “…the CD-ROM of 2010…”

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Tags: Apple · Culture · Design · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Interactive · Magazines · News · Newspapers · Technology · Uncategorized · You Tube

What is Design Currency?

March 31st, 2010 · 2 Comments

I have the good fortune of attending ICOGRADA’s Design Week 2010 in Vancouver at the end of April. The GDC is a Host Partner for the event, and a few good friends have been logging a ton of extra-curricular hours to ensure a world-class event. I’m really looking forward to it (not to mention the […]

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Tags: Canada · Culture · Design · GDC · Graphic Design · Ideas · Inspiration · Interactive · Motion Graphics · Technology · You Tube

IdN 15th Anniversary Book

March 16th, 2010 · Comments Off

I’ve always loved IdN. Beautifully-produced, eclectic subject matter and paired with a DVD of moving goodies, I treat myself to one or two issues per year. Turns out they have recently published a book commemorating 15 years of publishing. Lots to see here. Click on “View Fullscreen” in the area above to see all the […]

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Tags: Books · Branding · Culture · Design · Graphic Design · Inspiration · Interactive · Magazines · Technology · Typography

Remember Büro Destruct?

March 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments

The original Büro Destruct book came out while I was attending Emily Carr.  It made an impression on our class, capturing some of the design trends occurring at that moment in time. Post-graduation, I’d kept up with their work only loosely. Turns out they’ve been very busy. The video above is a teaser for their […]

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Tags: Books · Culture · Design · Film & Video · Graphic Design · Interactive · Typography

Metropolis + Japan

January 14th, 2010 · Comments Off

“…But ask a Japanese designer, and you’ll see good design through a different lens. For him, it means that a product has a high kansei value, or emotional and physical appeal to the user.”

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Tags: Culture · Design · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Japan

Anatomicals “Shower to the People”

June 5th, 2009 · Comments Off

Came across this super fun line up of body products at Winners of all places. Their line goes: “Whatever you look like, whatever shape you’re in, we only want you for your body.” Nice one. Lots of great product names, delivered in simple, inviting packaging using Helvetica Rounded.

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Tags: Branding · Copywriting · Culture · Design · Funny · Graphic Design · Ideas · Industrial Design · Surprising · Typography

Tokyo Cube — Shopping Japanese Style…

May 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

Fun, fun, fun Japanese goods shop… sections include Art, Fashion, Interior & Toys. “Tokyocube was founded in 2005, initially with the launch of the Tokyocube Magazine, which was designed to provide people throughout the world with a place to find features, articles and reviews on all the latest to come out of Japan, as well […]

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Tags: Art · Books · Business · Culture · Design · Fashion · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Inspiration · Japan · Magazines · Retail · Technology

M.S. Corley Book Covers

May 19th, 2009 · Comments Off

Designer M.S. Corley is seeing a fair amount of success with his ongoing process of re-designing book covers in unexpected and fresh ways. Lots of great stuff to see here.

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Tags: Art · Books · Branding · Culture · Design · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Typography

Type in motion

May 12th, 2009 · Comments Off

Two beautiful examples of typography in motion, both found via  design fckr. Flickermood 2.0 from Sebastian Lange on Vimeo And, this beautiful spot from Mercedes Benz: http://motionographer.com/theater/mercedes-benz-bas-plus/

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Tags: Advertising · Design · Film & Video · Graphic Design · Motion Graphics · Typography

Typography for Lawyers

May 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I stumbled across this site while doing some typography research. At first I kinda chuckled (have you ever seen a lawyer’s handwriting?) but upon closer inspection, I found it to be a very clear, well-written piece of information. Very useful not only for lawyers, but for any professional not already familiar with typography and communication […]

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Tags: Business · Design · Education · Graphic Design · Typography · Uncategorized

Penguin, Bond, Typography

June 5th, 2008 · Comments Off

I was reading NiceF**kingGraphics this afternoon and came across a link to a new series of James Bond novels to be released very soon in the UK, and illustrated by Michael Gillete (buy prints here). I started poking around the Penguin site a bit more and encountered their blog, filled with interesting posts from a […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Blogs · Books · Culture · Design · Graphic Design · Typography

Things I have learned in my life so far – Stefan Sagmeister

May 5th, 2008 · Comments Off

I had the opportunity to see Stefan Sagmeister speak in Toronto in 2006. In person, he seems humble and grounded in ideas. His personality shows well in this short from Hillman Curtis.

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Art · Culture · Design · Graphic Design · Heroes · Ideas · Inspiration

2008 United Kingdom Coinage – Royal Shield of Arms Proof Collection

April 28th, 2008 · Comments Off

2008 United Kingdom Coinage – Royal Shield of Arms Proof Collection This is the first set of coins I’ve ever purchased, but this one seemed too important to miss. Matthew Dent is a young designer from the UK who won a competition to design this set of coins from the Royal Mint. I’ve posted a […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Inspiration

Corey Holms

January 9th, 2008 · Comments Off

Via NiceF**kingGraphics: Located in Southern California, Corey Holms has juggled working for large agencies and running a private practice for almost a decade. Focusing on the fields of identity, type and entertainment design, his clients range from small boutiques to large multi-national firms. His work can be seen internationally in books and design magazines, for […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Graphic Design

Classic Posters

January 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off

via Boing Boing: I found a collection of over 200 35mm Kodachrome slides of travel and marketing posters from the 1950′s and 1960′s.. There are some real gems in here! I’ve done my best to identify them however quite a number are in languages I can’t translate. If you see any you recognize add a […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Graphic Design

Good Design Awards 2007

October 2nd, 2007 · Comments Off

Tokyo, October 1st, 2007 – Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization (JIDPO) announced today 1,043 items including the “best 15″ that were accredited by the 51st Good Design Award (the so-called “G-Mark”) You can also search the database for past winners.

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Japan

Pentagram (by Hillman Curtis)

September 21st, 2007 · Comments Off

Very nice video featurette of Pentagram. via The Serif

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