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Entries from March 2010

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

Sakura

March 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

For centuries, the blooming of cherry blossoms (sakura) in Japan has held a near-magical significance, inspiring poetry, art, music, and kimono designs, while also symbolizing new beginnings. After the heavy grayness of a long winter, there is something about spring that warms the shoulders, lightens the step, brings a smile to the face, and makes […]

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Tags: Culture · Inspiration · Japan · Nature

Augmented (hyper)Reality: Domestic Robocop

March 26th, 2010 · Comments Off

From Keiichi Matsuda. Thanks to Pomo Project for the link.

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Tags: Architecture · Culture · Design · Electronics · Film & Video · Interactive · Interior Design · Motion Graphics · Surprising · Technology

Graffiti Analysis 2.0

March 19th, 2010 · Comments Off

I was first introduced to Evan Roth’s work at FITC 2005. He was just finishing up his Masters at Parsons, doing incredibly beautiful work with digitization of graffiti and pulling funny pranks at US Post Offices. He was also running a personal project to become the #1 listing on Google for a unique string of […]

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Tags: Culture · Design · Film & Video · Interactive · Technology

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

Leslie & The Badgers

March 11th, 2010 · Comments Off

My co-worker Kevin (@kevinguenther) introduced me to the Black Harbor this morning, a “collective exploration of Art & Design”, where he discovered the oh-so-lovely Leslie & The Badgers, as showcased above.  A nice way to start the day! Leslie reminds me a little of another of my female singer-songwriter heart throbs, Jenny Lewis, seen here […]

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oo High Definition Projector

March 10th, 2010 · Comments Off

Wait a sec — he didn’t ask!  Despite the obvious theft of my oft-used online name — oo — I find this to be one of the sexier pieces of equipment I’ve seen in a while. Perhaps a test unit sent this way to make up for the oversight?  via Engadget

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Tags: Design · Electronics · Film & Video · Industrial Design · Technology

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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Before there was Axe Body Spray, there was Hai Karate.

March 5th, 2010 · Comments Off

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