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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 third book, coming out tomorrow. They’ve also just released an iPhone app, desktop app  & accompanying desktop screensaver called “Büro Destruct Designer.”

Shake your iPhone to create a virtually infinite number of beautiful designs. (See examples on BD Flickr).

Using circles, squares and a set of rules, Büro Destruct Designer lets you find inspiration for color combinations and graphic shapes. Choose either full random colors or apply harmony rules to your color palettes. You can modify your compositions with gestures and the various tools from the menu. The results can be saved and shared by e-mail including the color palette.

Lots more great stuff to be found on their site and blog. Enjoy!

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Chris Clarke // Mar 9, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Great reminder! I thought that Büro Destruct was pretty good, but I am a little older and to me The Designers Republic were the main guys and BD were very inspired by TDR. Although TDR closed its doors last year. But I know lots of people who really like Büro Destruct and don’t know (or care) about TDR!

  • 2 oo // Mar 9, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Oh yes, TDR were IT for us too. And Tomato. And Chris Cunningham.