All posts tagged “Design”

A Brief History of Title Design by Art of the Title.

Written Portraits

A series of advertising posters for the Dutch Book Week organized by CPNB (Collective Promotion Dutch Literature). Original book pages were used for the text inside the portraits.

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MIT Media Lab’s Brilliant New Logo Has 40,000 Permutations

An algorithm can create 40,000 logo shapes in 12 different color combinations, providing the Media Lab an estimated 25 years’ worth of personalized business cards.

To honor 25 years of backseat-driving robots and vision-scanning iPhones and touchscreen-keyboard-3-D-display hybrids, the MIT Media Lab tapped Brooklyn-based designers (and erstwhile Media Lab rats) E Roon Kang and Richard The to dream up a fresh visual identity. The result is pure, unadulterated Media Lab: an algorithmic logo that generates a sui generis image for each of the Lab’s sui generis brains. (Cue spazzo nerd gasp.)

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eCoupled: Wireless electricity in product packaging

Oh god please let this be regulated if the technology becomes mass. All we need are product packaging flashing at us on the aisles—it’s gonna be like the tag all over again.


Lego Letterpress

From Co.Design.




Geeky designers (and the folks who write about them!) love Legos, and Sam Cox and Justin LaRosa are no exception. Under their Physical Fiction aegis, these two graphic designers have put Lego to yet another wonderfully off-label use by constructing a working letterpress printer out of the bricks. By clicking smooth Lego tiles into place on plastic baseboards and inking the plates, they create handmade prints with an 8-bit aesthetic.

Could you be a failure?


Clearly not quantatively proven but I <3 infographics.

sir Sampleton

Via Creative Applications.




Beautiful analog interface on the iPhone app sir Sampleton.



From Creative Review:

“I recently rediscovered Lou’s work and realised what an amazing and influential designer he was,” explains Kemistry’s Graham McCallum of how the exhibition came about. “He was in at more or less the birth of television in the USA and throughout the sixties set a benchmark of excellence for future designers to aspire to,” he continues. “An all rounder he could turn his hand to any design problem, on or off screen. His advertising work for CBS in particular has that authentic ‘Mad Men’ feel about it and he was helped by having the perfect designer/client relationship with Dr. Frank Stanton, the president of the channel. Stanton was a man of vision and culture who gave Dorfsman his head. It is the results of their collaboration we want to celebrate in ‘Gastrotypographicalassemblage’ We feel this is a fitting tribute as Lou passed away in 2008 at age of 90.”


Love the centre piece with the quotation marks; and ‘This program is so beautiful, it has to die.’ (And when did headlines like this and long copy die?)

Layouts inspired by your environment

A useful article from Smashing Magazine.

According to Wucius Wong in his book Principles of Form and Design (page 42), point, line and plane can be considered conceptual design elements because, although they are not always explicit or visible, they seem to be present by implication. He explains how an angle, for example, implies the existence of a point and how lines, by marking the contour of an object, imply the presence of a plane.

In most art and design classes, students are asked to analyze the structure of a painting or design in order to better understand principles of organization. These linear studies usually have no relevance to the student outside of the class. But these exercises hold an important lesson, which is about learning to abstract images — and even our surroundings — into linear structures in order to learn about layout organization.

Rebranding America with Obama Dollar Bill?

More here. Via FastCo.