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Exploding lights bulbs

Exploding lights bulbs

Category: Art, Photography,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: Jun 7th 2013
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These amazing images of lightbulbs filled with objects, powders and liquids, and then violently exploding in front of the camera are the work of popular Flickr photographer Jon Smith. The images are a result of ongoing experiments Jon's been carrying out with high-speed photography and ...

1984

1984

Category: Books, Design / Print, Design / Publishing, Design / Typography,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Jun 18th 2013
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Letterology did a great post last week on published and unpublished covers of George Orwell's 1984. Aren't they fabulous?  ...

Everyday object illusions

Everyday object illusions

Category: Art, Photography,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: Jun 7th 2013
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On first glance this series of images by Madrid-based photographer Chema Madoz may appear to just be everyday objects. However, these images in fact cleverly combine one or more familiar objects together in order to create a collection of optical illusions that are full of surprises. The idea of a disco ball planet definitely appeals!...

IBM's smarter advertising

Category: Advertising, Design / Environmental, Design / Interactive,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: Jun 7th 2013
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Working with Ogilvy Paris, IBM have created a series of very smart advertisements that not only get the intended message across but also provide a real, tangible function for members of the public. Designed as part of their 'People For Smarter Cities' campaign, each...

2100°/451° featuring Etsuko Ichikawa

Category: Art, Documentaries/Film, Other Design Fields,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 28th 2013
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In this mesmerising film, Japanese artist Etsuko Ichikawa brings both fear and joy to our eyes as she creates images using molten glass. Pretty amazing stuff. ...

Swedish Ikea Cookbook

Swedish Ikea Cookbook

Category: Books, Design / Publishing, Photography,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: May 31st 2013
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Shot by Carl Kleiner, this amazing photography is from an Ikea cookbook called 'Hembakat är Bäst' (which means 'Homemade is best'). ...

Slice a Recipe

Slice a Recipe

Category: Books, Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Packaging, Design / Print,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 30th 2013
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As a means for culinary students at Escuela de Cocina Carulla to 'sharpen' their skills while studying, Ogilvy & Mather designed this special introductory cook book which literally needs to be delicately sliced open to reveal its contents. ...

Love Hurts: Heartbreak First Aid Kit

Love Hurts: Heartbreak First Aid Kit

Category: Design / Interactive, Design / Packaging, Other Design Fields, Products,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 28th 2013
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How do you mend a broken heart? Well, according to graphic designer Melanie Charnock: a good dose of dark chocolate, some tissues, bubble bath, and a CD compilation to cry along to, all packaged up in a handy first aid box. The idea came about as part of a student assignment she was given to create an activity book. Mel...

Neon Text Installations

Neon Text Installations

Category: Art, Colour, Photography,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 20th 2013
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This series of images by South Korean photographer Jung Lee feature neon typography of cliche phrases about both love and hate. Placed in stark, empty landscapes the images have an ethereal quality.  ...

Gummy Bear Chandelier

Gummy Bear Chandelier

Category: Art, Other Design Fields, Products,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 20th 2013
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This fun chandelier design by New York artist Kevin Champeny is made of over 3,000 gummy bears. They may look good enough to eat, but sadly they're made from acrylic so you won't actually be able to pull one down from your living room ceiling to nibble on. ...