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What is the future of design?

What is the future of design?

Category: Books, Designers/Studios, Events/Exhibitions,

Posted by: Renee
Posted: Jun 12th 2012
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Last week I was fortunate enough to see Frank Chimero speak at the Portable event at Brisbane's Edge. It was an inspiring afternoon where questions were asked of designers about the way we work and why we do things?  Drawing on findings from his book, The Shape of Design, Frank asked us 'What does it mean to b...

Wunderkammer by Wasted Spaces

Category: Art,

Posted by: Dailey
Posted: Jun 7th 2012
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Shillington NYC lecturer Michael Sharp's Wasted Spaces has recently installed Wunderkammer, which uses sound activated lights that respond to the city and it's inhabitants. Watch the video to see Wunderkammer in action and visit the site to read mor...

Wallpaper — 2012 Handmade Covers

Wallpaper — 2012 Handmade Covers

Category: Design / Editorial, Design / Typography, Magazines,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: May 31st 2012
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This one's especially for all you FT'ers in the Northern Hemisphere, about to be designing your book / CD covers. Wallpaper's 2012 collection of handmade covers have been shouted about all through the Twittersphere of late — and here they are. A solid dose of inspiration and...

Pentagram: The Forty Story

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Designers/Studios, Documentaries/Film,

Posted by: Meave
Posted: May 30th 2012
No. of comments: 2

The story of a boy born on the day Pentagram opened and how his life has been tracked (and kerned) by forty years of Pentagram design. www.pentagram.com ...

STILWERK DIRECTORY

STILWERK DIRECTORY

Category: Design / Infographics, Illustration,

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Posted: May 28th 2012
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Great set of simple illustrations on separate cards that function as a directory for Stilwerk – a showroom for all things interiors in Berlin. Rather than advertise specific stores, you select a card according to what you want, and on the reverse is a list of stores that stock that product. Simple and effective. ...
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9 Bar Coffee / Reluctant Hero

9 Bar Coffee / Reluctant Hero

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Environmental, Design / Typography, Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: May 16th 2012
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Thanks to Melbourne graduate Andy Welsh for the tip-off on this wow-factor branding for a coffee shop in Newcastle, UK. The studio responsible are local designers Reluctant Hero — check out their site for some other beautiful design work. It...

Google Campus

Google Campus

Category: Designers/Studios, Resources / Educational,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: May 16th 2012
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Now this looks like the kind of place I could hang out in! Google have just launched Campus, their London-based shared workplace for startups in the creative / tech sectors. The fitout was done by nearby Jump Studios (these guys have a gorgeous website, showcasing...

Made In New York Digital Map

Made In New York Digital Map

Category: Designers/Studios, Resources / Reference,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: May 15th 2012
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This Made In New York Digital Map is an awesome way to see which digital studios are hiring. Bookmark it for sure! ...
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Superbig Creative

Superbig Creative

Category: Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Dailey
Posted: May 15th 2012
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Check out the work of Superbig Creative. The Macaroni Grill Rebranding and the 24c Product Packaging are especially lovely. ...

Frank Chimero in Australia, June 2012

Frank Chimero in Australia, June 2012

Category: Designers/Studios, Events/Exhibitions,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: May 15th 2012
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This June, Portable is proud to present Frank Chimero, one of America’s most influential thinkers in the design industry. Based in New York, Frank Chimero is one of America’s preeminent thought leaders on design theory, practice and culture. He has worked as a...