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Do We Need Stricter Design Protection Laws?

Are crappy knockoffs really something manufacturers should be scared of?<p>Is there anything wrong with knocking-off a 50-year-old design? Tony Ash, managing director of Vitra, thinks so. Ash has written an opinion piece over at Dezeen, arguing for stricter design protection laws in his native Europe, …

Selling

7 Instances of Inspirational Typography on Instagram

7 Instances of Inspiring Typography on Instagram<p>July 25, 2014<p>With the popularity of designers like Jessica Hische and Louise Fili, who focus on …

Van Gogh and the decision that changed art history

In 1878 Van Gogh was a struggling would-be preacher. At his lowest ebb, he began to draw. Alastair Sooke looks back at this pivotal moment in history.<p>In the spring of 1878, Vincent van Gogh turned 25. As he looked back over his short life, the Dutchman found little to celebrate among the meagre …

Vincent Van Gogh

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Father Takes Sweet Photos of His Two Sons and Their Teddy Bear

Father Adrian Murray captures the beauty of childhood in these sweet photos featuring his two sons and their teddy bear. The boys, seen dancing or riding a bike with the bear, are named Emerson and Greyson. They are just two-years-old and nine-months-old. Through taking these photos, Adrian has …

Photography

12 things no one tells you before you become a street artist

Poor health, disappearing artwork, and countless cases of mistaken identity: Charles Uzzell-Edwards - AKA Pure Evil - describes the life of the street artist<p><b>1. Everyone thinks you're Banksy</b><p>Go out stencilling during daylight in any city across the globe and you're pretty much guaranteed that someone …

Streetwear

Spectacularly Surreal Wonderlands by Photographer Gerald Larocque

Toronto-based photographer Gerald Larocque imagines spectacularly surreal wonderlands in his conceptual photographs. According to Larocque, his images “[address] eruptions of his unconscious and suppressed memories,” leading to gorgeous shots that look like scenes from a dream. Pale, slender young …

Photography

Minimalist-Style Tattoos Lovingly Created in Exchange for Thoughtful Acts

Most tattoo artists accept money in exchange for permanently adorning a client's skin, but Stanislava Pinchuck, aka Miso, prefers the bartering system. The multidisciplinary artist draws minimalist-style tattoos while working in Tokyo and Melbourne. However, they aren't something that just anyone …

Art

Branding work by Hiromi Maeo

Designing logos is an endeavor because a good logo or visual identity has to represent a product or a service with a great level of simplicity. …

Graphic Design

Famous Novels Turned into Beautifully Intricate Works of Book Art

Tokyo-based artist and designer Tomoko Takeda turns literary masterpieces into stunning works of visual art in her series <i>ものがたりの断片</i> (<i>monogatari no danpen</i>, trans. “story fragments”). With a brilliant eye for form and structure, Takeda cuts and carves away at the pages of books to form intricate, …

Books

George Lucas' Art Museum looks like Cloud City in Chicago

Lucas is putting his money behind the Museum of Narrative Art, soon to be built in the Windy City.

Bridging the Gap: What Classical Art Can Teach You About Creating Timeless Photographs

In a similar vein as the comprehensive composition video we shared with you yesterday, this 2012 lecture by photographer Adam Marelli uses classical …

The Tiniest Jackson Pollock

Aelita Andre has just wrapped up another major show of her abstract paintings and given interviews on her latest inspirations. And she’s just 7 years …

Elegant Flowers Sculpted Into Unexpected Minimalist Arrangements

<i>Postures</i> is an elegant photo series that features minimalist floral sculptures held up with thin pieces of wire. Created by Sweden-based conceptual photographer Carl Kleiner, the collection conveys emotions through the positions of still objects. A flower hanging upside-down with the bud pressed to …

Minimalism

Painted Typography by Pawel Nolbert | Colossal

<p>This interesting blend of paint and typography by Warsaw-based designer Pawel Nolbert was created by photographing actual paint splatters and …

The Taste Gap: Ira Glass on the Secret of Creative Success, Animated in Living Typography

The question of what makes someone successful has occupied some of history’s greatest minds. For Alexander Graham Bell, success was bound to befall the person “who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider.” For Henry David Thoreau, success was a matter of living with …

Typography Insight: iPad App Teaches Fonts Like Never Before

<i>Learning the subtleties of Helvetica and Garamond used to be a pain—but a sleek new app has made the process easier</i><p>Students in introductory typography classes are asked to memorize and understand the forms of classic fonts such as Garamond, Baskerville, Bodoni, Century, and Helvetica. While some …

Typography Inspiration: Creating Energetic Type

The following excerpt is from Chapter 1 of the <i>Type Idea Index: The Designer’s Ultimate Tool for Choosing & Using Fonts Creatively</i> by Jim Krause. Use …

Everyday by Charles Bergquist

Charles Bergquist is a director, designer and photographer based in San Diego, California. Commonly known via the Ghostly International record label, …

San Diego

A 'Business Card' for Norway & More On the Business of Modern Banknotes

<i>At top: Designed by Snøhetta, the reverse sides of all five denominations of Norwegian kroners form a continuous pattern; above: A proposed redesign</i> …

Design

The Daily Type on Instagram

If you are a type lover The Daily Type is one of the coolest instagram accounts to follow. They post a cool new piece everyday from the best type …

Typography

Visually Stunning Juxtaposition of Wood and Stone with Plexiglass

Netherlands-based artist Diederik Storms draws upon the mysteries of nature to create his captivating collection of organic sculptures. He uses raw substances, like stones and petrified wood, combined with plexiglass to create a visually exciting juxtaposition of materials. He says, “Nature, more …

Art

Tjep creates Bronze Age furniture in opposition to 3D printing

This skeletal furniture by Dutch design studio Tjep. is made from bronze in an effort to create a collection of objects "totally opposite to the …

Gorgeous Typographic Covers For 26 Classic Books

In the Penguin Drop Caps series, designer Jessica Hische decorates an A-to-Z collection of classic literature with her lovely lettering.<p>In September 2009, type designer Jessica Hische started what would become a wildly popular personal project: Daily Drop Caps, in which she intricately illustrated …

Literature

12 Designers Create Unique Experiences at the Silken Puerta América Madrid

Generally it’s the city or destination that inspires people to travel, but occasionally, it might just be the hotel you get to stay in. Take, for …

Barcelona

Forms of Nature Created from Thousands of Ceramic Shards by Zemer Peled | Colossal

<p>Israeli artist Zemer Peled explores both the beauty and brutality of nature with sculptures constructed from ceramic shards. The pieces billow and …

Striking Collages Replace Guns from Vintage Photos with Life-Size Flowers

A French creative who goes by the name Mister Blick fuses vintage black and white photographs with colorful illustrations of flowers. The monochromatic pictures depict men at war, and we see them among the trenches and fighter jets. But, instead of guns in their hands, Blick has seamlessly replaced …

Vintage

Artist Carol Milne Knits with Glass | Colossal

<p>When first contemplating these glass sculptures by Seattle-based artist Carol Milne, your imagination runs wild trying to figure out how she does …