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The Amazing Pattern Library

The Amazing Pattern Library, started by Tim Holman and Claudio Guglierei, is an on going project that complies patterns shared by the most talented …

Graphic Design

Frog Chief Creative Officer Leaves To Start His Own UX Company

Mark Rolston is no longer chief creative officer at Frog. Instead, he’s building a design firm centered around the future of UX.<p>After 19 years at Frog–eight of which he was the chief creative officer–Mark Rolston has left the illustrious design firm to start a new, self-funded firm of his own …

Design

5 Ways The Macintosh Changed Creativity Forever

Released 30 years ago this month, the Apple Macintosh revolutionized how artists and designers work. Here, we talk to a handful of creatives–including the inventor of MacPaint and the designer of many of the Mac’s most familiar icons–about how the computer influenced them.<p>In a world in which music …

Nature Photography

Rethinking Our Cities To Fight Obesity

Using urban planning to help fight obesity by putting people on a design-based diet that changes how they live and move.<p>Design can be preventive medicine. While the growth of girth–childhood obesity nearly tripling over the past 30 years–has numerous culprits, much of America’s built environment …

Bluebirds&Co. Branding by Krzysztof Zdunkiewicz

Bluebirds&Co. Brand Identity.<p>Krzysztof Zdunkiewicz is a graphic designer who runs a one-man design studio out of Warsaw, Poland. The designer was …

Graphic Design

To Animate Is to Illustrate

<i>Content sponsored by Adobe</i><p>It's impossible to separate the art of animation from the art of illustration. Just ask Dan Covert and Andre Andreev of …

Dress Codes

Packaging Design by Katharina Kobsev

Think Global – Eat Local.<p>Katharina Kobsev from Trier, Germany developed this packaging and branding concept as part of her bachelor thesis. “Think …

Fresh From The Dairy: Black and White Patterns

<i>In an ongoing effort to support independent artists from around the world, Design Milk is proud to partner with Society6 to offer The Design Milk</i> …

Design

Free, Online Lego! Courtesy of Google

Most of us who like building things loved Legos as a kid. There were just a few gripes: Inevitably you'd build something and run out of a …

Lego

Subway Maps Designed To Reflect A City’s Soul

Revised subway maps for New York, Paris, London, and Tokyo reveal more about a city than just the best way to get from point A to point B.<p>There’s a delicate art and sweet science to making a great subway map. The maps need to be geographically relatable, yet quick to visually process. Local charm, …

Trains

Bedroom Storage: Making the Most of the Under-Bed Space

<i>I'm Jeri Dansky, and I've been a professional organizer since November 2004. I help people whose clutter is driving them crazy—and I help the mostly</i> …

Furniture

Blurry Scenes: The paintings of Laura Lancaster - The Fox Is Black

Artist Laura Lancaster paints how she sees the world—but it isn’t necessarily realistic. Her point of view is full of movement and is emotionally …

PosŁódź! Visual Identity

Today we would like to feature some visual identity work. The project is titled PosŁódź and it's the brand of a cultural and entertainment …

Graphic Design

Daily Inspiration #1671

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Digital Art

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Try To Be Apple

Everybody wants to be Apple. But they can’t be, and, Brian Millar argues, that’s not such a bad thing.<p>In 2011, struggling department store chain J.C. Penney hired the guy who was behind the Apple stores. He applied the same principles that had made Apple’s geek chic boutiques some of the most …

Mark Twain

Wooden Knives: Fusion by Ponti Design Studio

Fusion is a minimalist design created by Italy-born designer Andrea Ponti. Andrea Ponti is an Italian designer specializing in everyday electronics, …

The Rise of the 'Designeur': IDSA Western District Conference Recap

<i>Reporting & photo by Lisa Krohn</i><p>Remember the days when all you needed to be a crack industrial designer was a knack for drawing, rendering and model …

Industrial Design

Thomas Wold: Exploring Wonder [VIDEO]

<i>We collaborated with MSN to profile four artists and designers we love who we think embody the same design, content and functional philosophies as</i> …

San Francisco

Shane Hope “Paints” Macroscopic Nanoscapes and Makes Up Words - The Fox Is Black

Without having to crowd around a microscope, the lastest Shane Hope exhibition at the Winkleman Gallery gives all of a turn exploring the exceedingly …

DIY Screen Printing Kits From DIY Print Shop

Confession: I’ve always wanted to learn to screen print but I’ve been completely intimidated by the whole process. All the gear and supplies and then …

Screen Printing

Up, Then Down: Shelves Fold Neatly Away Until Needed

Regardless of their size or the number of people living in them, homes can tend to become cluttered and overrun with stuff. The solution seems to be …

Avant-garde

Movies and their colour palettes

The many faces of Lolita on book covers

10 Ways To Rescue Handwriting From The Grave

In The Missing Ink, Philip Hensher argues that handwriting is good for us and one of the defining behaviors that make us human. Here is his guide to help you reclaim the written word.<p><i>Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from The Missing Ink: The Lost Art of Handwriting by Philip Hensher.</i><p>From …

University of Washington

Makin' Money: '19th Century Craftsmanship' is At the Heart of Creating 21st Century Currency

While the precise details of how the U.S. manufactures currency are secret, the overall design and manufacturing steps are not. On this page the U.S. …

Archaeology

Smart Iteration vs. Endless Variations - The Fox Is Black

Over the years, it’s been my experience that art directors love to see variations on designs. Starting a new project or assignment, I’ve been given …