Alan Goldsmith

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Projection Mapping Turns These Wood Block Prints Into Modern Magic

Long before the advent of the printing press, woodblocks were used to reproduced detailed images onto paper. The tradition began in China as early as 220 A.D., and eventually spread to Europe, where woodcuts were a popular addition to 16th century manuscripts. After the advent of more efficient …

GRIDDED Paper Notepad

If you haven’t gone paperless, you might like this simple notepad with a smart grid designed by Brooklyn-based <b>Jean and Oliver Pelle</b>.<p>Advertisements

Portfolio

<i>Portfolio</i> by <b>Piks Design</b> is a keepsake book consisting of two oak plates, a paper accordion, and a rubber band. It allows you to easily put on display …

Insightful Life Lessons from the Best Commencement Speeches

Since the colonial era, young graduates have had to sit through one last lecture–the commencement address–before leaving school and officially joining the “real world.” With the rise of technology and social media, the modern era has become what NPR calls the “golden age of the commencement speech …

Public Speaking

Illustrated Poster Series by Matteo Morelli and Giovanni Manzini

Creative poster illustrations inspired by keywords taken from Philippe Daverio’s history of design lectures at Politecnico di Milano.<p>Here it comes, …

Graphic Design

Chairing Your Dirty Laundry: 'Martino Hamper' by Brandon Washington

Brandon Washington's Martino Hamper may look like a fugitive from Dr. Frankenstein's menagerie of forgotten K-Mart furniture, but it belies a playful …

Andrew B. Meyers Photographs Reality in a Surreal Manner - The Fox Is Black

Came across the work of Canadian photographer Andrew B. Meyers again and had to repost. His photos don’t look real in any way. The way he lights them …

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Logos

Google Ventures On 12 Shortcuts Designers Should Never Take

Great designers don’t need the dark arts to succeed.<p>Designers can be tempted to cut corners to get the job done. Whether you’re a designer–or a CEO, a product manager, or an engineer who works with designers–you’ll want to watch out for these shortcuts. Great designers don’t need the dark arts to …

Gus* Modern Launches New Furniture Designs

It never fails – Gus* Modern always launches the most amazing new pieces of furniture during High Point Market, and this year they brought it with …

Beautiful Swirls of Paint in Water Form Stunning Portraits

South African artist Chris Slabber has created a spectacular new series called <i>Destruction/Creation</i>, which features images of gorgeous “sculptures” formed from paint swirling in water. While the colorful spirals of paint are already beautiful to look at, Slabber takes it one step further by using …

Photo Manipulation

Vik Muniz and the Photography of Photography

For over two decades, artist Vik Muniz has meticulously arranged and photographed things to look like other things: portraits in dripped chocolate, …

Stainless: Hypnotizing Slow-Motion Footage from Trains Pulling into Stations | Colossal

<p>These videos by Adam Magyar are one of those things that are difficult to explain verbally, but as soon as you see it, you realize how completely …

Colorful Collection of Double Exposures by Aneta Ivanova

Bulgaria-based Aneta Ivanova is the photographer behind these striking double exposures that merge layers of landscapes together with silhouetted portraits. We adore her many black and white compositions, and she even provided us with a tutorial at the bottom of this post on how to develop such …

Photography

A Comfortable Work Desk That Holds Everything

After much research, architect and designer Anna Lotova set out to create a workspace for the home that was both pleasurable to work at but also …

Watch: ToBe, An App That’s A Freeform Canvas For Creativity

Cofounder Nick Dangerfield talks about how the app lets users compose with “all the senses of the Internet.”<p>The Internet is a very, very large place. But with the constant barrage of ads, pop-ups, and notifications, not to mention the hundreds of tabs you have open right now, the web can also seem …

Four New Murals by David de la Mano and Pablo S. Herrero | Colossal

<p>Artists David de la Mano and Pablo S. Herrero (previously) recently finished four new pieces on the streets of Winter Haven, Florida. The duo …

street furniture billboards in paris outdoor advertising with a purpose: a bench, a shelter and a ramp built into billboards make the ubiquitous urban infrastructure actually useful to city residents. see more: http://www.designboom.com/design/street-furniture-billboards-by-ibm-ogilvy-france

Embroidered 3D Insects and Snails by Claire Moynihan | Colossal

<p>Artist Claire Moynihan lives and works in rural Hertfordshire, England where she creates tiny sculptural insects and snails on felt balls using a …

Geometric Firepit by John Paul Plauché

As someone who grew up in a resourceful DYI family, this designer learned a lot of things when it comes to design and create different stuff at an …

Landscaping

The Geometric Paper Torso, Now with DIY Templates and Tutorials | Colossal

<p>A year ago I wrote about this amazing geometric paper torso designed by artist Horst Kiechle. At the time the piece wasn’t actually complete as he …

Mirrored Photographs Combined with Watercolor by Fabienne Rivory | Colossal

<p>French artist Fabienne Rivory creates these unusually beautiful images by working with mirrored photographs and watercolor paints. Rivory has been …

Ben Heine ~ Digital Circlism (j) This is a project Ben started in 2010. It is somehow a synthesis of Pop Art and Pointillism. In this series, Ben usually makes portraits of celebrities with digital tools using only flat circles on a black background. Each circle has a single color and a single tone. "Trends Hunter", the world's largest trend community, said about "Digital Circlism": "Through the use of graphic softwares and a whole lot of creativity, Ben Heine is able to create iconic faces from history and pop culture by drawing circles of various sizes and colors, in order to give them a dynamic and 3-dimensional appearance". The artist stated he has been making portraits for over 15 years now but it wasn't very long ago that he started developing this original technique. "As I've been working with digital tools recently, this came quite naturally, and I’m a big fan of Pop Art and Pointillism. "Digital Circlism" is a modern fusion of them". Ben takes inspiration from several photographs, then creates a brand new photomontage or a rough digital painting and he finally begins the long process of placing circles on a black background using image editing softwares and using his digital sketches as references (it requires between 100 and 180 hours of work for one portrait). In the people he chooses to portray, Ben often opts for celebrities he likes or admires, mainly singers or musicians, such as Bob Marley, Freddie Mercury, Eminem, Elvis Presley, Lady Gaga, Marilyn Monroe, Johnny Depp... (see the full series: http://bit.ly/9OGKBQ).

When It Rains, It Pours: The Musguard Is Yet Another Minimal Bike Fender

At this rate, bicycle mudguards are the new iPhone cases: it seems like every other bike-obsessed industrial designer is looking to develop an …

Measure Your Spaghetti: TYPE by Studio Lievito

A simple block of Carrara marble becomes a smart device to measure you spaghetti noodles. Designed by Studio Lievito, TYPE has four notched out …

Furniture

Letterpress Poster