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By CojakFlip | Baldly Known For Your Monthly Inspiration / march 2017

The makings of Roald Dahl’s My Golden Ticket, a new book revisiting Wonka’s fantastical world

When the Roald Dahl Estate approaches you to create its first new story since the original iconic books, you know you’re on to a winner. Last year, …

Books

A Brief History of the Ampersand | Jan Tschichold

<b>To be published on 28 September 2017</b><p><b>Jan Tschichold (1902-1974, typographer, theorician and teacher) published in 1953 Formenwandlungen der &-Zeichen,</b> …

Typography

Desai Chia's Michigan Lake House features a roof that cantilevers over a patio

New York firm Desai Chia Architects has built a home on Lake Michigan with blackened timber walls and a roof that extends out to shelter an outdoor …

Architecture

11 Call to Action Hacks to Boost Clicks and Conversions

Use these proven tips to improve the return on your marketing investments.<p>If you want consumers to do something after they see your online ad, email message, website, landing page, Facebook post, sales page, product page and so on, then you need to include a call to action (CTA). More importantly, …

Usability

jean nouvel's 53W53 skyscraper takes shape in new york

<b>in midtown manhattan, at a pace of one floor every four days, a jean nouvel-designed skyscraper is beginning to rise above new york’s museum of</b> …

Construction

Inside Standards Manual, the NYC bookstore dedicated to archiving graphic design history

If you’re a fan of graphic design history, you might be familiar with Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth. The duo are best known for reissuing the EPA and NASA’s graphics standard manuals from the 1970s and turning them into books for designers, history buffs, coffee-table book collectors, or anyone who …

Graphic Design

What are Customer Journey Maps?

Customer Journey Maps User Experience (UX) topic overview/definition<p>What are Customer Journey Maps?<p>Customer journey maps are used by UX design teams …

UX Design

After 46 Years, Mattel Redesigned Uno For Color-Blind People

The classic game is now playable for 350 million more people around the globe.<p>Red and green. It’s hard to imagine two more different colors (in fact, they’re complementary, or opposites, on the color wheel). But to people with the most common type of color-blindness, they can be …

Graphic Design

Poetic Photorealistic Oil Paintings by Jeremy Miranda

Jeremy Miranda est un peintre à l’oeil aiguisé. Il nous offre des créations à la fois poétiques et très réalistes. Il met en parallèle la …

This Kaleidoscopic Vase Creates a Bouquet from a Single Flower

Après le <b>foulard en soie</b> inspiré du reflet de la lumière, la designer turque <b>Bilge Nur Saltik</b> vient une fois de plus de mêler design et illusion.</i> …

Creative Class Hero

Within the design world, the upper echelons of the discipline are overcrowded with men, and design history is most commonly told from the point of …

Graphic Design

3 design books we’d like to read this September

Looking for a new design book to get stuck into? With hundreds of new titles coming out each month, it can be tough to know which ones deserve your …

Graphic Design

How to Pair Typefaces & Ensure Readability [Infographic]

Every designer wants to master the art of <b>pairing typefaces</b>. Good typography enhances design and can lead to <b>better readability</b> – two must-haves for …

Typography

Heatmap Visualizations from Signifier Eyetracking Experiment

<b>Summary:</b> These heatmaps are the results from a study on the effect of signifiers on user gaze patterns.<p>The experiment was conducted using stimulus …

Usability

Growmore is a modular building kit for urban gardeners

Planting boxes can be bolted together to create mini gardens and farms, with this simple construction system devised by Danish architects Sine …

Architecture

We Need to Stop Killing the Planet Every Time We Go to a Music Festival

How BangOn!, Lightning In a Bottle, and other Burning Man-affiliated festivals are leading a movement towards sustainability.<p>Signs are everywhere of how irredeemably fucked our planet is: California is basically becoming the Gobi desert, entire ecosystems are at risk, and a casual earthquake is due …

Festivals

Green vacations: 10 places that don't cost the Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Travelers are more socially and environmentally conscious than ever, seeking to get away safe in the knowledge they've had minimal impact on the planet's resources.<p>With 2017 named as the United Nations' International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the spotlight is even more on …

Sustainability

Leah Gordon photographs the Freemasons of contemporary Haiti

Freemasons are a worldwide group often surrounded by a secretive reputation, with a membership of influential members of local society. A …

Freemasonry

Is postgraduate study right for you? A handy guide to help you decide

So the degree is in the bag and the photo of you in cap and gown has pride of place on the wall, your portfolio is bursting with great ideas and the …

Education

Set Design: Phenomenal Basketball Court Design in Paris

I really love seeing this kind of artsy set design collaboration between us artists to bring art and people together. It's just beautiful! We are …

Set Design

Robot Hilariously Randomizes Preposterous Posters For Your ‘Inspiration’

Image via theinspirobot<p><b>Seeking to attain</b> levels of existential crisis you never knew you had? You can finally get your daily dose of anti-inspiration …

Graphic Design

Digital Nomad Tools to Empower Your Location Independent Lifestyle

Being a digital nomad is fun yet challenging. You have the freedom to do your job while seeing the world. However, there are challenges that might …

Digital Nomads

Why You Should Never Go on the Internet Without a VPN, and How You Can Get One

<i>Futurism only supports companies that we trust. Disconnect is one of those companies. We may collect a share of the sales from the items featured on</i> …

10 Free Wireframe Kits To Speed Up Your Design Workflow

The wireframing process is crucial to every new UI project. Before you get into the colors and typography you have to consider the user experience …

UI Design

Sir John Hegarty: Einstein didn't have a brainstorm session

The BBH co-founder and one of the world’s most awarded ad men on maintaining a long creative career and avoiding ‘McCartney syndrome’<p>One of the advertising world’s most celebrated contrarians, Sir John Hegarty is still railing against conformity after more than 50 years at the forefront of the …

New 'responsive' Google Font can shapeshift to match any design

Google Fonts is getting more customizable and interactive. The company has updated its collection with its very first ‘parametric’ font – a new typographic technology that makes it easy for designers to tweak and modify the format of virtually any typeface.<p>Developed in collaboration between …

Typography

Underground circuses and real ale pubs: your photos of empty city spaces transformed

We asked you to share your photographs on the theme of urban transformation via GuardianWitness. Here’s a selection of our favourites

Cities