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

When TV Logos Were Physical Objects

It goes without saying that nearly everything made with graphic design and video software was once produced using a physical process, from newspapers …

Identity

What are the Marketing Trends in 2017

Interested in marketing? The rise of the Internet and Social Media channels mark a new period of digital marketing and the bar is absolutely high for …

Marketing

Why Instagram Needs to be Part of Your Marketing Strategy [Infographic]

From leaflets on local noticeboards to local SEO, the process of marketing has changed dramatically in such a short space of time. As well as being …

Marketing

Best Free Logo Design Tools That Will Effectively Save You Time And Money

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>Screenshot via SquareSpace Logo Design<br>It’s long been established that creating a good logo design is …

Logo Design

invisible studio completes hooke park big shed with natural tree trunk trusses

<b>english practice invisible studio in collaboration with the architectural association of london and design & make students have recently completed</b> …

Engineering

UUfie blends metal + wood in echo table collection at milan design week

may 02, 2017<p>lance rake's HERObike is fitted with woven bamboo tubes<p>the first application of the braided tube is a standard double diamond frame, but …

Herzog & de Meuron

Rookie » Collage Kit

May’s Collage Kit is about the overlap of the end and the beginning—phases that can occur simultaneously, instead of back-to-back. Use the cut-outs …

For Teens

Visual Experiments in Color and Repetition

Nous avons déjà parlé d’Ari Weinkle, pour son oeuvre <i>Jellyfish Blooms</i> et son alphabet <i>Feelers</i> il y a quelques mois. Voici une nouvelle collection …

Surrealistic and Colorful Compositions of Daily Objects

Le designer Paul Fuentes, basé à Mexico, imagine des compositions créatives, colorées et surréalistes en détournant des objets du quotidien et en …

The death of the smartphone is closer than you think. Here's what comes next

Every technology rises, then falls: soon it will be the turn of the smartphone. But what will replace it?<p>The arrival of the original iPhone back in …

Galaxy S8

30 terrifying before and after images of climate change

The first-ever March for Science happened Saturday in hundreds of cities across the country, rallying against what many see as an emerging disregard for the study of the natural world and the answers it provides.<p>The marches took place on Earth Day, no coincidence given the fact that President …

Climate Change

Waste Not, Want Not: Why Aren't More Farms Putting Poop To Good Use?

The 700 cows on Brett Reinford's dairy farm are making more than just milk.<p>Each day, the girls are producing 7,000 gallons of manure. And that smells exactly like you'd imagine. "We had gotten complaints from neighbors in the past that had said, 'Hey, it stinks too much. Can you do something about …

Farming

Weekly News for Designers (N.382)

This is our popular weekly design news post where we share our favorite design related articles, resources and freebies from the past week.<p>You can …

Web Design

We have forgotten about the work-hard, play-hard Generation X

Don’t you know there’s a war on? It’s being fought right now, all around us, between the baby boomers and the millennials.<p>Opinions differ as to the …

Millennials

Quirky Murals and Street Interventions of Anonymous Silhouette Figures by Daan Botlek

Playing with aspects of negative space and scale, Rotterdam-based artist Daan Botlek (previously) fills walls with his trademark anonymous figures, …

Arne Jacobsen’s iconic Cylinda-line gets spring refresh on its 50th anniversary

It took three years to develop the original concept<p>Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen created the now-iconic Cylinda-line stainless steel cocktail and tableware in 1967 for Danish manufacturer Stelton. Now, on its 50th anniversary, the sleek collection of coffee makers, teapots, and …

Bamboo biennial explores material's beauty and versatility in design

It’s the first ever<p>Bamboo is favored by architects and designers the world over: Timber derived from the fast-growing plant has proven hard-wearing and flat-out beautiful. And the ease with which it can be cultivated is a huge plus in the eco-conscious world of design.<p>It makes sense, then, that a …

3D-Printed Shoes For The Masses Are Here

3D-printed shoes from Futurecraft–Adidas’s innovation arm–are now a thing of the present.<p>The footwear industry has been teasing us for years about 3D-printed athletic shoes for the masses. Why? Everyone’s feet are different, our strides vary, but shoes are basically the same. Someone who’s 250 …

VR Is Still Nowhere Near Its YouTube Moment

Google’s new web VR portal highlights the medium’s promise, and its shortcomings.<p>Right now, if you want to try VR, you almost always have to go to a store and download an app. But what if you could just pop on your VR headset and load a game or experience as easily as going to a website? What if VR …

34 Brilliant Graphic Design and Paper Ads From the '60s

From the likes of Paul Rand and Bob Gill, here are the vintage graphic design ads from Print magazine, circa 1960s.

Graphic Design

Swiss Style: The Principles, the Typefaces & the Designers

If you’re a designer in the 21st century, chances are you’ve studied the International Typographic Style (more commonly known as ‘Swiss Style’). …

Graphic Design

REI Stewardship Product Sustainability

Introduction<p>At REI, we believe a life outdoors is a life well lived. We were founded in 1938 by a group of mountaineers in pursuit of high-quality …

How Google Branded Tech’s Next Big Paradigm

Daydream is the first decent VR brand. And that’s because it was inspired by nature, not technology.<p>Facebook called it “the Oculus,” a throwback to ancient, Byzantine architecture. HTC chose “the Vive,” the sort of pseudo-word that sounds like it was born from a New York ad agency.<p>But Google? …

In Photos: The Stories Of Refugees, Captured By Their Phones

One photographer asked displaced Syrians to share their favorite images, which powerfully depict the individual stories of the refugee crisis.<p>“Syria was more beautiful in the past than now,” a 16-year-old refugee told photographer Alex John Beck. “I wish I could return to Aleppo. To walk in the …

A Reading Guide For Designers Who Want To Write

We asked prominent designers and design writers to select the best books and essays for designers who want to hone their writing skills.<p>The 2017 Design In Tech Report, John Maeda’s influential industry overview, lists writing as a key design skill. There are several reasons why. With the rise of …

These Stunning Rugs Wed Swiss Modernism And Swazi Tradition

Nkuli Mlangeni’s handcrafted rugs involve an unlikely pair: Swiss Modernism and traditional Ndebele and Swazi patterns.<p>Arising out of 1950s Switzerland, Swiss Style profoundly influenced modernist graphic design the world over. Since then, some of the most compelling design styles have been derived …

This Tape Turns Anything Into A Lego Block

Stick it on your phone, your shoes, your toy dinosaur–you name it.<p>The universe of Lego just got a whole lot bigger. Nimuno Loops is a strong, flexible tape that gives kids (and designers) a much more expansive way to use their toy building blocks in play and in prototyping. Want to build on a …

Modern ‘treehouse’ spins out for 360-degree mountain views

The timber-clad home is vertically organized around a central spiral staircase<p>The Qiyunshan Tree House in the Huangshan mountains of China manages to artfully embody two fun architectural trends: elevated “tree house” buildings and modern, “spun out” floor plans. This combination has resulted …