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This Plastic Becomes As Moldable As Play-Doh When Dipped In Hot Water

FORMcard, created by designer Peter Marigold, can be used to repair, modify, or create everyday objects.<p>“I’ve always made things and it’s always frustrated me that plastics are something you’re given, and not something you can change easily,” says London-based furniture designer Peter Marigold. …

The Monumental Painting That's Breaking Boundaries in Raleigh

Artist Sarah Cain is making moves in the art world with her largest on-site work yet.<p>"It’s an absolutely insane way to work that most people wouldn’t do," explains Sarah Cain of her painting practice in the week leading up to her solo exhibition, "The Imaginary Architecture of Love," on view at the …

Art

Dusen Dusen for Visual Magnetics

During this year’s NYCxDesign, Dusen Dusen partnered with Visual Magnetics on a large-scale, geometric wall installation that encouraged visitor …

Photographer Takes Incredible Self Portraits Posed in Vast Landscapes

Photographer Nicholas Roemmelt reminds us just how big and beautiful our world is with his ongoing series of breathtaking self portraits. Based in Austria, the 40-year-old is lucky enough to have nature that's easily accessible from his backyard. He'll hike the nearby mountain and insert himself …

Photography

Bringing Solar Power to Stained-Glass Windows

Designer Marjan van Aubel finds novel applications for dye-sensitized solar cells.<p>Marjan van Aubel began her love affair with energy-harvesting …

Moradavaga uses spinning tin cans to turn a tower into an interactive billboard

Porto studio Moradavaga has built a tower covered in tin cans that can be rotated to create pixellated messages, resembling those on train station …

A Moonrise Photo That Combines Day and Night

This photo may look like a Photoshopped image that blends a sunrise with a nighttime shot, but it’s actually a single exposure of a …

Artist Christoph Niemann Transforms Everyday Items into Whimsical Sketches

Christoph Niemann incorporates everyday items into clever sketches that offer a dizzying sense of depth and whimsical perspective. The New York native can take an avocado and make it look like a catcher's mitt; he can transform a comb into a fancy Rolls Royce; he can even turn a poppy-seed bagel …

Christoph Niemann

Comment on Beach Character Illustrations by Ruslan Suleimanov by Kosmas Ar

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A Rare Interview With Graphic Design Legend Massimo Vignelli

From 2006, the late designer shares the story behind his infamous New York subway map and why typographic elegance will prevail.<p><b>Gary Hustwit: Can you talk about the map you designed for the New York subway system in the ’70s?</b><br>Such a controversial thing. It’s funny, but I realized the other day the …

Famous Logos Reinterpreted As Chinese Restaurant Signs

Maybe it’s time to start designing our logos with the other half of the planet in mind?<p>When a logo is well designed, it works like a lightning bolt to the central cortex, sparking a sensation of instant familiarity. But does that lightning bolt still strike when you see a logo in an entirely …

Design Ideas for the Balcony (NYC Translation: Fire Escape Furniture)

German manufacturer Rephorm produces this line of nifty balcony-based products. Designed by Berlin-based Michael Hilgers, they're meant to bring some …

The Chandelier That Produces a Shadow Forest of Wild Trees

A year and a half ago, we told you about <i>Forms in Nature,</i> a stunning light sculpture by Hilden & Diaz (Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz) that casts shadows of trees throughout a room. The 3D printed piece takes eight hours of assembly by hand. Created in Copenhagen, the beautiful chandelier took the world …

Art

'Faculty Department' by Justin Chung

New York-based photographer Justin Chung has released a book that was conceived along the premise<p>New York-based photographer Justin Chung has released a book that was conceived along the premise of providing an intimate look into the lives of “noteworthy individuals,” titled <i>Faculty Department</i>. Such …

Artists' Adorable Doodles Interact with Real Life Objects

Home / ArtArtists’ Adorable Doodles Interact with Real Life Objects<p>Artists’ Adorable Doodles Interact with Real Life Objects<p>By Alice Yoo on December 26, 2014<p>Dhaka, Bangladesh-based cartoonist and graphic designers Manik and Ratan have started a fun series where their cartoon characters interact …

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40 free resources every designer should know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

Small Cubic Cabin Sits on Glowing Orange Aluminum Spines

This spiky, orange-glowing cube, known as the <i>Barnards Farm Sitooterie</i>, is the newest sculptural and architectural addition to the grounds of the UK's National Malus Collection in Essex. Adapted from Scottish origins, a “sitooterie” is a small summer cabin, as in a place to “sit oot.” The perfectly …

Architecture

Incredible Murals Appear as 3D Sculptures Floating in Midair

Portugal-based street artist Odeith creates incredible paintings that will fool your eyes into thinking that they're 3D sculptures floating in midair. We've admired his ability to craft this awe-inspiring realism before in a large mural dedicated to Bob Marley. Here, he's used similar shading …

Art

The History Of Web Design Explained In 9 GIFs

25 years of web design, summarized in nine unforgettable GIFs.<p>Froont, a San Francisco company that makes tools for web designers, has created nine GIFs that show just how far web design has come in the past 25 years. If you’ve ever wondered why CSS is important, or why Flash died out, these GIFs …

Colorful Hand-Woven Walls Create a Clever Optical Illusion

When looking at this piece by artist Wies Preijde, you might not realize that it's actually a site-specific installation. The flattened space and combination of lines and colors make it look like a drawing. It's only when we see a person standing in the room that we're assured that Predijde's work …

Optical Illusions

Future-proof Your Brand With The Right Typeface

<i>Steve Matteson is the Creative Type Director for Monotype.</i><p>It has been famously said that the Web design is 95 percent typography. Typography has always been central to any written message – books, manuals, packaging, advertisements – and now the Web.<p>The Web gives brands a new opportunity to …

3 Tips to Take Better Landscape Photos Regardless of the Weather

Photographers are a special type of people that usually pay a lot of attention to detail. They’re also known to be patient and perseverant. However, …

5 Beginner Tips for More Autofocus Success

When you’re just starting out, it can sometimes be frustrating trying to get sharp photos. The camera’s autofocus often seems like it has a mind of …

Photography

Winter Is Coming - Winter Photograpy

In order to celebrate the unholy amount of snow that just fell on my neighbors in Buffalo and Western New York (how does two meters or six feet of …

Modern Hieroglyphics That Only Speak The Language Of Burgers

Imagine if every word in our written language was somehow related to the preparation and consumption of hamburgers. No vowels. No consonants. No regional dialects or accent marks. Just a series of icons that speak the universal language of charred ground beef on a bun.<p>For better or worse, that day …

Norwegian travel documents given a minimal makeover

<b>News:</b> Oslo-based Neue Design Studio has won a competition to redesign Norway's passports and ID cards, a month after graphics by Snøhetta were chosen …

An Introduction to Lens Selection for 5 Common Photography Subjects

As you dive into the world of photography, it will not take you long to notice that there is a lens for almost everything. For a beginner, a dilemma …

Landscape Photography