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How to work with galleries and collectors as an emerging artist

January 26, 2018<p>Showing work in a gallery exhibition.<p><b>A gallery has offered to include your work in a group or solo exhibition—what can you expect?</b> …

Our Favorite Fine Art Inkjet Papers: These Papers Will Help You Make Gallery-Ready Photo Prints

Inkjet printmakers now have a range of printing paper options that go well beyond the wildest dreams of darkroom printers in terms of size, surface, …

Creative Logos from 2016 – 2017 by Studio Face

A highly inspiring collection of logos and marks created from 2016 – 2017 by Mexican studio Face.Because of the high quality of their graphic work, …

Scientists claim to have designed the perfect, drip-free wine bottle

But I’m gonna need a personal sample unit<p>Some physicists use their degree to study space. Some research materials to aid technology product designs, like headphones or batteries. Others, like one Daniel Perlman of Brandeis University, put his brain where it really matters: designing a wine bottle …

Headphones

Google and Levi’s Project Jacquard jacket has restored my faith in wearables

Technology you wear on your sleeve — literally<p>Wearable technology once promised to take us away from our phones and to improve our lives in subtle but powerful ways. The reality, however, has been a bit less exciting. More often than not, devices have been hampered by clunky design and bad taste, …

Wearable Tech

Sons of Christiania – Branding by Reynolds and Reyner

Identity development by Reynolds and Reyner for Sons of Christiania, a true Scandinavian menswear brand.<p>The creative people of Reynolds and Reyner …

Graphic Design

A Modular Luggage System, Bugaboo Boxer

We've seen small footsteps toward better luggage (currently an industry drowning in designer labels and cookie-cutter design), like Raden's lightweight case with integrated tech and G-Ro's axle-less two-wheeler. But the latest offering comes from an Amsterdam-based company that's been making …

Luggage

Fashion Collages by Pablo Thecuadro

Pablo Thecuadro’s fashion collages express the duality in human beings.<p>Pablo Thecuadro was born in 1992 in Zaragoza, Spain. He is a photographer and …

Art

MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design

Min: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design, a new book publication by Stuart Tolley.<p>This new publication by Stuart Tolley is an inspiring visual …

Mobile and Web Icons as Simple Line Graphics

Caviar, a premium set of mobile and web icons included as simple line graphics.<p>Here comes something for the graphic, mobile, and web designers …

New Documentary Showcases the Laborious History of Graphic Design

Before Adobe made everyone a designer<p>It's easy for us to take for granted the relative ease of working as a designer nowadays. Got an idea for a …

Graphic Design

Former Dealer of Art Forgeries Exhibits His Own (Legal) Paintings

After serving a prison sentence for selling forged paintings, Rizvan Rahman is back—with his own exhibit.<p><i>This article contains adult content.</i><p>It seemed that Rizvan Rahman’s career in the art world was over forever after he was convicted of selling forged paintings and served five months of an …

DIN 2014 Font Family from ParaType

Discover ParaType’s DIN 2014 font family!Vasily Biryukov, a Russian type designer of foundry ParaType has created his very own version of the famous …

Typography

Here’s What Happens When You Train A Neural Network To Design Typefaces

This neural network, developed by a former Spotify engineer, knows 50,000 fonts–and can create its own.<p>Typography has its roots in the earliest days of machines, yet type <i>design</i> is deeply personal. So can a machine–a <i>very</i> smart one–design a font? Or even understand the basic qualifications of a …

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A beginner's guide to the Raspberry Pi Zero

The tiny and ridiculously inexpensive Raspberry Pi Zero has already proven to be a huge hit, selling out everywhere (including on the front cover of …

Museum Identity Design by Arturo Hernández

Visual identity development by freelance graphic designer Arturo Hernández for La Harinera, a museum for industrial heritage.<p>La Harinera is a former …

How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name

For years, Apple followed user-centered design principles. Then something went wrong.<p>Once upon a time, Apple was known for designing easy-to-use, easy-to-understand products. It was a champion of the graphical user interface, where it is always possible to discover what actions are possible, …

Innovative “More Sky” Windows Transform into Outdoor Seating for Small Apartments

In small dwellings, it can be a challenge to experience the beauty of natural light. Architect and designer Aldana Ferrer Garcia has created three different window concepts called <i>More Sky</i> that mitigates this issue. By simply twisting and expanding, their frameworks transform from …

Natural Light

The History of Electronic Music in 26 Records

<b>Published on</b> October 22nd, 2015 | <i>by Alan Cross</i><p>0<p>This is a great article from DJBroadcast.net:<p><b>During a one-hour Q&A, Detroit techno legend Juan Atkins</b> …

This Crazy Handheld Gun Extrudes Packing Tape Into Rigid Cylinders

The Protopiper lets you bang out fast, easy, large-scale 3D wireframes<p>A group of students at Germany's Hasso-Plattner Institute have developed the …

Tap Water (And Elbow Grease) Shaped This Metal Bench

Over time our eyes become pretty good judges of tactile qualities, assessing if a surface will feel hard, soft, coarse, or smooth at a glance. The Lilo bench by Connor Holland, however, embodies a bit of visual trickery and makes steel look as cushy as an air mattress.<p>“People are often shocked when …

Makerarm – The First Robotic Arm

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Why A Man Who Hates Plastic Water Bottles Is Making Plastic Water Bottles

Donald Thomson’s water bottle solution? Throw them on the roof.<p>Donald Thomson, a 56-year-old, Canadian-born builder, entrepreneur, and self-taught designer, launched ‘A’Gua-brand water bottles in Costa Rica earlier this year. But he sees no contradiction in his current endeavor: converting …

A Hiker Must-have

Designed with adventure in mind, Hive is a portable lighting gadget that provides big brightness despite its small size! Totally versatile, it can be …

Fairphone wants you to take apart your smartphone

Watching a Fairphone 2 being swiftly deconstructed and clipped back together in front of me was certainly engaging, but I do wonder whether it will entice anyone who doesn’t already take an interest in the technology they use. Perhaps the more attractive aspect of the device’s repairable nature is …

Infento Self-Built Vehicles Empower Children to Be "Makers Instead of Consumers"

A brilliant idea to let kids build their own rides<p>Photographer Spencer Rutting was volunteering for a youth organization when he had an activity …

Saint Etienne Opera House – Branding by Graphéine

A new brand identity developed by studio Graphéine for the Saint Etienne Opera House.<p>Graphéine is a Paris, France based agency that treats your brand …

Devialet’s Hi-Tech “Phantom” Implosion Stereo Sounds Better Than Speakers 20X Its Size

You need a big sub-woofer for big bass, right? Wrong. After 10 years of research, French acoustic engineers as Devialet just unveiled a giant step forward in audio that’s just one foot long. The Phantom is a petite, spherical, all-in-one amplifier and speaker that delivers what audiophiles think …