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This clever new font combines braille with Latin and Japanese alphabets

In an effort to make braille more accessible for the visually impaired in signage and printed media, Tokyo-based designer Kosuke Takahashi has hit upon a novel solution that merges those characters with English and Japanese alphabets, so they appear in the same place.<p>Essentially, the fonts in …

Typography

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …

Public Speaking

Here’s the Best Way to Match Tones in Composite Photos

One of the most common difficulties with compositing photos is having the color tones of the different parts of the image match. This can be tricky …

This Brilliant Hack Gives The iPad A Whole New Button

Apple’s spare industrial design was no match for the developers at Astro.<p>The iPad is great at switching between apps. Its home button exists just for that purpose. But what about when you’re inside an app, and you just want to pull up a toolbar that you might find in Photoshop? There’s generally no …

Front-Facing Camera

The Influential Font Lover's Library

The Influential Font Lover’s Library <b>Just $29</b><p><b>Deal Expired</b> $29<p>470 Definitive Fonts in One Superb Collection<p>This font bundle is truly special; a …

Typography

The World's Most Beautiful Built-In Bookcases

Bookcases are always beautiful, because they're full of books. But this post is devoted to bookshelves that are especially beautiful, and the shelves …

Living Rooms

Apple: A Jony Ive Q&A I’d never seen before (21 min. video)

“What haunts me most are the ideas we’ve missed.” —Jony Ive<p>From an interview conducted June 9, 2017, two weeks after Sir Jony was named chancellor of …

Foster and Heatherwick complete Shanghai theatre with curtain-like facade

Images have emerged of a new arts and culture centre by Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio, which forms part of a new financial quarter the two …

Architecture

Microsoft Fluent Design System: Breaking down Windows 10's new look

Windows 10 is getting a huge makeover that’s starting with the upcoming Fall Creators Update. But for all the hoopla over the Fluent Design System (previously known as Project Neon) and its new aesthetic philosophy, we only got the brief look at it during Microsoft’s Day 2 Build keynote. The demo …

London's Smallest Home is Gorgeous & Surprisingly Livable

In London, which has the dubious distinction of being one of the world's most expensive cities, two designers set out to transform what might be the …

Small Spaces

Furniture company clads office in nearly 1,000 of its own chairs

It was designed for low cost and maximum impact<p>When an office furniture company in Brno, Czech Republic, sought a redesign of their showroom, they were clear about the financial constraints: “Do it cheap, ideally for free,” remembered architects Ondrej Chybik and Michal Kristof. Rather than merely …

World's Laziest Graphic Designer Creates Perfect Poster

2D designers can pull stunts that 3D designers never could<p>This is hilarious: In the UK, a fellow named Tom runs the Friars Inn, a pub in Bridgnorth. …

Graphic Design

A new life for old type: Pentagram’s identity for Pink Floyd Records

Pentagram’s alphabet for Pink Floyd Records, based on the stencil lettering from the cover of the band’s 1977 album, AnimalsAubrey Powell and Storm …

Typography

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Making the color grade: Getting started with DaVinci Resolve

Ever wondered how movies and TV shows look so polished? Sure, some of it has to do with the type of camera used and how it’s supported and moved, but …

Videography

Genius tiny house is full of DIY transforming furniture

Wow<p>One of the raddest small apartment maneuvers we’ve ever seen is the motorized bed that drops down from the ceiling. And now, the same brilliant idea has been deployed in—what else?—a tiny house.<p>Built by self-taught carpenter Ana White and her husband, Jacob, this 24-foot-long tiny house is a …

Giles Miller and Forbes Massie imagine towering monument with walls of offset bricks

Designer Giles Miller has worked with visualiser Forbes Massie to draw up designs for a huge monument with a cross-shaped plan and textured brick …

New Video Pits iPhone Click Wheel Prototype Against Scott Forstall's Icon-Based iPhone Prototype

A couple days ago Sonny Dickson shared a look at one of two early prototypes for the original iPhone, the iPod Click Wheel-based OS that iPod "Godfather" Tony Fadell was working on. Tonight, Dickson has shared a video pitting Fadell's version against Scott Forstall's icon-based iPhone prototype, …

How to Use Composition Templates to Improve Your Photography

When doing photography in general, and in my case travel photography, the use of a <i>photography template</i> can be very beneficial and help improve the …

Landscape Photography

How Ikea's New Joinery is Advancing Their Design

The Lisabo does more with less<p>Let's get into table design for a second. If you look at your average dining table, you'll see most have aprons. The …

19 Ingenious Design Books to Inspire You in 2017

• Author: Margaret Rhodes. Margaret Rhodes Design<br>• Date of Publication: 01.01.17. 01.01.17<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>The best design books have …

To Tackle Big Urban Issues, This Architect Became A Data Designer

Herwig Scherabon wanted to communicate the inequality of cities rather than contribute to it.<p>Herwig Scherabon remembers the exact moment that he no longer wanted to be a practicing architect. He was working on a project based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, with a team of fellow Viennese architects, …

Human Rights

Opéra Saint-Étienne 2016 - Brand Design

Opéra Saint-Étienne 2016 is a brand design project created and shared by Graphéine. There's just a lot to love about the original work done in 2015, …

Graphic Design

Sir Jony Ive reflects on the nature of objects, the fragility of ideas, and 20 years of Apple design

Many of us can remember our first encounter with an Apple product. For a rare few, it may have been the Apple 1 (1976). For some, the turning point was the iMac (1998). And who can forget the frenzy surrounding the iPod’s debut some 15 years ago, or the iPhone (2007), the iPad (2010), and most …

Product Design

This Wallet Does All the Work for You by Automatically Separating Bills and Coins

Say goodbye to a messy wallet.<p>Wallets have always remained the same, with a pocket for bills and then a small space for coins. But ultimately, no matter how organized a wallet can be, it always ends up a huge mess of coins, bills, receipts and miscellaneous items due to inefficiency. As we continue …

A photographer exploded a bunch of supercars to show what’s inside

Fabian Oefner thought about becoming a car designer. But he decided he was better suited for art.<p>"I found out there are too many other things that I like better, so I chose a different path," Oefner said in an interview.<p>The Swiss artist is best known for his "Disintegrating" photos, which show …

Classic Cars
Typography

Photographer Philipp Rupprecht Shoots the Porsche 918 Spyder Hypercar in a Locomotive Hall

Cars are beautiful pieces of machinery, some more so than others. Photographer Philipp Rupprecht came across a chance to shoot a Porsche 918 Spyder …

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