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Here Is the World's Ugliest Color (& It Has an Important Job)

We spend a lot of time talking about color, often in the context of how to pick a paint hue or how it can make you happier. But one research firm …

Australian Government

Pantone's New App Will Identify the Color Palette of Your Instagrams

It’s incredibly satisfying to see real-life objects matched up with their precise Pantone colors, as we learned through graphic designer Inka …

Typography

Stranger Things: meet the design genius behind TV's most talked about title font

Netflix’s Stranger Things has lured viewers in with its thrilling sci-fi plot, obsessive Eighties pop culture references and charming portrayal of middle-American life. Online, essays mediating on childhood friendship, the show's treatment of women and the power of nostalgia abound. Stranger Things …

A Magazine That Luxuriates in Design’s Subtleties and Obscurities

Laura Houseley on the making of Modern Design Review<p>Everyone knows that print is dead, but anyone who visits the newsstand regularly has probably …

Creativity

The Design Essentials: iPad Apps for the Creative

Quietly and almost covertly, Apple’s iPad has become a common tool in every realm of professional design. Fashion designers sketch on it, designers …

iPad Apps

Photographer Creates Detailed Miniature Worlds with LEGO Characters and Life-Size Objects

French artist Samsofy started out by photographing extreme sports in urban areas, but has recently focused his camera on smaller subjects. Using geek culture as inspiration, the imaginative photographer places LEGO characters next to real scenery and life-size objects, creating a world where these …

Lego

SHARE: Not Your Average Art Book

Since their launch last year, Scandinavian indie publisher New Heroes & Pioneers have been busy dreaming up not-your-typical art books—and their latest title is certainly one that won't be collecting dust on your coffee table or bookshelf. Staying true to their mission of showcasing younger and …

Design

Nendo rethinks Hello Kitty for men's T-shirt range

Prolific Japanese design studio Nendo has produced a line of T-shirts aimed at making the Hello Kitty cartoon character palatable for a male audience.<p>…

Hello Kitty

Nendo’s Chocolatetexture Lounge Looks Pretty Yummy

Nendo designed a special lounge and chocolates for the “Designer of the Year” award ceremony during Maison & Objet 2015 (Hall 8 F1-G2). Yes, a …

Artist Boldly Reimagines US Currency with Modern Design

Blending vivid colors, sleek geometric patterns, and minimalist elegance, American designer Travis Purrington offers up a bold new vision for US currency. As part of his design school Master's thesis, he set out to conceptualize a set of bills that shift the focus from enshrining long-deceased …

Art

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

The Medieval Bible Gets A Satirical 21st-Century Update

In an opulent, illuminated art book, a Brazilian design studio reimagines biblical stories, with the “savior” depicted as cellulite cream.<p>If the Bible were written today, locust swarms and fire storms would be replaced with traffic jams, nuclear weapons, and the fast food industry. And perhaps, as …

Satire

Photography by Akzidenz

The experimental photographic work by Akzidenz.<p>Akzidenz is the pseudonym of this talented photographer living and working in Paris. After some time …

11+ designs USB-powered portable humidifier

Korean design studio 11+ has created a portable humidifier with a transparent bottle, minimal monochrome packaging and a red USB charging cable (+ …

Coffee 200 Years – Branding by David Espinosa IDS

Coffee 200 Years – Logo and visual identity created by David Espinosa Interdisciplinary Design Studio.<p>The Bogota, Colombia based David Espinosa …

Visual Identity Design by La Tortilleria for Tamarindo

Tamarindo – Casa Cocina & Patio Bar – Visual identity design by creative studio La Tortilleria.<p>Tamarindo is a unique bar and restaurant located in …

Graphic Design

Kostic Serif Font Family

The Kostic Serif – Pan European Type Family.<p><b>Kostic Serif</b> is a classic transitional font family in the tradition of fonts such as Baskerville, …

The Minicorp WordPress Corporate Theme

Minicorp WP, a stylish WordPress corporate theme with countless features.<p><b>Minicorp WP</b> is an amazing WordPress corporate theme well suited for all your …

Nix Pro Color Sensor

Measure the exact color of everything you see.<p>The <i>Nix Pro Color Sensor</i> is a handheld device that can measure the color of any surface and provide …

OKOLO Magazine Explores Design in Lausanne

With an eye for design, architecture, art, fashion and culture in general, Prague-based creative group OKOLO has been on our radar since we first met co-founder and publication Editor-in-Chief Adam Štěch (who is also a CH contributor) during 2012's Milan Design Week. In the time since, the …

Design

Barclays - Little Book of Wonders: UI

Last weekend I started to think about a new design for Abduzeedo so from now on I will be collecting lots of visual references, from books, to UIs. …

UI Design

Mixed Media Artworks by Justin Plakas

Justin Plakas’ mixed media artworks and photo manipulations.<p>Below you can see a selection of mixed media artworks from the series “A Better Tomorrow” …

We speak of concrete and not abstract, because nothing is more concrete, more real than a line, a color, a surface — but does it float

Concrete

Mutuo – Visual Identity Design by Futura

Mutuo, a visual identity without a unified logo.<p>Mutuo is the collective of two architects. Their work is characterized by experimental solutions in …

Required Reading: Lunch at the Shop by Peter Miller

Whenever I head back to my hometown of Seattle, I stop in at Peter Miller Books (and I always tell my design-minded friends to do the same). Two …

The History Of Graphic Design, In Icons

We know two things for sure about the guys over at Brooklyn’s Pop Chart Lab: they love drinking, and they love good graphic design.<p>Their latest poster is a tribute to the entire history of the latter: The gridded, black-and-white poster is a cheat sheet to the history of graphic design, beginning …

Graphic Design