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"don’t confuse minimal with simple."  - ludwig mies van der rohe

happy birthday, sir. 

"don’t confuse minimal with simple."
  - ludwig mies van der rohe

happy birthday, sir. 

seriously need to get my hands on this book. 

The Exquisite Book is a project based on the Surrealist game called the Exquisite Corpse. The book is a modified version of the game, played by one hundred contributing contemporary fine artists, illustrators, designers and comic artists.

There are ten groups of ten artists who participated in the process. Each artist contributed one page to the book. The first artist was given a few words to inspire their drawing. Each of the following artists only saw the page that immediately preceded their own. Each artist used images (and optionally, words) to create the continuation to the story, and the inspiration for the next artist in line.

Besides continuing the story of the last artist, there is another, more visual, connection between the pages. Each artist had a horizon line in their image that starts on the left side of the page and ends on the right. Where the horizon line of the first artist’s page ends, is where it begins for the next artist.

Each artist was given two weeks to complete their page. The process took approximately five months. The book was designed by ALSO and published by Chronicle Books in Sept 2010.

because you can't stand the new itunes icon...

go here to read more on customizing your mac dock icons.  (as if I needed an excuse to procrastinate on a monday).  thanks Jessica, this rocks! 

some friday inspiration…do something brand new today please

As a promotional idea for Brand New, our blog focusing on opinions on corporate and brand identity, we opted for a product that involved our ever-growing readership in its content rather than just forcing a product upon them. One uniting practice among identity designers — whether they do work for Fortune 500 companies or their local laundromat — is that of sketching logo ideas, typically dozens of them before refining them in the computer, so we decided to inquire about the different reasons of why designers sketch logos. With more than 300 responses through Brand New and Twitter we selected the most compelling 30 and produced a modest 32-page sketchbook.

With simple typographic treatments the cover invites designers to sketch something brand new, and across the blank pages, the 30 quotes appear at the bottom of each page. Sturdy on the outside with its red-printed chipboard cover and soft on the inside with 100% Post-Consumer Recycled paper, the Brand New sketchbook performs in meeting rooms, coffee shops and, yes, even the local laundromat.

love this iphone case by Marco Cibola.  because it looks like tribal feathers.  (no, I’m not tired of it yet…)
find it + more cool deigns at getuncommon.com
you’re welcome. 

love this iphone case by Marco Cibola.  because it looks like tribal feathers.  (no, I’m not tired of it yet…)

find it + more cool deigns at getuncommon.com

you’re welcome. 

Hintmag + MyOrb = awesomeness

stills from amazing Hintmag video.  click here.  let it load.  choose the xx soundtrack.  go. 

When the Fashion Editor for Hintmag came back from his latest photo-shoot in Paris, we received five images and a challenge to create a flash animation that reflected visions of madness and paranoia. Felix transformed the existing images and added illustrations and color for two directions. Once the story boards were approved, the animation was created in after effects and then imported into Flash to create the interaction.


{via szymon}  :Moon lamps by in-es.artdesign

{via szymon}  :Moon lamps by in-es.artdesign

(Source: szymon)

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Self-Promotional Poster
{via khristian mendoza}

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Self-Promotional Poster

{via khristian mendoza}

updated dallas city guide on design*sponge!

awesome! click here to peruse!

might have to redo j-money’s room.  digging the stripes and blown up picture…
{via anh-minh}

might have to redo j-money’s room.  digging the stripes and blown up picture…

{via anh-minh}