Genius! Relumine by mischer’traxler is pure genius. Simply take old/vinage lamps and connect them with a fluorescent tube. Love it! Check out more pix at dezeen.
Any one, a mustache I can get behind. lol. from PubActuelle on flickr.
There’s been a lot of posts about the design behind the new Creative Suite 5 around the interwebs but this one is the most interesting. It really goes into a lot of the thinking, inspiration, and specific choices the designers made for this new look. I like the slightly arty, and a bit non-conventional for such a mainstream product, choices they made in the splash screens.
Over at the Slate.com they have an awesome article about design and international signage, in particular a growing “battle” concerning the emergency exit sign and the two prominent and seemingly opposite design strategies (even in something as basic as color). The article is definitely worth a read, especially if you make sure to click through to all of the awesome examples it references.
This article is also part of a larger series on signage, that is also worth a thorough checking out.
Simon Page has an awesome minimalist, algorithm-created looking portfolio of print work. There are so many amazing designs I want to post them all. Be sure to check out all of it.
(via the donut project)
Is this really what the future of magazines looks like? More importantly, will people be willing to pay for a rich media magazine experience? What’s wrong with paper? Why do people gravitate towards bits and away from atoms? I love atoms.
The Ampersand – It is often one of the most unique characters in a given typeface, with a lot of creative latitude, allowing the type designer to really express themselves. There are so many, how about a new one for each day of the year? Check out ampersandampersand.tumblr.com
Or learn more about the history of the ampersand at websdesigner depot.
(via mint design)
ooh another hand made book video! Documentation of a ten-year labor of love culminating in a beautiful hand-crafted leather-bound book. I just love the deliberate slowness that goes into making something by hand, it’s like mindful meditation.
The website siteinspire.net allows you to browse hundreds of websites by style, theme, or type! Amazing, and a great resource.