design

Disney Accused of Plagiarizing French Artist’s Work

from io9 Solo: A Star Wars Story is currently being promoted with a series of stylish, colorful posters. According to one French artist, those posters are plagiarizing his work: The accuser is Hachim Bahous, an artist who designed a series

Disney Accused of Plagiarizing French Artist’s Work

from io9 Solo: A Star Wars Story is currently being promoted with a series of stylish, colorful posters. According to one French artist, those posters are plagiarizing his work: The accuser is Hachim Bahous, an artist who designed a series

LONDON FASHION WEEK: Bauhaus and Mary Katrantzou Fall 2018 collection

Staatliches Bauhaus, commonly known simply as BAUHAUS, was a German art school operational from 1919 to 1933 that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicised and taught. excerpted from  Tom

LONDON FASHION WEEK: Bauhaus and Mary Katrantzou Fall 2018 collection

Staatliches Bauhaus, commonly known simply as BAUHAUS, was a German art school operational from 1919 to 1933 that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicised and taught. excerpted from  Tom

David Klein

David Klein (1918–2005) is best known, however, for his influential work in the field of travel advertising. During the 1950s and 1960s, David Klein designed and illustrated dozens of posters for Howard Hughes’ Trans World Airlines (TWA). David’s use of bright

David Klein

David Klein (1918–2005) is best known, however, for his influential work in the field of travel advertising. During the 1950s and 1960s, David Klein designed and illustrated dozens of posters for Howard Hughes’ Trans World Airlines (TWA). David’s use of bright

Sabena travel posters

    “SABENA was the national airline of Belgium from 1923 to 2001, with its base at Brussels National Airport. After its bankruptcy in 2001, the newly-formed SN Brussels Airlines took over part of SABENA’s assets in February 2002, which

Sabena travel posters

    “SABENA was the national airline of Belgium from 1923 to 2001, with its base at Brussels National Airport. After its bankruptcy in 2001, the newly-formed SN Brussels Airlines took over part of SABENA’s assets in February 2002, which

Alternative London Underground Typography

excerpted from an article by Will Noble on LONDONist Illustrator Nathan Evans has dreamed up an alternative font for each of the London Underground lines (plus Overground and DLR). His project, Lettering the Underground, saw Evans create 13 hand-drawn illustrations,

Alternative London Underground Typography

excerpted from an article by Will Noble on LONDONist Illustrator Nathan Evans has dreamed up an alternative font for each of the London Underground lines (plus Overground and DLR). His project, Lettering the Underground, saw Evans create 13 hand-drawn illustrations,

Melted Crayon Awesomeness

excerpted from gizmodo.com Working in a similar fashion to 3D-printing pens, but without the futile exasperation of actually trying to make 3D objects, Crayola’s new Crayon Melter turns colorful sticks of wax into a thick, goopy, ink that lets kids

Melted Crayon Awesomeness

excerpted from gizmodo.com Working in a similar fashion to 3D-printing pens, but without the futile exasperation of actually trying to make 3D objects, Crayola’s new Crayon Melter turns colorful sticks of wax into a thick, goopy, ink that lets kids

Vibrant Posters With Delightful Typography

from designyoutrust.com This series of character posters reveal the colorful ensemble of the Star Wars spinoff that take on a more humorous vibe. The first poster that comes in a vibrant orange hue shows Alden Ehrenreich holding the signature blaster

Vibrant Posters With Delightful Typography

from designyoutrust.com This series of character posters reveal the colorful ensemble of the Star Wars spinoff that take on a more humorous vibe. The first poster that comes in a vibrant orange hue shows Alden Ehrenreich holding the signature blaster

Zaha Hadid Architects & Es Devlin London’s Old Street gateway design longlisted

excerpted from a post by Tom Ravenscroft  at dezeen.com Zaha Hadid Architects, AHMM and Es Devlin are among the 39 design teams that have been longlisted to design a public space to replace the roundabout at Old Street in London.

Zaha Hadid Architects & Es Devlin London’s Old Street gateway design longlisted

excerpted from a post by Tom Ravenscroft  at dezeen.com Zaha Hadid Architects, AHMM and Es Devlin are among the 39 design teams that have been longlisted to design a public space to replace the roundabout at Old Street in London.

THE FACE magazine – the first 50 issues

excerpted from www.handinglove.co.uk The Face magazine was a monthly independent music publication launched in May 1980 providing a totally new slant on modern dance music, incorporating a photo-laden style more often seen in the middle class ladies magazines of the day.

THE FACE magazine – the first 50 issues

excerpted from www.handinglove.co.uk The Face magazine was a monthly independent music publication launched in May 1980 providing a totally new slant on modern dance music, incorporating a photo-laden style more often seen in the middle class ladies magazines of the day.

Marvin Glass

Marvin Glass and Associates (MGA) was a toy design and engineering firm based in Chicago. Marvin Glass (1914–1974) and his employees created some of the most successful toys and games of the twentieth century such as Mr. Machine, Rock ‘Em

Marvin Glass

Marvin Glass and Associates (MGA) was a toy design and engineering firm based in Chicago. Marvin Glass (1914–1974) and his employees created some of the most successful toys and games of the twentieth century such as Mr. Machine, Rock ‘Em

Bangkok University Branding Itself As A Creative University.

article by Tuija Seipell reposted from thecoolhunter.net We love the way Bangkok University has been branding itself as a Creative University during the past few years. One method they have chosen to do this is to re-imagine and re-allocate the

Bangkok University Branding Itself As A Creative University.

article by Tuija Seipell reposted from thecoolhunter.net We love the way Bangkok University has been branding itself as a Creative University during the past few years. One method they have chosen to do this is to re-imagine and re-allocate the

Bumbershoot Street.

VIA Like Cool In Águeda, a Portuguese town, some streets are decorated with colorful umbrellas. The umbrellas look like they’re magically floating in mid-air, making people walking on the street feel that they are out of a fairy tale.  

Bumbershoot Street.

VIA Like Cool In Águeda, a Portuguese town, some streets are decorated with colorful umbrellas. The umbrellas look like they’re magically floating in mid-air, making people walking on the street feel that they are out of a fairy tale.  

Posiedon Undersea Resorts.

VIA If It’s Hip, It’s Here The Poseidon Resort, which is nestled in a 500 acre Fijian lagoon, is the world’s first one-atmosphere sea floor resort. It’s cantilevered over the sea floor in 40 feet of water. The resort has

Posiedon Undersea Resorts.

VIA If It’s Hip, It’s Here The Poseidon Resort, which is nestled in a 500 acre Fijian lagoon, is the world’s first one-atmosphere sea floor resort. It’s cantilevered over the sea floor in 40 feet of water. The resort has

BioShock at the Smithsonian.

VIA Irrational Games Are video games art? They are if you ask Chris Melissinos, the curator of “The Art of Video Games,” an exhibit opening at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. this past weekend. The exhibit covers

BioShock at the Smithsonian.

VIA Irrational Games Are video games art? They are if you ask Chris Melissinos, the curator of “The Art of Video Games,” an exhibit opening at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. this past weekend. The exhibit covers

Olympic Push Up Bus.

VIA Obvious Winner The bus, made by Czech artist David Cerny, does press-ups with the help of an engine powering a pair of robotic arms, and the motion is accompanied by a recording of sounds evoking tough physical effort. It

Olympic Push Up Bus.

VIA Obvious Winner The bus, made by Czech artist David Cerny, does press-ups with the help of an engine powering a pair of robotic arms, and the motion is accompanied by a recording of sounds evoking tough physical effort. It

Facebook Commenters Horrified by the New ‘Saint Laurent Paris’ Logo.

VIA The Cut Yves Saint Laurent officially released the new Saint Laurent Paris logo on their Facebook page today, which shows two black boxes stacked on a marble tabletop. As previously reported, the font — printed in white against a

Facebook Commenters Horrified by the New ‘Saint Laurent Paris’ Logo.

VIA The Cut Yves Saint Laurent officially released the new Saint Laurent Paris logo on their Facebook page today, which shows two black boxes stacked on a marble tabletop. As previously reported, the font — printed in white against a

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Jayne Mansfield Hot Water bottle.

The Jayne Mansfield Hot Water Bottle is 22 inches long, and made of hard plastic molded into the shape of the famous actress and sex symbol. It was dreamt up by one of her promoters, during the height of her

Jayne Mansfield Hot Water bottle.

The Jayne Mansfield Hot Water Bottle is 22 inches long, and made of hard plastic molded into the shape of the famous actress and sex symbol. It was dreamt up by one of her promoters, during the height of her

Lake Placid and Pan’s Labyrinth sit inside Jurassic Park.

VIA io9.com The art collective Dorothy developed this pun-filled map, which they are selling for £25 (or, if you’re feeling spendy, there’s a limited edition signed print for £100). These locations are based on the movies’ titles rather than their

Lake Placid and Pan’s Labyrinth sit inside Jurassic Park.

VIA io9.com The art collective Dorothy developed this pun-filled map, which they are selling for £25 (or, if you’re feeling spendy, there’s a limited edition signed print for £100). These locations are based on the movies’ titles rather than their

Aspid GT-21 Invictus.

VIA Like Cool Spanish company Aspid just revealed their GT-21 Invictus, powered by the latest generation BMW V8 engine that delivers 450 horsepower. From 0-60 in under 3 seconds and a top speed at 189 miles per hour. Its weight is only 2,182 pounds thanks to composite

Aspid GT-21 Invictus.

VIA Like Cool Spanish company Aspid just revealed their GT-21 Invictus, powered by the latest generation BMW V8 engine that delivers 450 horsepower. From 0-60 in under 3 seconds and a top speed at 189 miles per hour. Its weight is only 2,182 pounds thanks to composite

Hyper Realistic Paintings of Vintage Board Games.

VIA If It’s Hip It’ Here. At first glance, these look like vintage board games one might find on ebay, complete with frayed corners and masking tape holding them together. But look a little closer and you’ll see that they

Hyper Realistic Paintings of Vintage Board Games.

VIA If It’s Hip It’ Here. At first glance, these look like vintage board games one might find on ebay, complete with frayed corners and masking tape holding them together. But look a little closer and you’ll see that they

Tiffany’s Commissions Artists to Decorate Scaffolding with Temporary Works.

VIA The Cut Tiffany & Co.’s new Soho location is set to open in September, but for now it’s all boarded up while under construction. Rather than leaving the facade bare — begging for graffiti, random paper ads, or worse —

Tiffany’s Commissions Artists to Decorate Scaffolding with Temporary Works.

VIA The Cut Tiffany & Co.’s new Soho location is set to open in September, but for now it’s all boarded up while under construction. Rather than leaving the facade bare — begging for graffiti, random paper ads, or worse —

City in the Sky.

VIA Likecool.com The concept inspired by a lotus flower. Cool ‘City in the Sky’ by Megatropolis literally resembles blooming flowers in the form of large-scale skyscrapers. “City in the sky is a concept about a tranquil oasis above the mega

City in the Sky.

VIA Likecool.com The concept inspired by a lotus flower. Cool ‘City in the Sky’ by Megatropolis literally resembles blooming flowers in the form of large-scale skyscrapers. “City in the sky is a concept about a tranquil oasis above the mega

Seattle Space Needle’s 50th anniversary in 2012.

As part of the celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Needle was painted “Galaxy Gold” in April 2012, the same color used when the needle was originally constructed for the 1962 World’s Fair. Located at the Seattle Center, it was

Seattle Space Needle’s 50th anniversary in 2012.

As part of the celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Needle was painted “Galaxy Gold” in April 2012, the same color used when the needle was originally constructed for the 1962 World’s Fair. Located at the Seattle Center, it was

Pantone Flesh Tone.

VIA io9.com The words that the English language uses to define human skin tones is imprecise, and doesn’t capture the wide range of colors that exist in the human palette. Angélica Dass attempts to catalog human skin tones by identifying

Pantone Flesh Tone.

VIA io9.com The words that the English language uses to define human skin tones is imprecise, and doesn’t capture the wide range of colors that exist in the human palette. Angélica Dass attempts to catalog human skin tones by identifying

Clutch Cargo. Revisited.

Clutch Cargo was an animated television series produced by Cambria Productions. Notable for its very limited animation, yet imaginative stories, the series was a surprise hit at the time, and could be seen on 65 stations nationwide in 1960. Because

Clutch Cargo. Revisited.

Clutch Cargo was an animated television series produced by Cambria Productions. Notable for its very limited animation, yet imaginative stories, the series was a surprise hit at the time, and could be seen on 65 stations nationwide in 1960. Because

The Chair/Chair chair.

The Chair/Chair chair by designer Eric Ku. [LINK]

The Chair/Chair chair.

The Chair/Chair chair by designer Eric Ku. [LINK]

Shuss.

This is Shuss. D’après un document SHUSS-SHOW du 9 Octobre 1967 Patinoire des Champs-Elysées du Comité d’Organisation des Xes Jeux Olympiques d’Hiver – GRENOBLE 1968 Love ’em or Hate ’em, I think Wenlock and Mandeville—the mascots for the 2012 Olympics

Shuss.

This is Shuss. D’après un document SHUSS-SHOW du 9 Octobre 1967 Patinoire des Champs-Elysées du Comité d’Organisation des Xes Jeux Olympiques d’Hiver – GRENOBLE 1968 Love ’em or Hate ’em, I think Wenlock and Mandeville—the mascots for the 2012 Olympics

Adios, LA.

From Jon Jackson’s Adios LA site: You can slip out the back Jack or you can put up five 10 x 23 foot billboards in your neighborhood. Adios LA is a visual goodbye to the city Jon Jackson has called

Adios, LA.

From Jon Jackson’s Adios LA site: You can slip out the back Jack or you can put up five 10 x 23 foot billboards in your neighborhood. Adios LA is a visual goodbye to the city Jon Jackson has called

Non-Sign.

A very cool permanent sculpture going up at the U.S./Canadian border by Stranger Geniuses Lead Pencil Studio. [LINK]

Non-Sign.

A very cool permanent sculpture going up at the U.S./Canadian border by Stranger Geniuses Lead Pencil Studio. [LINK]

Documentary on the delights of American mid-century design.

From boing boing. “First it was ‘good design.’ Then it was ‘crap from the 50s.’ Then it was ‘camp’ embraced by smirking hipsters. Now, it’s just ‘good design’ again! The narrator of this 1958 GM buy-design-or-be-a-pinko agitprop conflates patriotism with

Documentary on the delights of American mid-century design.

From boing boing. “First it was ‘good design.’ Then it was ‘crap from the 50s.’ Then it was ‘camp’ embraced by smirking hipsters. Now, it’s just ‘good design’ again! The narrator of this 1958 GM buy-design-or-be-a-pinko agitprop conflates patriotism with

The Pantone Hotel in Brussels.

The PANTONE HOTEL in the city of Brussels has opened. It’s part of the new PANTONE UNIVERSE, an expanding line of colorful, design-driven products to touch and tempt consumers. Designed by Michel Penneman and Oliver Hannaert, The PANTONE HOTEL in

The Pantone Hotel in Brussels.

The PANTONE HOTEL in the city of Brussels has opened. It’s part of the new PANTONE UNIVERSE, an expanding line of colorful, design-driven products to touch and tempt consumers. Designed by Michel Penneman and Oliver Hannaert, The PANTONE HOTEL in

Lost Advertising of the London Underground.

A sealed-off corridor of the Notting Hill Gate tube station reveals a hallway untouched since 1959 — complete with the posters that were hanging on the turn-of-the-century walls. [LINK][VIA]

Lost Advertising of the London Underground.

A sealed-off corridor of the Notting Hill Gate tube station reveals a hallway untouched since 1959 — complete with the posters that were hanging on the turn-of-the-century walls. [LINK][VIA]

Frank Gehry Designs Brain Research Center in Vegas.

Loving the juxtaposition of Gehry’s architecture with the conventions of how a building appears to a proper functioning brain. [LINK]

Frank Gehry Designs Brain Research Center in Vegas.

Loving the juxtaposition of Gehry’s architecture with the conventions of how a building appears to a proper functioning brain. [LINK]