Design News – Thursday the 4th of January 2018

Design News from around the World. A daily eclectic mix of some of the best design news from around the world.

Intricate and Modern Brand Identity for Whiskey Bottle

BrandMills Studios shared a cool brand identity and packaging design project for a whiskey brand that is quite intricate, yet simple

Hi-Tech Hub The ‘Dutch Mountains’ Planned to Become the World’s Largest Wooden Building

Plans have been revealed for the “largest wooden building in the world” to be located just outside Eindhoven in the town of Veldhoven, The Netherlands. Known as the Dutch Mountains, the complex was conceived via a multi-disciplinary partnership made up of tech companies, service providers, architects and developers, and would contain a hi-tech, mixed-use program for residents and visitors.

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Multicover Gràffica Magazine

To illustrate the concept “are we all creative?” Gràffica suggests (art director: Víctor Palau) to use white ink on three different kinds of paper to make each copy unique, so there are no equal magazines. To do so, we create this multicover made with cha…

Illustrator Spotlight: Ellie Andrews

A selection of work by London-based illustrator and graphic artist Ellie Andrews.

Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos: An Illustrated Celebration of How the Pioneering Artist’s Love of Animals Shaped Her Character

“True art, when it happens to us, challenges the ‘I’ that we are,” Jeanette Winterson wrote in her exquisite meditation on how art transforms us. Frida Kahlo (July 6, 1907-July 13, 1954) has effected such inner alchemy in millions of selves with unexampled might, perhaps in large part because her art was the product and record of her own violent and transcendent transformation.

Leslie Gulch, Malheur, Oregon Submitted by Ivan…

Leslie Gulch, Malheur, Oregon Submitted by Ivan McClellan

Fifteen Fab Backsplashes

By Kate Riley * January 2, 2018 I’m in Las Vegas for the next couple of days, working on the finishing touches on the flip house. I bought the backsplash tiles for both the kitchen and master bathroom. I shopped what was in stock because all the samples I had ordered online were unsatisfactory.

10 New Principles Of Good Design

The upside: Designers thrive on questioning convention-on unearthing solutions to seemingly intractable problems. If 2017 revealed anything, it’s that good design has never mattered more; it’s just the parameters of “good design” that have changed.

Interview: Architect Marc Kushner

Manipulating space in order to create new ways for us to live and work, architects have always experimented with their craft. Perhaps the most interesting and successful movement in architecture of recent history was the Modernist period, in which structures were stripped back-with the intention being functional.

When Designers Can’t Get Their Way: Photographs of a Mega-Library in China – Core77

In Tianjin, China is this massive Tianjin Binhai Library, designed by Dutch architecture firm MVRDV and the Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute. Photograph by Ossip van Duivenbode Photograph by Ossip van Duivenbode The massive structure is some 363,000 square feet and houses over a million books. Photograph by

Watch London Symphony Conductor’s Movements Turn Into A Beautiful Animation

To celebrate the 2017/2018 season of London Symphony Orchestra and the appointment of conductor Sir Simon Rattle, creative company The Partners, with the help of visual artist Tobias Gremmler, turned the grandeur of classical music into a spectacular animation. It all started with the idea of capturing the emotional power of a performance that listeners experience at concert halls.

Color Flora | Design Seeds

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The Haunting NSFW Photography Of Haris Nukem

There are many terms used to describe the work of the London-based photographer Haris Nukem. Surprisingly, most of the time, they are connected to glamour, as if the photography of the British artist were just some casual eye candy.

The Calming Palettes of Camila Gutiérrez – Design*Sponge

I spent most of the holiday break blissfully free of handheld devices and laptops, but I did sneak a few quick dips into the Instagram pond for inspiration. And on one of those visits I stumbled upon the incredible work of photographer Camila Gutiérrez .

Calligraphy-inspired logos created for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

Official emblems have been unveiled for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, designed by artist Lin Cunzhen to reference Chinese calligraphy. Featuring bright gradients of colour, the two logos both incorporate Chinese characters with ribbon-like forms. For the Olympic Winter Games, Cunzhen – who previously co-designed the emblem for the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games – has created a flowing motif inspired by 冬, the Chinese character for winter.

4 Stupidly Simple Habit Changes To Lower Your Work Stress This Year

Sure, you could set a sweepingly ambitious New Year’s resolution for yourself, but you’re hesitating-or even downright opposed. It’s not because everything in your life is totally perfect, of course, it’s just that you’re already maxed out: In order to make an adjustment, something else would have to give, and it’s far from clear what can.

The year in photos 2017

One of my favorite things to do at the end of the year is look back on the best and most newsworthy photos of the year. As I wrote last year: Professional photographers and the agencies & publications th

The 2018 Visual Trends You Need To Know About

2017 may have been the year of adopting new visual trends – greenery, authenticity, Hygge for example – but our increased desire to seek solitude, worlds that are not our own and realism are all part of what’s expected in design, photography, fashion and homeware trends in 2018.

Two Tips To A Tidy Home

I want a pretty, meaningful home that serves our family really well, a home that I look forward to coming home to, a home that doesn’t feel like a looming to do list as soon as I walk in the …

Pungent Sauces ‘Ognishche’ (Bonfire)

Designer: Katy Sushanskaya Project Type: Student Project School: British Higher School of Art and Design Course: Visual Communications Tutor: Leonid Slavin Location: Russia, Moscow Packaging Contents: Chilli, tabasco, mustard sauce Packaging Substrate / Materials: Glass bottle Pungent sauces ‘OGNISHCHE’ (BONFIRE) are crafted for people strong in spirit.

Transcending Sickness: Atmospheric Portraits by Nihil

Nihil is a French artist residing in Norway. “Ventre” is the name of his ongoing project, which includes short, cryptic texts and images filled with symptoms of illness and rapture, often with a medieval, religious slant. He describes his work as “portraits of saints and martyrs who lost their humanity to drown in divine serenity”;…

The Evolution of the Starbucks Logo

Logos have been around for at least as long as written language. When the ancient Greeks used specific marks on pottery to designate the person who made it, they basically invented the concept of branding. Starbucks as a brand was invented by Howard Schultz, but the original store was started by someone else in 1971.

Guide to Creating a Bespoke Typeface

Now we have a working typeface we can move onto the more technical aspects, analyzing how it’s performing in practice. This can include whether ligatures are working properly, for example checking to ensure that the arch of a lowercase “f” engulfs the dot above an “i”, and assessing the legibility at various font sizes.

The Jealous Curator /// curated contemporary art /// sarah elise abramson

Love, love, love! This is the work of Los Angeles based photographer Sarah Elise Abramson, and FYI, the final image above is self portrait of Sarah… x3. Her portfolio is full of gorgeous, bizarre, glitter covered goodness but her Instagram feed … ooh, I could spend all day there!



teamSimon is a Sydney based digital designer. He is the Director of a boutique digital design studio, Bailey Street Design located in the vibrant inner west suburb of Newtown. Simon studied graphic design at Shillington College and specialises in web design for small and medium size businesses. Simon and his team (Toby the studio dog) are passionate about visual communication in the digital environment


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