Design News Daily- Wednesday 24th January 2018

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

Speech Bubbles: Understanding Comics with Scott McCloud – 99% Invisible

Cartoonist and theorist Scott McCloud has been making and thinking about comics for decades. He is the author of Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art. This classic volume explores formal aspects of comics, the historical development of the medium, its fundamental vocabulary, and various ways in which these elements have been used.

Poster Design: Metropolis 90th Anniversary

La Boca created a beautiful poster design to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Fritz Lang sci-fi classic, Metropolis.

Hit: Compostable Straws – Adeevee

Sancho BBDO, Bogotá, Colombia Creative Directors: Giovanni Martínez, Hugo Corredor, Miguel Rojas Art Directors: Diana Avellaneda, Lina Maria Leal Copywriters: Jonathan Castillo, Nicolas Murillo, Fabio Medina Illustrator: Carlos Ribero Additional Credits: Gold Lion

How sound and smell cues can enhance learning while you sleep – Sadie Witkowski | Aeon Ideas

My mother is one of five children, so she has plenty of stories about her and her siblings’ misadventures. One of my favourites revolves around my ‘weird’ Uncle Dorsey and his early scientific endeavours. When my mom was about eight years old, her…

NEXT Architects’ Zalige Bridge Transforms Into Stepping Stones During Flood Conditions

In a country famous for its below sea level towns, combating flooding has been a key challenge for Dutch designers for centuries, resulting in the construction of numerous dikes, levees and seawalls across the country.

This New Magazine Is Giving a Voice to Creators of Color

In January 2017, Micah Pegues was perusing the racks of Barnes & Noble in her hometown of Dallas, Texas, during her winter break from New York University. She hoped to find a magazine that would inspire her work as a young maker and a person of color who dabbles in photography, animation, and numerous other creative pursuits-but she left empty-handed.

Chip Hook

Written by Katie on January 23, 2018. Permalink Look close at the Chip Hook and you’ll see that it’s made from wood fiber and polypropylene. Probably why it’s named ‘chip,’ right? Those notched sides you see will help keep your clothes and bags in place while also giving a little textural interest.

Illustrator Spotlight: Oleg Buevskiy

A selection of work by Oleg Buevskiy from Petrozavodsk, Russia.

If Apples Had Teeth: Shirley and Milton Glaser’s Lovely Vintage Children’s Book About Questioning the Way Things Are

The lever by which the human imagination moves the world rests on one little word: if – that linchpin of possibility allowing us to question the way things are and imagine better, truer alternatives for how they might be. “‘What if… ?’

Brand New: New Logo for Filmrise

Opinions on corporate and brand identity work

Abstract Artists You Should Know About

By Kate Riley * January 22, 2018 I was in Paris during the summer of 2016, and I spent an afternoon strolling the streets of Montmartre, a district famous for its art shops. That day, one particular painting caught my eye, it was a small yet bright pastel abstract painting that I fell in love with at first sight.

This Artist Turns Puddles Into Magical Sculptures

In an email, Jeffrey told me that he uses printed photographs and polyester resin to create his synthetic puddles. He also incorporates pieces of real debris-like paper cups, glasses, or random bits of trash-to make the illusions more realistic. Then, he places them in a mundane place and photographs them.

Ten Extraordinary New Timepieces

With eyes ever-wandering to the whizzes and bangs of the smartwatch world, traditional luxury brands have amped up the wonders defining their own timepieces. To be honest, there’s nothing quite like a watch. Even though people generally look to their phones for the time, wristwatches have honed their value.

Barisieur: An Alarm Clock that Wakes You Up with Freshly Brewed Coffee – Core77

The Barisieur is a premium alarm clock that eases you into your morning with the soothing sounds of bubbling water, along with the smell of the freshly brewed coffee or loose leaf tea. The Barisieur is inspired by a combination of the modern ritual of filter coffee with the iconic vinyl record player, encouraging a nostalgic experience with the user.

A fresh look at Rugby – Creative Review

Rugby is a new magazine about, yes, rugby, from the team at content agency Eric. Creative Director Simon Campbell talks us through the magazine’s design and how it’s trying to approach the sport differently There seems to be a huge gap in sports magazines in general, they’re either very commercial and full of small bite-sized content that, arguably, you may be able to find better on the web.

High-End Luxury Hijabs Are Trying To Change Everyone’s Perspective On Muslim Headscarves

Back in 2010 Muslim New Yorker Melanie Elturk, tired of wearing poor quality hijabs and driven by her entrepreneurial spirit, decided to set up her own company that would provide American-Muslims with some more stylish versions of this religious garb.

Design is fine. History is mine. – Hovedvandaeg Scent Bottle, 1700-1899. Silver….

Hovedvandaeg Scent Bottle, 1700-1899. Silver. Denmark. “Hoedvands Aegs were the forerunner of smelling salts or perfume bottles. The object had a main chamber which held a sponge into which the…

kaschkasch Designs the Floating YOMA Bed for Zeitraum – Design Milk

kaschkasch and Zeitraum have partnered again on the modern YOMA bed that pays homage to Japanese futons and appears to be floating above the floor.

Color View | Design Seeds

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Competition for new materials that could stop plastic pollution announces winners – Design Week

The £1.4 million New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize has announced its second round of winners, which includes five, recyclable or biodegradable packaging materials. The winners of the second round of a design competition to create more sustainable packaging that will reduce ocean pollution have been announced.

For the Love of Ramekins

Over the weekend I read an article that proclaimed that the trivet was having a moment. I smiled because I’ve been plopping one or two on our dinner table and just serving from the pots and pans I’ve cooked in.

10 Best and Worst Fonts for Emails

You are reading this article about fonts, it means you completely agree with us: there’s nothing more important than details. Besides, today’s trends call us to use less pictures, more texts in the newsletters unless it is a greeting one. We’ve done some research and analysis, and now we want …

get giphy with it: full archive of GIF stickers now accessible on instagram

show of hands, how many of us use the story feature? actually, quite a lot of us, and instagram hopes to see even more after today.

Ziber Animation Series by Andrey Kasay

Russian artist Andrey Kasay better known as Flakonkishochki released a series of animations dedicated to a procrastinating person – Ziber “Ziber this is cartoon about a man that has nothing but want to succeed with minimal effort. He wants love and weasel and trying to live within system but is

New collection of surreal floating architecture by Matthias Jung | DesignFaves

We’ve covered Matthias Jung’s surreal suspended architecture before (previously here) and now he’s back for more! The artist and designer creates imaginary homes set in the unlikeliest of places sometimes even floating in mid-air on the outskirts of town. Each piece is detailed based on the feelings Jung wants to invoke.

New collection of surreal floating architecture by Matthias Jung | DesignFaves

We’ve covered Matthias Jung’s surreal suspended architecture before (previously here) and now he’s back for more! The artist and designer creates imaginary homes set in the unlikeliest of places sometimes even floating in mid-air on the outskirts of town. Each piece is detailed based on the feelings Jung wants to invoke.

Doug Aitken installs geodesic pavilions under the sea

This captioned movie shows an underwater installation by artist Doug Aitken, which involved anchoring three mirrored geodesic domes to the seabed near Catalina Island in California, and inviting people to swim inside. Video is by Parley for the Oceans and Lizzy Sandford, for Purple TV.

Is Design Thinking Really That Important?

“Design Thinking” (DT) is a term used to encompass the strategies supposedly employed by designers to solve problems and their application in all types of business and social issues, from health to income inequality. Several years ago, it was thought that the DT fad was coming to an end, but in …

Travel: London Lives On – Elle Decoration South Africa

High-street shopping, luxe hotels and tag-worthy restaurants – London’s iconic travel destinations are the gems in the crown of this capital city Hakkasan at Hanway Place was the first edition of this Chinese fine-dining restaurant chain, which boasts satellites around the world.


Isotope, a Typeface That Blends Functionalism and Science

Name: Isotope Designers: Hoefler & Co team Foundry: Hoefler & Co Release Date: January 2018 Back Story: Isotope was inspired by a style of handlettering popular among German technology companies such as Sennheiser, Liebherr, Soehnle, and Leifheit in the years following WWII. This was t

High-Detailed Illustrations portray Abstract Monochrome Dreamscapes by Clément Fourment

The fine level of detail and accuracy found in the work of French illustrator, Clément Fourment, is impressive. After studying graphic design, Fourment spent two years creating giant Leporello, as large as five-meters long – each filled with detailed drawings in black and white – the accuracy of that would become a feature of his …

Hazy And Celestial Drawings by Victoria Roussel

Victoria Roussel has unconditional love for mountains, clouds, and the cosmos, her primary sources of inspiration, found in almost all of her illustrations. With bluish, violet and pink undertones, the artist creates works at the limit of the imaginary. She also always brings a touch of softness thanks to the rounded shapes she draws.

Mother Design Callen Lorde Graphic Design 240118

Mother Design’s New York office have created a boldly colourful and impactful identity for Callen-Lorde, a community centre for LGBTQ healthcare. Across its programmes, services and two locations in New York, it’s an organisation dedicated to providing healthcare to the city’s “lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities – in all their diversity – regardless of ability to pay”.

New York Magazine commissions 50 artists for a year-long art exhibition

New York magazine is 50 this year, and to celebrate, the publication has announced the release of a series of 50 covers. Eight of the covers, created by Mel Bochner, John Giorno, Alex Katz, Barbara Kruger, Marilyn Minter, Yoko Ono, Rob Pruitt, and Hank Willis Thomas, went up on walls around 25 locations across the city’s five boroughs.

Massive vintage movie poster collection is being digitized and made available online

The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin is currently digitizing and putting online their collection of more than 10,000 movie posters. The collection encompasses upwards of 10,000 posters and sp

Illustrator Shreya Gupta on her Google Doodle celebrating India’s first female doctor

Illustrator Shreya Gupta moved to New York City from India to pursue her passion for drawing. This lead her to a number of diverse illustration projects for high-profile publications and articles, including her Google Doodle celebrating India’s first practising female doctor.





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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