There are few graphic designers who are as influential as Saul Bass. A newly compiled collection of his work, the Saul Bass Archive, proves this in particular, consisting of a multitude of rarities from the designer’s personal collection; from original silkscreen posters to less well-known, non-film posters. Source: The SaulRead More →

In February 1888, Vincent van Gogh left Paris, where he had been living for a couple of years, and headed for the city of Arles in Provence, in southern France. Exhausted by his time in the metropolis, and eager to recover some self-composure, he was seeking a simpler life that,Read More →

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  Getting rid of clutter just feels good. And while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with doing something for our own well-being or for the benefit of our homes, Earth Day has us feeling a little green at the moment. So here is a list of things we can get ridRead More →

Cannabis ad depicting young african american male with hair growing out his ears.

Québec seems to be on a mission to brand itself as the most anti-marijuana province in Canada, which legalized recreational consumption last fall. Since then, Québec’s anti-cannabis agenda has included a plan to push the legal age of consumption up from 18 to 21, introducing a specialized police force to enforceRead More →

The fall 2019 shows have kicked off in Milan. We’ll be updating this story with daily dispatches and our favourite moments, as captured by T’s photographers. Wednesday, Feb. 20 Against a backdrop of flashing LED lights, Alessandro Michele presented his fall 2019 Gucci collection: a carnival of looks mixed withRead More →

25 Years of Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party in Photos

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Vanity Fair Oscar party—a storied annual event where, as Frank DiGiacomo noted in 2013, “There is no V.I.P. section.” That’s probably what has made this party so alluring, so enviable, and so utterly unbelievable for the past quarter-century: it’s a single roomRead More →

Design Debate: Do Illustrators Need Agents?

In our newest design debate, Alva Skog, Erin Aniker and Yuko Shimizu explore whether it pays for an illustrator to hire an agent. Ready, set, debate. 1. Having an agent means that you can concentrate on what you do best. Alva Skog, freelance illustrator I was considering going freelance straightRead More →

Intentions and Actions - A can of Peas

While creativity draws inspiration from many sources, the physical act of creating is often a solitary one. There’s a purity in wrestling a concept into words, or paint, or a photograph by oneself, without the competing influences of others. Source: Collaborating on a Creative Project? Tips for Making It WorkRead More →

Fresh from a hip rebrand, Travel Channel is going straight to hell

The Travel Channel was once the TV world’s best outlet for shows about ranking waterslides and travelogues about foreign countries with weird food, but it’s hard to get today’s young people to pay attention to the world’s best waterslides when they’re so busy doing a Fortnite. Source: Fresh from aRead More →

Open door with a question mark on the outside

Becoming discovered as a web designer on the internet is not as plausible as it was 10 years ago. The online market has since been flooded with tough competition and free platforms for business owners to design websites themselves. Source: How to Grow Your Authority as a DesignerRead More →

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The Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG), an international committee headed by an EPFL professor, has just unveiled JPEG XS. With this new format, the image-compression process uses less energy, and higher-quality images can be sent with low latency over broadband networks like 5G. Source: A new JPEG formatRead More →

The game Mission PAW on the Nick Jr. site used clear visual animation

To update our  report on UX design for children , we recently conducted user testing with kids aged 3 to 12 using websites and applications on laptops and mobile devices. We ran individual sessions for the youngest (3–5) and oldest (9–11) age groups, and dyads for participants aged 6 toRead More →

Ecal digital market 3d printing Milan Design Week

ÉCAL students have set up a pop-up factory during Milan design week, where they are 3D printing a range of design objects on demand. Called ÉCAL Digital Market, the exhibition was set up by students from the Swiss university’s Master Product Design course to explore the changing nature of theRead More →

Design thinking line drawings of silhouette heads with coloured blocks

From schools and colleges introducing design thinking to books, documentaries and podcasts on design, the discipline is finding more takers and becoming more mainstream. Victor Papanek begins his book ‘Design for the Real World’ with the following words: All men are designers. Source: Interested in design? Look around: there isRead More →

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In today’s online world, design is all over the digital landscape—whether it is on a company’s website or a designer’s professional portfolio. While this has made the world of graphic design more accessible than ever before, it has also made it easier for copycats to take advantage. Source: How toRead More →

Black coloured puppy pug wearing a red beret and French T-shirt looking at a red car

Elegant, chic, sophisticated: the big trend for the winter edition of Maison et Objet, being held in Paris from 18 to 22 January is the rediscovery of French savoir-faire. That is the verdict of the Paris-based forecasting agency NellyRodi, which as always has identified what it sees as the keyRead More →

3D multicoloured printing blocks in the shape of stairs

3D printing itself is no longer a new technology, but that hasn’t stopped researchers and innovators around the world from coming up with new applications and opportunities. Some experiments with new materials have been driven by sustainability concerns and others are simply the result of imagination and creativity. Source: TheRead More →

Minimalist office in bright fun colours

Monotony, mood swings, and reduced motivation are some of the side effects of working within an office environment. It can reduce your work efficiency, output volume, and cause depression. That is why it’s important to design your office in a way that makes the employees feel better. Source: 5 ThingsRead More →

1960s Chicago Gave Birth to a Colorful, Frenetic Art Style That Is Still Gathering Steam

The Chicago Imagists of the 1960s and ’70s created colorful, energetic paintings and sculptures that often riffed on vernacular sources (comic books, pinball machines) and the eccentricities of American culture. Barbara Rossi’s colorful, corporeal shapes piled atop each other like jumbles of internal organs. Jim Nutt drew and painted grotesque figures that evoked brightly lit freak shows. Gladys Nilsson renderedRead More →

Green and white press drill on table

We’ve just started the new year and one of your new year’s resolutions may be to declutter. That said, it’s easier said than done and it’s not unusual to feel like you don’t where to start. Source: 5 Novel Ways to DeclutterRead More →