The Substance of Letters

On the occasion of Philippe Apeloig’s lecture “Abstract or not” at Mudam Luxembourg, Design Friends published a 24-pages catalogue in French and English. The interview was conducted by Arthur Dreyfus.

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Peter Mauney photographs capture light streaks that blaze across the night sky

Time-Lapse Photographs Capture Swarms of Airplane Lights as They Streak Across the Night Sky

Pete Mauney has been interested in observing the dizzying patterns of planes at night since high school. As a teenager the photographer would watch aeroplanes have they circled Manhattan, imagining their trajectories and how they might intersect. Source: Time-Lapse Photographs Capture Swarms of Airplane Lights as They Streak Across the Night Sky

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Material Design Bootstrap 4 UI Kit

This is a bootstrap 4 UI kit and website template inspired by Google's material design. It is best suited for a business, agency, corporate, startup and portfolio websites. It is also easy to customize and comes with Sass files and organized code which makes it developer friendly. Source: Material Design Bootstrap 4 UI Kit

Top Trend of 2018: Friendly co-working

Co-working spaces aren’t about working anymore: in the age of millennial loneliness, they’re mostly about finding one’s social niche. Source: Top Trend of 2018: Friendly co-working

Reinvent the wheels: designing new versions of old cars

Its fame was hugely amplified by a star appearance in the 1967 Hollywood film The Graduate, with Dustin Hoffman, but it didn’t need such publicity for success. Its basic excellence and loss-making Alfa Romeo’s inability to replace it caused it to live on for 27 years, in an increasingly adulterated form, before being replaced in … Continue reading Reinvent the wheels: designing new versions of old cars

10 architecture breakthroughs you might have missed in 2018

From a floating university to a network of black female architects, Phineas Harper offers an alternative guide to the year's most important happenings in architecture. A barrage of "top 10" articles come out at the end of every year, trumpeting the best films, plays, exhibitions and so on of the previous 12 months. Source: 10 … Continue reading 10 architecture breakthroughs you might have missed in 2018

What is graphic design? All the design terms you should know to design like a pro

Sometimes, the key to refining your design idea is to think like a designer. No matter how new you are to graphic design, by learning some of the most widely used graphic design terms, you’ll be able to think and design like a pro within minutes—no prior experience required. Source: What is graphic design? All … Continue reading What is graphic design? All the design terms you should know to design like a pro

Why herringbone is hot in home design | The News

It’s a pattern that dates back to the Roman Empire and Ancient Egypt. Yet it never seems to go out of style. We’re talking about herringbone — a design aesthetic that the experts say is trending higher lately in home design and which can instantly add an upscale look and chic to your interiors. Source: … Continue reading Why herringbone is hot in home design | The News

Rosa Loy – So near and yet so far

Rosa Loy’ s paintings in “So Near and Yet So Far” at Kohn Gallery delineate a mysterious fairytale world desolately populated only by women. Initially, the women appear to be engaged in habitual activities such as farming or playing; but the more you look at them, the more an ambiguous sense of kookiness unfurls from … Continue reading Rosa Loy – So near and yet so far

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4 illustration portfolios to inspire you

There is no secret recipe for creating the perfect portfolio. You’re in full control and can decide which designs you include, what you say about those designs, and how often you update your portfolio. This level of freedom can certainly be exciting, but also a little daunting. Source: 4 illustration portfolios to inspire you

Boston Artist Honors Freddie Gray with New Abstract Piece

Boston Artist Honors Freddie Gray with New Abstract Piece Steve Locke's huge exterior installation, Three Deliberate Grays for Freddie (A Memorial for Freddie Gray) , will be on display at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum starting June 26. Source: Boston Artist Honors Freddie Gray with New Abstract Piece

Whispering Smith house - concrete, wood, whitewashed recycled brick

HOUSE A – concrete, wood, whitewashed recycled brick

“Minimal land, minimal house, minimal life” Words from Whispering Smith Architecture. What a wonderful combination of concrete, wood, whitewashed recycled brick and much more. Just stunning.

Paper Marbling Textures Vol.3

The featured freebie of the day is the third volume of colorful paper marbling textures created with the floating ink technique. These unique textures can be used freely in any kind of project such as websites, posters, or packaging designs.

Nobel Laureate André Gide on the Five Elements of a Great Work of Art

“To harmonize the whole is the task of art,” the great Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky wrote in contemplating the spiritual element in art and the three responsibilities of artists. “The aim of art is insight, understanding of the essential life of feeling,” philosopher Susanne Langer asserted a generation later in her trailblazing treatise on the purpose of art. But even … Continue reading Nobel Laureate AndrĂ© Gide on the Five Elements of a Great Work of Art

Picasso 1932: Love, Fame and Tragedy at Tate Modern

One of the best things about Tate Modern's Picasso exhibition is it contains some terrible art. I mean real howlers. Paintings in which we see the modern master fluffing his lines and losing his form. It's such a relief. Not because we learn he is fallible like the rest of us - we're not idiots, … Continue reading Picasso 1932: Love, Fame and Tragedy at Tate Modern

Streets: Banksy (New York)

Taking his turn at one of the most highly regarded mural walls in the United States, Banksy (or Borf on his behalf, as mentioned in some media) decided to paint an explicit, politically charged piece. With almost no references to his previous or recognizable work, without any hidden messages or beating around the bush, he revealed the new piece on his official Instagram:

Jules Cheret – The Father of Modern Poster Art

Jules Cheret was a French painter and lithographer who became a master of Belle Époque poster art. He has been called the father of the modern poster.