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Seen the wicked graphic design for Logos that float in midair? Or the interior design of some of the Beautiful Libraries of the world? No? After seeing Back To The Future, have you always dreamed of climbing into a new and cool DeLorean design and speeding through time? Well, if you have, you now can. Through words and images at least. Dream on, our designer friends.

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Whimsically over-the-top fantasy French furniture

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 26 June 2014

Korean sculptor Lila Jang has a vision, and what an insanely surreal vision it is. The artist makes 18th-century French styled furniture with a twist. There’s the canapé, with half of its legs making for the ceiling and crawling up the adjacent wall; and the seriously puffed-up armchair that looks impossible to sit in unless […]

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Minimalistic movie posters that make sense only to those who have watched the film

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Wednesday 25 June 2014

The creative trio of Calm The Ham — architect-designer Cathryn Lavery, artist Josh Latta and architect-designer Matt Drury — are the ones responsible for these minimalistic movie posters based on key motifs from the films. Which means, obviously, that the poster for Seven features the box, while the one for Reservoir Dogs has color strips representing […]

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Dream come true: your very own pepperoni pizza bed set

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 24 June 2014

After a long day’s work, you can look forward to lying down on a delicious spread of tomato sauce and cheese topped with pepperonis. Now that’s what I call sleeping in comfort (food)! Artist Claire Manganiello’s ‘Pizza Bed’ includes: pillows that look like crust, sheets that look like tomato sauce, and a comforter that looks like pepperoni and cheese. Just add yourself to make the pizza warm and steamy.

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Bubble wrap injected with coloured water for 4D typeface

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 23 June 2014

What, 3D type? That’s so yesterday. Say hello to the 4D typeface which you can read from any angle. Tokyo visual culture magazine +81 recently commissioned Barcelona graphic design studio Lo Siento — based on the latter’s 4D Type which had the team injecting bubble wrap (!) with cyan-colored water — to craft six-sided letters to […]

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Bus shelters that emulate a shark’s jaws, discos, strange fruit and more

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 23 June 2014

From the UFO-tastic bus stop in London  to Totoro bus stops in Japan, you’d have thought the world couldn’t possibly accommodate so many cool bus stops and shelters. Of course, thanks to this rocking collection by Dark Roasted Blend, we know that’s not true.

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How Fiji Airways teamed up with a Fijian Masi artist to create an award-winning rebrand

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By Elise Boyd in New Design on Friday 20 June 2014

In 2010, 42-year old Fijian airline Air Pacific had a problem: they were struggling to be recognised as the national airline of Fiji. Their biggest problem was the fierce competition with a number of other Pacific carriers. The decision was made: rebrand, and make sure people would recognise Fiji’s national carrier.

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Kids with mouths for eyes will haunt your dreams

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 18 June 2014

Ok, I think that’s enough internet for one day. Non-profit Innocence in Danger and ad agency Publicis Frankfurt collaborated on a series of ads that seek to disturb (obviously, an understatement) the way parents monitor their kid’s internet habits. The images show a boy and a girl, both in shock from what they are seeing. […]

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Inspiration pad: a notebook that’s meant to boost creativity

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 17 June 2014

Are your creative juices not flowing? Maybe you need to think outside the box – or think outside the lines, rather. Marc Thomasset of Brussels-based design firm ‘TM’ created a notebook that’s pretty unconventional. Rather than having typical lines of an average notebook, the 28-page ‘Inspiration Pad’ has swirls, 3D lines, and geometric shapes. The […]

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Depressing children’s book titles

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 17 June 2014

There may be children’s books for the slightly wiser, twenty-something crowd out there, but let’s just say there are enough books in the world to ensure some will be quite depressing for any age at all. Some of these titles seem legit, though a portion, as the comments call out, might really be fake. Thank […]

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This billboard displays personal messages from people! We interviewed the curator behind it

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 13 June 2014

The Last Billboard’ is an ongoing project by curator Jon Rubin and designer Pablo Garcia, wherein each month they choose a person who gets to place any message they want on a 36-foot long rooftop billboard in Pittsburgh. In this exclusive interview with Rubin, we ask him how the quirky project began and how people have reacted so far to the messages. [read our original post about The Last Billboard here.]

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The pen that can mimic every colour in the world

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Design on Wednesday 11 June 2014

Think of Photoshop’s eye dropper tool’s ability to take any colour it wants and use it for its own. Now imagine that on a real-life pen. Point at a patch of emerald-green grass, Caribbean-blue water, red-delicious apple – uh – red, and reproduce those same colours in ink. So much power!

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Cheeky photo-retouching mirror reminds you of just how perfect you look

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 9 June 2014

Paris-based Atypyk, which purports to be ‘a small company creating products with big ideas’, really does make some cool stuff. One of these is the Photo Retouch Mirror, which would be like any ordinary mirror if it weren’t framed within what looks like the interface of a digital retouching software, complete with adjustment settings for […]

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Just Pug It and support animals

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Friday 6 June 2014

Could this be the feel-good campaign of the month? Meet the Pugs, a self-professed group of creatives who love pugs, are now running an appeal on IndieGoGo to get other people to show their love for pugs by pledging funds for making and wearing a special t-shirt that comes with a pug’s face printed on […]

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Get totally sloshed in Japan and become an advertisement

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Design on Friday 6 June 2014

To the average tourist, Japan seems to have more than her fair share of drunken salaried men, impossibly cute girls and geeky college kids passing out on the streets, in stairwells and inside train carriages pretty much every weekend. The Yaocho Bar Group has been diligently looking for these comatose drunks. When they spot one, […]

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Billboard with messages from individuals

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 5 June 2014

This is so cool. Every month, an individual is invited to use a 36-ft long rooftop billboard on the corner of Highland and Baum in Pittsburgh to announce any message they like. Pablo Garcia and Jon Rubin are the designers behind the billboard, while the curative eye of Jon Rubin Billboard guides the project. The […]

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