Vomiting, wiener dogs, and magicians: Illustrations by Julian Glander

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By Sarah Flora in New Illustration on Tuesday 10 September 2013

Julian Glander’s illustrations and animations jump off his website at you in a frenzy of movement and joy. His website is almost as creative as his actual animations; every link takes you further into the rabbit hole of vomiting, wiener dogs, and magicians. It’s nice to see an artist not taking illustration too seriously and […]

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Le Nid Bar designed by Jean Jullien

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Friday 6 September 2013

You’ll probably never know what it’s like to live as free as a bird, gliding across the sky and looking down on the world. But the next best thing is grabbing a drink at Le Nid. This little nest perches high above the French city of Nantes and has one of the most unique designs […]

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Make it Famous: creative illustrations for boring objects

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By Darwin Cosico in New Illustration on Friday 6 September 2013

Sydney’s annual Grad Program has already kicked off and the theme this year is around the ‘Make it Famous’ challenge. Applicants will be randomly assigned everyday objects and it’s their task to make them look famous. They will be judged on their strategic thinking and creativity. To kick off the campaign, DDB have partnered with some of […]

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Brands turned into Angry Birds

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By Darwin Cosico in New Design on Wednesday 4 September 2013

Angry Birds has been at the forefront of the mobile gaming revolution and we can all agree that it’s here to stay. For now at least. Yakushev Grigory, a Russian designer from Saint Petersburg, has transformed various brands into Angry Birds. Damn, it’s fun.

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Delicate jewelry by Studio mhl

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By Wendy Denissen in New Design on Tuesday 3 September 2013

Monique van Bruggen from Studio mhl designs and produces handmade jewelry. The unique, delicate pieces are made with fine materials. Yes, subtlety can be so beautiful.

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Poster designs by Seattle’s Tireman Studio

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By Junishi Tsuneoka in New Illustration on Tuesday 3 September 2013

I’m always searching for really good up-and-coming design studios for fresh inspiration. Tireman Studio is definitely a new design firm to watch. The studio was founded by Shogo Ota, who inherited the DNA of infamous Modern Dog Design Co. His unique artsy wild style is recognized mostly by his music poster designs, but if you […]

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Cool illustrations by Hedof

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By Wendy Denissen in New Illustration on Tuesday 3 September 2013

Illustrative designer Hedof joined The Jaunt project, in which artists are sent to locations all over the world to get inspired. His destination was Helsinki, a beautiful city surrounded by rough nature.

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Steve Aoki poster for Sasquatch Music Festival by Junichi Tsuneoka

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By Junishi Tsuneoka in New Design on Tuesday 3 September 2013

This was a very exciting project. I made a poster design/illustration for Steve Aoki’s concert at Sasquatch Music Festival. I came up with a Japanese influenced, almost modern twist of Ukiyo-e, wood block print based on his Japanese heritage, and I used an aggressive image to capture his music.

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40 Days of Dating in New York

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By Mareike Muller in New Trends on Monday 2 September 2013

Being a single isn’t easy, but being a single who dates isn’t easier at all. Especially in big cities like New York, the life of a dating single is rough and tiresome. That’s why two good friends and graphic designers, Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman, decided to start this very committed project called 40 days […]

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Incredible collage art by Sammy Slabbinck

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 31 August 2013

Sammy Slabbinck, who describes himself as one who ‘renders dynamic collage prints, combining vintage photographs with contemporary compositional styles’, does all these unexpected collage artworks, including one of an all-star wrestling team comprising of respected musicians like Leonard Cohen, John Lennon, Jim Morrison and David Bowie, The one with the family sitting down at the dining table and drinking up spoonfuls from their soup bowls of unsuspecting swimmers is pure genius.

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The most creative ad for an Executive Assistant in the ad land

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By Darwin Cosico in New Design on Friday 30 August 2013

Rich Silverstein, Co-Chairman and Creative Director at Goodby, Silverstein and Partners in San Francisco is currently on a lookout for his new Exec Assistant, as his current assistant is leaving. The role is clearly not for the faint hearted as you can see on this brilliant Craiglist job ad. Rich Silverstein is looking for someone who is fearless, passionate and obviously employable. He also doesn’t tolerate an agency spy or a killjoy.

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Endearingly scathing letterpress greetings

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 29 August 2013

Behind Lady Pilot Letterpress is the one-woman force, Emily Wismer. Based in Wilmington, North Carolina, Wismer juxtaposes classical illustrations with wicked lines for special occasions in her letterpress greetings, As she states on her website, her specialty is in the arena of ‘sarcastic and sweet letterpressed greeting cards’.

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Geometric 3D-printed sugar sculptures

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 29 August 2013

Liz and Kyle von Hasseln, who started the Sugar Lab when they were both students in architecture school, made these meticulously 3D-printed sugar sculptures out of a mixture of water and alcohol through a process that dampens and hardens the sugar substrate simultaneously.So, yes. Sugar. Wow.

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Flying a sailing ship in the sky as a kite

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 28 August 2013

We’ve seen our fair share of kites, but this is really something. Made in collaboration with Balinese artisans, Haptic Lab’s 26” x 28” bamboo and nylon sailing ship kites are handmade shizz that actually fly in strong wind, despite their anchor-dropping appearance.

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The future sleep suit

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 28 August 2013

Designer-educator Forrest Jessee takes a trans-disciplinary approach to his projects, which includes the Sleep Suit, a cool textile piece laser-cut from a single sheet. It’s designed to wrap around any shape so as to allow its inhabitant to curl up and sleep anywhere he likes without feeling smothered. The basic unit of the textile is […]

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