The Psychedelic Posters and Graphic Design of Japan's Tadanori Yokoo

Design // Thursday, February 12, 2015
One of the most well-known, influential, and transcedent artists of post-war Japan, Tadanori Yokoo has one of the best styles of psychedelic, meets graphic design, meets poster art, meets traditional printmaking you will ever see. He has had numerous retrospectives over the years, and recently was shown at the Iwate Museum of Art in Morioka, Japan.

Vintage Vogue Covers

Design // Wednesday, February 11, 2015
These vintage illustrated Vogue magazine covers caught our eye, making it hard to believe that this is the magazine you see in the grocery store today. The typefaces and illustrated figures are fascinating blasts from the past taking us to the fashion and design of the early twentieth century. The simple, hand-illustrated design is something that has become a thing of the past and a visual treat to enjoy.

Enter your works to A' Design Awards 2015

Design // Monday, February 09, 2015
For the past few months, we have been showing you a bunch of the great entries and award-winners from the 2014 A'Design Awards, the world's largest design competition awarding best designs, design concepts and products & services. As we have said over and over, the A'Design Awards is a great chance to see both the future of progressive design, functional design, and, really, just plain really well though-out inventions. Well, today is your lucky day. We are pleased to announce the "Call to Entries" for the A' Design Awards 2015, and we hope that our readers will be excited about Lighting Products, Exhibition Design, and Packaging Design!

How to Stick Out Like a Severed Thumb

Design // Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Justin Poulsen knows how to make sure his promotional materials get noticed. For his 2015 mailing, the Toronto-based photographer included an incredibly realistic and painfully (in a good way) literal interpretation of a thumb drive. Using silicon, the artist created a series of severed fingers, each handcrafted and painted. Kudos Justin, kudos.

1930s Radio Wave Fashion Design

Design // Wednesday, February 04, 2015
A 1938 issue of Radio-Craft magazine featured these photos of an RCA engineer named C.E. Burnett who was taking radio waves and turning them into patters to be used on clothes and furniture. A radio and TV engineer, Burnett photographed cathode ray tubes (same ones that would later be used to make TVs), fiddled with the voltages and frequencies and created "electronic snakeskin" patterns that could be used to design textiles.

This Machine Will Teach Your Hand How To Draw

Design // Friday, January 30, 2015
Design, science and philosophy blend together in Datta’s creations. For his thesis project at Copenhagen’s Institute of Interaction Design, Datta developed devices that teach simple tasks, like drawing, by stimulating a haptic experience.

LAND "Poison Valley" @ Space 15 Twenty, LA

Design // Thursday, January 29, 2015
This Saturday, January 31st, Ryan Rhodes and Caleb Owen Everitt (aka LAND) will be opening "Poison Valley," a solo exhibition at Space 15 Twenty in Los Angeles. This will the first time the pair have exhibited in Los Angeles and comes just off the heels of their recent Tokyo exhibition with Deus ex Machina. 

Ged Palmer Demonstrates Calligraphy & Lettering Techniques

Design // Wednesday, January 28, 2015
In this short video London-based artist and sign painter Ged Palmer demonstrates calligraphy and lettering techniques.

The White Rabbit and Other Delights: 60s Posters by East Totem West

Design // Thursday, January 22, 2015
In 1967 – 1968, a small group of immensely talented people in the San Francisco Bay Area came together to form a short-lived but highly inventive poster and notecard company, East Totem West. It’s founder, Joseph McHugh, took the poster — heretofore used primarily as a travel enticement or concert announcement to a new, revolutionary place: the poster as art.

Record Cover and Poster Design by La Boca

Design // Thursday, January 22, 2015
Established in 2002, La Boca is an independent design studio specializing in illustration and image-making of various kinds. La Boca strives to "create emotional connections through our work and value any small part we can play in contributing to popular culture as a whole." La Boca has worked on a wide spectrum of international clients on projects ranging from limited edition vinyl record sleeves to full-scale campaigns that touch just about every time of media. La Boca is based in Portobello, West London.

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