Plans To Install a Self-Assembling Moonhouse

Design // Friday, May 30, 2014
Since the beginning of space travel, it belonged to a select group but Swedish artist and entrepreneur Mikael Genberg wants to change that with a crowd funding initiative proposing to install a self-assembling house on the moon.

Mira Cuba: The Cuban Poster Art from 1959

Design // Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Many eras have passed in Cuba since Fidel Castro took office in 1959 after the Revolution, but the special character of the graphic art spawned in that chaotic, fertile moment has endured, as this volume shows. In Cuba, posters were, and continue to be, popular tools to disseminate ideas, to encourage the Cuban people in the construction of a new society and to spread information on government programs and/or propaganda...

Legendary Designer, Massimo Vignelli, RIP

Design // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Legendary Italian graphic designer, Massimo Vignelli, passed away today at the age of 83. One of the father's of modern graphic design, with identities created for brands like American Airlines, Ducati, Bloomingdales, United Colors of Benetton, and graphics for the NYC Subway, amongst hundreds of other projects, Vignelli founded his own Vignelli Associates with his wife Lella, moving the company to NYC in 1971.

Grotesk x Case Studyo "Snow Beach"

Design // Friday, May 23, 2014
As a DJ in Switzerland during the early 90s, Kimou Meyer aka GROTESK caught Wu Tang’s “Can It All Be So Simple” video on a Music Television network that still lived up to its name. MC Raekwon sported a windbreaker decorated only with the words ‘SNOW BEACH’ across the chest—a fascinating and entirely confusing statement for the Swiss artist, whose theories about the jacket’s meaning drifted far and wide in the pre-Google darkness....

ONLY NY 2014 Summer T-Shirt Collection

Design // Friday, May 23, 2014
ONLY NY just released a grip of new t-shirts to compliment their Spring / Summer 2014 collection released earlier this year. As usual ONLY doesn't disappoint With heavy hitting graphics all around. Proudly made and printed in the USA, the new Summer T-Shirt Collection includes New York inspired and classic ONLY NY graphics.

Bus Stops in Krumbach, Austria

Design // Monday, May 19, 2014
Bus stops are rather mundane, and turning them into public art projects is something cities have done for years to make them more appealing. Mostly, they just become advertisement centers for upcoming summer blockbusters. In Krumbach, Austia, a selection of renowned international architects turned 7 bus stops into mini-design projects. Some bizarre, some functional, some just a nice place to sit and look at a field. 

We Dream of Cars That Will Fly and Float

Design // Monday, May 12, 2014
The automobile has evolved from curiosity to daily necessity. Its form has advanced from the horseless carriages of the early twentieth century to the sleek, highly functional objects we know today. The experimental, concept, or “dream car,” as it became known in the early 1950s...

General Store Typography Museum

Design // Friday, May 09, 2014
A brave man just outside of Philly has created a General Store museum of sorts.

American Graphic Arts Legend, Saul Bass, would have been 94 today

Design // Thursday, May 08, 2014
On May 8, 1920, one of the most iconic and influential graphic designers, Saul Bass, was born. Every year, we like to honor Bass by remembering just how amazing and influential his work was, from film posters and opening sequences to famous films. Bass did work for seminal films like Psycho, North By Northwest, Vertigo, Anatomy of a Murder, West Side Story, Cape Fear, Goodfellas, Casino, and many more. In honor of the man, who passed away in 1996, here is a collection of his great posters, and a few of our favorite opening title sequences...

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters from the 1920s—60s

Design // Wednesday, May 07, 2014
The Soviets were really good at making poster art in the form of propaganda, so good that even the most horrible messages had a begrudgingly nice look. But we have to say, when the Soviet graphic artists wanted to tackle anti-alcohol subjects, they make it damn effective.

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