Polish Film Posters: 1954 – 1970 @ BFI Southbank Atrium, London

Design // Thursday, April 16, 2015
From Howls and Whispers: "A new exhibition at BFI Southbank celebrates a generation of visionary Polish poster artists who created their own unique spins on British films released in Poland in the post-war period. Selected works from the original Andrzej Wajda's Films in World Film Posters exhibition on loan from the archives of the Film Museum in Łódź, Poland presents archival materials related to the life and work of the Polish artist. 

A’ Design Awards 2014/15: The Winners

Design // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
For months now, we have been showing our readers the entries and finalists for the prestigious A’ Design Awards & Competition, the worlds’ largest and most diffused international design awards. What has been brilliant for us is that the more we have engaged with the Design community in our print edition each month, we have seen all sorts of interesting ideas and projects come out of the A' Design Awards & Competition. Today, the A’ Design Awards announced the results of the 2014 - 2015 design competition: There are 836 Winners from 83 countries in 89 different design disciplines!

Tidal Roots: Paddleboards Made in Maine

Design // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Tidal Roots is a young brand, hand making and designing stand up paddle boards in Maine. Recently, I got the chance to sit down and chat with the owners Kent Scovill and Kyle Schaefer about their process and why they do what they do. Our design contributor, Greg Cordeiro, interviews the owners, a perfect timed-Spring chat. 

The 1939 Pontiac "Ghost Car" Was Made of Plexiglass

Design // Monday, April 13, 2015
In 1939 Pontiac created the Deluxe Six "Ghost Car," a collaboration with chemical company Rohm & Hass that featured a body created from Plexiglass. The car was used to promote the recently developed transparent acrylic material. It debuted at the 1939-40 World's Fair in New York and obviously was a big hit.

A Temple Ice-Cube for your Whiskey?

Design // Thursday, April 09, 2015
We all remember the classic scene in Sofia Coppola's "Lost In Translation" where Bill Murray's character is on set for the Suntory Whiskey commercial. "For relaxing times, make it Suntory time." Well, in real life, Suntory is trying to make your relaxing time a little more arty. The Japanese company, according to designboom has begun to create 3D ice cubes for their newest ad campaign. 

Illustrations of Architects' Buildings and the Animals They Look Like

Design // Thursday, April 09, 2015
If you've ever thought that the Eiffel Tower look a little bit like a Giraffe or that the Guggenheim could be a snail, then you're not alone. Federico Babina, whose architecture-influenced illustrations we've been enjoying for years, has a whole series of famous architects' classic buildings and the animals they look like!

Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design

Design // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
A major exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany sheds new light on contemporary African design. Showcasing the work of over 120 artists and designers, Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design illustrates how design accompanies and fuels economic and political changes on the continent. Africa is presented as a hub of experimentation generating new approaches and solutions of worldwide relevance – and as a driving force for a new discussion of the potential of design in the twenty-first century.

Yes, We Too Want to See a Mirrored Skyscraper Hotel in the Swiss Alps

Design // Wednesday, March 25, 2015
We like the Swiss Alps. We think they are one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world, filled with wonderful resorts with classy coffee and treacherous ski runs. Hell, we would go to Zurich right now (not really the Alps, per se, but you get our drift). So we are very much into the creation of a 381-meter skyscraper hotel, built in Vals, Switzerland, designed by Morphosis Architects.

Sam Friedman x Case Studyo "HAPPY PLACE" Rug

Design // Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Sam Friedman was just featured in our February 2015 issue of Juxtapoz, and we have been following his work for the past few years and loved his shows at Library Street Collective and Joshua Liner. The NYC-based artist just teamed up with the equally fantastic Belgian team Case Studyo on an home appropriate rug featuring one of Friedman's scenic paintings. The rug is made in an edition of 12.

The Design Genius of Alan Fletcher

Design // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
You may know the work of Richard Bravery, the fantastically clever designer from the UK who is creating these fantastic book covers using contemporary artists and street artists work. Well, Richard will soon be in an issue of Juxtapoz, and in his interview, he mentioned being influenced by Alan Fletcher, a staple of British design who created, amongst other things, the V&A logo, Rueters, was a creative director at Phaidon, and founding partner of Pentagram in the 1970s.

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