"Preserving Human Dignity" by Ben Pawle: The One-handed Condom Wrapper

Design // Wednesday, January 07, 2015
A couple of years ago designer Ben Pawle created a simple design for the project “Preserving Human Dignity”. He successfully did just that, with a simple, awkward life moment that was made easier by a change in package design. As the phrase goes, “it’s the little things in life that make all the difference.” From the artist, “The project evolved from a healthcare project concerning Hemiplegia, a stroke of the womb with debilitating mental and physical effects, with particular focus on how indignity manifests itself when performing simple daily tasks; working to reduce or prevent these moments from occurring by providing an inclusively designed intervention.”

Matija Cop's Unorthodox Fashion Labratory

Design // Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Matija Cop’s designs inspire instant intrigue. What are they made of? Who is the mastermind behind these unbelievable shapes? We tracked down the young Croatian designer, who is not only inspired by throwback futuristic films, but also by literature and architecture. Reminiscent of exoskeletons mixed with futuristic Elizabethan regalia, there is no line between art and fashion in his designs. They are one and the same.

Sori Yanagi: The Butterfly Stool

Design // Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Emerging from a post war climate, Japan began to establish itself as a modern design stronghold in the 1950’s. With influence of Western culture becoming highly prevalent in art, architecture, and design, the traditional Japanese approach began to blend with modern technologies. The Butterfly Stool by Sori Yanagi is comprised of merely two pieces of bent plywood, a stabilizing rod, and two screws. The profile, as its name is derived, appears to mimic a butterfly in flight. The simplistic form is also reminiscent of the gateways of Shinto Shrines known as Torii.

Ski-Ffy, a Collection of Science Fiction Book Cover Art

Design // Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Being lovers of book cover design, and especially vintage book cover design, and even more so vintage science fiction book cover design, we were pleased to come across Ski-Ffy, a blog that features just that.

A'Design Award: Interior Space, Retail and Exhibition Design

Design // Monday, January 05, 2015
Welcome back to your regularly scheduled Juxtapoz.com, and happy new year. This is our last post looking at some of our favorite categories in the A'Design Awards, the Worlds' largest annual juried design competition that honors best designers, architects, and design oriented companies worldwide to provide them publicity, fame and recognition. Today, we look at interior space design, for offices, retails and exhibition design.

Geoff McFetridge for Patagonia

Design // Monday, December 22, 2014
We are huge fans of both Patagonia and Geoff McFetridge. Give us one of those hooded down sweaters and a Geoff painting, we are doing well. While getting coffee at our neighborhood spot this weekend, we saw an awesome mural/installation/product study on Patagonia's down products featuring the art of Geoff McFetridge. That led us to remember Geoff directed a short for the brand and has done some graphics for the SoCal outdoor company in recent years. 

A'Design Awards: Architecture, Building and Structure Design

Design // Sunday, December 21, 2014
This may be our favorite category yet in our ongoing spotlights on the A'Design Awards: Architecture, Building, and Structure Design. We travel, live in urban epicenters, appreciate a good building when we see one, so this category has some of the best things we have seen yet. From hotels, to university building, to malls and other commercial structures. We want to stay at that W Hotel now, too.

Aaron Draplin Takes On a Logo Design Challenge

Design // Thursday, December 18, 2014
Most logos aren't designed in fifteen minutes, but most designers aren't Aaron Draplin. Aaron's a Portland fixture by way of the Midwest, the owner of Draplin Design Co., and an advocate of "blue collar" design: design that works. Here he takes our logo design challenge, creating a dozen iterations of a logo for a fictional construction company. Not inspired? Just wait. Watch as he sketches, brings his ideas into Illustrator, and tests and tunes the different iterations...

Best of 2014: 1968 - Radical Italian Furniture

Design // Thursday, December 18, 2014
1968: ITALIAN RADICAL DESIGN is the newest project from Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari’s TOILETPAPER in collaboration with the famed art collector and DESTE Foundation in Athens founder Dakis Joannou.

"Willy the Wheel" by Horfee x Case Studyo

Design // Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Case Studyo closes out an amazing year of limited editions with artists with this fantastic "Willy the Wheel" sculpture with French artist Horfee. The graffiti/fine artist Horfee has already had one of those "mega years" with shows around the world and mind-bending graffiti work. The Willy the Wheel character shows up in Horfee's work, and now you can get it in an edition of 8 + 4APs. 

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