"Tropical," Photographs by Akatre

Photography // Wednesday, November 20, 2013
French studio Akatre uses their spot-on design skills for everything from typography to graphic design and fashion. This series of photographs they shot for OOB magazine is a perfect example of their design sensibilities!

We Make Carpets' Origami Floor

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 12, 2013
We Make Carpets is a trio of artists who mix traditional skills and a critical view of the consumer society in unusual carpets. This particular carpet is constructed of over 20,000 folded A4 pieces of paper and fills 500 square meters of an old industrial hall in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Capture Any Color With SwatchMate Cube

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Trying to translate a color from the real world into a piece of art or a design can often be quite the challenge. Pushing those the CMYK or RGB sliders around will only get you so close and when is the last time you updated your Pantone set? That's why we were so excited to this; the SwatchMate Cube. As explained on their website, the idea is simple "Place the Cube onto a surface and it will instantly capture its color." Watch the SwatchMate Cube in action after the jump.

A Climbable Blow-Up Net by Numen/For Use

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 11, 2013
This inflatable 'net blow-up' structure is the work of Croatian-Austrian design collective Numen/For Use and was recently on display in Yokohama, Japan. The inflatable space is filled with black webs inside and invites visitors to climb around the space and bounce off the ceiling, walls and floor! It's like an adult bounce-house!

Arcade Fire's "Reflektor": The Story Behind the Album Cover

Music // Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Over the past two months or so, Arcade Fire's return has been one of the highlights of the fall music release schedule. For us, we have always been huge Arcade Fire fans not just because of the music but because of the care and attention they put into their album art design and entire look for a tour and stage production. Whether having Spike Jonze direct a short in conjunction with The Suburbs LP,  or their new media experiments on their website, the Montreal-band pays close attention to art in relation to their music. Their newest LP, Reflektor, takes this care to a new level... 

Designs by Verner Panton

Design // Friday, October 25, 2013
Considered one of Denmark's, not to mention the world's most influential 20th century furniture and interior designers, Verner Panton created innovative, funky and futuristic designs. We particularly love the "Visiona II" room he designed for an exhibition in Cologne in 1970! 

Kevin Lyons "SHITS & GIGGLES" @ HVW8, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 24, 2013
One of the standout galleries in Los Angeles, HVW8, just opened a new exhibition by creative director, designer, and fine artist Kevin Lyons titled Shits & Giggles. Wait, its more of a "collection of Art Stuff Loosely formulated to Make A Show." That is a good description, or better yet, "works on paper, cloth, and glass exploring the far reaching positive influences of St. Ides Premium Malt Liquor on Hip-Hop culture." There we go.

Richard Hollis @ Artists Space, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 11, 2013
British graphic designer Richard Hollis (born London, 1934) is a seminal figure in postwar design and communication. Working consistently since the 1950s as a freelance designer, Hollis has also authored influential books on design history and theory. His practice has placed emphasis on close collaboration with those commissioning his design, including writers, editors, artists, curators and architects. An overriding concern for the effective and economic communication of the client's message has been consistent throughout his work.

Leica M Camera for (RED) by Apple's Jonathan Ive x Marc Newson

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 11, 2013
Like 3 heavyweights in one project. Apple's Senior VP of Design Jonathan Ive and legendary designer Marc Newson teamed up to create this special Leica digital viewfinder camera for (RED), joining more than "40 other rare and diverse items in the (RED)Sotheby’s auction on November 23rd 2013." (via DesignBoom). From the looks of it, the camera is quite a stunning digital camera, and we wonder how much it will be auctioned for? The cause is great, with all proceeds going to raise money for the global fund to fight aids, tuberculosis and malaria.

Designer, Illustrator, Typographer: Greg Coulton

Illustration // Thursday, October 10, 2013
Greg Coulton explains himself as “a designer and illustrator, with a pinch of typographer thrown in.” His extremely intricate, baroque, and ornate works seem to stem from his background as a graphic designer, combined with his passion for the extravagant and bold...

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