Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

Nice one guys


Congratulations Felix for getting a mention on It’s Nice That. Also to Magdelena and Malin. Looks like Billy Blue is continuing to deliver the goods. FELIX LOBELIUS Graphic Design For a design school I’d never heard of until last autumn, The Billy Blue College of Design in Sydney, Australia is producing some pretty accomplished designers. Felix […]

How to ski


These beautiful pages are from “How to ski by the French method: Emile Allais technic” (1947). Photos and layout was by Pierre Boucher. Emile Allais was a champion French downhill skier and renown instructor who teamed up with Pierre Boucher to make this design classic. Copies of this book go for £300 to £700 in […]

Signs in Wales need to be in both English and Welsh. Attention to detail is clearly not one of this council’s strongpoints, as the translation reads “I am not in the office at the moment. Please send any work to be translated”. Bring back the proofreaders. All is forgiven. Thanks to the BBC for the […]

Am here all alone in Reading for the time being, so this work by Martin Nicolauson originally posted at It’s Nice That really resonates with me. I have been striking up conversations with many random strangers (none have yet run away). Tomorrow university starts, so this may stop, or perhaps we can get some great […]



Industreal is an Italian company with some very whimsical designs. DesignBoom has a brief post about their new collection, including a pic of my new favourite soup bowl, complete with shark fin. Pearly, this one’s for you.

Shift magazine from Japan are having a competition for their 2009 calendar. They ask that artists from all over the world submit their artwork. 12 selected works will be distributed throughout the world in the format of a physical calendar. The deadline for this competition is on September 10, 2008. The image above is from […]

Head Case


Calling all emerging or established designers, illustrators, photographers and artists. Head Case, an exhibition taking place at the Sofitel Hotel in Melbourne, September 1st to 3rd, will exhibit work from talented creatives about people living with brains that are not as they once were. Whether impaired by mystery illness, accident, drugs or any other number […]

Free lecture


Design for the other 90% was an exhibition held at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York and explored the design innovations targetting the 90% of the world’s population who do not have access to most of the products and services we take for granted. The curator of the exhibition is in Australia and is […]

Music and design have a strong relationship, perhaps because of the strong emotional responses that each evoke in people. Think of your favourite album and you’ll most likely think immediately of the record sleeve design – something which is unfortunately becoming more and more obsolete as MP3 downloads take over. It is therefore most refreshing […]

The small print


The Small Print by artist Frank Chimero is an exploration of tiny things. Each design is meant to be reproduced small focuses on communicating one idea. Link via Drawn!


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