Adi Goodrich and Sean Pecknold are two parts of the Los Angeles based Sing Sing Studio. They're prolific and immensely talented visual artists, and they've come together, through an obsession with children's books and a belief that kids are smarter than us, to make a children's book of their own.
The Walker’s Design Department is the recipient of numerous honors and awards. Its work has been featured in publications such as I.D. Magazine, eye, Émigré, and Metropolis. Since 1980, this department has maintained the Mildred S. Friedman Design Fellowship program that provides individuals who
Remember the very first time you used the airbrush feature in Painter, Photoshop or SketchBook? It was a revelation, particularly if you'd ever messed around with a real airbrush; here you could get the same gradations without the hassle of dealing with the compressor, the endless masking and the non-erasable
While people say print is dead, the New Yorker has released a seriously awesome 21st-Century magazine cover this week. Illustrator Christoph Niemann's two-tone drawings adorn the front and back of the magazine, and when you look at them through the augmented reality app Uncovr, you are treated to these wonderful
Here's a wicked data visualization showing America absorbing a certain something from 1820 to 2013.
For the past 13 years, artist and filmmaker Eames Demetrios (the grandson of Charles and Ray Eames) has been travelling around the world—but instead of documenting the physical sites he encounters, his work has focused on building a parallel universe and finding imaginative ways of embedding it into our "linear"
If you care about design you've probably caught yourself sighing at a coworker's trite inspirational post, or a friend's Etsy-sourced hand-lettered reminder to Live, Laugh and also to Love. But maybe you (like most people cursed with good taste) should take it down a notch. Why? It looks like we've
AliExpress, which is something like China's counterpart to Amazon, has been accused of hosting design pirates before. It's unclear if this is related, but Spencer Chen (AliExpress parent company Alibaba's VP of Marketing and Business Development) Tweeted this earlier this week: Those are reportedly images from a 1989 book called
In that Game of Thrones 360 video, we got to admire the work of the CGI modelers who created the mesmerizing structures for the opening sequence. Those were, of course, digital. But now Italian creative agency Dadomani Studio has created an actual physical version, painstakingly cut from paperboard by staff
Three travel-loving friends have started Iconspeak, a T-shirt company that uses graphic design to help backpackers overcome language barriers. While on the road, abroad, "Many times we were confronted with a language barrier that was only to be overcome by drawing signs, symbols or icons on a piece of paper,
Game of Thrones' title sequence depicts a wonderful, whimsical world of shape-shifting structures and gloriously winding mechanical gears. That it then leads into some truly horrifying tales of murder, rape, incest, violence and betrayal is not the point. How about those nifty little buildings! The modelers among you are undoubtedly
Last week the U.S. Navy undertook a rescue mission, recovering three men who had been stranded on a desert island. The unlucky trio had set sail from Pulap, an atoll in the Federated States of Micronesia, and their boat was reportedly capsized by a large wave. The men swam overnight
This morning you may have noticed a new icon on the bottom of all YouTube videos. It looks like this: What happens when you click it? Well, select videos are enabled to be presented in SnoopaVision, the most advanced viewing technology YouTube has ever produced. Here's an explanation of this
For creatives, being able to show things that aren't really there is a huge boon. Computer graphics enable us to present nonexistent designs to clients. They allow architects to show fly-throughs, film directors to indulge fantasies, manufacturers to troubleshoot prototypes. And increasingly, they may take a role in helping us
It's tough to wrap your head around 7.125 billion of anything, let alone human beings. So Gabriel Reilich, GOOD's Head of Video, dove into statistics from the CIA's World Factbook--then crunched the numbers to illustrate what our current situation would look like if there were just 100 people on Earth,
I picture her hunched over her computer, surrounded by her paintings, as 87 years of images, colors, and impulses run through to the tips of her fingers. Our interview
It's easy for us to take for granted the relative ease of working as a designer nowadays. Got an idea for a poster? No problem; mock it up in InDesign. Want to envision a brand new product collection? Just start tinkering away in Solidworks. Plenty of us may not have
With just under a month left before the Final Deadline of the 2016 Core77 Design Awards hits, it's time to consider the greater value of participating in this annual celebration of design excellence. Your work has the potential to influence and inspire others on a much larger scale and contribute
The designer’s primary duty will be that day-to-day handling of design projects, focused specifically on motion graphics. They should have 2-4 years of experience, a Bachelors degree, and a strong proficiency and experience in the Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects (Cinema 4D a plus).
According to the Chinese calender it's Year of the Monkey. San-Francisco-based designer Lehu Zhang wanted to design a poster to commemorate it, and came up with this: Well. Around 8,000 people retweeted the image with the hashtag "#designfail" conferred by entertainment publicist Greg Veks. The thick-skinned Zhang is taking
The Interaction Design Intern is part anthropologist, part storyteller, and part engineer. This person has the ability to solve problems creatively with interdisciplinary sensibility to graphic, product and digital media design, and is open to learning and contributing to the future of GE’s products. CANNOT graduate before/during internship. 3.2+ GPA.
Candidates will support the ongoing art needs for "Dilbert" creator Scott Adams' startup. They'll work on creative projects ranging from comics, to Internet video content, to photography. Talents needed are Photoshop, Illustrator, Photography, Video editing, Drawing on Wacom Cintiq, Graphic design, Social Media skills, Communication skills, Productivity, Personality and energy.
Everyone knows that print is dead, but anyone who visits the newsstand regularly has probably noticed that there are an awful lot of good-looking independent magazines that seem to be flourishing in these digital times—titles like Pin-Up (architecture), Apartamento (interiors), and Fantastic Man and The Gentlewoman (men’s and women’s fashion,
“The most rewarding things I've done have been making products that have impacted other people's lives. Taking some of the stuff I've learned in my own projects and translating that into experiences or applications that other people can use for their own goals. Working on the design of the Facebook timeline”
Quilling is an art form whereby strips of paper are curled, formed and glued. The process lends a three-dimensionality to linework that, when combined with a selection of colors, creates a pleasing graphic effect. Source Source Source Source With a relatively low barrier to entry, quilling work appears for sale
With basic graphic design skills, it's not difficult to create package designs and promotional materials that closely ape the original. Artist Jeff Wysaski puts these skills to good use, creating both, slipping them into stores and documenting them on his Obvious Plant Tumblr. Wysaski's results are always hilarious, and while
Interaktionsbyrån seeks an interaction designer, with the knowledge of how to achieve a great user experience for digital products, to help them stay at the fore-front of transforming the world´s automotive industry. Successful candidates will have 3+ years of experience and the ability to create, test and communicate interaction concepts.
Elaine Lustig Cohen began her design career as a self-described “office slave.” Having married the modernist graphic designer Alvin Lustig in 1948 (when she was 21 and he was 33), she went to work in his studio, helping manage the day-to-day affairs and serving as a de facto production assistant
Readers of this blog can't hear the word "industrial" without mentally adding the word "design." But for others, particularly those of an older generation or a more sociopolitical bent, the word "industrial" might bring to mind Eisenhower's famous 1961 Presidential farewell address, where he coined the term "Military-Industrial Complex." The
Designer/builder Bryan Scott was "looking for a way to save money on modern standoff house numbers (which can cost up to $50 per number online)," he writes. Using a box of leftover stainless steel screws, Photoshop and a printer, he came up with this system: My first thought, looking at
"What I like to do is work with people I like, who are doing things that I admire that I think in one way or another will make the world a better place. My contribution is to figure out how, in the communication of their goals, we can make that
On August 12, 1982, I opened up a standard 7 1/2" by 9 3/4" composition book and began taking notes on a phone conversation. I forget where the book came from. I may have found it in the supply cabinet of Vignelli Associates, where I had been working for a
Ric Grefé has been the Executive Director of the AIGA for the past 20 years—an organization that boasts a membership of over 25,000 and has had an enormous influence on the practice of design. After its centennial year—AIGA itself has been around for 100 years—Ric will step down as the
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