In case you missed it, we've been looking back at 2011 this week in our Core77 Year in Review series. Besides our coverage of this year's news and milestones, we also looked at the cycling movement and visual communication with more trend watching to come. Today, our look back focuses on the best of Core77 features and resources from 2011.
We're proud of our international network for writers and photographers that help us bring the most innovative and compelling design stories from around the world to you. Here's a look at this year's favorite photo galleries covering exhibitions, global design weeks and materials stories.
MoMA's Talk to Me Exhibition
Museum of Art and Design's Otherworldly: Optical Illusions and Small Realities Exhibition
How Cork is Made
London Design Festival
Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
HAND-EYE SUPPLY CURIOSITY CLUB
For those lucky enough to call Portland "home," Hand-eye Supply hosts the Curiosity Club every other week.
Ex Curiositas, Scientia. We pledge to learn with out prejudice in pursuit of our mutual goal; perpetual noviceship. We admit that it is impossible to know everything about anything and thus we remain perpetually curious and perpetually novice.
Local creatives are invited to present on a subject of their choosing and the results are live broadcast for the rest of us to see! Here's a wrap-up of some of our favorite presentations from 2011:
We asked our resident book editor, Robert Blinn to share some of his favorite books of the year:
Bas Van Abel's Open Design Now is the most important book I reviewed this year.
Our discussion forums have always been a lively home for advice, feedback, commentary and opinions—solicited and not. We asked our diligent moderators for feedback from the best of this year's conversations. Here's a sampling of some of our favorites, a snapshot from a year of work and life as a designer.