February 20th: Weekly Design Links

“I am for the art of underwear and the art of taxicabs. I am for the art of ice cream cones dropped on concrete.” – Claes Oldenburg

There are seven basic plot types (you’ve heard this before) : overcoming the monster, rags to riches, the quest, voyage and return, comedy, tragedy, and rebirth. We’ve seen them all dozens of times and yet we continue to seek out new shows, movies, book and games with these tried and true structures. There are opponents of this classification system–who see this simplification as antithetical to great art. I’m not going to invent a new one right now, relax. I don’t even know where I’m going with this…

Graphic Design/Packaging

CalArts Poster Archive • https://posters.calarts.edu

Meet ZÓLDI, The Jewelry Brand That Aims to Empower Women With Cute Packaging To Boot • http://www.thedieline.com/blog/2018/1/30/zoldi-jewels

New Logo and Identity for LA Phil by TBWA\Chiat\Day LA • https://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/new_logo_and_identity_for_la_phil_by_tbwachiatday_la.php

Web Design/UX/UI

Designing Windows 95’s User Interface • https://socket3.wordpress.com/2018/02/03/designing-windows-95s-user-interface/

How we built an Atomic design system with Sketch libraries @Capital Float • https://medium.com/sketch-app-sources/atomic-design-system-with-sketch-libraries-e06e3b1f8302

Okkapi • http://okkapi.agency

Design Work

28 Black Designers • http://www.28blacks.com

Tools & Typography

Photopea: Free Online Photo Editor • https://www.photopea.com

BLOKK is a font for quick mock-ups and wireframing for clients who do not understand latin • http://www.blokkfont.com


Winter Sport Character Design by Dora Vincze • http://abduzeedo.com/winter-sport-character-design-dora-vincze

Illustrations by Joey Guidone • http://theinspirationgrid.com/illustrations-by-joey-guidone/


3D Printing Fuses Thai Craftsmanship to Create Habitable Concrete Structures • https://www.archdaily.com/887403/3d-printing-fuses-thai-craftsmanship-to-create-habitable-concrete-structures

Proposed Bridge in Sweden Will Turn a River Into a Public Amphitheater • https://www.archdaily.com/889027/proposed-bridge-in-sweden-will-turn-a-river-into-a-public-amphitheater


Yoshitomo Nara “Drawings” : 1988–2018 Last 30 Years @ Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo • https://www.juxtapoz.com/news/painting/yoshitomo-nara-drawings-1988-2018-last-30-years-kaikai-kiki-gallery-tokyo/

A Studio Interview with Embroidery Portrait Artist Cayce Zavaglia • http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/02/interview-cayce-zavaglia

A Single Book Disrupts the Foundation of a Brick Wall by Jorge Méndez Blake • http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/02/the-castle-by-jorge-mendez-blake


The Orbita Clock’s “Revolutionary” Movement • https://design-milk.com/orbita-clocks-revolutionary-movement

Straight Lines Is a Collection of Gridded Furniture by Elliot Bastianon • https://design-milk.com/straight-lines-is-a-collection-of-gridded-furniture-by-elliot-bastianon

This Magic Light Shelf By ilsangisang Always Shines A Spotlight On Things • https://designyoutrust.com/2018/02/magic-light-shelf-ilsangisang-always-shines-spotlight-things/

Nendo exploits acoustic properties of beechwood for transparent Bunaco speaker • https://www.dezeen.com/2018/02/14/nendo-utilises-acoustic-properties-beechwood-transparent-bunaco-speaker/


Man builds a singing Furby organ, and the results are horrifying • https://mashable.com/2018/02/12/furby-organ

that’s all for this week, clap if you appreciate the effort




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