July 30th: Weekly Design Links

“I’m very concerned that we don’t make movies that are original anymore.” –Robert Zemeckis

The last batch of links for July which means we are in the home stretch of Summer. It’s been pretty busy in my world–but I’m looking forward to a calm, productive August. It’s time to get some projects done. OK, let me get to that–enjoy the link bounty.


Split House / Pitsou Kedem Architects • https://www.archdaily.com/921822/split-house-pitsou-kedem-architects

Chalet Samöens / Joachim Fritschy • https://www.archdaily.com/920952/chalet-samoens-joachim-fritschy

Stone House / NOMO STUDIO • https://www.archdaily.com/921516/stone-house-nomo-studio

The Deformed Roof House of Furano / Yoshichika Takagi + associates • https://www.archdaily.com/921773/the-deformed-roof-house-of-furano-yoshichika-takagi-plus-associates

Christophe Benichou Architecture Designs Minimalist Desert Residence • https://www.archdaily.com/921678/christophe-benichou-architecture-designs-minimalist-desert-residence


Animated illustration for BBC Radio 4 • https://www.behance.net/gallery/82954077/BBC-Radio-4

Beautiful Illustration for AirBnb Magazine Wraparound Cover • https://abduzeedo.com/beautiful-illustration-airbnb-magazine-wraparound-cover

Dreamy & Surreal ‘Summer in Spain’ Illustrations • https://abduzeedo.com/dreamy-surreal-summer-spain-illustrations

80’S ICONS by Muokkaa Studio • https://www.behance.net/gallery/80574239/80S-ICONS

Moviemaps by Andrew DeGraff • http://www.andrewdegraff.com/moviemaps


This website uses AI to turn your selfies into haunted classical portraits (the actual site seems to be offline at the moment) • https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2019/7/22/20703810/ai-classical-portrait-apps-selfie-web-transformation

Web Design/UX/UI

The Possibility Gap: It’s Time to Label This Dark Pattern • https://quinnkeast.com/writing/the-possibility-gap-its-time-to-label-this-dark-pattern/

Design tools are holding us back • https://uxdesign.cc/design-tools-are-holding-us-back-1aca266b333e

The Illinois Artist Behind Social Media’s Latest Big Idea • https://onezero.medium.com/the-illinois-artist-behind-social-medias-latest-big-idea-3aa657e47f30


Ogilvy & Mather’s creative and genius Lego campaigns • https://abduzeedo.com/ogilvy-mathers-creative-and-genius-lego-campaigns

Tendril, a Canadian creative studio shared their stunning campaigns for VIZIO • https://abduzeedo.com/tendril-canadian-creative-studio-shared-their-stunning-campaigns-vizio


Competing Points of View Find Unity in a Basketball Court Mural by AkaCorleone • https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2019/07/basketball-mural-by-akacorleone

Computations — Art film by Maxim Zhestkov • https://vimeo.com/349681322

The Catenary and the Arc Installation / Manuel Bouzas + Santiago del Aguila • https://www.archdaily.com/921697/the-catenary-and-the-arc-installation-manuel-bouzas-plus-santiago-del-aguila

Industrial Design

Olympic committee unveils 2020 medals made from recycled smartphones • https://www.dezeen.com/2019/07/25/2020-olympic-medals-recycled-smartphones-design/

Graphic Design/Branding

New Name, Logo, and Identity for and by &Walsh • https://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/new_name_logo_and_identity_for_and_by_walsh.php

the end, for this week




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