May 1st: Weekly Design Links

“If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.” ― George Orwell, 1984

There’s something about repetition that breeds comfort. It’s familiar, without being being obtrusive. This will be the eighteenth weekly design links post of the year. I’ve lost track of the totals now and I don’t have the energy to check. I’m tired and once again I have to remind myself that I have to start these earlier, to stop waiting until the night before to assemble the pieces into something. Maybe it’s a procedural adjustment, a refinement or more efficiency. It probably just comes down to discipline… so it goes.

Product/Industrial Design

Milan Design Week 2018: Top Picks from Salone del Mobile •

Enjoy Your Next Third Wave, Pour-Over Coffee with Dripkit •

Terp Upholstered Tables and Poufs Inspired by Dutch Mounds •

Christophe Machet creates chairs from sewage pipes •

Web Design/UX/UI

The Hidden Trap in Design Systems •

Users Don’t Hate Change. They Hate Our Design Choices •


Typographics 2017: Handwriting–Our Personal Typography with Agnieszka Gasparska •

Graphic Design/Identity/Packaging

New Logo and Identity for MoveOn by RedPeak •

covered® •

WuDu Liquor •

Emoji: Designed by Shigetaka Kurita, NTT DOCOMO, Japan, 1999 •


Floating city of modular, eco-friendly pyramids is now enrolling citizens •


Melting Memories •


Big Ten Basketball Tournament by Van Orton Design® •


May I have your attention, please? •

How to Approach the Creative Works of Reprehensible People •

another week in the books, clap for me if you like these




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