October 24th: Weekly Design Links

“Americans have been conditioned to respect newness, whatever it costs them.” – John Updike

I spent most of last week at the AdobeMax conference in Las Vegas. Everyone seems to have strong feelings about Sin City. I enjoyed my time there, surrounded by 12,000 creative people–it was nice to be amongst so many talented and energetic people. I’m still digesting everything I saw and heard but I can say with assurance that Adobe puts on a great show. Next year’s AdobeMax is in LA and I’ll be trying to find a way to be there. On to this week’s design links…

Product/Industrial Design

Patcraft’s Deconstructed Metal Carpet Tile Collection • http://design-milk.com/patcrafts-deconstructed-metal-carpet-tile-collection

SPACE10 open sources The Growroom • https://space10.io/journal/space10-open-sources-the-growroom

IKEA Releases the YPPERLIG Collection from HAY • http://design-milk.com/ikea-releases-the-ypperlig-collection-from-hay

This Resin and Fiberglass Table by Harow Replicates the Surface of the Moon • http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2017/10/moon-table

Graphic Design/Packaging/3D

This Scottish Gin Captures The Spirit of the Sea In a Beautiful Way • http://www.thedieline.com/blog/2017/9/13/barra-atlantic-gin

36 Days by Vinicius Araújo • http://abduzeedo.com/36-days-vinicius-araujo

Gran Cruz chocolate packaging by SHIFT • http://retaildesignblog.net/2017/10/23/gran-cruz-chocolate-packaging-by-shift/

New Logo and Identity for Helseutvalget by Bielke&Yang • https://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/new_logo_and_identity_for_helseutvalget_by_bielkeyang.php


What do You Want To See In My UX Design Portfolio? • https://uxplanet.org/what-do-you-want-to-see-in-my-ux-design-portfolio-fc98dc48c01

7 Things We’re Still Chewing on After the Eye on Design Conference • https://eyeondesign.aiga.org/7-things-were-still-chewing-on-after-the-eye-on-design-conference

A Quick Guide to Everything You Missed at the Adobe MAX Keynote • https://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2017/10/a-quick-guide-to-everything-you-missed-at-the-adobe-max-keynote/


Keith Negley • http://www.grainedit.com/2017/10/11/keith-negley/

New Paper Textured Editorial Illustrations by Eiko Ojala • http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2017/10/new-paper-textured-editorial-illustrations-by-eiko-ojala

Sébastien Plassard • http://www.grainedit.com/2017/10/18/sebastien-plassard/

How I became an Illustrator by discovering a new • https://design.zeta.in/how-i-became-an-illustrator-by-discovering-a-new-dimension-1dbc99bba7a5


Origami Inception: Paper Artist Folds Four Works From a Single Sheet of Paper • http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2017/10/origami-inception-paper-artist-folds-four-works-from-a-single-sheet-of-paper

This Brick Arch Installation Dissolves in the Rain to Leave a Mortar Skeleton • https://www.archdaily.com/880691/this-brick-arch-installation-dissolves-in-the-rain-to-leave-a-mortar-skeleton

Invader Creates Special New Works in Hong Kong Atop the Covers of His “New Mosaics of Ravenna” Book • https://www.juxtapoz.com/news/street-art/invader-creates-special-new-works-in-hong-kong-atop-the-covers-of-his-new-mosaics-of-ravenna-book/

Web Design/UX/UI

Redesigning Adobe’s File Type Icon System Language • https://medium.com/@annydesign/redesigning-adobes-file-type-icon-system-language-6efa4aed1b30

“How Do I…” Design System Practice Cards • https://medium.com/eightshapes-llc/how-do-i-practice-cards-activity-60d6ffe42be3

Hey, can you ‘do the UX’ for us? • https://uxdesign.cc/hey-can-you-do-the-ux-for-us-432a38eac295


Snøhetta Unveils Designs for Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant • https://www.archdaily.com/882130/snohetta-unveils-designs-for-europes-first-underwater-restaurant

MVRDV presents a hotel you can reconfigure at Dutch Design Week • https://www.dezeen.com/2017/10/23/mvrdv-wego-house-reconfigure-dutch-design-week-2017-why-factory/


Everyday Scenes Imbued With Surreal Mystery by Photographer Brooke Didonato • http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2017/10/everyday-scenes-imbued-with-surreal-mystery-by-photographer-brooke-didonato

That’s what I have for this week, give me a clap if this made you smile.




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