Video Series The Creative Class
"Online file-transferring platform WeTransfer has launched a documentary series featuring some of the biggest names in the creative industry.
Titled ‘The Creative Class’, influential figures share their musings on their works and how technology changed the way design is done.
Check out the rest of the series here.”
Selection de GIF’s
by Micaël Reynaud
"Freelance designer and stop-motion animator Micaël Reynaud (previously) creates animated GIFs unlike any we’ve seen. His process involves the use of video techniques like slit-scanning, time-lapse, and various forms of masking to create what he refers to as “hypnotic very short films.” Indeed many of these animations are pulled from fully realized videos which you can watch over on his Vimeo channel. Reynaud’s work has not gone unnoticed in the art world, the pigeon GIF above was a finalist in the first Saatchi Gallery Motion Photography competition, and he recently won the 2014 Giphoscope International Art GIF contest. You can scroll through dozens of his creations over on Google+.”
Selection of posters
by Gunter Rambow
The 100 Greatest Free Fonts for 2014
selected by Awwwards
"Here we are, once again, with our now-famous selection of the top 100 free fonts for 2014. This year we have only selected fonts published or updated in late 2013 and 2014, giving you one of the most up-to-date lists around. The majority are completely free with licenses for commercial use; the odd few available for personal use only have extended license options at a very reasonable price. The free font list comprises both entire font families and single weight downloads; either way, there is something for everyone and we think you’ll love the ones we have picked out for you.
We have selected all kinds of typefaces which can be seamlessly integrated into any design: Sans Serif, Slab Serif, Rounded, Decorative, Display, Art Deco, Geometric, Futuristic, and many more besides.”
What Me Worry
by Andrew Kuo
Can the stuff that keeps you awake at night—bedbugs, loneliness, the New York Knicks—morph into something beautiful? It sure can in the capable hands (and quirky brain) of Andrew Kuo, an artist who renders the mundane into gorgeous, color-saturated infographics, messy/cute paintings, and simple sculptures that minimalist Donald Judd might have fashioned had he been into bright colors, Top Chef, and Dinosaur, Jr. They’re all collected in a new monograph, What Me Worry.
"Kuo’s musings are undeserving of the glorious graphic treatment they receive and that’s kind of the point. To wit, the beautiful "My Ideal Slacker Tuesday on March 27, 2008" lists such bold undertakings as sleeping, checking "amusing emails," and eating "Chinese food with no less than three people and no more than four. No one complains or pays more than $12."
Another piece called “See Ya Later! And/Or Ways to Check Out on March 21, 2009” offers a sort of Top 10 list of ways to say sayonora: “Stroking out after a six-course Chinese food dinner prepared by Julia Child” or “Falling off the stage at MSG while performing emotional minimal techno.” Then there’s “Drinking as of August 24, 2006 (Tears Running Face)” which color-correlates the relative benefits of Vitamin Water after a night of tequila.
Kuo is an endearingly pathetic art and music nerd, long on time, short on female companionship. Lucky us that he transforms all that heartbreak, post-night out headaches, and anxiety into visual awesomeness.”
More on Andrew Kuo:
mug americano / mug latte / mug caramel macchiato
We took Starbucks’ classic white coffee mug and added a graphic to the base that looks like the surface of a coffee drink, so that when the mug is drying or being stored upside down, it looks as though it’s actually full. The mug comes in three varieties – Americano, latte and caramel macchiato – and will be released in Starbucks throughout Japan. A design that represents Starbucks’ worldview : of feeling fulfilled, and seeing the world as half-full, never half-empty.”
Selection of work
by Anthony Neil Dart
"Exploration of form, color image and intuition"
"The helder project asks for a re evaluation of what we perceive beauty to be"
Operating systems analysis part one
Vignelli tribute poster series
"Seattle-based designer Anthony Neil Dart made a series of gorgeous typographic posters featuring “5 phrases to live by” from graphic design legend Massimo Vignelli.
The inspiring quotes are printed out boldly in one of Vignelli’s favorite typefaces, Helvetica. Titled “Vignelli Forever”, this series was made in recognition of the design icon’s “outstanding contribution to the world of graphic design”. The famous phrases that have been featured include “One life is too short for doing everything” and “If you can design one thing, you can design everything”.
Each poster also includes a short introduction to Vignelli’s life and work—for instance, he designed the New York City subway map in 1972.
Massimo Vignelli is now gravely ill and has requested letters from the people whom he has influenced or inspired in his lifetime—if you would like to write him a letter, find his mailing address here.”