13.07.16 by Staff

Call for Submissions: Latin American Design Awards

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The LAD AWARDS have been created by the Latin American Design Festival to recognize excellence in graphic work made in Latin America. This year’s jury includes: Jessica Walsh (Sagmeister & Walsh, USA), Oliver Siegenthaler (Siegenthaler & Co., COL), Alfonso Fernández (After Brand Consultants, PER), Yani Arabena (Yani & Guille, ARG), Yuko Shimizu (JAP), Sebastián Padilla (Anagrama, MEX), Henry Hargreaves (USA), Irene Pereyra (Anton & Irene, USA) and Astrid Stavro (Atlas, SPA). ­

Submissions in the categories of branding, print, editorial, packaging, poster, illustration, typography, digital, animation and environmental graphics are open until August 30th. Click here for more information!

 

08.07.16 by Staff

Invention of the Day: Handheld Device Is Like Shazam For Fonts

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London-based designer Fiona O’Leary’s graduation project from the Royal College of Art is a nifty little device that captures and identifies typeface and colours — beaming the samples directly to a nearby computer or storing the information for later.

While it’s merely a prototype, Spector is basically a dream tool for graphic designers and creatives who often encounter inspiration in the real world. Wired referred to it as “Shazam for fonts” but also pointed out that one major obstacle in its development may lie in its ability to aid in design theft. Check out the video below!

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29.06.16 by Jeff

Graphic Designer Spotlight: Bráulio Amado

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Gorgeous poster designs by Bráulio Amado, a Portuguese graphic designer based in Brooklyn, New York. More images below.

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21.06.16 by Staff

Graphic Designer Peter Majarich Redesigns “A Movie Poster A Day”

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Sydney-based graphic designer Peter Majarich plans to release a new, re-designed movie poster for every day of 2016. With over 160 redesigns under his belt already, the posters are a neat mix of each film’s original content and Majarich’s personal, minimalist style. Check out more images below!

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06.06.16 by Staff

DIY of the Day: Technology to Help You Avoid Technology

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We recently featured Bratislava-based web designer Slavomier’s social media warning label mock-ups (click here for previous post). Well New York-based artist Chino Kim takes things a step further with Screeners — basically a pair of glasses that become opaque (effectively blinding the wearer) when in view of a computer, smartphone or television screen. A webcam is used to identify the offending screen and trigger the glasses to respond.

While the project emerged from a personal desire to combat the overwhelming amount of technology that surrounds us, Kim started to take things more seriously after enrolling in a course on machine learning and dabbling with the idea of a machine not only being able to recognize itself, but help save us from ourselves! Learn more about Kim’s project over at Motherboard.

03.06.16 by Jeff

Posters For Cult Films We’ll Never Get To See

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Los Angeles-based graphic artist Fernando Reza imagines a series of posters for films that iconic directors like Hitchcock, Lynch, and Kubrick, were unable to bring to life. Kaleidoscope for instance, would have been Alfred Hitchcock’s prequel to Shadow of a Doubt. Hitchcock had filmed silent test footage for the film, which was going to be told from the murderer’s perspective, and feature enough sex and violence that the studio ultimately persuaded him not to make it. You can actually watch test footage here.

See more film posters from this series below!

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27.05.16 by Staff

Google Cultural Institute’s New Art Camera

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It took the Google Cultural Institute five years to archive 200 artworks in super high resolution (we’re talking gigapixels). Now they’ve scanned 1,000 in just a few months all thanks to a new camera! The device, dubbed the Art Camera, has cut down capture time from a full day to around 30 minutes. With 20 cameras built, Google has been lending them out to major institutions in cities across the globe free of charge!

It is pretty incredible how far you can zoom into the artworks; have a look here. Watch the video below.

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25.05.16 by Staff

Barcelona Design Week: June 2 – 12

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We recently put out an open call to be our official Booooooom correspondent at this year’s Barcelona Design Week. We’re happy to announce that we’re sending one of our readers, Cory Gibbons, to Spain to attend the event.

Barcelona Design Centre’s annual Barcelona Design Week runs from June 2-12 this year. The event brings together creative professionals and businesses from around the world to share ideas, trends and knowledge about a variety of topics — offering over 70 different activities ranging from workshops and roundtables to tours and art exhibitions.

This year’s lineup of speakers includes Brett Wickens (of design studio Ammunition) and Alice Rawsthorn (who writes about design for International New York Times and frieze) kicking off the opening conference on June 2nd. June 6th to 8th marks the return of the Design is Future “congresstival”, which involves 3 days of 15 speakers discussing success stories and new approaches to design, specifically focused on improving people’s lives and the world around us.

More information and images from last year’s BDW below!

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