09.05.16 by Staff

Bicycles Built Based on People’s Attempts to Draw Them From Memory

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In 2009 designer Gianluca Gimini started asking friends and strangers to draw a men’s bicycle from memory. While some got it right, most made technical errors — missing fundaments parts of the frame or chain.

The exercise is similar to psychological tests used to demonstrate how little we know compared to what we think we do. However, for Gimini this isn’t about proving how dumb we are but, rather, how extraordinary our imaginations can be! Having now amassed a collection of 376 drawings from participants ranging from 3 – 88 years of age, Gimini has started building realistic renderings of the bikes based on these sketches, in a 3D program.*

*Post edited to clarify these are 3D renderings

See more images from “Velocipedia” below!

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04.05.16 by Staff

Hand-Stitched Photographs by Art Director Rebecca Chew

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Rebecca Chew gives a hand-made look to traditional glossy magazine spreads. Check out more portraits stitched with luchador masks for Esquire Singapore below!

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04.05.16 by Staff

Crowdfund Project of the Day: BrushKnob by Wataru Kami

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This one may excite all you digital illustrators out there! BrushKnob is a device designed to make the creation of your digital artwork more intuitive. Developed while working as a concept artist at a production company in Tokyo, Wataru Kami’s invention is simple to use and incredibly streamlined. With only two functions — a knob to control brush size and a switch to transition between the brush and eraser tools — it operates like an extra keyboard and can be used with any application (not just Photoshop) using the same keyboard shortcuts assigned.

More images and information about how to support Kami’s project below!

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15.04.16 by Staff

Kickstarter of the Day: Replica of the Moon Based on NASA Data

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Amazing collaboration between London-based designer Oscar Lhermitte and design studio Kudu, this lunar globe isn’t just topographically accurate – it can rotate along with the phases of the actual moon! While created on a much smaller scale (1:20 million), “Moon” is based on data from NASA and computer outfitted with the same memory as the Apollo 11 computers. Check out more images and their Kickstarter video below!

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14.04.16 by Jeff

NASA Graphics Standards Manual Reissue

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Last year designers Jesse and Hamish over at Pentagram successfully raised $942k (through 8,798 Kickstarter backers) to celebrate the work of Danne & Blackburn by producing a reissue of the NASA Graphics Standards Manual. Well, here’s some good news for those of you who missed out on the Kickstarter – the book is now available to the public! Get it here.

Have a peek inside the 220-page book below.

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12.04.16 by Staff

Nostalgia of the Day: New Instant Camera Reverse Engineered from Polaroid Technology

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For those of you still mourning the loss of Polaroid pictures after the company stopped producing instant film in 2008, you’re in luck! The new I-1 instant camera from Impossible Project is a combination analogue/digital camera reverse engineered from the original technology. While the style of the camera also pays homage to the retro version, it comes with all the latest conveniences: Bluetooth, remote trigger and filters galore. Check out more images below!

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11.04.16 by Jeff

Four Potential Logo Designs Revealed for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

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The Emblems Selection Committee have revealed four sets of potential logos for the 2020 Olympics, and Paralympic Games, in Tokyo. You may recall the plagiarism controversy last year regarding the original logo designed by Kenjiro Sano. Amid allegations that Sano copied Belgian designer Olivier Debie, the committee axed Sano’s design. The committee then launched a public design competition to find an appropriate replacement, and it appears the final decision is close.

The designs are being kept anonymous at this point as the public is now invited to share their opinions and vote for their favourite design. Have a look at all the final logo designs below!

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04.04.16 by Staff

“Graphic Stamps” Celebrates Postage Stamp Designs from Around the World

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Gleaned from the collections of experts Iain Follett and Blair Thomson, the first title from independent publisher Unit Editions’ The Archive Series celebrates the forgotten gems of postage stamp design. Check out images from the new book below!

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