02.02.17 by Staff

IKEA’s “Better Shelter” Named Design of the Year

The winner of the 2016 Beazley Design of the Year award is the Better Shelter. Designed by John Karlsson, Dennis Kanter, Christian Gustafsson, John van Leer, Tim de Haas and Nicolo Barlera, in conjunction with the IKEA Foundation and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the flat-pack shelter aims to help people displaced by armed conflict or natural disaster.

Outfitted with ventilation, solar panels, LED lights and mobile chargers, the entire structure takes just a few hours to assemble! Watch a start-to-finish demo in the short time-lapse video above. You can also check out more images below or on display at London’s Design Museum until Feb. 17th.

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20.01.17 by Staff

Book Giveaway: Cut That Out

Creative duo Ryan Doyle and Mark Edwards (aka DR.ME) have come out with a new book celebrating contemporary collage in the field of graphic design! Published by Thames and Hudson, Cut That Out offers a curated collection of collage work from leading designers and studios from 15 different countries. See more images below or get yourself a copy in stores/online.

We also have a copy to give away to one of you guys! We wanna know what your current favourite art book is? Let us know by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post. We’ll pick a winner two weeks from today (open to all readers based in North America and Europe).

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20.01.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Grzegorz Domaradzki

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Poland-based graphic designer and illustrator Grzegorz Domaradzki aka Gabz continues to create some seriously impressive movie poster designs. Click here for previous post. More images below!

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11.01.17 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: Emer Tumilty

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New work by Glasgow-based designer and illustrator Emer Tumilty (previously featured here). More images below.

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14.12.16 by Staff

Giveaway: ISLANDS Game

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Carl Burton is an artist and animator based out of New York City. We featured his award-winning animated short “Shelter” a while back and now he’s just released a new game called “ISLANDS”!

Described as a “surreal trip through the mundane”, familiar scenes become strange as you work to unlock hidden ecosystems within 10 different environments. Perhaps more art than game, it’s definitely a unique experience! Check out more images below.

We also have 4 promo codes to download the app for free! Just leave a comment with your current favourite iPhone game and we’ll pick 4 commenters on Friday!

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29.11.16 by Staff

#TheCreatorClass: “On Fashion And Images” feat. Off White’s Virgil Abloh and Fabien Montique

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Another great portrait from our friends over at #TheCreatorClass! This time exploring the intersection between fashion and photography, “On Fashion And Images” goes behind-the-scenes of Off White’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection as designer Virgil Abloh and photographer Fabien Montique share their insights on creativity and collaboration.

You can watch the full video nice and big over at Booooooom TV! Or check it out below along with more behind-the-scenes shots from the shoot.

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28.11.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: $2,500 High-Speed Camera That Shoots 1,500 fps

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Inspired by Mythbusters’ slow-motion videos but thwarted by high-speed cameras that were too expensive, Vancouver-based electronics engineer David Kronstein decided to create his own! Chronos 1.4 shoots 720p at 1,500fps starting around USD $2,499 (cameras with similar features currently sell for around $25k). Click here for more details on the camera and watch the short Kickstarter video below!

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25.11.16 by Staff

Sneak Peek: The Second Issue of HOLO Magazine

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Charting the intersections of art, science and technology, HOLO Magazine takes you inside the studios of leading artists and designers. The biannual publication also offers analysis of current trends through a mix of long-form journalism and photography.

The latest issue contains 23 stories from over 40 contributors investigating the theme of randomness and its role in computation and culture. See more images from HOLO 2 below!

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