Industrial designer Brady Whitney has created the ultimate puzzle book: one that requires the reader to solve each page before moving on to the next. Made of five wooden laser-cut puzzles/pages, the story revolves around an apprentice of Da Vinci who is similarly trapped reading the Codex and must solve it before his master returns. More images and video below.
Our friends Vancouver-based designers Knauf and Brown (aka Calen Knauf & Conrad Brown) have designed a new light! The Allumette Floor Light is made of aluminum form and emits a softly diffused LED light through recessed panels on the sides. See more images below.
Japanese architect Daigo Ishii takes the visual markers associated with Tokyo and applies them to images of other cities around the world. Originally produced as a video for this year’s Venice Biennale, you can check out gifs of Ishii’s “Worldwide Tokyo-lization Project” below.
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!
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!
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!
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.