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Comedown Machine Cover Art

April 8th, 2013

This cover art for The Strokes is great. Very simple and nicely set type. The distressing on the packaging is done so well that I instantly thought it was vintage. It was designed by Brett Kilroe & Tina Ibañez and art directed by Brett Kilroe & Fab Moretti.

Via ISO50

Portraits Made Entirely of Screws by Andrew Myers

March 24th, 2013

These pieces of art created by Andrew Myers are very intriguing. Each piece uses screws at different depths to give the piece it’s own depth. After placing the screws, he uses oils to paint the image on the heads of the screws which also help bring the piece alive.

Check out more of Andrew’s work here.


Steve Wozniak’s California Mountainside Home

March 18th, 2013

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, designed this California mansion in 1986. Though simple, the house reminds me of the interior of an Apple store. The 7,500 square foot, 6-bedroom, 8-bath home with an outdoor pond, pool and waterfall is listed on the market for $4.395 million.



Re-Vision Postcards

March 12th, 2013

When I see a simple idea done well, it’s an absolute breath of fresh air. Forma & Co created this postcard series as an exercise in simplifying some of the most famous film and sports icons from around the world. Check out more on their website.

Audio Cassette Posters by Neil Stevens

March 10th, 2013

Neil Stevens has been getting all sorts of attention recently for his great illustration work. This series of posters is a revival of the old audio cassette tape inlay designs.

Via Allan Peters

Deconstructed Sculptures by Regardt Van Der Meulen

March 3rd, 2013

Regardt van der Meulen is an artist living in Johannesburg, South Africa. In this sculpture series titled ‘Drip’, Regardt says that “the human body with its strength and fragility lie at the core of this series of works, while exposing the illusion of safety in modern society.” Each of the pieces are made from steel pieces welded together.


Leica M9 CGI Process

February 27th, 2013

When it comes to Leica I can’t hide the fact that I love their design. This project by Tonic was about fleshing out the design of the Leica M9 body using 3d graphics, photorealistic lighting and materials to make it the camera look all the more real.


Paper Illustration by Lavanya Naidoo

February 25th, 2013

Lavanya Naidoo is a designer/artist based out of Cape Town, South Africa. Her work with paper is so remarkable that I couldn’t resist posting her newest piece titled “Can I Stay?”.


80s VHS Tribute Posters

February 21st, 2013

Stumbled upon these cool posters by Ahmed Youness. They aren’t actually 80′s vintage but they do look the part.

Via Designspiration

The E-inkey Keyboard Concept

February 20th, 2013

Remembering shortcuts for all of your applications is fairly tough. This keyboard concept designed by Maxim Mezentsev & Aleksander Suhih solves that issue. The keyboard keys would show custom buttons for each program that you use (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, etc). Potentially you could even set the keys in the font of your choice. Though, you can bet on your design friends pulling a switch to comic sans prank on your every time you leave your desk.

St Leon 10 House by SAOTA and Antoni Associates

February 12th, 2013

Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects and Antoni Associates designed this home, St Leon 10, for a family. The goal was to create a space for casual, intimate family occasions or large get togethers. The view from the house looks out over the 12 Apostle Mountains and the Bay. This home is located in Bantry Bay, Cape Town.

The building is cut into the slope with approximately 50% of its rear face below the natural ground level. The upper level floats over the essentially glazed South West facing first floor and this exaggerates the height of the building relative to the adjacent ground level.

ANTONI ASSOCIATES were appointed as the interior decorators. On the entrance living level the interiors are kept to a neutral palette with a subtle play on texture in materials and fabric selected. Soft cream leathers and weathered timber finishes layer the interior with luxurious elements. The overall feel is warm and inviting.


Vintage MacDonald Educational Cover Designs

January 30th, 2013

MacDonald Educational Ltd of London published these covers for educational units from 1972-1973. Though simple, they radiate through typography and composition. Hat tip to Ype Kingma via Stoppingoffplace for showing me this.

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