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As designers we spend a lot of our lives on the intertubes. And as we find posts that tickle our fancy we like to tuck them away on this blog. These posts might give you an insight into our creative minds.  illustration and photography we enjoy, music we support, architecture, environments that inspire us and events and organizations that makes us proud to be a part of this community. Thanks for browsing.

BLOOMS: Strobe Animated Sculptures Invented by John Edmark

Blooms are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. Unlike a 3D zoetrope, which animates a sequence of small changes to objects, a bloom animates as a single self-contained sculpture. The bloom’s animation effect is achieved by progressive rotations of the golden ratio, phi (ϕ), the same ratio that nature employs to generate the spiral patterns we see in pinecones and sunflowers.

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Funky Illustrations by Javier Medellin Puyou

Javier Medellin Puyol a.k.a. Jilipollo. A Mexico based illustrator, with a love of 70’s vintage and contemporary stuff. His work uses exotic icons and girls with a peculiar expression and mood. I really dig the twisted perspective within his compositions. His work is incredibly graphic and his color pallets are well thought out.   Via:... read more

MANUJA WALDIA

Manuja Waldia is and illustrator and graphic designer living in Indianapolis, IN.

She graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2014 with a BFA in Communication Design— after transferring from a fashion communication oriented program at NIFT, New Delhi.

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Ignite

Ignite from Daniel Barreto on Vimeo. Ignite is an experimental short animation film that was made with hundreds of long exposure photographs, just as a timelapse or stop motion. Via:... read more

These Beautiful Maps Let You Explore How Your City Sounds

The urban aural landscape has a huge impact on our lives—from the roar of traffic and clatter of jackhammer, to the groove of music and lullaby of birdsong. These maps roll that information together to let you explore how cities around the world sound. Created by researchers Daniele Quercia, Luca Maria Aiello, Rossano Schifanella, and Francesco Aletta, the images are part of a project called Chatty Maps.           The urban aural landscape has a huge impact on our lives—from the roar of traffic and clatter of jackhammer, to the groove of music and lullaby of birdsong. These maps roll that information together to let you explore how cities around the world sound. Created by researchers Daniele Quercia, Luca Maria Aiello, Rossano Schifanella, and Francesco Aletta, the images are part of a project called Chatty Maps. Source: These Beautiful Maps Let You Explore How Your City... read more

Barcelona floors: Sebastian Erras uncovers the city’s vibrant culture from the ground up

while visitors to barcelona are craning their necks towards the top of sagrada família, or looking out to sea at barceloneta beach, they might be missing one of the city’s most overlooked treasures — its floors. to tell the story of the historic catalonian capital from the ground up, german photographer sebastian erras collaborated with pixartprinting on the series barcelona floors. the photographic report takes viewers on a visual journey through the city’s streets and landmarks, uncovering the intricate mosaic patterns and vibrant tile motifs native to the culture and community of the place.   an interactive map detailing the location of each floor is available on pixartprinting here Via:... read more

THE MATTE PAINTINGS OF THE ORIGINAL ‘STAR WARS’ TRILOGY

Chris Evans, Mike Pangrazio, Frank Ordaz, Harrison Ellenshaw, and Ralph McQuarrie, the unsung heroes of the STAR WARS universe. Together, they created some of the most realistic matte paintings ever put to film. From a city in the clouds to the deck of a fully armed and operational battle station, the artists created worlds, structures, and environments that were so lifelike that the naked eye couldn’t tell the difference.

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Meghann Artes quirky ‘Speed Dating’ short

The film follows Ava, an attractive singleton on the lookout for Mr Right. Having had no luck in the love department, Ava ventures into the world of speed dating, where she meets a whole host of characters. Through this adventure, Ava realises that being single isn’t so bad after all (we can all relate, right?!). Via:... read more
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