Daikoku Design Institute for the Musashino Art University, Tokyo
Designed by the Daikoku Institute (Nippon Design Centre, Tokyo), this series of posters are meant to advertise the 2016 programs of the Musashino Art University. As simple and efficient as good design can be.
50 years of David Bowie by Helen Green
Spanning a 50-year career, graphic designer and illustrator Helen Green compiled all of David Bowie's most impressive looks to celebrate five decades of success, from Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke. By the way, if you happen to be in Paris between March 3 and May 31, don't miss David Bowie is…, a huge retrospective exhibition at la Philarmonie de Paris and previously showcased at the Victoria&Albert museum in London. He will never get old.
Box up your resume
A graphic design professor at the São Paulo School of Fine arts, Samuel Profeta published the final "Creativity and Innovation" project of the Graduate Diploma in Design Management his is supervising. The goal of this project? Creating an unconventional resume in an innovative platform. All the informations (professional skills, experience, social media stats, contact) are printed on a cardboard package similar to milk or juice ones, as if they were texts from a product.
Massimo Vignelli (1931-2014): visually powerful, intellectually elegant, above all timeless
Massimo Vignelli passed away on May 27th, aged 83. Working with his wife Lella, Massimo Vignelli designed some of the most well-known logos and objects of our era: Ford, Lancia, IBM, American Airlines, Knoll or Bloomingdale's logos (this latter was made internationally famous thanks to the "brown bags"), the NY subway map, iconic plastic dinnerware for Heller or chairs for Knoll... Massimo and Lella Vignelli, co-founder of Vignelli Associates, spent decades designing packaging, furniture, interiors, products, transportation & architectural graphics, magazines and books, corporate identity. One of their most famous mottos? "We like design to visually powerful, intellectually elegant, above all timeless". Timeless, indeed.
Mike Ellis, Room For Rent
"Room For Rent" is an experiential installation imagined by Toronto-based illustrator and graphic designer Mike Ellis (The New Yorker, The Boston Globe). "Ellis designed a three-dimensional miniature house to contain a series of bedrooms which the gallery patron can view. With the help of multicoloured LEDs, the illustrations come to life within the house, exposing things that may not be seen under normal circumstances.
Exhibited as part of Singapore Design Week, "Asian Subconscious" is a series of artworks by Singaporean graphic designers, curated by design studio Kult3D, in collaboration with Hong Kong-based store Kapok and furniture and product design range Industry+. Each designer, up-and-coming artist or well-known local talent, expressed their vision using images and icons from Asian architecture, typography, packaging and food to create their posters. Living far from Singapore? Don't worry, you can purchase these limited edition posters from Kult's online store.