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You may have caught wind of the “Wood and Pulp” exhibition featuring the work of Damion Silver and Scotty Albrecht. Whether you have or haven’t, the artwork these two artists create from found materials is worth checking out. Presented by Colab, “Wood and Pulp” opens this Saturday, May 25th and will run until June 23rd Continue reading»
In case you missed it, the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum announced the recipients of the 14th annual National Design Awards program on May 9th. This prestigious award honors excellence and innovation across various design disciplines. A jury selected the following winners from nominations submitted by the general public: Lifetime Achievement: James Wines Design Mind: Continue reading»
Rebranding work is always interesting to me because it usually involves so many elements, such as combining a company’s history with contemporary design elements. Okay, I’ll come clean, I enjoy before and after scenarios, especially when it involves a well-known entity, such as the Mall of America. To rebrand the Mall of America for its Continue reading»
Calluna, an accidental typeface created when Jos Buivenga needed some space from his current typography project, Museo, is a slab serif font that works in text and display type settings. The process of crafting Calluna actually began with Museo. Buivenga simply added slab serifs to the stems of his current design. The result was surprising: Continue reading»
Summer is peering around the corner. To welcome the warm weather and days spent outside with bustling wildlife, the Design Museum in London partnered with Vitra, a design company, to create a “Pop-up Garden.” Situated on the River Thames in the museum’s display area known as the “Tank,” the garden features classic and new furniture Continue reading»
With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches.
When founder Jeff Finley first decided to create his own fest, he sketched out three requirements: held in his hometown, not expensive and catered to his primary interests (art, music and entrepreneurship). The result was Weapons of Mass Creation, a design-conference-slash-music-festival combination event in Cleveland, OH that costs $75 (if you miss the early bird Continue reading»
But, back in 1933, Canon, today the largest camera manufacturer in the world, was called Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory and they were just launching camera prototypes that went under the name Kwanon after the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy, with a logo to match.