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Alex Farrar and Harry Meadley

16 Aug, 2012

The results of a residency held at HMK { HotelMariaKapel }. Alex Farrar (one of the artists) explains me their project in an email. As you know, the residency ‘Eyes on the Prize‘ at {HotelMariaKapel} was competition themed. Harry (Meadley) had challenged me to a duel some months and early attempts...

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Wikipedia redefined

14 Aug, 2012

Wikipedia redefined is a project by creative studio New!. They have taken one of the most influential sites on the web, and have worked on a completely new wiki-experience. A very inspiring and ambitious project questioning the existing interface.


Zinkovy Arts Festival

13 Aug, 2012

On 1 September 2012 a new arts festival will be launched in Žinkovy, Czech Republic, an hour’s drive from Prague. The event will be held annually in the idyllic setting of Žinkovy’s historic castle. The festival highlights the diversity of contemporary European visual arts, showcasing work in a wide range of disciplines. Here,...

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mono.kultur #32

10 Aug, 2012

  mono.kultur #32 MARTINO GAMPER: ALL CHANNELS PERSONAL “True ugliness can be a treat.” Martino Gamper is the kind of product designer we all have been waiting for: Brimming with ideas, energy and humour, his designs are disarmingly irreverent and irresistibly fun, and unlike anything one will see in the...

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Graphic #23

9 Aug, 2012

This time ‘Graphic‘ comes only in Korean, but non the less it looks and sounds great. Issue #23, entitled ‘Objects of inspiration’ invites 45 Korean graphic designers, design educators and design critics to answer the question: “What is your object of inspiration?”. Some more spreads and the cover at read...

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Deutsche Japaner

8 Aug, 2012

Fake Publications by  German design studio Deutsche & Japaner. Their fictive publishing house releases fictive book. Even tough some of them could be great in ‘real’ none of them exist in a tactile form. Lots more after the bump!


Lassnet Edition

8 Aug, 2012

Submitted by: Shruti  Chamaria The Book as a stable and recognizable object of knowledge derives its authority from the stabilization of disciplines. And if the discipline happens to be law, this authority manifests itself in predictable hues of black and grey imbibing the object with a dusty gravitas. The “Siting...

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6 Aug, 2012

Just came across a very fine graphic design agency. TwoPoints is based in Barcelona and Berlin and focusses on visual identities & editorial projects. Be sure to have a look at their website and some samples at read more.

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Unibz Design Festival 2012

6 Aug, 2012

In the year that marks its 10th anniversary, the Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano launches the first edition of Unibz Design Festival, that will be held on September 20/22, 2012. Unibz Design Festival will develop into a three-day event, including workshops and a final conference, free and open to design students...

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Further Four

3 Aug, 2012

Submitted by: Freddy Taylor Further Four: A New Angle Further Four is a channel created in response to a D&AD competition brief. The brief asked us to come up with a name, logo and television campaign for a new channel for channel 4. It would be specifically for the over 60′s...

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Explorations in Indexing

1 Aug, 2012

Submitted by: Amy Yalland Index, the Auckland based design studio run by Jonty Valentine and Amy Yalland, (est. July 2011) have just published their first book, ‘Explorations in Indexing’. This limited edition publication is the outcome of an open-ended exploration into the idea of indexing. Meant to function partly as a self-promotional...

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29 Jul, 2012

Submitted by: Andrew Brawl CYBERHAZE – The journal for philosophical perspectives, society and outer space exploration. This first monothematic issue is entirely dedicated to the topic of ‘reality and perception‘. The alchemical symbols for air, aquavit and gold are the forces behind the three categories of philosophy, society and outer...

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