• Portable book fair Berlin – Part II

    Yesterday I went to check out the Portable book fair – Berlin. A long black cloth draped on the grass in Tempelhof (the former airport) marked the vitrine. The past few weeks the organizers had launched an open call to independent publishers and editors to come and set up a...
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  • Pop-up café – Amsterdam

    The Pop-Up Café is a temporary exhibition that took place last year from June 6 until August 2 at Meneer de Wit Gallery in Amsterdam. It was a place that looks and functions as a café. A place where you could socialize, drink coffee, experience art, read books & attend...
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  • Desmos stool by Creative affairs

    DESMOS is a set of stackable stools made of bent stainless steel rod designed to question the idea of bonding. The manufacturing process is spot welding, which blends both parts to fuse both sections of the material. This has been crucial to define the identity and the formal language of...
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  • The portable book fair Berlin

    The Portable Book Fair is an open call for independent publishers, artistic collectives, writers and the like to bring their own publications (books, fanzines, publications, object books, cartoons, etc.) to a certain public place where, all of a sudden, a book fair will emerge. The idea is simple: once a...
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  • William Hundley

    Wonderful series by American photographer William Hundley. More images at read more.

  • Behind the Zines – Adeline Mollard

    Behind the Zines introduces a cutting-edge selection of international zines and examines their role as a catalyst in the evolution of media and graphic design today. The book presents the broad range of existing zines that combine thought-provoking content with compelling design : from project-oriented portfolios and (pseudo) scientific treatises to...
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  • Roof which goes up in smoke

    Design office Overtreders W focuses on spacial design. I saw their project “Roof which goes up in smoke” on the DMY festival a couple of weeks back here in Berlin. It is an outdoor hang out, pick-nick or barbecue area and can host up to 40 people. A wood stove,...
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  • Nicole Wermers

    Nicole Wermers isolates the sources of visual fascination in the surfaces of modern design and architecture. Dissociated from their primary context of use and consumption, these visual aspects are presented as source of fascination and purpose-free desire. As their original function, however, is still tangible as a more or less...
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  • Raf Vancampenhoudt

    Just discovered Raf Vancampenhoudt, he is a Belgian graphic designer with a contemporary approach to graphic design. His work mainly consist of poster and book design for cultural events, lots more on his website.

  • Feathered work by Kate MccGwire

    Great feathered Artwork by Londen based Artist Kate MccGwire. The Artist’s statemet: “I gather, collate, re-use, layer, peel, burn, reveal, locate question, duplicate, play and photograph” Kate MccGwire’s practice probes the beauty inherent in duality, exploring the play of opposites – at an aesthetic, intellectual and visceral level – that...
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  • New Graphic – #18 WORKSHOP ISSUE

    This issue brings together 16 workshops on graphic design. It revisits these workshops which have been held around the world for the last two years, and provides the details and energies of such graphic design education that takes place outside the regular curriculum. More info on the website.

  • Aurélien Arbet – Jérémie Egry

    Aurélien Arbet and Jérémie Egry, 2 French artists with some nice projects. There website is difficult to find, and it seems like they have multiple. For some really nice and fresh work be sure to check it out.

  • DMY-Berlin – impression

    The past week (-weekend) DMY-Berlin took place in the Tempelhof airport. Next to Milan designweek the biggest design festival of Europe. We saw a lot of know faces and some new ones. For an entrance of 12 euro (8 euro for students) definitely worth it’s money. Our favorites and some...
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  • A code decoded – Scott Langer

    A very interesting booklet with custom typeface by Scott Langer. Telegraphy, as the first true global network, permitted applications such as message routing, social networks (between Morse operators — with gossip and even marriages among operators via telegraph being observed), instant messaging, cryptography and text coding, abbreviated language slang, network...
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  • Qualité Graphique Garantie

    Qualité Graphique Garantie is a well designed blog, created by Benoît Bodhuin. The main topic: Quality graphic design. The blog works extremely well, simple and clear and best of all it loads fast! Be sure to check it!

  • Beta Tank – A Solo Exhibition

    Gestalten  presents a solo show by Berlin-based conceptual product design practice Beta Tank. Beta Tank creates design objects based upon cross-disciplinary research that insightfully explores new technologies and social phenomena—inspiring debate beyond aesthetics or function. This solo show features objects from Beta Tank’s “Taxing Art” and “Sensory Substitution” series. The Galila...
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  • The Milano thing

    The Milano thing is a small independent publication consisting of a selection of the Milan design week’s best projects.  It’s a 48 pages magazine translated both in italian and english which talks about the best design schools and the new trends, reflects on the revival of craftsmanship and the process of...
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  • Evol’s buildings

    Buildings is a street-art project by Evol. Even tough the project date’s from 2004 its the first time I’ve seen it. By using multiple stencils, Evol spreads buildings across the urban environment . Showing a miniature version of the spectators habitat. More pictures at read more.

  • The Grasshopper floor lamp

    The Swedish-American designer and architect Greta Magnusson Grossman (1906-1999) was one of the big innovators during the 40’s. I just came across “The Grasshopper floor lamp” which she first produced in 1947 for the Ralph O Smith lighting company. A bended steel pipe forms the base while a curved sheet...
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  • Ommu

    A book distribution agency based in Athens. Looks like they sell and distribute a lot of nice stuff! OMMU is a distribution service based in Athens, Greece. We are dedicated to circulating and promoting books, zines and periodicals oriented towards art, design, architecture and fashion from all over the world,...
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  • Nicolai Howalt

    3 x 1, a series of photo’s by Danish photographer Nicolai Howalt. It’s not one of his most recent projects but for sure not one to be forgotten. Some of my favorites of the series (3 x 1) at read more.  

  • Bracketlight by Thingking

    Even tough there are thousands of these clamp based lamps in garage’s and car shops all over the globe, not many of them are as simple and straight forward as this one. Thingking, a young Cape town based office has left room for personal customization of the lamp. On a...
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  • This is display

    Display is a curated collection of important modern, mid 20th century graphic design books, periodicals, advertisements and ephemera. Documenting, preserving and providing public access to these original materials will raise the profile of Graphic Design as a source of educational, historical and scholarly analysis for teachers, students, designers and independent...
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