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DMY 2012

10 Jun, 2012

One of the bigger design events in Berlin is the annual DMY  festival. From the 6th till the 10th of June, the halls of  the former airport ‘Tempelhof’ fill up with furniture and products, showcasing the best of contemporary design. Even tough one could question that last part, it was...

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10 Jun, 2012

ROLU rosenlof/lucas, ro/lu is a design and art studio located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that’s focused on designing and building furniture. Its practice also extends to landscape design, relational architectural projects, urban planning work and innovative collaborative public art. The studio, founded in 2003, currently consists of Matt Olson, Mike Brady and...

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Lentyna, self-publishing art event

7 Jun, 2012

  Vilnius self-publishing art event focusing on artist-led and self-published books, zines, magazines, journals, periodicals and other printed matter.Lentyna is organized by a group of Lithuanian artists to encourage people to express themselves via self-publishing culture. They have a wonderful line up and and some very nice speakers. Be sure to...

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7 Jun, 2012

From 21st June until 15th July 2012, the Prize-Winning books of the Fernand Baudin Prize 2011 will be on display and available for purchase at bookshop Nijhof & Lee at the “Bijzondere Collecties”. On this occasion, a panel discussion between collaborators of the Prize-Winning books and Dutch book professionals will take place on 21st June at 4.00 pm at “Bijzondere Collecties” (the Heritage...

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The future of architecture

6 Jun, 2012

“The future of” is the first participatory book project initiated by crap is good (thats us!) and tries to provide an insight into the future role of architecture. Every architectural attempt starts by making a representation of an imaginative situation or design, which will happen or could happen in the future.  In...

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A pound of decency

5 Jun, 2012

Submitted by: Nick Liefhebber “Een Kilo Goed Fatsoen” or as the English call it “A Pound of Decency” is a small collection of Poems by Dutch poet Oscar Rambonnet about (amongst others) the Mona Lisa, wine and squatters. Clean type and pictures straight from life.


Da Impressão ao Livro de Artista

4 Jun, 2012

Submitted by: Márcia  Novais Márcia  Novais was asked to do the poster and the publication for the Printmaking meeting. I collaborated with Carlos Azeredo Mesquita and Diogo Tudela for the etching both in the posters and dust cover. About the process of the etching “The construction of the image began in the deepest ends of digital media,...

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Eyes On The Prize

4 Jun, 2012

Eyes On The Prize deals with the differences and similarities between the fields of sports and the arts and applies the rules of the game to the unwritten laws of the visual arts. Guestcurator: Bas Hendrikx (NL) Kasper Jacobs (NL), Yarre Stooker (NL), Bas Schevers (NL), Harry Meadley (UK), Alex Farrar (UK) The project consists of a residency-period for the artists,...

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Lu Liang

4 Jun, 2012

Lu Liang, is a graphic designer born in 1983 in Shandong, China. She received her BA degree in Graphic Design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam in 2008 and her MA degree at the Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem in 2011. She is now working as an independent graphic designer in Amsterdam....

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InMono, public sound-amplifier

2 Jun, 2012

Submitted by: Jonas Ersland The InMono by Jonas Ersland is a small contact-microphone-amplifier intended to be permanently placed on metal objects in public space. The very simple electronic circuit (only six components are used in total) generates soundwaves from vibrations naturally occurring in public objects like steel-constructions, fences and bridges.  Passer-bys can plug...

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Hanneke Minten

1 Jun, 2012

Some random work from the portfolio of Rotterdam based designer Hanneke Minten. Together with Saskia Pouwels she runs graphic design studio Hats & Tales.


Timo Lenzen

30 May, 2012

I stumbled upon some very nice work of Timo Lenzen. He is currently studying at HfG Offenbach. Some very nice book designs at read more.