Category: Design

Converting Kandinsky To Type

Turkish designer Sinan Buyukbas converts the color and abstract forms of (my favorite artist) Wassily Kandinsky into whimsical type, interpreting the Russian painter’s compositions in 3D for each letter. See more of the typeface on Behance, here. More on Wassily Kandinsky, here.

How Not To Rebrand the Great White North

. Please pay close attention.  This is kind of complicated.  And irritating.  A Toronto-based international design firm has taken on an assignment from WNYC Studio 360 in New York to (are you ready?) redesign Canada. Bruce Mau Design created the campaign to change the country’s image by teaching […]

Speed: Art of the Auto

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts has legends on wheels. Speed: The Art of the Performance Automobile showcases 19 cars that exemplify the best in the art, design, engineering and aerodynamics of their eras.  (Above: 1952 Chet Herbert “Beast III” Streamliner, designed in a wind tunnel) -1938 Mormon Meteor […]

Simon Laliberté: Poilu Paintbrushes

Time for some art whimsy. Montreal graphic designer Simon Laliberté makes these mustaches and goatees by combining two brushes inside his face-painted packaging. Some of the paintbrushes are dyed for variation.  See some of his other projects on Behance, here.  (If you don’t read French, ‘Poilu’ means hairy.)

The Art of Chairs: Crafted by Ex-Cons

This is a novel design development.  These chairs by Italian fashion house Marni are constructed by ex-prisoners in Colombia in woven PVC threads on metal frames, part of a social rehabilitation project. They’re part of this year’s Salone del Mobile, the famed Milan design fair. Proceeds from the […]

Art of the Junos: Winning Album Covers

The Canadian Museum of Civilization is celebrating the covers of Juno award-winning albums through early April, including this one from the Parachute Club, winner of the 1987 award for best design. –Neon Bible, the 2008 winner, was the second album by Canadian indie band Arcade Fire. The museum’s […]