Do Not Open
A lettering project by Erik Marinovich. Custom hand painted lettering on mailing envelopes. Submit an address and a
uniquely hand-lettered envelope will be carefully packaged and mailed to you.
Nicole Romano – Cassiopeia
Inspired by constellations and mythology – explosions of crystal clusters, medallions, sweeping chain tassels and geometric stone orientations. We want to make animations that feel like this jewelry collection.
Another artist we met at ArtSpan open studios, loved Katherine Streeter’s whimsical art. Want 20 of them to cluster together on a wall.
Artwork by Diane Foug
Incredible San Francisco based artist we met at
ArtSpan Open Studios in November. Obsessed with her wire sculptures and pencil drawings.
Gorgeous Steel Mesh Portraits
From the ‘You Can Draw With Anything’ Department: Seung Mo Park’s unbelievable portraits made of steel and mesh.
A Gorgeous Book Cover For New Translation Of The Metamorphosis
British book cover designer Jamie Keenan has created a gorgeous book cover for the classic Franz Kafka novel The Metamorphosis.
Paul Peter Piech
The moving posters and prints by Paul Peter Piech (1920–1996).
Combatting Chaos with Carefully Arrayed Items
Knolling: To some, an art form. To others, common sense. To the messy outsider, pointless de-jumbling.
Slow motion shots in public transit
Adam Magyar’s slow-motion ‘portraits’ of public transit platforms create a surreal video experience.
Christian Lacroix graphic prints
Gorgeous and edgy graphic prints on pillows. Want one!
Awesome color and type
Refreshing and original use of color and typography in signage, interiors and objects.
An Essay By Tibor Kalman
A great essay by one of our design heroes.
Interactive street map of San Francisco
Every city needs one of these! Fantastic interactive map of the history of SF street names
The world as 100 people
Not a new concept but a new visual approach.
Create a Gorgeous Hyperlapse Video with Google Street View Photographs
All you need to do is pick two points on a map using an “A” and “B” marker and hyperlapse video is created of your journey.
Long Exposure Photos Showing Couples Tossing and Turning at Night
Paul Schneggenburger set out to capture what a sleeping couple looks like over the course of a night in single images.
3D Dinosaur Cookies
Never too old.
Salvador Dalí Illustrates Alice in Wonderland, 1969
The Lewis Carroll classic was illustrated by none other than
Pop artist Gerald Laing
As one of the original wave of Pop artists Gerald Laing produced some of the most significant works of the British Pop movement.
9000 Sand Sketches Take Over Normandy Beach
In a tribute to International Peace Day (September 21st), British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss of Sand in Your Eye took a team of 60 volunteers to Normandy beach over the weekend to sketch the outlines of 9,000 soldiers figures into the sand.
Photog Sets Out to Document US National Parks With Her Pinhole Camera
San Francisco photographer Ashley Erin Somers, started a project to photograph some of the biggest attractions in the National Park system with a homemade pinhole camera.
A Time-Lapse Video of the New SF Bay Bridge
A time-lapse video of the Bay Bridge coming to life: 42,000 hours of work in just four minutes.
A Sobering, Insightful Comic That Deftly Sums Up Our Addiction To Social Media
‘The Social Media Generation’, created by Zen Pencils, deftly sums up our addiction to social media.
In Toronto, Mesmerizing Labyrinth Of Bicycles Light Up The Night
Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei put up a colossal installation of 3,144 identical stainless steel bicycles stacked 100-feet in length and 30-feet in height and depth.
Animated GIFs of Banksy’s New York City Street Art
Serbian artist AVBH has created animated GIFs out of several street art pieces from “Better Out Than In,” the recently concluded monthlong New York City art show by Banksy.
Banksy Converts a New York City Delivery Truck Into a Beautiful Garden
British street artist Banksy converted the inside of a New York City delivery truck into a beautiful, mobile garden with a waterfall, butterflies, and a rainbow as part of his ongoing New York City exhibit, “Better Out Than In.”
33 Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World
Photos of places that were once inhabited by humans only to be left behind and forgotten.
Artist Eric Daigh uses between 15,000 and 20,000 markers for design works and portraits as tiles.
A New American Picture
Photographer Doug Rickard travels the backroads of America on Google Street View
The Human Body: What It Is and How It Works
Vibrant Vintage Illustrations circa 1959
Ira Glass on the Secret of Success in Creative Work, Animated in Kinetic Typography
Filmmaker David Shiyang Liu captured Ira Glass’s now-legendary interview on the art of storytelling in beautifully minimalist and elegant kinetic typography.
Scribbled Wire Sculptures Mysteriously Appear to Float
At first glance, it seems as though someone has just scribbled ink drawings on top of existing photos. In reality, sculptor David Oliveira, twists and turns wire until he creates figures and objects.
Hand Drawn Map of London
World’s First Vertical Forest, Now Under Construction
In Milan, Italy, architects are tackling the problems of the concrete jungle by building a vertical forest in the city.
Brian Dettmer dissects books to expose the beauty of their anatomy. Using an X-acto knife and tweezers, Dettmer pulls away carefully selected layers of books, revealing a complex view of their internal organization.
Condoms With QR Codes Let You Check-In After Having ‘Safe’ Sex
Planned Parenthood, a US-based sexual and reproductive health care organization has distributed free QR code-enabled condoms that let users check-in after having safe sex. Users could scan the barcode on the condom with their smartphone and upload the location to the
“Where Did You Wear It?” website.
For Typography Enthusiasts, A Limited Edition Of Scrabble
If you’re crazy about typography, the new Scrabble edition will not fail to entice you. The popular board game company has just released the limited edition
Cultural Differences” application culls the top six photos from a Google image search for a specific word in 15 countries, displaying a visual comparison of its meaning among an array of different nations.
Vintage Cuban children’s book covers
Screenprinted children’s book covers designed and published in Cuba during the sixties and seventies.
Simple phone snaps comprise a compelling photo show dedicated to the Big Apple
From the Design Desk: Gone to Seed
Contemporary takes on seed packaging.
A digital archive and community-based initiative dedicated to the documentation, preservation, and promotion of vanishing examples of lettering in the everyday environment.
Moleskine Notebook Lets You “Shoot” Messages Across Room
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the text message, Moleskine has created its own SMS called, The Moleskine Shooting Message System.
Laser cut seaweed makes the most beautiful sushi ever
Developed by international ad agency I&S BBDO for the umino seaweed shop, ‘design nori’ is a series of intricately laser-cut seaweed for rolling sushi.