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Book Art

Artist 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.

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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.

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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.

via: Design Taxi

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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.”

via: Laughing Squid

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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.

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33 Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Photos of places that were once inhabited by humans only to be left behind and forgotten.

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Vintage Cuban children’s book covers

Screenprinted children’s book covers designed and published in Cuba during the sixties and seventies.

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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.

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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.

via: Core 77

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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.

via: Design Taxi

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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.

via: Laughing Squid

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Pushpin Portraits

Artist Eric Daigh uses between 15,000 and 20,000 markers for design works and portraits as tiles.

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A New American Picture

Photographer Doug Rickard travels the backroads of America on Google Street View

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The Human Body: What It Is and How It Works

Vibrant Vintage Illustrations circa 1959

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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.

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Hand Drawn Map of London

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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.

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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.

via: The Fox is Black

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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.

via: TAXI

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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 Scrabble Typography.

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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

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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.

Katherine Streeter

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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

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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

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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

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British book cover designer Jamie Keenan has created a gorgeous book cover for the classic Franz Kafka novel The Metamorphosis.

ARCHIST: Illustrations of Famous Art Reimagined as Architecture

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Playful and colorful architecturally inspired illustrations by Federico Babina.

Paul Peter Piech

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The moving posters and prints by Paul Peter Piech (1920–1996).

Combatting Chaos with Carefully Arrayed Items

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Knolling: To some, an art form. To others, common sense. To the messy outsider, pointless de-jumbling.

Slow motion shots in public transit

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Adam Magyar’s slow-motion ‘portraits’ of public transit platforms create a surreal video experience.

Christian Lacroix graphic prints

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Gorgeous and edgy graphic prints on pillows. Want one!

Awesome color and type

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Refreshing and original use of color and typography in signage, interiors and objects.

An Essay By Tibor Kalman

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A great essay by one of our design heroes.

Interactive street map of San Francisco

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Every city needs one of these! Fantastic interactive map of the history of SF street names

The world as 100 people

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Not a new concept but a new visual approach.

Create a Gorgeous Hyperlapse Video with Google Street View Photographs

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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

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German photographer Paul Schneggenburger set out to capture what a sleeping couple looks like over the course of a night in single images.

3D Dinosaur Cookies

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Never too old.

Salvador Dalí Illustrates Alice in Wonderland, 1969

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The Lewis Carroll classic was illustrated by none other than Salvador Dalí.

Pop artist Gerald Laing

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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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Photos of places that were once inhabited by humans only to be left behind and forgotten.

Pushpin Portraits

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Artist Eric Daigh uses between 15,000 and 20,000 markers for design works and portraits as tiles.

A New American Picture

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Photographer Doug Rickard travels the backroads of America on Google Street View

The Human Body: What It Is and How It Works

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Vibrant Vintage Illustrations circa 1959

Ira Glass on the Secret of Success in Creative Work, Animated in Kinetic Typography

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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

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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

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World’s First Vertical Forest, Now Under Construction

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In Milan, Italy, architects are tackling the problems of the concrete jungle by building a vertical forest in the city.

Book Art

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Artist 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

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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

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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 Scrabble Typography.

Cultural Differences

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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

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Screenprinted children’s book covers designed and published in Cuba during the sixties and seventies.

Instagram NYC

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Simple phone snaps comprise a compelling photo show dedicated to the Big Apple

From the Design Desk: Gone to Seed

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Contemporary takes on seed packaging.

Vernacular Typography

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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

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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

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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.