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Link About It: This Week's Picks

Constanza the influencer, the iPad of garages, images of Eyjafjallajokull and more in our weekly web snapshot

by CH Contributor in Design on 23 April 2010

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1. George Costanza: Heinous or Hip?

Spotted on Subtlety In Excess, Sebastian Speier shows how we're living in an extended "summer of George" with his clever comparison of the Seinfeld character's infamous garb to today's fashions.

2. So You Need A Typeface

Fast Company breaks down the über-intense flow chart for picking the perfect typeface. Designed by Julian Hansen, the infographic poses clever questions such as "did you cry while watching Terminator?" to deduce the type of type best suited for the job.

3. Patrik Ervell's New Website

T Magazine profiles the impressive new website and online shop from American menswear designer Patrik Ervell, which features different moving shots of a male model primping himself in Ervell's signature modern/classic outfits.

4. Archigram Archival Project

Archigram Architecture was a highly influential futurist architecture group based in London during the 60s-70s. The Archigram Archival Project now provides a rich database of their fascinating projects.

5. Beautifully Banal

The Type Directors Club will be auctioning a series of one-off posters from a series entitled "Beautifully Banal" starting 11 May 2010. Designed by an impressive roster of graphic designers, all of the proceeds from the posters go to the TDC Scholarship fund.

6. The Big Picture: Eyjafjallajokull

The Big Picture captures the unfolding wonder of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano—dramatic imagery of this historic disaster is not to be missed.

7. 111 Lincoln Road by Herzog & de Meuron

Pritzker Prize winning Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron turn the common parking garage into a modern day architectural masterpiece in a new Miami car-park located on South Beach's famed shopping promenade Lincoln Road.

8. Hong Kong: Useful or Useless

Superfuture looks into a new installation by Paris-based artist Christian Astuguevieille for the Comme des Garçons flagship store in Hong Kong. Located underground, the display features utensils from different time periods juxtaposed with avant-garde jewelry.

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