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Vimeo Enhancer
Our friends at Vimeo announced their latest new feature today, Enhancer. This full-bodied, browser-based tool gives users the ability to visually augment their videos right on the Vimeo site. The Enhancer is powered by Vivoom, which uses the same...
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Iron Curtain Graphics
The ideological imagery from the height of Communist rule in central and Eastern Europe has become a familiar motif in the west in the decades since its fall. From the illustrations of bourgeois fat cats to the classic "Niet" posters depicting a...
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Manhattan Born
Bemodern, otherwise known as Paul Darragh, grew up in a tiny farming community in New Zealand before moving to Melbourne, Australia, where he lived for the next four years. It was there that he first caught our attention and, not long after that...
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Eleven Silk Scarves
When the bleak winter months really hit full swing, a scarf becomes an essential element for staying warm. Rather than walk around with your eyes poking out of a massive knitted muffler, we've found wrapping a silk scarf around your neck before zipping...
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To Dry For
by Miranda Ward Stocking designer tea towels like Australia's Third Drawer Down and Unity Peg labels, the couple behind the U.K. purveyor To Dry For bring a little bit of art to everyday objects. Noticing a number of designers creating bright...
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Word as Image
Seeing the world through the eyes of Ji Lee means every billboard is a blank canvas, the alphabet has three-dimensional form and words are actually images. The former Creative Director at Google Creative Labs playfully communicates through visual...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Below the Brain Our creative friends M ss ng P eces recently pointed us to this experimental film documenting the 2010 Caribbean Carnival in Flatbush, Brooklyn estimated to be the U.S.'s largest parade. 2. Telluride Film Festival A.O. Scott...
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Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design
Saul Bass, best known for transforming the way movies begin, was in fact a designer of incredible versatility. As design historian Pat Kirkham shows in his forthcoming book on Bass (co-authored with Bass' daughter Jennifer), the legendary "visual...
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Sticky Tiki
Kids are fickle. Keeping them entertained is a never-ending problem for parents. Enter Sticky Tiki, a creative solution in the form of reusable wall decals, originally hand-painted and printed by a crafty couple in Napier, New Zealand. Made from...
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CH Book Giveaway
Spanning indie zines to extensive cookbooks, the plethora of books sourced for our holiday pop-up with the Gap last year are all penned by NYC-based authors. Our city's literary bounty can now be yours—we're giving away the backstock to a...
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Sympathy For The Unusual Spring/Summer 2010 Collection
Up-and-coming Italian design brand, Sympathy for the Unusual recently unveiled their second collection of slim-cut tees for Spring/Summer 2010. Designed in collaboration with Italian and international designers—such as Luca Laurenti , Vanessa...
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Impure T-Shirts
In just a few short years, the small t-shirt brand Impure has become immensely popular among Italians and collectors alike. The graphic concepts revolve around living and imaginary icons, but the treatment of them speaks to the belief that no cultural...
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Geometry Lessons T-Shirts
by Anna Carnick For artist Lincoln Mayne shapes don't get any better than geometric ones, a theory he recently put to the test with his debut t-shirt collection Geometry Lessons. His designs center around three ubiquitous shapes—the circle...
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Kamal Patel: Mini Wrapping Paper
by Stephanie Miles Whether given as a gift or used to wrap them up, "mini wrap" gift wrapping, just in time for the busy holiday season. Smaller than a standard roll of wrapping paper, Kamal's mini wraps measure just 16-23 inches and...
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Myvinilo Wall Decals
Adding a touch of playfulness to interiors, Myvinilo specializes in vinyl wall decals. The Barcelona-based company, which recently showed at the Feria Valencia during the Ideas y Pasión tradeshow, produces a wide array of wall treatments ranging...
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Good Magazine: Transparency
Good Magazine definitely lives up to its title, so discovering their Flickr page aggregating one of our favorite regular features, spreads of their info-graphics called Transparency, feels like striking Good gold. The colorful charts cleverly...
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Arnaud Loumeau at WOKstore
by Paolo Ferrarini of Future Concept Lab The latest show at WOKstore, a space in Milan devoted to art and fashion, is dedicated to the French artist and illustrator Arnaud Loumeau. Born in Poitiers 30 years ago, he currently lives in Toulouse...
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Graphic Designer Andy Gilmore
If I stare long enough at Andy Gilmore's kaleidoscopic designs, it's like I'm being transported into a vortex, the colorful, swirling patterns colliding to form off-kilter shapes like small planets bouncing around some condensed parallel...
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Illustrator Michael Camarra
If you're a sucker for good strong figurative work with a flair for the unexpected, you'll like the work of New York illustrator, Michael Camarra for sure. I've known Camarra since our days back at Pratt, when he still painted with a...
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Obama Logo Designs
The Obama campaign was one of the most visually effective in recent history, brilliantly tapping modern marketing concepts and design to get its message across. The deceptively simple logo they chose stemmed from an amalgamation of a lot of different...
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Pepsi Max Dying Calorie Campaign
Creating quite the advertising controversy, Düsseldorf-based agency BBDO has accomplished their goal of "creating the world's most compelling content" with their recent campaign for Pepsi Max, Pepsi's new one-calorie soda...
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Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective at the MASS MoCA
Sol LeWitt's final triumph opened today at the MASS MoCA. Conceived by the artist before his death last year, he developed the idea with the Yale University Art Gallery, and then partnered with the MASS MOCA and the Williams College Museum of...
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Pins & Threads at London Design Festival
One of the highlights of the London Design Festival wasn't a big name or flashy product, it was a low-key installation from a young design graduate placed in a corner of Tent London. Easy to miss perhaps, but once seen it had people transfixed...
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Geekhouse Bikes Powder Coating Graphics
Geekhouse just perfected a sublimated powder-coating technique that can recreate virtually any digital design on the surface of a bicycle. The Allston, Massachusetts company has been hand-crafting custom bikes for a number of years, but they debuted...
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