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Put Words into Action with ‘Gerry’, a New Font Created From the Silhouettes of Gerrymandered Electoral Districts

Apologies to anyone who shares the name, but two designers in Chicago are taking on electoral gerrymandering in a new font called Gerry. The font, created by Ben Doessel and James Lee, is composed of 26 districts whose absurd boundaries … Continue reading

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The 3,000-year history of the hoodie | Small Thing Big Idea, a TED series

TED Published on 3 Nov 2018 The hoodie is a lot more than just a comfy sweatshirt. Design curator Paola Antonelli takes us through its history. Small Thing Big Idea, a TED original series, celebrates the lasting genius of everyday … Continue reading

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The Little-Known Patterns on British Streets

Tom Scott Published on 9 Jan 2017 I thought about saying “secret patterns” or “mysterious patterns” in the title, but that’d be a lie: they’re just mostly unknown! So let’s talk about tactile paving, about design, about accessibility, and about … Continue reading

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The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can

Bill details the engineering choices underlying the design of a beverage can He explains why it is cylindrical, outlines the manufacturing steps needed to created the can, notes why the can narrows near it lid, show close ups of the … Continue reading

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This Instagram Page Showcases Incredible Design Solutions And Their 172k Followers Love It

  There is so much on the internet that can get you down or angry that you have to stop and appreciate the pages that calm your soul. Topdezigners is an Instagram page that reposts gorgeous sleek, modern, and innovative … Continue reading

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The Ultimate DIY-ers: If You Build It…

 

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Letters and Numbers by 36 Illustrators Come to Life in Alphabetical Animations by Albert Oriol

The popular 36 Days of Type challenge (previously) is an annual open call for designers, illustrators, and artists to bring the alphabet and numbers one through nine to life. For its sixth year, Barcelona-based motion designer Albert Oriol collaborated with … Continue reading

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Mirrored Ceilings and Criss-Crossed Stairwells Give a Chinese Bookstore the Feeling of an M.C. Escher Woodcut

Zhongshuge bookstores, designed by Shangai-based architecture firm X+Living, feature incredible rooms coveted by book and illusion lovers alike. Each location in this chain of Chinese bookstores has uniquely designed spaces with reflective elements that immerse guests in parallel environments. In the … Continue reading

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The Square Wave Kinetic Sculpture Forms Complex Geometric Patterns as it Spins

A recently launched Kickstarter campaign introduces a five-dimensional sculpture said to be inspired by mathematics and the Fibonacci sequence. Square Wave, the first in a collection from artist Ivan Black (previously) and Atellani, is an object constructed out of 21 precisely bent and connected metal … Continue reading

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The Google city that has angered Toronto

Canada is not Google’s lab rat, say those protesting plans to build a smart city in Toronto. It was meant to be a vision of how we will all live in future – a smart city built from the internet … Continue reading

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