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Steff Geissbuhler’s Work in Current Book and Exhibit

Whenever I hear the name Steff Geissbuhler, I listen up. In my opinion Steff is *the* swiss designer gone NYC and I consider him my muse.

in Dr. Web

Kostenloses Typo-Poster mit Regeln für gute Typografie

-->Wer als Seitenbetreiber einen hohen Wert auf die Qualität seiner Seite legt, sollte sich mit den wesentlichen Richtlinien für korrekte, zeitgemäße Textgestaltung auseinandersetzen.

in swissmiss

What’s Next for Design? Panel Discussion at MAD

Our little Ella came down with a fever mid-afternoon and I rushed home thinking I wouldn’t be able to make it to tonight’s design panel discussion at the New York Museum of Arts & De

in magCulture

RIP Blender

US music title Blender closed today following a 31% plunge in ad sales last year. By coincidence, I recieved what has become the final issue in the post today.

in magCulture

We Make Magazines

So here’s the ‘We Make Magazines’ book. See what we did with the pictures of the ten magazines and the spine? If you missed it at Colophon2009 it’ll be in a shop near you soon.

in magCulture

Berlin this weekend

The beautiful looking Motto Berlin store has a special presentation of Japanese magazines starting this Saturday, 28th March.

in swissmiss

I couldn’t agree more:

(Seen this morning on Smith Street, Brooklyn, on my way to the subway)

in swissmiss

5kg Doorstop

For when you need to keep the door open in a hurricane, this doorstop will act as the ultimate gentleman. Just make sure you don’t stub your toe, or your leg.

in swissmiss

Mobile Homes

I always love a good play on words: Mobile Homes by Ben Light is Part of the American Design Club’s “Hue Are You?” show, exclusive to the Future Perfect.

in swissmiss

Qapture, an “of the moment” aggregator

Qapture offers insight into some of the most interesting folks on Twitter, sharing the links that capture what’s on their minds right now.

in thinkvitamin

Pre FOWA Tour Meet Ups announced (Edinburgh, Leeds, Cambridge and Bristol) - http://tinyurl.com/dlagtt #thinkvitamin

Pre FOWA Tour Meet Ups announced (Edinburgh, Leeds, Cambridge and Bristol) - http://tinyurl.com/dlagtt

in Boagworld

What is speculative design work?

What is speculative design work and why it is wrong?

in Dr. Web

50 kostenlose, hochwertige Iconsets

-->Wenn es um Gratis-Designs geht, sind schöne Icon-Sammlungen ungeschlagen. Um diese begehrten, kostenlosen Schätze aufzustöbern, durchforsten Designer am liebsten das Internet.

in Mark Boulton Ltd.

What’s in a Word(mark)?

A really interesting part of our project here is developing a new wordmark for Drupal.

in Mark Boulton Ltd.

Mark Boulton Design to redesign Drupal.org

Earlier this week, Mark Boulton Design were announced as the redesign partner of the Drupal Association to redesign drupal.org.

in Mark Boulton Ltd.

Updated work section

We’ve finally got around to updating our work section with some projects we’ve been sitting on for a while.

in AIGA Design Forum: Home

Digital as a Second Language

Can new technology be learned at any stage? No matter what type of keyboard he uses, Caplan’s words always compute.

in swissmiss

Behavioral Design

“ Behavioral design is all about feeling in control. Includes: usability, understanding, but also the feel.”
— don norman
(via mayari)

in swissmiss

SXSW Sketchnotes

Two of 70 pages of SXSW Interactive 2009 Sketchnotes by Mike Rohde.
(via chezmoncef)

in swissmiss

Welcome to the Blogsphere, Chopping Block!

The Chopping Block is now officially part of the blogging world! Everyone, give them a big warm welcome!

in SimpleBits

The Dieline

A nifty site that's "...

in swissmiss

Alphabetical Industrial Typography

Fantastic Alphabetical Industrial Typography by Kalle Hagman.

in SimpleBits

Slammer

Free Mac application that overlays customizable grid guides (via).

in You the Designer

15 Delightful Brochure Designs

I’ve always been a big fan of brochure design because I think its one of the hardest mediums to design for. Brochures are often relatively small in size and packed with lots of information.

in magCulture

The end of white space as we know it?

The latest re-design of Good Housekeeping magazine, launching this week, declares war on white space.
‘Creative use of white space is about as realistic as a banker’s bonus,’ says editor Li

in thinkvitamin

Want to design the FOWD 09 holding slide? - http://bit.ly/11FgNk #thinkvitamin

Want to design the FOWD 09 holding slide?

in Ace Jet 170

Feltrometer

Very happy to have been asked to do the promo material for the Nicholas Felton talk next week. And very excited about his visit; it's the first time Nicholas has talked in the UK.

in thinkvitamin

New full-day screencast (x2 speed) from @mikekus while he designs Twiggy: http://vimeo.com/3842110 - #thinkvitamin

New full-day screencast (x2 speed) from @mikekus while he designs Twiggy: http://vimeo.com/3842110 -

in SeptemberIndustry

Carbon

The problem with SI (apart from being loathed and loved by some), is that fact that I often can’t feature more than one project in a single post.

in SeptemberIndustry

Coast

Corporate Identity system for Belgium architectural practice Matador.
Design Coast
After a year or so, the Belgium Coast have finally got round to updating their site with a plethora of new work.

in SeptemberIndustry

Studio 8

Re-brand for bespoke furniture company Dealerward, including stationery, brochures and signage.
Design Studio 8 with Applied Works.
I’ll also have you know that Studio 8 have updated their webs

in Dr. Web

T-Mobile G1 vs. Nokia E71 oder: Android vs. S60

-->Vor einigen Wochen hatte ich mir ein T-Mobile G1 gekauft und bereits nach wenigen Tagen hier bei Dr. Web recht kritisch darüber berichtet.

in Boagworld

158. Home

On this week's show: We share the highlights of SXSW, discuss home working, and interview Rob Borley about project management.

in swissmiss

Alli-Grater

This Alli-Grater made me laugh. Who knew grating could be humorous!

in swissmiss

20×200: Carol Padberg

Today’s 20×200 has us typography nerds rejoice. Beautiful work by Carol Padberg.

in swissmiss

The Hungry Caterpillar Cupcakes Cake

Duncan pointed me to this The Hungry Caterpillar Cupcakes Cake. Made me smile.

in swissmiss

Creatively using Dumpsters

I would love to know more about how this idea of Using Dumpsters Creatively came about. Anyone have more details?

in swissmiss

Pop-Up Business Cards

Clifton sent me pictures of his design studio’s business cards. There are two people in his studio. Clifton has 5 different cards and his designer has 3.

in magCulture

Colophon2009; Inspirations Room

Andrew, Mike and I selected 111 independent magazines for the ‘We Make Magazines’ book and exhibition at Colophon2009, then those 111 magazines chose their favorite inspirations.

in swissmiss

Water Footprint

As we become more and more aware that we may be using water at an unsustainable pace, the idea of water footprints—the amount of water an individual uses—is becoming more common.

in swissmiss

Fun Bathroom Signage

Julia made me look with this post about a smart bathroom signage solution by Aliza Dzik. (I only wish the type wasn’t in the stereotypical pink/blue.)

in thinkvitamin

Really pleased to post a new feature by Mark Boulton on #thinkvitamin "White Space: How to Get it Right"

Really pleased to post a new feature by Mark Boulton on #thinkvitamin "White Space: How to Get it Right"

in magCulture

Meanwhile in Tokyo

Colophon2009 wasnt the only celenration of magazines going on last week. In Tokyo, the first Magazine Library event took place, pictured above.

in thinkvitamin

Just released a full-day screencast of @mikekus designing Twiggy: http://bit.ly/ddj9. We'll be doing 1 every day. #thinkvitamin

Just released a full-day screencast of @mikekus designing Twiggy: http://bit.ly/ddj9. We'll be doing 1 every day.

in magCulture

ASME shortlist

The American Society of Magazine Editors have announced the folowing titles as shortlisted for Best Design:
Bon Appétit, Good, GQ, New York, Wired.

in Dr. Web

prettyPhoto - Alternative jQuery-Lightbox mit Galerieunterstützung

-->Skripte für Lightboxen und Galerien gibt es inzwischen eine ganze Menge. Das bekannte jQuery-Lightbox-Plugin hat dabei einer Vielzahl als Vorlage gedient.

in swissmiss

400seconds of Pecha-Kucha-Fame

Tonight’s Pecha Kucha event was a fantastic experience. Even though I must say, I was flabbergasted once I saw the venue - not what I expected.

in Ace Jet 170

The Pope's Revenge

In 1969, the erection of a new televisual transmissioning mast thingy must have been pretty damn exciting, especially in East Germany, hence the two excellent stamps I posted a few weeks ago and this

in thinkvitamin

Amazing sketches by @rohdesign from his time at SXSW - http://bit.ly/42OyNI #thinkvitamin

Amazing sketches by @rohdesign from his time at SXSW - http://bit.ly/42OyNI

in swissmiss

ADC Paper Expo

ADC is hosting another Paper Expo on April 15th, 2009. (Students are invited to pick up samples on Thursday, April 16th, 11:00 am-3:00 pm)

in swissmiss

Super Chameleon

(thank you travis)

in swissmiss

NYC Pillow Fight on Wall Street

(Image by Simon)

This year’s NYC Pillow Fight will happen on Wall Street on Saturday April 4th at 3pm. Dress to the nines, ready to demand your bailout money. Fake cash, not feathers!

in SimpleBits

Doug Bowman on leaving Google

Yes, it’s true that a team at Google couldn’t decide between two blues, so they’re testing 41 shades between each blue to see which one performs better.