For fans of cutaway drawings, some cutaway drawings

Thursday, 25 August, 2016

1932 GeeBee racer cutaway, via Tony Dilworth

I’ve always enjoyed looking at cutaway drawings and plans, as they offer an insight into objects such as buildings, ships, cars, and aircraft, that otherwise may go unseen. If cutaways are your thing as well, here’s a collection put together by Tony Dilworth.

Via things magazine.

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The flag of the United States, the way it might have looked

Wednesday, 24 August, 2016

US flag design proposal, circa 1950s

The current flag of the United States of America, that features fifty stars, one for each member state of the union, flew for the first time on Independence Day, 4 July 1960. During the 1950s however, much thought had been given to how the flag should look once Alaska and Hawaii became fully fledged states, which they did in 1959.

This prompted US citizens to send their – often unsolicited – design ideas to the President, Dwight D. Eisenhower. Of the three thousand submissions, one by then high school student Robert G. Heft, was chosen. And the rest is history, as they say. But now, a selection of ideas that were rejected, have been published in a book, Old Glory.

There were certainly some interesting proposals put forward, that’s for sure.

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Hi, I’m an illustrator and graphic designer, here’s my latest record

Monday, 22 August, 2016

Design by Rocco Dipoppa

London based illustrator and graphic designer Rocco Dipoppa certainly knows how to make an impression on clients, he presents them with a vinyl record, one that plays, that comes in a hexagonal shaped sleeve.

It’s just one part of his adept identity branding, that also includes business cards, letterhead, and project agreement forms.

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And now for some recent book cover designs

Friday, 19 August, 2016

I don’t read books, I only look at the design of their covers. That’s not quite correct, but sometimes it can be hard to go passed a good book cover. Anyway, here’s a selection of book covers from titles that have been published in the last month or so.

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Wedding cake design, an almost timeless craft

Friday, 19 August, 2016

It seems to me that wedding cake design is timeless, or wedding cake design of the last one hundred years, anyway. None of the styles seen here could be said to be inextricably bound to a particular time period, or would look otherwise out of place, whatever the year was. Except perhaps the 1986 and 2016 designs.

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The world is a cube, not a sphere, and here are photos to prove it

Wednesday, 17 August, 2016

Photography by Pete Ulatan

Mind bending is probably the best way to describe the work of Honolulu-based graphic designer and photographer, Pete Ulatan, who takes photos of well known cities and locations, and folds the images over at ninety degree angles.

Photography by Pete Ulatan

Think of the scene in Paris, from the film Inception, and you’ll be with me. If you don’t mind your perceptions of reality being teased, you can see more of Ulatan’s work on his Instagram page.

Photography by Pete Ulatan

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One day you’ll be able to control your smartphone by smart tattoo

Wednesday, 17 August, 2016

One day, perhaps in the not too distant future, we may be able to control our smartphones remotely, by way of a temporary tattoo that acts as a touchpad. I could think of other devices that I’d rather control in this fashion, since I almost feel as if my smartphone is attached to me anyway, but the concept has promise.

A good tattoo artist could probably devise some more personalised designs, giving the idea further appeal. If nothing else, the notion beats chip-implants, or brain caps. More information about the technology that makes these touchpad tattoos work, can be found here.

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Just add flowers, candy floss, and pegs: illustration by Jesuso Malaga

Tuesday, 16 August, 2016

Artwork by Jesuso Malaga

Last week, I linked to the work of Desirée De León, an Altanta based neuroscience student, who also creates illustrations that are based around a small day-to-day object of some sort.

Artwork by Jesuso Malaga

I was quite surprised to discover then, only a few days later, the work of Jesuso Málaga, a Spanish artist, who has a similar methodology.

Artwork by Jesuso Malaga

It just goes to show, almost everything has an artistic quality, or application, even if we cannot see what that might be at first. See more of Málaga’s works here.

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Incredible Types, typography and design from around the world

Thursday, 11 August, 2016

Absolute New York, by Deutsche & Japaner

Incredible Types is a growing collection of typography and design from around the world, curated by Melbourne designer and blogger, Nathan Leigh Davis.

Her, by Glasfurd & Walker

The first image, Absolute New York, is work by Deutsche & Japaner, a design agency based in German city of Mannheim, while the second, Her, is by Glasfurd & Walker, a studio in Canada.

Via dailywebthing.

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Meanest Indian, the graphic design of, and photography from, India

Wednesday, 10 August, 2016

Photo by Meena Kadri

If you like India, street signage, and graphic design, then you’re going to love the Flickr page, titled Meanest Indian, of New Zealand based designer Meena Kadri.

Photo by Meena Kadri

I don’t think it matters where you point a camera in India, there’s always a photogenic subject right in front of you. That’s what I thought after looking at these images, anyway.

Photo by Meena Kadri

Via Messy Nessy Chic.

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