From the genius birthing bed of process creation comes this collection of lovely paper jewelry. Sarah Louise Kelly dubs these lovelies “Saloukee” paper jewelry, originally made as models for much larger pieces, now taking a slight life of their own as hand-hangers. Continue reading
It’s that time again! Aesthetic Apparatus always getting they hands into something. This time it isn’t ink! That’s weird. Anyway, our pals at AA and designer Cole Gerst have a team of prints printed by foil stamp up at Tiny Showcase. Take a closer peek below, then buy BOTH tiny prints for $25 TOTAL. Kewl. Continue reading
Take a look at this empty looking shoe box. Packaging at its minimalist. Size and Kind listed on the front, ironically open boxed Color and Model under that. If designer Lezane Rousseau could find a way to manufacture this plexiglas case in a cheap, quick, and environmentally sound way, it’d be tops! Continue reading
A fun iconized view of communication history over the past couple hundred years, starting with the Bell telephone. Taking cues from Computing, Current Events, Writing and Print, and Broadcasting, Geo Panch design group runs this timeline all the way through to 2007. In 2007 designed for the greater good of the world, was the all-encompassing perfect machine that made the world a perfect insta-speak village. Can you guess what this apex is? Continue reading
Welcome to the TRÖDELTISCHE! It is the German flea market aka “swap meet” aka “boot sale” aka “junk sale” aka etc etc. Round World Famous Design Junkies we’ve got a whole Rummage Sale category devoted to this stuff because it’s so fantastic. In this post you will find the FOtography of STEPHI, a German photographer and graphic designer in Berlin. Specifically, this set is titled TRÖDELTISCHE – literally: Flea Tables! Continue reading
Twenty six thousand stones, that’s diamonds and gold, an Ice-Cream Sneaker, pink Johnson and Johnson baby lotion, a Magnolia Bakery cupcake, Heinz Ketchup, a can of Pepsi, a condom, and a bag of Doritos. All inside the mouth of the Takashi Murakami character Mr. Dob – high on mushrooms (seriously that’s part of the concept.) That’s the collaborative effort, in simple terms, between artists and entrepreneurs Virginia born Pharrell Williams and Tokyo born Takashi Murakami. This year’s Art Basel (AB #40, 2009) played host to this wild creation which just sold for more than $2 Million Dollars. Continue reading
Japan-born and living in Japan d’Holbachie Yoko has a few strange tricks up her sleeve. These little monsters and dolls are from a world where noone but d’Holbachie Yoko and the creatures she creates can go. They are brought in 2D form to the world we’re currently in through drawings that are then painted to closer resemble their original picturesque forms. I have a rough time accepting the fact that I cannot visit this candy-coated reality, but luckily we’ve got Miss d’Holbachie Yoko here to guide us via the pencil and the brush! Continue reading
Smell those lovely layers of ink. Bape x Pokemon x A Tiny City Printing Press does my favorite treatment of any fabulous imagery: make it into a poster. A silkscreen/screenprint no less. 18″ x 24″ and for sale anywheres in the USA. No limits on anyone who wishes to catch them all. Hoping for Clefairy next. Maybe Tangela. Continue reading
Another eye! Realism in graffiti is what’s up. This is the second time I’ve found a painting of an eye within 2 blocks. Right along Hiawatha was the first one. Also with the eye are several other fun train happenings: phrases, small paintings, tags (of course), and my favorite: oil crayon writings. Take a peep! Then don’t forget to take a look at the rest of the happenings all along Hiawatha. Continue reading
Hello there and welcome to modernity. Today we’ve got a contribution from our pal and fellow junkie Dylan Lathrop of Unequal Design. It is a direct homage to the T-Shirtism project, Experimental Jetset’s perhaps most internet-famous project. Placed upon its head is the designationing @ from the Twitter vernacular. This continues the trend of one of the most copied shirt designs in modern days. Continue reading
Welcome to the Loring Park neighborhood on the South West corner of downtown Minneapolis. I’m about to live in this area! Very exciting. While exploring the streets, I peeped upon this lovely sign. Thinking it might have been a nice happening, a silly mistake of doing the numbers first and thinking of the letters second, I looked upon the other side, then the other sign, and LO! They were all basically made with the same method!
Squishy! Continue reading
Let me tell you right away – this post is about a project made by designer Xavier Barrade. It’s the first post on World Famous Design Junkies about him, and it definitely will not be the last. His stuff is flat out fantabulous. Unique and wild. This book project is right up there. Up in outer space with the wild factor. It’s a project called “The Book” and it’s all about the presence of the book. The book on the book. Continue reading
Yeah like putting pictures on top of behind and beside other pictures and gluing them together. That kind of collage. And this is Yuri Doric so you know it’s gotta be sexy collage. And clever! Take a look at Dan Ibarras film-chair-boxer once you’re done with these. And take note that these works were done by non other than a bona-fide photographer man! It’s important to be a multidisciplinary sort of designer when it comes to todays visual scene. Collage is a form that most people can do, but that few can do real well.
Doric is one o dem. Continue reading
Oxfam: “A group of non-governmental organizations from three continents working worldwide to fight poverty and injustice.” Designers at HeyStudio: turnin up the visual heat. Tilman Solé y Verónica Fuerte of HEY bring you just the right formulae of letters-to-grenades. Ratio perfect. Take a look at the posters as well as the ephemera that remind the world how nice’n'design-conscious Oxfam can be. Continue reading
It’s a project called “Close Up and Private.” It is a super-up-n-close exploration of modern style of what I’d call the “hipster generation.” You get the feeling from these photographs that these people own vinyl records and probably don’t play them very often. Clothing in these photos are from LOTS of different places, amongst them Comme des Garçons, Barneys Boutiques, Polo, Experimental Jetset – the shirt for 2K/Gingham (Beatles), Ray Ban, Vans, Adidas, D&G – Dolce&Gabbana hello! – + more I can’t recognize or type n such. Continue reading
Presenting a moment of design and engineering brilliance from Alexander Hulme. “A set of crockery which resonates a specific note when struck.” What else is there? There is the music of the cereal. Also the music of the soup! This reminds a fellow of Sesame Street or Mr Rogers Neighborhood. Mister Hulme is here to teach us about music notes today friends. Let’s gather round and listen really well. Continue reading
Copenhagen based design and art studio Hvass&Hannibal has their hands on a meeting room for meeting-room central DGI CITY (basically a gigantic hotel/restaurant/meeting area complex in Copenhagen.) Big time! DGI did right by the world to hire H&H for this thang. Take a look at those hot lines! Take a look at the rest of the room below. Continue reading
Federico Jordán brings to you his flat world of Illustration and Ornamentation. This is what I call Mexican Flat. What’s seen here is a total flattening of Mexican Traditional Art mixed ever-so-skillfully with elements of modern South America and USA Street-Pop – aka graffiti fine art style. Jordán works on fine art as well as for a variety of organizations such as The New York Times, Rolling Stone México, and Chigago Magazine.
Peep the Mexico Pop! Continue reading
Tiny bottles of community spirit in regular, undefinable amounts. This is s nicely set box collection of liquid niceness. Each of the ingredients integral to the body in order for it to interact nicely in the world. Engraved cover, hay safety filling, sticker labeled bottles with colorful contents. Drink em up! Continue reading
Welcome to the big teeth and big eyes of Chris Ryniak‘s monster farm. The fantastic thing about this collection is that it’s both paintings, images that are flat, and images that have come alive through action figuresque sculptures and wall-heads. All are frightening, all could be sitting in the bedroom of the baby of a hip parent as easily as they could belong to a blacklight-only basement dweller. Continue reading
Hello pals and welcome back to the adventures of every day graphic designers. Today a mister Justin McKinley and sir Nick Bachman, who incidentally seems to have just started tweeting to tell everyone about his longing moment with some porcelain dolls – were out fishing. Long story short, mister Backman got a Daredevil fishhook stuck in his finger OUCH – so they went to the hospital and found some excellent signage. Wee! Continue reading
Jen Lamb works on a brief set by Mike Rigby at True North to design three typographically driven billboards to promote Londons 2012 Olympic Games. Looks pretty nice and easy to read, yes? Pretty intriguing, right? Take a peek closely below at what they be. Continue reading
A super-simple boldfaced statement about the amount of ink you use when you use one font compared to another. Included are some of the more popular fonts worldwide, all of them using roman characters. Take a peek at how designer Matt Robinson does it. Ink for good, ink for evil, ink forever. Continue reading
Welcome to Gallery 1988′s cult-movie-madness show entitled “Crazy4Cult 3D.” The 3D is in place because this show is now officially annual; this is the third Crazy4Cult, with a bunch more to come I shall suppose. The bit of art you see above is called “Seven Deadly Sins” – it’s an oil on wood by Dan Lydersen, 30 inches in diameter. It is one of the quite a few / many centerpiece type works of this show made up of subject matter that was never meant to be payed such an inordinate amount of attention. Or is that backward?
Any way you want to look at it, it’s that time! Fire up your chainsaws and chine up yo’ bowling balls. It’s time for CRAZY4CULT! Continue reading