Archive for December, 2008

Boris Johnson unveils London bus design winners

London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced that Capoco Design and a collaborative entry from Foster & Partners are the winners of Transport for London’s New Bus for London competition.

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The Gestalt Principles

Here’s an interesting tutorial about the Gestalt Principles in graphic design.
Gestalt is a psychology term which means “unified whole”. It refers to theories of visual perception developed by German psychologists in the 1920s. These theories attempt to describe how people tend to organize visual elements into groups or unified wholes when certain principles are applied.

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After The Crisis: A Parody of 15 Corporate Logos

A super funny series of 15 corporate logos affected by the crisis.
Here’s just an example:

Check the rest here. It’s well worth it! :))

3D Design for Illustrator (excellent for package design)

While building my network on LinkedIn I ran into a google ad that caught my attention.
It’s about a plugin for Illustrator and Adobe Reader that allows you to visualise and explore your work (a package design for example) in a 3D environment. It’s called ESKO ARTWORK STUDIO.
Looks really interesting, watch a demonstration here.

Esco Artwork produces also other tools for structural design, graphich design etc.
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Metallica’s album Death Magnetic nominated for a Grammy in the Best Recording Package category

Turner Duckworth’s design for Metallica’s album Death Magnetic has been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Recording Package category.

The design consultancy, traditionally known for its work with more conventional clients such as Coca-Cola and Mr Kipling, restyled the classic Metallica logo, creating a signature typographic style and crafting promotional materials including a coffin-shaped special edition and a vinyl box set.

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Home design ideas

If u ever need ideas to decorate your house or, for the lucky ones, the garden it’s a good start.
Here is just an example of a bookshelf that I found really interesting:

More bookshelf designs in this article 30 of the Most Creative Bookshelves Designs

London on Tap – winning design

london tap

Organised by Thames Water and the Mayor of London, the environmental campaign London on Tap aims to reduce usage of bottled mineral water in restaurants, bars and cafés.

London Mayor Boris Johnson has unveiled the winner of the London on Tap carafe design competition.
Industrial designer Neil Barron’s Tap Top, which features four drip-free pouring spouts and a waist to trap ice-cubes when pouring, is the winning design.

Resembling a stylised tap fixture, the carafe will be available in at least two colours, and can fit inside a standard fridge door.

Tap Top will be mass-manufactured in England in January, before going on sale to London’s restaurants, bars and cafés in the spring.

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