Posts Tagged ‘design’

DesignBay purchaces DesignCrowd

A crowdsourcing company out of Australia, DesignBay, has recently acquired another big crowdsourcing  site, DesignCrowd. The new combined forces will do business as DesignCrowd, DesignBay.com is already being redirected to DesignCrowd.com. Although in the design world crowdsourcing has caused a lot of controversy, it seems to be a growing business, with crowdsourcing sites popping up all over the place it’s still hard to see how this will affect designers who are actually competing with hundreds of other people for the same income they used to rely on, it could mean that the best designers will rise to the top, while lazy designers will be weeded out, or it could mean design gets watered-down. Only time will tell.

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Modern Movie Posters

You the Designer is a great blog dedicated to design, a couple weeks ago we posted about Amazing Vintage Posters, but You the Designer has an equally inspiring post with 38 Awesome Movie Posters that are a little more modern, be sure to check out the post and blog, good reads!

1800 Tequila Artist Series

1800 Artist Series

1800 Artist Series

1800 Tequila has a wonderful new project going on right now, they’ve commissioned 1800 artists of all styles and have come up with an artist series that displays art in a not-so-typical medium. Also if you sign up  at their website you can upload your own artwork or photos and have people vote on them.

David Byrne

Bedford & North 6th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Bedford & North 6th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

David Byrne might best be known for his role in the 80s band the Talking Heads, though he’s also teamed up with the New York City Department of Transportaiton to provide a little more excitement to bike racks. The bike racks are graphically designed to spice up any street. Be sure to check out David’s site for more information.

Jeff Koons Yacht

Artist Jeff Koons designed the artwork on this yacht owned by art collector  Dakis Joannou. The yacht is named “Guilty.”

Kaws Takes on Complex

Artist KawsOne added his signature graphics to the August/September issue of Complex Magazine. Not only has the cover been stamped by one of the most notable artists today, but the feature inside is also blessed with his artwork. Check it out.

Paint or Die but Love Me


Designer John Nouanesing created this rendering of a paint drip table concept entitled, “Paint or Die but Love Me.” The table has gotten much attention in several blogs and it’s a shame that the table does not actually exist outside of your the computer screen.

George Lois – The Esquire Covers

Graphic designer George Lois is mostly famous for his 92 Esquire Magazine covers which were printed from 1962-1972. His covers will be on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York until March 31, 2009. Be sure to check it out if you find yourself in the area.

Design for Diesel

Diesel NYC

Diesel is holding a design contest open to everyone to design blank walls in cities across the world. The above wall is in New York City. To get the specs for the walls and deadlines (it’s different in every city), check out Diesel Wall 2008.

Birth of Cool

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Opening May 17th at the Oakland Museum of California will be a look at arts (including graphic design, music, architecture, furniture design) that launched mid-century modernism in California. The exhibit was organized by the chief curator of the Orange County Museum of Art, Elizabeth Armstrong. The exhibit will be showing until August 17th. For more information please visit the Oakland Museum of California.

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