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Metropolis II, a kinetic sculpture consisting of 1200 Hot Wheels cars

via @greorgemoore

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The Future of the Book. As seen by IDEO

The Future of the Book. from IDEO on Vimeo. via @standardistas

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Frank Chimero: Anonymous asked: What advice would you give to a graphic design student?

If you meet a person who cares about the same obscure things you do, hold on to them for dear life. Sympathy is medicine. Seeking advice is addicting and can become a proxy for action. Giving it can also be addicting in a potentially pretentious, soul-rotting sort of way, and can replace experimenting because you […]

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Legacy of Letters

Because of how it feels Legacy of Letters from Luca Barcellona on Vimeo.

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Dieter Rams, Ten principles for good design

Good design is innovative. Good design makes a product useful. Good design is aesthetic. Good design makes a product understandable. Good design is unobtrusive. Good design is honest. Good design is long-lasting. Good design is thorough down to the last detail. Good design is environmentally friendly. Good design is as little design as possible.

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Michael Bierut: 5 Secrets from 86 Notebooks

Renowned graphic designer Michael Bierut claims that he’s not creative. Instead, he likens his job to that of a doctor who tends to patients – “the sicker, the better.” Digging into the 86 notebooks he’s kept over the course of his career, Bierut walks us through 5 projects – from original conception to final execution […]

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Sensology by Michel Gagné – Another really beautiful animation.

This piece of work reminds me of a conversation I had with Michel late one evening in Burbank about 15 years ago.

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Stefan Sagmeister: The power of time off

Understanding the value of time off. The two week break is effectively useless, getting your head out of work and being happy with letting go takes the first week, followed by a couple of days of blissful relaxation before three days of anxiety about what will need to be done before getting back to work. […]

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Kinetic Sculpture for the BMW Museum, Munich 2008

Kinetic Sculpture for the BMW Museum, Munich 2008 from ART+COM on Vimeo. The “Kinetic Sculpture” metaphorically translates into space the form-finding process of vehicle design. The interplay of mechanical and electronic components creates a dynamic art piece reflecting the precise exchange between a great number of individual elements and the single, coherent picture that emerges […]

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Three Days, Two Nights, One Client

Created using Mouse Path which I found via Veerle’s Flickrness. Big black circles are sleep or time with family. You can see I was doing some millage on the Maya time slider down at the bottom.