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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.