Design

Aiming to Make Art More Accessible and Diverse, Apostrophe Puzzles Releases Artist-Designed Jigsaws

 Art Design #puzzles January 13, 2022 Grace Ebert Liz Flores. All images © Apostrophe Puzzles, shared with permission Apostrophe Puzzles is at the nexus of art and accessibility. Founder Mandi Masden launched the Brooklyn-based company in 2019 with the goal of making the works usually confined to galleries, museums, and the collections of wealthy …

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Typeface Studies by Designer Craig Ward Recreate Fonts and Iconic Logos in LEGO

 Design #Lego #typography January 7, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Craig Ward, shared with permission LEGO are the (literal) building blocks behind an array of creative endeavors—we’ve featured dozens on Colossal over the years from Ekow Nimako’s elaborate world-building series to Jumpei Mitsui’s sculptural recreation of Hokusai’s “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”—and are …

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Everyday Objects Are Organized into Perfect Geometric Shapes in Kristen Meyer’s Flat Lays

 Design Food Photography #candy #eggs #flat lay #flowers #multiples #office supplies January 4, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Kristen Meyer, shared with permission Kristen Meyer (previously) pinpoints the unique crossroads of organization and art in her meticulous flat lays. Influenced by interior decorating, prop styling, and floristry, the New Haven-based designer constructs precise …

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Elaborate Designs by Mitsuru Nikaido Transform Animals and Insects into Complex LEGO Robots

 Design #animals #insects #Lego #sculpture December 28, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Mitsuru Nikaido, shared with permission Kurashiki-based builder Mitsuru Nikaido reimagines marine life, insects, and land animals as mechanical, robot-like characters built entirely with LEGO. Using his signature palette of gray and white bricks and unique parts, Nikaido creates spring-loaded limbs for …

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Wine Streams Through Sea Creatures in Playful Glass Decanters by Charlie Matz

 Art Design Food #animals #beverages #glass #sea creatures December 22, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Charlie Matz, shared with permission In the sleek decanters designed by artist Charlie Matz, wine and other spirits trickle through a crab’s claws, a shark’s open jaws, and the belly of a branzino. The playful aeration vessels are …

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Pyrotechnic Posters Ignite a Spectacular Performance of Fire, Flares, and Sparks

 Design #fire #posters and prints December 9, 2021 Grace Ebert With their most recent project Affiches Artifices, French designers Marion Pinaffo and Raphaël Pluvinage might have sparked a new poster trend with a little extra flare. The duo created a dozen geometric motifs that, at first glance, appear as simple glittering arches and circular …

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Comprised of Undulating Bricks, A Facade Allows Light to Stream in Without Sacrificing Privacy

 Design #architecture #bricks November 23, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of A.P.P. Architects & Associates The innovative project of Farhad Mirzaie and the firm A.P.P. Architects & Associates, “Revolving Bricks Serai” is a dynamic office building in Arak, a city largely known as the industrial capital of Iran. Nestled within a residential area, …

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Discarded Wind Turbine Blades Are Upcycled into Sleek Bike Shelters in Denmark

 Design #alternative energy #bicycles #upcycling #wind November 8, 2021 Grace Ebert Image courtesy of Chris Yelland It’s estimated that before 2050, we’ll generate 43 million tons of waste worldwide from one of the most promising clean energy producers alone. Wind turbines, while a cheap and carbon-free alternative to fossil fuels, are only 85 percent …

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A Sleek Pool Reflects an Illuminated ‘Moon’ and the Rugged Landscape of China’s Mount Tai

 Design #architecture #light #moon #water October 29, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Syn Architects A lucent half-circle, “Hometown Moon” is nestled within the rugged topography of China’s Mount Tai. The glowing orb, which was designed by Syn Architects, radiates on a surrounding water feature, creating a dramatic, mirrored reflection that appears to …

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A Massive Notebook-Style Calendar Shows 2022 at a Glance

 Design #calendars #paper October 27, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Yearcalendar, shared with permission The designer team at the wildly popular Yearcalendar evokes the fresh start of a blank notebook with its oversized 2022-at-a-glance. Uniquely organized to display the months in long columns, the wall planner is complete with an A4 page’s ubiquitous …

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