“Sounds Like a Really Cool, Rewarding Job”

FYI I’M A GRAPHIC DESIGNER, a “Cinematic Portrayal of Graphic Designers in Film & Television.”

And So The Day Begins…

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The DO IT NOW / FUCK IT Note pad by Terrapin Stationers

Mark Mothersbaugh’s Synth Collection

 

Cooper Hewitt: The Typeface

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Designed by Chester Jenkins for the Smithsonian’s Design Museum, Cooper Hewitt is “a contemporary sans serif, with characters composed of modified-geometric curves and arches.” And best of all, it’s yours to download.

 

Japanese Advancements in Telecommuting

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The Super Gorone Desk adapts to wherever you want to set up shop… like in bed or on the couch. Anywhere!

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‘Walt Jabsco’

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A brief history of the design foundation of 2 Tone records

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Crushing Budgets Consistently

Aaron Draplin does logo design in 15 minutes

Novelty goods, forever.

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Dr. Dreidel by Hannah Rothstein. That flipped Beats logo is a nice touch.

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Friends

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‘Companion’ is a playful chair designed Phillip Grass.

A Unique Drip

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For those who like to add levels to their coffee experience, the Pour-Over Stand by Solid Manufacturing Co.. Handmade in ice-cold Minnesota.

Consistent Brushstrokes

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The WaterColorBot is a specialized pen plotter that paints with watercolors, turning your digital art into physical art.

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R & D Must Have Been Interesting…

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KOHLER’s new Purefresh toilet seat has a built-in air freshener, plus two unique LED light settings to guarantee that nothing goes stink in the night ever again.

Little Green Pills

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Conceptualized by Tsung Chih-Hsien, Mini Power is an environmentally friendly solution to portable energy that uses paper battery technology to temporarily fuel your phone.

Roll Control

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Sushi Spray allows you to mist the perfect amount of soy sauce onto your sumeshi.

Sans Francisco

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Apple recently released their first in-house designed font in close to 20 years. Named ‘San Francisco,’ the sans-serif font comes in 23 variations that you can download here

Paul Rand: The Complete Designer

Steve Jobs praises the legendary creative problem solver in this 1993 interview.

The Astronaut’s Lightbulb

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When you’re circling the globe every 90 minutes, a spaceship can be a tough place to sleep. To help astronauts catch some quality zzz’s while in orbit, NASA used a special lightbulb that diffused irritable short wave blue light, and aided in melatonin production. Now, back on earth, this sleep promoting lightbulb can be yours to help maintain that natural circadian rhythm.

Typographically Eating

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Design Letters dinnerware with typography by Arne Jacobsen

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Portrait of a Drone

Richard Mosse (of infrared photography fame) directed this short “Death Is Elsewhere” on the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Featuring the X-47B drone in maneuvers on the aircraft carrier, it’s an up close look at the beautiful design of one of the pilotless killers.

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