There are few people on this planet that understand color better than Jordan Crane. The guy makes the most beautiful prints I think I’ve ever seen, even though most of his posters deal with death and misery. Not only that but he also writes and illustrates comics and stories for kids of all ages.
A few months ago I was fortunate enough to meet him at an art show he was having at Secret Headquarters. He was a super nice guy and we talked about the image above, on the right, and how he did the screenprinting,.
And on a final note, if you’re in LA, stop by Family and check out the wallpaper that lines the walls, it was also designed by Mr. Crane.
The Andy Warhol 15 is a collection of watches featuring artwork from Andy’s early artwork. The watch above, the ANDY041, is totally my favorite, a beautiful form wrapped in pure white plastic.
Nik Daum is an interesting soul. Nik makes Dordles, which he describes as “not quite drawings/not quite doodles”, which in his case ends up being lots of random sketches from advertising briefs and old printouts. They’re really all funny and totally creative and kind of insane.
He’s also an amazing designer, runs a blog, and his entire site is fun to explore. Jerk.
Link via Fecal Face
The Domino Phone is a mobile phone idea created by Syntes Studio, a Stockholm based studio.
I love how fun this phone is! It’s form reminds me of Marc Newson’s Talby, but still has a fun spirit of it’s own. And I really like the texture on the back of the phone a lot, it’s nice that it’s not smooth and boring like most phones.
Be sure to check out the rest of their projects as well, lots of smart stuff over there!
Link via Cool Hunting
Stroom Den Haag is a Netherlands based design, visual arts and architecture activity center. This is the best way I can seem to describe what they actually do. What I know for sure is that they do a lot of really amazing art and architectural projects for their community.
Above are pictures from an intervention done for the De Paradijsvogel elementary school. The project was completed by Marleen Kaptein and Stijn Roodnat (also known as KapteinRoodnat). The intervention consisted of hundreds of meters of bright green tubes that occupied not only the schoolyard, but the assembly hall as well.
Be sure to check out all of the amazing projects Stroom has at their website, definitely not something to miss!
Boicozine has a really great post about Buckminster Fuller and a lot of the really rad things he did. And honestly, I posted this entry because I was so amazed by the image above.
Go check out his awesome blog for all sorts of informative goodness!
Talk about an awesome job… David Rager seems to be the MOCA Los Angeles’ go to guy for everything advertising related for all of the big shows for the last, let’s say, 2 years? And with good reason too, the man has some really awesome designs under his belt.
Check out his great work!
The MPRIES in Sarrasine
American supermarkets take notice! This is what a supermarket SHOULD look like!
MPRIES is a family owned Austrian supermarket chain that employs up and coming architects to design the most amazing supermarkets I think I’ve ever seen. They use interesting materials, exciting and unique lighting, and each store has it’s own site specific design. Attention to detail is seen not only in the outside but the inside as well, giving customers an extremely comfortable environment to shop in. I want to go to Austria to check all of these out now! The closest thing we have to this in America would be Whole Foods.
Since MPRIES’ website is all in German, I’ve taken all of the cool pictures of nearly EVERY store they have to show everyone really how cool these stores are! You should be extremely jealous you don’t have one of these close to you!