Monthly Archives: October 2012

Tibor Kalman

A little something in response to the presentations yesterday – a great quote from an incredibly influential guy: “We live in a society and a culture and an economic model that tries to make everything look right. Look at computers. … Continue reading

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Creativity, intuitivity and simplicity in Design

I always liked into design’s world everything is able to shock or astonish viewers for its simplicity and its creativity. I like the way people naturally can create design by necessity and by only using things that sourround us. Design … Continue reading

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Horrible packaging

It exists many years, but no-one know how to open it properly. There are lots of decisions in the internet – to use a knife, scissors, a door, put it under hot water, throw on the floor, use a hammer … Continue reading

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Amateur Design

A russian forum, smth like “Do it yourself” 1. I really like this one 2. Also a nice one 3. Looks strange, wonder how it works? More here.

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The second life of objects.

In the USSR it was very spread to reuse objects after they couldn’t serve their main function anymore. There vere lots of books, telling, how you can reuse everyday items. On the one hand it’s an example of amateur design, … Continue reading

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Planned Obsolescence

Disclose.tv – The Lightbulb Conspiracy – The untold story of Pla

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Simple, but effective.

My favorite campaign about deforestation. Simple, but effective.

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Social ads against drink driving.

I think these are really good examples of both catching attention and using the space And quite witty examples:

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Debate-provoking examples

From a student’s design festival of social ads. Be a donor

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When design spoils it – logos

Think it can be an example of overdesigned things. Catholic Church’s Archdiocesan Youth Commission On 24 April 2008 it was reported in the Daily Telegraph that a new logo for OGC had been introduced at the cost of £14,000. The … Continue reading

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Anti-smoking

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The Vitruvian Man

Just wanted to as this in as we were discussing the golden ratio. The drawings relates to the ‘ideal proportians’ and ratios within our body, which are said to equate to the Golden Ratio.

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Familiarity.

I was adamant I would not use the word Apple to discuss my relationship with design, and yet when I think about how best to describe what I love about familiarity in design – their ‘gesture recognition based interface’ seems to do a good … Continue reading

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Fractals in Nature/Design.

When we talk about Design that is imitative, for me this conjures thoughts of Design that takes its cues from nature, most visibly in interior and exterior architecture. There are certain phenomena that occur in nature that have heavily influenced … Continue reading

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Imitative design

Here’s an example of replica design, the following two photos show a fake Louise Vuitton bag, almost identical in every sense. And below is the real thing. I have a friend who has the replica bag and loves it, she … Continue reading

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Design that has unexpected surprises.

Not sure if this is particularly strong but I think it’s a good idea of unexpected USE in design, but what we would hate from this I am unsure. Perhaps the concealment of the drawers might allow us to forget … Continue reading

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Good Design.

It is a challenge for me to avoid simply reproducing Dieter Rams Ten Principals of Good Design when I feel such an affinity with every point. I wanted us to challenge ourselves to generate our own list with our own … Continue reading

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Simplicity in Design.

How do we feel about adding into our list ‘We feel passionately about…’ simplicity? In the positive and the negative…

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Original building and interior design

A couple of examples Crazy discounts:

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Witty Package Design

Soy Mamelle I found a very witty package design. This is a Soy milk  bottle which is a 100% vegetative product. The developed conception of the package shape resembled an udder and green pattern create an image of nature and … Continue reading

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