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An exploration of classic and avant-garde, manual and digital, crafts, graphics, typography, architecture, interiors, furniture, furnishings, 3D printing, street art and more.
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The Concetto Collection Goes Beyond Beauty - Spot on Long Island

The Concetto Collection Goes Beyond Beauty - Spot on Long Island | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Specifically in its Concetto Collection, the company offers a variety of stones that can be used in the creation of kitchens, furniture, countertops.
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Absolutely beautiful stones for use in home furnishing.

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How Design Legend Irving Harper Created The Herman Miller Logo

How Design Legend Irving Harper Created The Herman Miller Logo | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
[Editor’s note: The following is republished from WHY, a new digital platform from Herman Miller.]Imagining a sheet of paper as a building site will give you a good sense for Irving Harper’s approach to graphic design.
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Two greats coincide.

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BenBlog - On being a designer in the 21st century

Hi, my name is Ben and I love making things simple. I design to improve lives. I am working with the amazing team at 6Wunderkinder in Berlin where I am in charge of product design and communications.
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It is wonderful being a designer in the 21st Century.

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A Talent for High Style | FiberMark

A Talent for High Style | FiberMark | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
FiberMark’s “Faces” program showcases graphic designers’ and specifiers' creative talents and ideas from around the world.
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High-End Design: A Talent for High Style, Leo Wasmer and Monica Yuen

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Hot Art Going Green in 2013!

Hot Art Going Green in 2013! | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
The Tougaloo Art Colony, known as 'Hot Art' both for its summer berth and profile as a hotbed for creativity, returns to the campus this weekend after a year's absence to financially regroup.

Via The Fish Firm
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HOT ART!

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A Pro Designer Shares the Psychology of Font Choices

A Pro Designer Shares the Psychology of Font Choices | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it

Cool advice...Today’s infographic covers the psychology behind type choices. You will learn how serif, sans serif, script, modern, and display typefaces and their fonts are best used for moving your audience to feel how you want them to feel....


Via Jeff Domansky
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Good insights about typography. Graphics is an underutilized field in terms of an understanding of its importance in today's world of onine communication. The impact of visual material in the virtual world is equally important and more so that it was in the real world. Thanks for the article.

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Tyler Negus Snidow's curator insight, July 9, 2013 8:02 AM

Great overview.  

Constance S. Ward's curator insight, July 12, 2013 11:56 AM
Learn more about a subtle form of non-verbal communication
Miriam Gilbert's curator insight, July 19, 2013 3:07 PM

nice infographic on how different fonts create a different "feel" for copy...

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I Love Papercrete

I Love Papercrete | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Papercrete??  What’s that??  That’s the response I always get when I’m describing my favorite building material.  Not surprising since it occupies a ...

Via Ethni-City Gardens
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Papercrete.

 

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25 Coolest Tattoo Design Ideas From 2013

25 Coolest Tattoo Design Ideas From 2013 | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Fresh Tattoo Design Ideas from 2013. This article is a collection of coolest Tattoo Design Ideas from the year 2013. Tattoos are becoming more popular with the time. So many artists have tattoos on their bodies.
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Tattoos have definitely become an art.

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New Work: NYC Beaches | New at Pentagram

New Work: NYC Beaches | New at Pentagram | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
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Great graphics for NYC beaches post Sandy.

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The importance of a good creative brief | Moo Creative

The importance of a good creative brief | Moo Creative | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it

Via Flynn Design
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We have to be intuitive, channels of how our clients want to be seen but can not design themselves.

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Flynn Design's curator insight, June 27, 2013 7:57 AM

We like it when our clients talk to us. The more they share, the more we know how to visualize and strengthen their message.

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Landor Associates

The world’s preeminent brand consulting firm, specializing in creative strategy, design, innovation, and naming.
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Designer trash and recycling receptacles.

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Grid Construction — How To Choose Constraints From Within Your Content

Grid Construction — How To Choose Constraints From Within Your Content | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
When constructing a grid for the design of a web site, how do you choose constraints from within the design around which to base your grid.
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Just like we learned about pre-computer in design school. Some standards don't change because they are classics and have timeless quality.

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108 Years in 108 Seconds - Herman Miller

108 Years in 108 Seconds - Herman Miller | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
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108 Years in 108 Seconds

"To celebrate the launch of WHY, we asked animators Part of a Bigger Plan to answer the big question—Why has Herman Miller thrived for 108 years? We'll take care of the rest, bringing you a new story every week."

 
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How Design Legend Irving Harper Created The Herman Miller Logo

How Design Legend Irving Harper Created The Herman Miller Logo | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
[Editor’s note: The following is republished from WHY, a new digital platform from Herman Miller.]Imagining a sheet of paper as a building site will give you a good sense for Irving Harper’s approach to graphic design.
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Two design greats, Irving Harper and Herman Miller.

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Future Proof Design and the Platform Design Canvas

This presentation was given as an introduction of a workshop on the platform design canvas during the Barcelona Design Thinking Week at the Elisava Design and E
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Design by any other name would still be as wonderful.

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where next for the 3D printing revolution

where next for the 3D printing revolution | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
   Wimbledon Championship (BBC, 2013)   With the success of Andy Murray's triumphant win at Wimbledon last weekend, we...
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3D printing is a fascinating new technology that knows no bounds. It is limited only by the imagination of the user.

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Good Urban Design Losing in Miami Beach

Good Urban Design Losing in Miami Beach | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
The battle of the superstar architects in Miami Beach is shaping up as something of a draw. Both architects--as well as good design--are losing to the bureaucrats, who are moving to put their own boring stamp on the project.
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So much for architecture versus bureaucracy.

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10 Beautifully Executed Font Combinations For The Web

10 Beautifully Executed Font Combinations For The Web | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Stephanie Hamilton of Hamilton Design provides ten websites with beautifully executed web font combinations.
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The importance of visual communication on the web.

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How Disney and Johnny Depp Dealt With "The Lone Ranger" Racism Problem

How Disney and Johnny Depp Dealt With "The Lone Ranger" Racism Problem | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
"Native American community...is so behind this movie, it's fantastic," producer Jerry Bruckheimer tells Sean Hannity on Fox News.
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I am curious to see it.

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studio brichetziegler + students re-design school furniture - designboom

studio brichetziegler + students re-design school furniture - designboom | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
studio brichetziegler are working with students on 'in-situ' to re-think traditional school furniture.
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Learning should be fun and in an environment that is fun and uplifting.

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Epiphanies from Frank Gehry

Epiphanies from Frank Gehry | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
The starchitect on his first project in the Arab world -- and why it's hard these days to find a benevolent dictator with taste.
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Interesting guy. Met him years ago. I really like his Bilbao Guggenheim Museum.

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hannah waldron interview - designboom

hannah waldron interview - designboom | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
hannah waldron is a british artist and designer whose work explores the textures, patterns, forms and structures of her surroundings.
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Great design work that artist has translated into textile.

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Twigitecture: Building Human Nests - Architecture Lab

Twigitecture: Building Human Nests - Architecture Lab | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Chee Pearlman, a design consultant and curator, ventured that nests are “probably the purest antidote to the heavy steel-and-concrete building footprints that, city by mega-city, are overtaking the globe.
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Do you need to nest for a while?

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New Work: NYC Beaches | New at Pentagram

New Work: NYC Beaches | New at Pentagram | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it

The new signage for New York City's beach celebrates their beauty.

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Post Hurricane Sandy brings new signage to Rockaway and other NYC beaches.

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