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Erratum | Dysfunctional luxury products by Jeremy Hutchison

Erratum | Dysfunctional luxury products by Jeremy Hutchison | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 19 September 2012, 11:27

 

Last year, artist Jeremy Hutchison's show Err featured a series of 'incorrect' versions of products he commissioned from different factories. His latest project is to launch these limited edition pieces as a new range of dysfunctional luxury products called Erratum...

 

Produced by the Paradise Row gallery the objects in the new Erratum brand include a saw with its teeth at the tip of the blade, a Moleskin notebook with two spines, and a cheese grater with no holes.

 

http://www.erratum.co

 

The Erratum collection was photographed by Jonathan Minster and a brand campaign was shot by luxury photographer Charlotte Kibbles at the Handel House Museum in London.
Erratum will be showcased at Paradise Row, 74a Newman Street, London W1T 3DB. See paradiserow.com

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2012 Innovation By Design Awards: 2-D Design

2012 Innovation By Design Awards: 2-D Design | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Earlier this year, we put out a call to the design and business communities: What are the best design-driven innovations of the past year? More than 1,100 companies and organizations responded, offering 1,700 nominees in nine categories. An all-star group of 27 judges--from MoMA curator Paola Antonelli to Nicholas Felton of Facebook--worked with us to identify 56 finalists. Presented on the following pages, these standouts represent the creative explosion under way in our economy. (All of the finalists were introduced or came to market in the year ending June 1, 2012.) The winners will be unveiled on October 16 in New York. As you’ll see as you read ahead, they are all worth cheering.

 

Here, the finalists for the "2-D Design" category.

 

Watercolor

http://stamen.com

 

Perpetual Ocean
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/home/index.html

 

Timemaps
http://www.graphsic.com

 

Dyslexie
http://www.studiostudio.nl/home/en

 

FF Chartwell
http://traviskochel.com

 

 

 

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http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670771/here-are-all-56-finalists-in-our-2012-innovation-by-design-awards

 

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Die gratis nrc.next op het station is een nep.next

Die gratis nrc.next op het station is een nep.next | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

10 september 2012, 10:18

 

Kreeg je vanochtend een gratis krant op het station die verdomd veel leek op nrc.next? Kijk nog even goed. Het is namelijk een nep.next, die vol staat met nieuws dat niet klopt. Maar dat had lang niet iedereen door vanochtend.

 

Initiatiefnemers zijn de leden van het collectief ‘Zo kan het ook’, die twee jaar geleden voor de verkiezingen hetzelfde geintje uithaalden met De Volkskrant. Het collectief bestaat uit mensen die werkzaam zijn in verschillende maatschappelijke organisaties en aandacht willen vragen voor onderwerpen die te weinig aandacht krijgen.

Peer de Rijk, hoofdredacteur van de nep.next, vertelde vanochtend op Radio 1 wat het idee was achter de krant.

 

Lees verder op;

http://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2012/09/10/die-gratis-nrc-next-op-het-station-is-een-nep-next-mooi-compliment/

 

Ook de site van nrc (next) is gekopieerd;

http://nrcnext.info

 

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Unilever Makes Its Facebook Cover Photo Interactive to Encourage Users to Live Sustainably

Unilever Makes Its Facebook Cover Photo Interactive to Encourage Users to Live Sustainably | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

23 August 2012 | By Anna Sanina

 

In an effort to expand the idea of living more sustainably, Unilever has changed its Facebook Timeline cover photo and made it interactive.

 

https://www.facebook.com/unilever/app_450836588280503

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Creative Review - Saving India's street type

Creative Review - Saving India's street type | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Saving India's street type
Graphic Design, Type / Typography
Posted by Patrick Burgoyne, 4 September 2012, 10:17 Permalink Comments (3)

 

The distinctive handpainted signs of India are rapidly being superseded by digital alternatives. HandpaintedType is a project dedicated to preserving the work of those who create them and finding new uses for it
Among the photos of almost every tourist to India will be shots of the handpainted signs for shops and other businesses that, alongside elaborately decorated lorries ('horn please') and gloriously decaying palaces make up so much of the stereotypical visual vernacular of the country. But those signs will shortly be a thing of the past, as will the artists who paint them. Digital printing is taking over, with many Indian businesses swapping their distinctive frontages for the worst that a (pirated) copy of Corel Paint in the hands of an untrained, underpaid and overworked DTP operator can conjure.
In order to preserve the work of his country's street painters and give them an alternative source of income, Hanif Kureshi (who by day is a creative director at Wieden + Kennedy in New Delhi) has set up the HandpaintedType project. This film explains the sign writers' situation.

 

http://www.handpaintedtype.com

 

 

https://vimeo.com/user6699954/painterkureshi

 

 

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The finished Painter Kafeel font comes in nine layers;

http://store.wkexp.com/painter-kafeel.html

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An ‘Origami’ CD That Transforms Into A Computer Mouse

An ‘Origami’ CD That Transforms Into A Computer Mouse | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
30 Aug 2012 |

 

Designer Taewon Hwang has developed an ‘origami’ CD-mouse concept that is able to fit into the CD ROM drive of any computer.

When the mouse is needed, a user has to simply remove it from the CD drive and fold it to become a fully functional mouse.

According to Yanko Design, the ‘two-button’ mouse features a scroll wheel and USB wireless receiver.

 

When the mouse is in its ‘CD’ form, it switches itself off—but will power on when folded.

The mouse runs on a thin, flexible organic radical battery that is placed between the CD’s plastic covers.

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Aerodynamic Riff ReCreated Using Xmas Cards

The agency Publicis Conseil had fun to recreate the beginning of the song "Aerodynamic" from Daft Punk using only the sounds of musical greeting cards.

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Moby Dick in the kitchen

Trapped between the whiteness of the whale and the terrifying whiteness of the kitchen, "Moby Dick" is a Slapstick version of the novel, performed by the artist and his daughter at home.

A second sea adventure that starts (as all sea adventures do) with the hero sailing away and leaving his family behind. yet another unfulfilled fantasy.


http://ubu.com/film/ben-ner_moby.html

 

--- Comment Designink.nl ---

 

Via Zomergasten/Lidewij Edelkoort;

http://www.uitzendinggemist.nl/afleveringen/1280520

 

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Researchers Print #Photograph At The Highest-Resolution Ever Of 100,000 DPI - DesignTAXI.com

Researchers Print #Photograph At The Highest-Resolution Ever Of 100,000 DPI - DesignTAXI.com | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
14 Aug 2012

 

Singapore-based researchers from the Singapore government’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)—led by materials scientist Joel Yang—have printed the highest-possible resolution image of 100,000 DPI (dots per inch) in full-color.

 

The devised-printing method uses four tiny pillars to manipulate light at the smallest scale—by altering the spaces between them to control what color they reflect—in order to achieve the highest-resolution image that the laws of physics allow.

 

To demonstrate the method, the researchers printed a 50x50-micrometer version (image seen above) of ‘Lenna’ or ‘Lena’, a commonly used a printing test image.

 

According to Teri Odom, an Illinois-based chemist at Northwestern University in Evanston, if the image were made over areas large enough to see with the naked eye, “they would look higher than high definition”, she told Scientific American.

 

However, people with perfect vision can’t discern objects smaller than 20-30 micrometers.

 

http://www.research.a-star.edu.sg/research/6503

 

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=highest-possible-resolution-color-images-achieved

 

 

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Lenna or Lena is the name given to a 512×512 pixel standard test image which has been in use since 1973,[1] and was originally cropped from the centerfold of November 1972 issue of Playboy magazine. It is a picture of Lena Söderberg, a Swedish model, shot by photographer Dwight Hooker. The image is probably the most widely used test image for all sorts of image processing algorithms (such as compression and denoising) and related scientific publications.
The anglicised version "Lenna" of Lena Söderberg's actual name comes from the Playboy article where Playboy changed the original "Lena".

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenna

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A Wicked Letter Opener That’s (Possibly) Made Of Old Letters

A Wicked Letter Opener That’s (Possibly) Made Of Old Letters | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Editor: Cliff Huang

 

THIS LETTER OPENER LOOKS LIKE A WICKED PARING KNIFE. WOULD YOU EVER GUESS IT’S MADE FROM RECYCLED PAPER?

 

Knives. As much as size or shape, they’re defined by their steel. We agonize over going German or Japanese, to embrace softer or harder edges for peak sharpness or maximum durability. So what is a knife that’s made out of paper? Is it still a knife at all?

 

Brooklyn studio Plant designed a knife--okay, a letter opener, but a gruesome looking one at that--that’s constructed from recycled paper. The handle is made of wood. And the blade is made of recycled paper pulp (meaning some old letters “are likely in there”) along with a resin made from cashew nut shells. This material is pressed and cut.

 

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http://plantbrooklyn.com/?page_id=4&shopp_pid=7

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Beck 'Produces' A Genius Innovation That Appeals To The User-Generated Generation - Forbes

Beck 'Produces' A Genius Innovation That Appeals To The User-Generated Generation - Forbes | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

CMO NETWORK | 8/09/2012 @ 10:50AM |88.575 views

Will Burns, Contributor

 

There are times when I see an idea that is so good, so fresh, so amazing that I:

Become immediately proud to be human.
Stand up to let the energy of the idea fill my body.
Tell everyone I know about it.
Now is one of those times.

Beck (Beck Hansen) is famous for his underground, anti-folk, alternative, dreamy-yet-hook-driven music. His first biggie was “Loser” way back in 1994. But his ability to understand and reach his audience just went cosmic. He released a new album, but it’s not a record or a CD or a series of MP3 files. Something way better.

From the promo site:

“In the wake of Modern Guilt and The Information, Beck’s latest album comes in an almost-forgotten form—twenty songs existing only as individual pieces of sheet music, never before released or recorded.”

 

Sheet music. Nothing but sheet music.

 

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Wallpaper Designed To Cover An Entire Building

Wallpaper Designed To Cover An Entire Building | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

OUT, a fun “outdoor wallpaper" made by Italian wall treatment company Wall&Deco. OUT, which stands for Outdoor Unconventional Texture, lets you inexpensively customize the facade of a building with images and patterns. Think of it as stick-on nail decals for architecture.

 

OUT is the creation of photographer Christian Benini and architect Gio Pagani, who say their inspiration was Gio Ponti’s famous assertion that “the most resistant material isn’t wood, or stone, or steel, or glass. It’s art.”

 

http://www.outsystem.it

 

http://www.wallanddeco.com

 

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The Most-Viewed Photo of All Time

The Most-Viewed Photo of All Time | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Ever wonder what the most viewed photograph of all time is? One leading candidate is Bliss, the photograph chosen by Microsoft to be the default wallpaper of Windows XP. Showing rolling green hills in...
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Creative Review - Guinness: Made of More

Creative Review - Guinness: Made of More | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Posted by Eliza Williams, 18 September 2012, 13:10

 

Titled Made of More, the sculpture consists of a giant wooden pint of Guinness, which features a history of the black stuff carved around its surface. The project was devised by Jonathan Santana and Xander Smith of Saatchi & Saatchi in London, who wrote the brand history and commissioned David Wilson of Blinkart in London to create the finished monument.
Wilson worked with a selection of illustrators and sculptors on the piece, and the finished artwork features work by Village Green, Jethro Haynes, Benedict Hughes, Robert Hunter, Bradley Jay, Corin Johnson, Mark Judges, Micah Lindberg, Alex Simpson, and Jason Bruges Studio.


The film, by Joshua Hine and Jake Hopewell, shows the sculpture being created; shown below are series of sketches and photographs from the project.

 

https://vimeo.com/49300908

 

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Deep Inside Amanda Palmer’s Crowd-Powered, Naked Creativity Machine

Deep Inside Amanda Palmer’s Crowd-Powered, Naked Creativity Machine | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

BY: ALAN LIGHT

 

It’s almost midnight, and Amanda Palmer is naked.

We’re down to the final minutes of the singer-songwriter-provocateur’s month-long Kickstarter campaign, a crowdfunding effort that shocked the entertainment world by becoming the site’s most successful music-based project to date. The pledges--which had an official target of $100,000, and which had privately been budgeted to hit $500,000--have already topped a million dollars.

To celebrate the countdown, Palmer, who the Huffington Post called "the social media queen of rock & roll," is throwing a six-hour, block-party-style celebration in a parking lot behind some warehouses along Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal.

 

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Infographic: A Spookily Smart Service For Charting Your Facebook Data

Infographic: A Spookily Smart Service For Charting Your Facebook Data | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

By Sarah Kessler

Fastco Design

 

What workout-tracking apps like Runkeeper and Nike+ do for your daily runs and what web analytics companies like Chartbeat and Parse.ly do for your website the data pros at Wolfram|Alpha have now done for your social life. Consider yourself data-fied.

The computational search engine launched a new Facebook tool last week that delivers data visualizations for just about everything you’ve ever done on the social network. By typing “Facebook report” into the standard Wolfram|Alpha search engine, you’ll find an analysis of your account, including a map of your network, a synopsis of posting activity, and a breakdown of friends by gender, location, and even surname.

 

http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2012/08/30/wolframalpha-personal-analytics-for-facebook/

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Absolut Unique Raises the Bar With Four Million One-of-a-Kind Bottles

Absolut Unique Raises the Bar With Four Million One-of-a-Kind Bottles | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Posted by Shirley Brady on September 3, 2012 04:25 PM

 

Absolut vodka is famed for collaborating with artists such as Keith Haring on unique limited-edition bottles. Now it's making every bottle a unique limited edition, in a global campaign that's shipping nearly four million individually designed bottles, each one as and unique as a proverbial snowflake by combining 38 bright colors and 51 abstract patterns.


According to the press release for the Absolut Unique campaign (tagline: "One of a kind. Millions of expressions"), its production team of robot artists were programmed with algorithms to ensure that no two bottles are alike: "To make every bottle become a one-of-a-kind work of art, ABSOLUT had to re-engineer the entire production process."

 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=toHQCrb4a38

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Inge Druckrey: Teaching to See

Exclusively on tufte.com


“This [film] is about patient and dedicated teaching, about learning to look and visualize in order to design, about the importance of drawing. It is one designer’s personal experience of issues that face all designers, expressed with sympathy and encouragement, and illustrated with examples of Inge [Druckrey]’s own work and that of grateful generations of her students. There are simple phrases that give insights into complex matters, for example that letterforms are ‘memories of motion.’ Above all, it is characteristic of Inge that in this examination of basic principles the word “beautiful” is used several times.”


Matthew Carter, type designer, MacArthur Fellow

 

http://vimeo.com/45232468

 

See review at;

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670615/a-40-minute-crash-course-in-design-thinking?partner=newsletter

 

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Dutch Presentation London Design Festival 2012 | Connecting the Dots

Dutch Presentation London Design Festival 2012 | Connecting the Dots | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

New is the live edition were 12 Dutch design studio’s will be presented from 20-23 September. This first 3D version of Connecting the Dots is the first of a serie of presentations that showcase recent developments for the Dutch design culture in an international context.

 

Presenting designers & companies:
- ANON & Co
- Tiago Sá da Costa
- Teun Fleskens
- Imme van der Haak
- Bathroom Mania (Meike van Schijndel)
- Dennis Parren
- Bo Reudler
- The Cottage Industry (Charlie Guda)
- Versaflex Systems
- Rik ten Velden
- Jólan van der Wiel
- Studio-Re-Creation (Nikola Nikolov)

 

See examples (images) at;

http://thedots.nl/london-design-week

 

Location:
Location will be at Tent London, next to the entrance of SuperBrands:

Shop 25 @ Tent London Old Truman Brewery (street level) Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR

 

Its a beautiful space directly at the street with a shop-window covering the entire facade.The space has 130m2.

 

------------- Extra info ------------

 

See also, article Reclameweek (Dutch);

http://www.reclameweek.nl/publicaties/nederlands-design-in-londen-(21055).html

 

Connecting the Dots and Tuttobene are in the process of spliting the two activities. Victor le Noble will continue with the activities of Tuttobene, and David Heldt with Connecting the Dots.

Read here the Press Release that was send out in June 2012 (Dutch only).

http://ymlp.com/zAMj0j

 

 

For Connecting the Dots please visit their new website:

www.thedots.nl

 

For Tuttobene please visit their website:
www.thedots.nl

 

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UK Celebrates Gold Medalists with Royal Mail Stamps

UK Celebrates Gold Medalists with Royal Mail Stamps | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Posted by pixellogo on August 14, 2012

 

To commemorate the end of the Olympics, the Royal Mail released their collection of stamps that feature this year’s gold medalists of the GB team. The 29 gold medals earned by the British team were won in cycling, rowing, canoeing, shooting, sailing, tennis, taekwondo, athletics, triathlon, equestrian and boxing- a quite impressive performance for the hosts. The stamps feature a picture of each athlete with golden applications to glorify their triumph. Just like the stamps released to celebrate the beginning of the Games, this edition is a nice souvenir to honor the champions the classical, old school way.

 

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A dialogue between reality and the imagination

Niels Hoebers - Walter

 

Walter, a Dialogue with the Imagination is an animation revolving around the realisation of the imagination, as a metaphor for the design process. The main character is Walter: a doll who is confronted with reality. Walter discovers that he has been created and animated by man. The knowledge that he is being played by a higher power causes doubts about his existence. A dialogue between reality and the imagination makes Walter see that man and doll need each other for an imaginary encounter.

 

more info: www.designacademy.nl or www.nielshoebers.nl

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Infographics Become Easy As Pie, With This Disruptive Font

Infographics Become Easy As Pie, With This Disruptive Font | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Mark Wilson

 

FF CHARTWELL IS AN ASTONISHINGLY CLEVER HACK OF FONT TECHNOLOGY, WHICH ALLOWS YOU TO BUILD STUNNING GRAPHS WITHOUT SPREADSHEETS.

 

Creator: Travis Kochel

 

http://vimeo.com/fontfont/how-to-use-ff-chartwell

 

http://tktype.tumblr.com/post/4343344341/a-not-so-brief-explanation-of-chartwell

 

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The bad-breath flipbook

Listerine Flipbook Gives Beautiful Woman Nasty Onion Breath
JWT ad smells like victory

By David Griner
August 10 2012
Advertising & Branding

 

Sometimes an idea is so simple and perfect, you wonder how no one thought of it before. Today's case in point—the bad-breath flipbook. JWT Hong Kong created a bunch of them for Listerine, shows an attractive woman who appears to be speaking as you flip the pages. But before long, the smell of onions comes wafting toward you. At the end of the piece was a coupon for Listerine. The brand saw a staggering 66 percent redemption rate, according to the case-study video below. My suggestion for a follow-up: Go to summer festivals and give out free fans that smell like gorgonzola cheese.

 

Via: http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/listerine-flipbook-gives-beautiful-woman-nasty-onion-breath-142658

 

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The First Color Photo Of Mars

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Following up on NASA’s Curiosity Rover landing on Mars on Sunday, the Martian robot has beamed back its first color photo of the landscape.

 

The photograph shows “the north wall and rim of Gale Crater” (Curiosity’s new home), according to NASA.

It was shot using the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)—one of the seventeen cameras that Curiosity is equipped with—that shoots color photographs at 1600x1200 pixels, and a focal length of 18.3mm-21.3mm.

 

The MAHLI camera’s main purpose is to acquire “close-up, high-resolution views of rocks and soil at the rover’s Gale Crater field site”, NASA wrote.

 

NASA also added that the image is murky as the MAHLI’s removable dust cover is coated with dust—during the rover’s descent, dust was blown onto the camera.

The cover is expected to be removed in the coming weeks to provide a clearer view of Mars.

 

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/multimedia/PIA15691.html

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Make a piano out of bananas

Make a piano out of bananas, play Mario on Play-Doh, let your kitty take a picture of herself. This is a simple invention kit for beginners, experts, and everything inbetween.

 

See also;

http://www.makeymakey.com/

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