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Happy Birthday, M.C. Escher!

Happy Birthday, M.C. Escher! | D_sign | Scoop.it

Today we would like to wish a very happy birthday to the master of paradox himself, M.C. Escher. The Dutch artist behind never-ending staircases and gravity-defying landscapes would turn 114 years old if he were magically still alive this June 17th.

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Pejac in Asia: between creative street art and clever urban hijacking

Pejac in Asia: between creative street art and clever urban hijacking | D_sign | Scoop.it

The latest street art creations by the Spanish artist Pejac, who takes advantage of his trip across Asia to create amusing artworks between creative street art and urban hijacking, playing with Asian culture icons. You will find references to the famous print The Great Wave of Kanagawa by Hokusai or to the mythical dragon from the Chinese legends.

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Is Ole Scheeren's latest design an apartment building or a Jenga tower?

Is Ole Scheeren's latest design an apartment building or a Jenga tower? | D_sign | Scoop.it

With its cantilevered-block exterior, this Vancouver apartment building is reminiscent of a Jenga tower

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27 apps designers can't live without

27 apps designers can't live without | D_sign | Scoop.it

We asked top designers from Huge, Zappos, ustwo, OKFocus, and more which apps they use most, and why.

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Agüero Luciana N's curator insight, June 30, 9:26 PM

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Neat color gradient arrangements of random everyday things

Neat color gradient arrangements of random everyday things | D_sign | Scoop.it

Austin/Nashville-based photographer Emily Blincoe continues to dazzle with her color-coded, flat lay arrangement of everyday objects, including items like beach pebbles, film cameras and cereal bits.

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Daniel Libeskind plans three angular skyscrapers for Rome

Daniel Libeskind plans three angular skyscrapers for Rome | D_sign | Scoop.it

After the Walkie Talkie, here is a trio of Trimphones: New York-based architect Daniel Libeskind has unveiled designs for three towers to be built near the new AS Roma football stadium, with the tallest reaching 220 metres in height.

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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, June 19, 1:46 AM

The office towers, each with a different profile designed to make it look like they're "in conversation with one another", are planned for a site in Rome's Tor di Valle business district, in the south of the Italian city.

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MoMA adds Rainbow Flag to permanent design collection

MoMA adds Rainbow Flag to permanent design collection | D_sign | Scoop.it

New York's Museum of Modern Art announced today that it has added the Rainbow Flag, the universal symbol of gay pride, to its permanent design collection.

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Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, designed by Charles Correa

A film on Charles Correa's architecture of the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon, by Sankalp Meshram.

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5 memorable buildings by Charles Correa, the late, great Indian architect who shunned glass towers

5 memorable buildings by Charles Correa, the late, great Indian architect who shunned glass towers | D_sign | Scoop.it

Correa, who was hailed as 'India's greatest architect' by the Royal Institute of British Architects in its 2013 retrospective of his work, brought to all his designs a steadfast conviction that the building had to respond to the environment.

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Shigeru Ban's latticed Oita Prefectural Art Museum opens in Japan

Shigeru Ban's latticed Oita Prefectural Art Museum opens in Japan | D_sign | Scoop.it

Characterized by a woven timber façade, the design by Shigeru Ban references local traditional bamboo crafts, and establishes a strong connection between the outdoors and indoors.

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These drone photos will change how you see the world

These drone photos will change how you see the world | D_sign | Scoop.it

While drones are creeping into many aspects of modern life, they are also revolutionising photography.

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9 things clients say when they don't want to pay for creative work

9 things clients say when they don't want to pay for creative work | D_sign | Scoop.it

Mumbai-based creative agency Pixel Fox Studios has come up with these gorgeous typography posters that show the stuff clients say when they don’t want to pay full price for creative work.

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Living food based on synthetic biology by Minsu Kim

Living food based on synthetic biology by Minsu Kim | D_sign | Scoop.it

This conceptual food by Royal College of Art graduate Minsu Kim would wriggle around on the plate and in your mouth. Her Living Food project builds on developments in synthetic biology to propose meals that behave like living creatures.

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Lisbon's coach catastrophe

Lisbon's coach catastrophe | D_sign | Scoop.it

Lisbon’s delightful and elegant Coach Museum, long the nation’s most popular museum, had been housed in a perfectly lovely building of impeccable royal lineage. It has now been relocated into a typical abomination of modern architecture, designed specifically to fly in the face of all that is Portugal.

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Prominent typeface designer shares a visual guide to managing weight in fonts

Prominent typeface designer shares a visual guide to managing weight in fonts | D_sign | Scoop.it

Exploring the phenomenon of optical illusions and how they often trick us into assuming that fonts look 'equal', one of the world’s leading typeface designers, Tobias Frere-Jones, delves deep into the mechanics of managing degrees of weight across various letterforms to create visually consistent typography.

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Guggenheim Helsinki winners: architecture is best in reserve and introspection

Guggenheim Helsinki winners: architecture is best in reserve and introspection | D_sign | Scoop.it

Dezeen looks at unknown French-Japanese firm Moreau Kusunoki, which has won the biggest architecture competition of the year – the Guggenheim Helsinki.

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Makeup artist creates elaborate looks from the whimsical to the frightening

Makeup artist creates elaborate looks from the whimsical to the frightening | D_sign | Scoop.it

Artist Jordan Hanz uses makeup and acrylic paint to transform her face into works of art.

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The winners of the 2015 AZ Awards

The winners of the 2015 AZ Awards | D_sign | Scoop.it

Top players in architecture and design, from Canada, Denmark and beyond, gathered in Toronto as Azure announced the winners of its fifth annual AZ Awards.

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3-D flooring is the weirdest home decor trend

3-D flooring is the weirdest home decor trend | D_sign | Scoop.it

A Dubai-based design company called Imperial Interiors appears to be taking the lead in designing and constructing the 3-D epoxy floors.

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The world's most overrated graphic design

The world's most overrated graphic design | D_sign | Scoop.it

Helvetica, hand-lettering, infographics, and more: which of these graphic designs gets way too much credit?

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Charles Correa: a life in pictures

Charles Correa: a life in pictures | D_sign | Scoop.it

World renowned Indian architect has died at the age of 84, after a short illness. We take a look at some of his work.

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Striking modern logos, business cards of Game of Thrones Houses

Striking modern logos, business cards of Game of Thrones Houses | D_sign | Scoop.it

Based in Southampton, UK, Ed Wain is a 'psychology graduate infatuated with graphic, logo, and web design'—to hone his skills on Photoshop and Illustrator, he has created a collection of modern logos inspired by the family houses from popular TV series Game of Thrones.

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The calligraphy stars of Instagram

The calligraphy stars of Instagram | D_sign | Scoop.it

It feels like another world, in which your doodles can become something beautiful and shareable.

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Animal logos cleverly created with negative space

Animal logos cleverly created with negative space | D_sign | Scoop.it

Designer Bodea Daniel from Romania created a collection of animal logos that also illustrate the clever use of negative space, highlighting the distinctive patterns and features of wild animals like elephants and zebras to great effect.

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Brutalist playgrounds: 1960s concrete jungle gyms remade in pastel foam

Brutalist playgrounds: 1960s concrete jungle gyms remade in pastel foam | D_sign | Scoop.it

Many postwar housing estates came with knee-skinning concrete slides and uncompromising cold steel climbing frames. Now young architecture radicals Assemble are paying tribute – by putting the bounce into brutalism.

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