Each year, the average American spends nearly 2,000 hours working. For many, that time passes inside the three little walls of a modern cubicle. Writer Nikil Saval explores these odd spaces — how they came to be, how they make us feel — in his new book Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace.
The idea of tolerance in architecture has become a popular point of discussion due to the recent mainstreaming of digital fabrication. The improvements in digital fabrication methods are allowing for two major advancements: firstly, the idea of reducing the tolerance required in construction to a minimum (and ultimately zero) and secondly, mass customisation as a physical reality.
If you're a devoted Imgur or Reddit user, you will have noticed an astonishing photo of street art dating back to 2012, showing a bearded giant struggling to get out of a small house. That small house is in Rennes, located in the French region of Bretagne, and the genius behind this mural is MTO.
You've waited a thousand years, enduring goofy font-laden email and flyer after goofy font-laden email and flyer. But finally justice has prevailed. Behold -- a usurper to the crown of the House Comic has arisen. Now we enter the dawn of the Age of Comic Neue.
It would be difficult to overstate the impact the Mustang had on Ford, on the auto industry and on popular culture. It was more than a car. It was a phenomenon. Few cars are so instantly recognizable, or as widely adored, as the first-generation Mustang.
French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu recently made stops in locations around Germany, Canada, Belgium and France where he shot several aerial views from inside claustrophobic courtyards which he then turned into quirky illustrations.
There's something inherently retrofuturistic about prefab houses, the kind that arrive ready-made, or only require some assembly. But their clean lines and beautiful curves look more striking and beautiful than a lot of buildings of today. Here are the most lovely prefab homes that were ever not built.
This colorful scene isn't a view of a new luxury loft. It's Rabot Towers, an abandoned public housing project in Ghent, Belgium. When the first stage of demolition removed the building's exterior walls, the former blight became an unexpected beauty, captured here by photographer Pieter Lozie.
Serbia-born, Paris-based architect Jug Cerovic moonlights as a map designer who has created a series of standardized subway maps of cities around the world. His INAT series of maps are meant to fit in your pocket and be easy to read and use.
The typewriter may have become obsolete for committing thoughts to paper, but the object itself remains a powerful instrument for designers, artists, illustrators, poets, and writers, who have been using the pre-digital machinery to make art for more than a century.
Glaser has been working in advertising and design for more than half a century, beginning his career in 1954 alongside Reynold Ruffins, Seymour Chwast, and Edward Sorel. The four founded the renowned Push Pin Studios, an organization that for 20 years put considerable pressure on the direction of graphic design.