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Classical sculptures dressed as hipsters look contemporary and totally badass

Classical sculptures dressed as hipsters look contemporary and totally badass | D_sign | Scoop.it

If you dress the sculptures as hipsters it gives them an awesome new look. They become contemporary and totally badass. Needless to say, they look a lot more human. They look like people who we can picture in our lives. This beats Madame Tussauds.

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10 creative business card designs

10 creative business card designs | D_sign | Scoop.it

Caroline Williamson: For weeks now I have been searching through business card after business card in pursuit of logo and branding ideas for myself. I believe I have seen every design, font, shape, and trick out there. I have searched high and low to find the best so you don’t have to.

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Why an ambitious, fanciful 'linear city' failed

Why an ambitious, fanciful 'linear city' failed | D_sign | Scoop.it

A Le Corbusier-inspired idea for a city that organized transit and architecture around 'functional delineation' was never realized.

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This basement darkroom from 1975 was designed to look like the bridge of a spaceship

This basement darkroom from 1975 was designed to look like the bridge of a spaceship | D_sign | Scoop.it

Photographer Jack Turkel was born at around the same time as NASA, and grew up with a fantasies of space exploration as the modern space age was swinging into high gear.

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Paris councillors reject Herzog & de Meuron's triangular tower

Paris councillors reject Herzog & de Meuron's triangular tower | D_sign | Scoop.it

Herzog & de Meuron's proposal for the first new skyscraper in Paris for over 40 years has been rejected by councillors in a controversial decision that has been declared invalid by the city's Socialist Party mayor.

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Norwegian travel documents receive a minimal makeover

Norwegian travel documents receive a minimal makeover | D_sign | Scoop.it

Oslo's Neue Design Studio has won a competition to redesign Norway's passports and ID cards.

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Black Panther: the revolutionary art of Emory Douglas

Black Panther: the revolutionary art of Emory Douglas | D_sign | Scoop.it

Douglas’ political art came honest. His own impoverished childhood in the Bay Area was interrupted by a spell in a juvenile detention center, where he found a niche in the prison print shop. He later studied commercial art at San Francisco City College, which is where he joined the Black Students Union before being appointed Minister of Culture of the Black Panthers.

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Andy Warhol's Elvis sells for £50 million in biggest art auction in history

Andy Warhol's Elvis sells for £50 million in biggest art auction in history | D_sign | Scoop.it

A painting of Elvis by Andy Warhol sold for a whopping $81.9m (£50m) at the biggest art auction in history.

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Introducing Dyslexie, a font for dyslexic people

Introducing Dyslexie, a font for dyslexic people | D_sign | Scoop.it

A Dutch designer has created a font specifically for people with dyslexia, intended to stop the text from performing alphabetic gymnastics like reversing or flipping over backwards when they're trying to read.

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An installation created in part from repurposed plastic

An installation created in part from repurposed plastic | D_sign | Scoop.it

'Immersion' is a new installation created in part from repurposed plastic by Crystal Wagner. Now on display at Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University.

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Lichtenstein's theft and the artists left behind

Lichtenstein's theft and the artists left behind | D_sign | Scoop.it

Roy Lichtenstein made a career copying comic book panels and selling them as pop art for millions. Now, one of his victims speaks out.

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Is the era of big museums over?

Is the era of big museums over? | D_sign | Scoop.it

Looking at data from a recent study on museums, Aaron Betsky asks whether or not the era of big museums has ended.

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Nendo's Stay-brella stands up unassisted

Nendo's Stay-brella stands up unassisted | D_sign | Scoop.it

This umbrella by Japanese studio Nendo has a two-pronged handle that allows it to stand on its own when not in use.

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New images splice vintage WWII photos with modern-day setting

New images splice vintage WWII photos with modern-day setting | D_sign | Scoop.it

Amazing images have been released showing carefully spliced together photographs from the present day and key moments during the Second World War.

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Artist imagines the geometric insects of a polygonal planet in digital illustration series

Artist imagines the geometric insects of a polygonal planet in digital illustration series | D_sign | Scoop.it

Geneva-based artist Chaotic Atmospheres imagines the geometric insect residents of a 'polygonic planet' in his fantastic digital art series Biotop from Polygonia.

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Why you keep seeing plans for off-shore parks

Why you keep seeing plans for off-shore parks | D_sign | Scoop.it

Building over-water park infrastructure is one approach for dense cities. But are these parks a flashy design fad or a real urban solution?

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The smallest museum in New York is situated in an abandoned 60-square-foot freight elevator

The smallest museum in New York is situated in an abandoned 60-square-foot freight elevator | D_sign | Scoop.it

This very small museum is nestled within TriBeCa in New York. It's actually built into an abandoned 60-square-foot freight elevator, out of sight to even most of Tribeca’s residents and to those in the know, accessible only via a dark alleyway. Simply called The Museum, it was officially opened in May 2012.

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The HBO documentary Banksy Does New York asks, 'Who owns art?'

The HBO documentary Banksy Does New York asks, 'Who owns art?' | D_sign | Scoop.it

Unlike the excellent Banksy-directed documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop, Chris Moukarbel’s doc Banksy Does New York has no official input from the artist—aside from Banksy’s art, that is, which is all over the film.

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The hazardous business of celebrating Le Corbusier

The hazardous business of celebrating Le Corbusier | D_sign | Scoop.it

The pioneer of modern architecture inspired hundreds of drab downtowns and suburban corporate office parks. But he had many good ideas that are relevant to city building today.

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Architecture and industrial design: an interview with Karim Rashid

Architecture and industrial design: an interview with Karim Rashid | D_sign | Scoop.it

Mr. Rashid is a designer whose real estate projects include work for HAP Investments in East Harlem and Chelsea. He is best known, however, for industrial designs, including work in home furnishings, brand identity and packaging.

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Vo Trong Nghia's Farming Kindergarten has a garden on its looping roof

Vo Trong Nghia's Farming Kindergarten has a garden on its looping roof | D_sign | Scoop.it

This Vietnam kindergarten by Vo Trong Nghia Architects features a knot-shaped roof with a vegetable garden on top and three protected courtyard playgrounds.

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A journey through the most disturbing statues of the world

A journey through the most disturbing statues of the world | D_sign | Scoop.it

'You have to create your life. You have to carve it, like a sculpture' (William Shatner).

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Nine of the best rain-inspired designs on Dezeen

Nine of the best rain-inspired designs on Dezeen | D_sign | Scoop.it

Some of the best rain-related products, designs and installations from the pages of Dezeen, including three unusual umbrellas.

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Why Banksy is (probably) a woman

Why Banksy is (probably) a woman | D_sign | Scoop.it

Kriston Capps: The world's foremost street artist is a social justice warrior and a viral media master. She could be anyone.

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