Dooley talks with pop culture archaeologist Warren Dotz, author of books on design artifacts such as packaging labels for firecrackers... and Elephant Love.
Steven Heller's holiday gift to the world: a sampling of metal cuts of vintage images and icons.
DesignStudio spent over a year putting together the new identity for Airbnb and with the depths of its execution really shows. It all leads off with “the Bélo” a symbol that represents the company’s ambitious goals to connect the world. The identity includes a flexible, new logo, an elaborate icon system, compelling advertising and...
Another well-designed World Cup project, this one a collaboration between Hey and Studio DBD. The book project contains facts about players from each of the 32 teams playing in the 2014 games, and the book, as well as prints are available for purchase at Twenty Twenty Two. Check out more images here.
This extensive survey of design from Brooklyn’s Pop Chart Lab breaks down design movements throughout history. It kicks off with Victorian design and continues through trends in modern design, including hand-crafted and flat design. Each depicts complicated design ideas with simple, black & white iconic squares. Posters are available for purchase here. Via Co.Design.
As would be expected, a striking identity solution for Function Engineering from Sagmeister & Walsh, in collaboration with designer Wade Jeffree and animator Joel Voelker. The black and white logo uses transparency to create hinges and this method carries over into a typeface, additional icons and patterns used on the back of business cards...
Sylvain Boyer founded icons times, which he claims "is quite possibly the first iconographic news aggregator." It provides a new way to read the news by representing each breaking story as an informative icon. Icons times presents a series of icons evolving over time and topics, creating a new language and a new way...
ShaoLan Hsueh’s Chineasy is a ingenious Kickstarter project that involves teaching Chinese through creating memorable illustrations from Chinese characters. Read more about the project here. Via Creative Bloq.
Studio MPLS recently updated their website with new work, including this comprehensive rebrand for the country of Belize. Via Design Work Life.
Genis Carreras well exceded his kickstarter goal for a postcard book on Philographics, a series of sometimes complex concepts using simple shapes, colors and iconography. Via Design Boom.