Increasing the Happiness Quotient

What makes you happy? Is it how much money you make, who your partner is, your clothes or car? What makes you unhappy? Is it the weather, your too-small apartment, things your partner does (or the fact that you don’t …

Yapph is Happy

Designer / filmmaker Hillman Curtis has been working for about 9 months on “The Happy Film,” one person’s pursuit of happiness through self-experiment – that person is Stefan Sagmeister. The Happy Film takes a look at the strategies serious psychologists …

Lunch Break Video: Dutch Designer Bruno Ninaber

Continuing our periodic look at some of the more interesting and influential contemporary Dutch designers (so far we’ve featured Wim Crouwel and Droog), today we visit the studio of Bruno Ninaber, who says his main source of inspiration for design “is …

Lunch Break Video: Rocketbus

After a year hiatus, Print in Motion—Print magazine’s only competition devoted entirely to motion graphics—is back and better than ever. And to announce this year’s glorious return, we invited L.A.-based filmmaker (and one of our very own Imprint stars) Trevor …

Lunch Break Video: Dutch Designers, Droog

Let’s go Dutch! To honor the heritage our next guest art directors, Metahaven from Amsterdam, (and to whet your appetite for the overall design aesthetic), we’ll be running profile videos of notable Dutch designers over the next few weeks. Last …

Lunch Break Video: Dutch Designer, Wim Crouwel

Our friends at Submarine Channel are doing a series of fantastic profile videos of notable Dutch designers. And since things have been sorta Dutch-y around here lately (Tony Brook of Spin, who guest art directed our current issue, worked with …

Jacques Fresco, Futurist

Far from being a futurist, I’m often the last to know. For instance, I hadn’t known about Jacques Fresco (here) until recently stumbling across the 2006 film, Future by Design by William Gazecki  (get DVD here; trailer here and here), …

A Magazine is Born

Another slap in the “magazines are dead or dying” face, is Bracket, an arts and culture journal edited by Felix Ng, who was trained as a journalist but became a designer instead, and co-founded a design practice in 2005. Ng …