motion graphics

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 have one)? Graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister has been busy seeking the (often surprising) answers....

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 recommend to improve one’s personal well-being and overall happiness. The questions “Is it possible...

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 irritation.” A man after our own hearts. Ninaber is thought of primarily as a...

Lunch Break Video: Courting the Creative Class @TEDx Boston

Thought you might enjoy seeing the video of a talk I did in June for TedxBoston. ; From the website: What is TEDxBoston? What happens when a group of people rally around a radical idea and set in motion unlimited possibilities for a brighter future? A Revolution. More than two centuries ago, ordinary citizens...

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 Tuttle, to create this year’s promo spot. With the help of some very talented...

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 time it was a piece on the legendary Wim Crouwel. This week it’s a...

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 Crouwel on some recent projects, AND Metahaven, from Amsterdam is guest art directing our...

Always Be "Knolling"—My New Favorite Word, Inspired by Tom Sachs

I just watched A Selby Film, I love the brain of Tom Sachs. I feel like this guy is a much more mature and organized version of myself. Holy crap does he speak to me. I always felt like when I line up all of my tools and projects parallel or 90 degree angles...

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 documentary about Fresco’s life and output. His work is a revelation and fascination;...

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 started the firm Anonymous in 2009 as a research facility / think tank with...