Letterlab: Strange Attractors

Curator: Sara Frisk
date: January 24, 2014
Categories: Environmental Graphic Design, Experience Design, Illustration, Information Design, Typographic Design
Tags: catelijne van middelkoop, graphic design museum, Letterlab, MOTI, ryan pescatore frisk, strange attractors
I’ve wandered through the week celebrating family on various levels—some connected by blood, some connected by design. In the spirit of a true finale, my last piece of Design Envy inspiration is an explosion of the two. Letterlab, a children’s exhibition at the Graphic Design Museum in Breda, was concepted and designed by Strange Attractors, a small studio in Rotterdam founded by Ryan Pescatore Frisk and Catelijne van Middelkoop—my little brother and his amazing wife.   
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Picture: Plural

Curator: Sara Frisk
date: January 23, 2014
Categories: Environmental Graphic Design, Experience Design, Illustration, Typographic Design
Tags: Andy Warhol, chicago design museum, jeremiah chiu, plural, renata graw, tanner woodford
This is one of my favorite pieces from last year’s Chicago Design Museum exhibition, designed by Renata Graw and Jeremiah Chiu of Plural. Its flawless black-and-white line work spanned 14 feet, drawing people into it from every angle and luring an uncanny number of black-and-white striped designers into its hipster camouflage. 
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Container Classroom: Studio H

Curator: Firebelly Design
date: December 11, 2013
Categories: Environmental Graphic Design, Experience Design
Tags: collaboration, construction, education
“Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead

Throughout this week on Design Envy, each of our posts will feature an aspect that we value greatly within our studio. Today’s post speaks to collaboration.
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You Are Beautiful: Matthew Hoffman

Curator: Firebelly Design
date: December 9, 2013
Categories: Environmental Graphic Design, Experience Design, Promotional Design & Advertising
Tags: sticker, street art, worldwide, YAB
What started with 100 stickers and a simple message has grown exponentially over the last 10 years, building a worldwide community half-a-million stickers strong.

Throughout this week on Design Envy, each of our posts will feature an aspect that we value greatly within our studio. Today’s post speaks to community.
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Touch Feeling: Bob Chen

Curator: Adam Wong
date: December 5, 2013
Categories: Environmental Graphic Design, Experience Design
Tags: BOB CHEN, CLASSIC CHINESE FURNITURE, TOUCH FEELING
Touch Feeling furniture features new use of old materials, natural texture and industrial senses. Touch Feeling furniture, such as closets and chairs, seem like perfect combinations of wood and metal. Practical in function, they capture a sense of form and nature in design.
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