See Josh Cochran's New York Inside and Out

Curator: Chris Rubino
date: July 16, 2014
Categories: Book & Magazine Design, Illustration
Tags: books, chris rubino, Design, illustration
See New York unfold in this stunning new book from Josh Cochran, a series of double-sided wall charts that open out to more than two and a half feet. Take a stroll past iconic buildings and spot more than 80 objects in a compelling game of "search and find." Then flip the chart over to see cutaways that reveal the hidden city behind the scenes. 


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The Best Book in the World by Rilla Alexander

Curator: Chris Rubino
date: July 15, 2014
Categories: Book & Magazine Design, Illustration
Tags: books, chris rubino, Design
The Best Book in the World is an ode to reading and a celebration of books so good you don’t want to put them down. Rilla’s alter-ego Sozi travels the world engrossed in her book, seemingly oblivious to everything going on around her.




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Black Bananas' Must-Watch Music Video

Curator: Chris Rubino
date: July 14, 2014
Categories: Design in Music, Motion Graphics
Tags: chris rubino, motion graphics, music video
The Black Bananas "Physical Emotions" video comes out of director (and alt-cartoonist) M. Wartella's Brooklyn-based studio, Dream Factory Animation. Dripping with neon, the clip for Drag City recording artist Black Bananas features legendary robot-dancer Flat Top (who's featured in the original Tiffany "I Think We're Alone Now" video). That's old skool! The track is the first single off "Electric Brick Wall", which was released on June 25th.
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Patatap: a New Portable Animation and Sound App for Making Musical Graphics Anywhere

Curator: Leta Sobierajski
date: July 11, 2014
Categories: Design in Music, Entertainment Design, Experience Design
Tags: App, Design, mobile, music, user experience
Patatap is a portable animation and sound kit created by Jono Brandel and Lullatone. The concept is incredibly simple: press a key on your keyboard, and a colorful animation appears on your screen. There are different color palettes, each with their own unique set of sounds, that resemble a visual drum pad with versatile melodies and colorful geometric graphics. Even better, Patatapis now an iOS app, so you can create music even if you aren’t at your computer.

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Field Experiments Goes to Bali to Pair Designers with Local Craftspeople—and Gets Some Surprising Results

Curator: Leta Sobierajski
date: July 10, 2014
Categories: Environmental Design, Product Design, Sustainable Design
Tags: collaboration, Design, experimental, Stefan Sagmeister, Travel

Misteur Valaire - Interlude by Field Experiments from Karim Zariffa on Vimeo.

Field Experiments is an ongoing research and development project, comprised of Benjamin Harrison Bryant (New York City, United States), Paul Marcus Fuog (Melbourne, Australia) and Karim Charlebois-Zariffa (Montreal, Canada), that explores traditional crafts by pairing designers with local craftspeople in diverse regions around the world. So far these experiments have yielded furniture, clothing, videos, publications, exhibitions, interiors, installation and printed materials.

I recently met some of these guys at Sight Unseen’s Offsite exhibition during New York Design Week (in May of this year) and I can honestly say that they're doing some of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while. 
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