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January 24, 2014 / becca shayne

editions of 100

Editions of 100 is a live collection of prints and posters from designers around the world. If I had the wall space and the cash, I’d own about half of these in a heartbeat. Take a look through their ever changing library. Here are a few great ones (according to my personal taste).

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January 24, 2014 / becca shayne

nudge

I found Nudge on one of Designstruct’s posts celebrating simple, clean web design; but not only is Nudge’s website beautiful, so is their work! A Brand & Design firm out of Charleston, South Carolina. Here’s a few gems from their body of work. (PS their site is responsive)

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molly-and-me-packaging

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January 22, 2014 / becca shayne

ocean

It’s been a while since I’ve done an image of the day. Here’s this one from Colossal: An ocean of stars: bioluminescent phytoplankton. There are more pictures on Colossal.

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January 22, 2014 / becca shayne

double take

Someone at work just sent out this link of false signs in the UK subway system. It took me several minutes before I remembered where I’d seen a similar concept before; then it clicked, and I realized it was part of a brilliant TED talk by Stefan Sagmeister, nearly 10 years ago.

His talk covers a series of topics, and at one point, he broaches the subject of design that can truly evoke happiness. He speaks of moments you don’t notice, and the act of realizing something different. His entire talk is worth the watch.

At eight minutes and five seconds, he turns from discussing design that depicts happiness to design that actually generates happiness:

Much, much more difficult is this, where the designs actually can evoke happiness — and I’m going to just show you three that actually did this for me. This is a campaign done by a young artist in New York, who calls himself “True.” Everybody who has ridden the New York subway system will be familiar with these signs? True printed his own version of these signs. Met every Wednesday at a subway stop with 20 of his friends. They divided up the different subway lines and added their own version. So this is one.

Now, the way this works in the system is that nobody ever looks at these signs. So you’re you’re really bored in the subway, and you kind of stare at something. And it takes you a while until it actually — you realize that this says something different than what it normally says. I mean, that’s, at least, how it made me happy.

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And now a few of the gems from my coworker’s link on the London Underground:

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January 19, 2014 / becca shayne

two tone

I made something! And I finished it! My three-dimensional craftsmanship skills have always been far outstripped by my conceptual and two dimensional design skills. Nonetheless, I successfully completed a two-tone infinity scarf in time to wear it the rest of winter! (incidentally, today was 72 degrees, and I spent it at the park).

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