Stockholm-based Teenage Engineering is a studio for future commercial products, communications and entertainment. Their mission is to create products with superior quality, functional design and top-class engineering. Teenage Engineering is Jesper Kouthoofd, Bengt Sjölén, David Eriksson and Jens Rudberg, four young visionaries in their thirties, with mixed backgrounds; from Atari/Amiga demo scene, hacking, programming, design, advertising and game development. In the Yellow Pages, Teenage Engineering is filed under Research & Development, but they also take on commercial projects as well as art. Currently, their portfolio includes electronics and hardware design, media art, game development, music production, product design, film production, sound software development and research.
New Rail Alphabet
New Rail Alphabet is a revival of the British Rail alphabet designed by Margaret Calvert of Kinneir Calvert Associates in the early Sixties. Originally drawn in two versions, as a constituent part of an integral signing system, it first appeared in the United Kingdom’s National Health hospitals and, subsequently British Rail and Danish Rail stations, followed by all BAA airports. Now produced in six weights, Off White, White, Light, Medium, Bold and Black, with non-aligning numerals, corresponding italics, and a set of Eastern European characters, by Henrik Kubel of A2/SW/HK, in close collaboration with Margaret Calvert.
The Secret History of Kiss
Ron English knows how to make any image stand out. His trick: combine one-part artistry with one-part piracy. When he’s not mashing up the likes of Abe Lincoln with Barack Obama, he’s busy imagining Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley hanging out with Rembrandt in The Secret History of Kiss. Art will never be the same.
Olivier Pasqual is a talented photographer who is based in Geneva, Switzerland. Specialized in still life photography, his realizations range from advertising campaigns to fine-art reproduction. After graduating from ÉCAL in Lausanne in 2005 Olivier worked as an assistant at ÉCAL while also having personal projects. In 2007 he set up his own studio. The studio now works with many different clients from private corporations to cultural institutions.
Record Time is a tribute to the vinyl record that was curated by Refill Magazine and produced by Good Folk. With the increasing consumption of digital music, disused vinyl records now gather dust the world over, many of which lie in scratched piles at book exchanges, permanently abandoned. Record Time brings new life to these obsolete objects and features the work of Alife, Andrew van der Westhuyzen, Arbito, Alex Trochutt, Andy Howell, Bigfoot, Ben Brown, Cody Hudson, Dan Funderburgh, Deb, Eric Elms, Jeremy Hollister, Joseph Allen, Jeremyville, Jonathan Zawada, Kid Acne, Kevin Ho, Luca Ionescu, Matt French, Michael C. Place, Michael Leon, Marok, Phibs, Tilt and Todd Bratrud.
The Puppet Show
The Puppet Show is a new artistic project by the photographers Winkler+Noah. 30 portraits of children from two to eight years old, taken very naturally and transformed into dolls by a subtle play of retouching. The photo-symbol of the show, has already received two of the most important awards on the international photographic scene: American Photography of New York and publication in the volume “200 Best Photographers Worldwide” by Luerzers Archive.
Slow Inevitable Death
The Slow Inevitable Death of American Muscle by artist Jonathan Schipper is a machine that advances two full sized automobiles slowly into one another, simulating a head on automobile collision. The gear system can be adjusted so that the crash occurs over the period of a few days, up to one year or more. The movement can be made so slow as to be invisible.
Via Picked by Six
Big-Game’s Blur Collection consists of a vase, two mirrors, three tables and four lamps playing with the notion of blurriness. Erasing bits of reality, the series is composed of materialized objects celebrating the disappearance of materiality.
Best Made Axes
Yeah, that’s right…I said axes. But this is a blog about all things design and this just hits the sweet spot for me. The Best Made Company Spring 2009 collection is exclusively hand-forged and tempered by one of America’s oldest axe companies, then hand-painted and polished in New Jersey. The designs are reminiscent of Indian tomahawks in their form, spirit and simplistic pattern application. And of course, the axes are available at the fabulous Partners & Spade.
Big thanks to Flávia at ps.2 for sending me a copy of their Typographic Concentration
cards which are their annual self-promotional gift that is limited to 300 numbered copies. The idea and execution are amazingly beautiful.
Previously listed in our resources, ps.2 is a design studio based in São Paulo, Brazil that creates and develops graphic design projects for both print and digital media. Founded by Fábio Prata and Flávia Nalon, their work is based on research, technique and knowledge for the achievement of intelligent and original solutions.