Nieves Zines

Nieves Zines
Nieves Zines
Nieves Zines

Nieves, an independent publishing house based in Zurich, Switzerland, just released a beautiful new application for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Now you can download and collect your favorite Nieves Zines, carefully edited and adapted for the multi-touch screen. Each month, the app is updated with new issues. Currently the app is filled with Zines by Jody Barton, Lizzie Finn, Alexis Saile, Kevin Lyons, Gabi Berüter, Tobin Yelland, Gareth Bayliss, Rockmaster K. and Tucker Nichols.

Via @cliftonburt

Bracket

Bracket

Bracket is conceived by Anonymous as a publication that features everything in between. Ideas, voices and processes that are overlooked and under-appreciated. The publication is art directed by design practice, SILNT with guest contributors for each issue. The collection features 8 volumes to be published through 2012 on diverse topics such as Craft, Hunger, Ethics, Spirit and Failure.

The debut issue includes contributions from Aaron Rose, Christine J. Brandt, Cmmnwlth, Frank Chimero, Geoff McFetridge, Ian Anderson, Jason Gregory, Jessica Hische, karlssonwilker, KesselsKramer, Mary & Matt, Mihoko Ouchi, Postalco, Rockin’ Jelly Bean, Stanley Donwood, Tommy Guerrero and a foreword by myself. Order directly from the site for $23 including postage.

It’s Nice That Issue #4

It's Nice That Issue #4

The team at It’s Nice That have done it again with Issue #4 of their publication. The lineup is simply incredible, featuring interviews with Nick Knight, Neville Brody, Miranda July, Troika, RBG6, Noma Bar and Bompas & Parr, and special features by Sara de Bondt, Adam Buxton, Adrian Shaughnessy, Jez Burrows, Mike Lemanski, Peter Nencini and Micah Lidberg and more. What’s more, every order placed before midnight on September 30th (the day before the official release) will receive an unfolded two color screenprint by James Jarvis with a spot UV gloss, that was specially commissioned for the issue. Get yours now.

It's Nice That Issue #4
It's Nice That Issue #4
It's Nice That Issue #4

Phaidon Design Classics iPad Edition




Phaidon has converted their epic, three-volume set, Design Classics, into a much more portable format for the iPad. With the original print version selling for $175, the app seems like a steal at an introductory price of only $20.

“This authoritative and meticulously researched collection charts the story of product design over the past 200 years. It was years in the making and was compiled via rigorous selection process by an international panel of design-world insiders, including architects, critics, curators, product designers, auctioneers, and historians.

The application offers, at the touch of a finger, access to an encyclopedic, illustrated history of 1,000 timeless design classics by not only renowned designers, such as Marcel Breuer, Achille Castiglioni, Le Corbusier, Jasper Morrison, Dieter Rams, Eero Saarinen, and Philippe Starck but also anonymously designed pieces, such as the clothes peg, the corkscrew, and the chopstick, that have stood the test of time.”

Via Dirty Mouse

20 Under 30

Print Magazine, 20 Under 30

We are beyond pleased to announce that our friend and ally, Frank Chimero, has been named as one of Print Magazine’s New Visual Artists. Each year, Print takes nominations from art directors and designers all over the world and then invites each of the nominees to submit their portfolio. At that point, a team of judges makes their final selections who are then featured within the pages of the magazine. This year Print invited four former winners—Saiman Chow (2002), Rob Giampietro (2004), Joshua Darden (2006), and Julia Hoffmann to help narrow down the nominees. Congratulations Frank. We already knew that you were the best. Now everyone else does too!

Print Magazine, 20 Under 30

Photo courtesy of Robert Vidaure.

Books in the Age of the iPad

Books in the Age of the iPad

Craig Mod, co-founder of Tputh and Webtrendmap, recently wrote a great article on the future of publishing—a subject near and dear to our hearts. We love paper. We love ink. But we also love technology. We love records. We love CDs. We love MP3s. See the parallel? Have a look at Books in the Age of the iPad and consider what’s next. I seriously doubt it has much to do with what we were doing yesterday.

Books in the Age of the iPad

Counter-Objects.co.uk

Counter-Objects.co.uk

Counter-Objects.co.uk is a showcase for product design from some of the world’s most well known and regarded designers as well as emerging, young talent.

Flaunt

Flaunt

Through more than forty case studies, nearly twenty interviews with experienced professionals, and a series of (nonscientific) surveys, Flaunt is a resource for design students as well as young, experienced, freelance, and independent designers that was created by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit. It explains how one can find a way to cohesively, succinctly and creatively showcase their work through an accessible, effective, and creative portfolio. Flaunt showcases a variety of alternatives through a selection of portfolios that represent both the most common approaches as well as some offbeat executions.

Flaunt
Flaunt
Flaunt
Flaunt

Partners & Spade

Umbrellas from India

Partners & Spade, est. in 2008 by Andy Spade and Anthony Sperduti, is a storefront and studio on Great Jones Street off the Bowery in lower Manhattan. The studio produces films, books, apparel and conceptual products as well as consults on marketing and branding projects for select clients. The shop, open on weekends to the public, showcases a transitional and continuous group show of artwork, collections, found objects, and ideas generated by Spade and Sperduti as well as a changing cast of collaborators. Much of the merchandise and artwork offered in the shop is by friends and artists like Mike Mills, threeASFOUR, Ted Muehling, Kim Hastreiter, Mark Borthwick, and Tobias Wong.

A Guide Magazine

A Guide Magazine is devoted to the quality and power of creativity, searching for pioneers and protagonists well beyond current lifestyle trends. The magazine centers on historical as well as on present day success stories of creative minds and companies that have evolved over generations. The common denominator is the combination of tradition and innovation, of passed-on knowledge and contemporary interpretation, of entrepreneurial spirit and grown (family) structures.

A Guide Magazine

The magazine not only stands for creative contents but also for an innovative concept in the form of a magazine-in-a-magazine product. Every issue contains a removable city guide, exploring the top spots of a city or region.

A Guide Magazine
A Guide Magazine
A Guide Magazine
A Guide Magazine

The magazine is produced in Vienna, published in English and the result of a collaboration between Unit F büro für mode, Büro für Transfer and moodley brand identity.

T Magazine

T Magazine
T Magazine
T Magazine
T Magazine
T Magazine
T Magazine

I’ve always enjoyed looking at the various T’s made by artists and designers for past issues of T Magazine — so much so that I had to dig up some additional information on them. Interesting fact; these distinctive pieces of artwork are called “well openers” because they appear on cover of the magazine’s “well” or pages that are uninterrupted by advertising. Always fun, click through to enjoy more.

Resetting the Doomsday Clock

Resetting the Doomsday Clock

This morning, the Board of Directors and the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock would be moved one minute back from five to six minutes to midnight. The group, which contains 18 Nobel laureates, cited “a more hopeful state of world affairs” in their decision to indicate the world is metaphorically one step further away from annihilation. “We are poised to bend the arc of history toward a world free of nuclear weapons.”

To mark this event, which was followed by an worldwide audience online and through global media outlets, Pentagram created a simple tabloid information piece virtually overnight. Printed on inexpensive newsprint, it explains the purpose of the Bulletin and the Doomsday Clock in clear language and blunt, unadorned graphics. The Clock, which was created in 1947, had since become a universally recognized indicator of the world’s vulnerability to catastrophe from nuclear weapons, climate change, and emerging technologies in the life sciences. It is the focus of the Bulletin’s graphic communications effort.

Resetting the Doomsday Clock
Resetting the Doomsday Clock
Resetting the Doomsday Clock

Via New at Pentagram.