Il Coccio Design Edition

Fabbrica del vapore (The Steam Factory) by Giulio Iacchetti
Il Coccio Design Edition
Fischietto by Achille Castiglioni

Il Coccio Design Edition is a collection of ceramic objects designed as real pieces of furniture with the function of humidifiers. Designed by Patricia Urquiola, Fernando Brizio, Alfredo Häberli, and more, the collection is the essence of quality and simplicity in a useful product.

Via Dezeen.

Jaime Hayon x BD Barcelona

Showtime Lounger
Sofa Showtime Indoor
Showtime Vases
Poltronas Showtime Indoor
Showtime Mirror

Jaime Hayon’s unmistakable stamp is all over his recent designs for Spanish manufacturer, BD Barcelona. With monotone finishes and designs that are a tug-of-war between classicism and modernity, they are typically Hayon. Smart and playful.

The Dieline Awards

The Dieline Awards, The Best of Show Detail

The Dieline is a wonderful resource that was established in 2007 by Andrew Gibbs. Dedicated to the progress of the package design industry and its practitioners, students and enthusiasts, the site is impeccably curated. We’ve been lucky enough to have a few of our packages featured there and within Box Bottle Bag.

New York based packaging, design, and architecture firm ESTABLISHED have designed a truly beautiful award for The Dieline Awards, their first ever competition. The Best of Show winner will receive the one and only white award, while 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive the award in chrome.

The Dieline Awards, The Best of Show
The Dieline Awards, 1st, 2nd & 3rd

McFancy

McFancy Paul Smith
McFancy Hermes
McFancy Burberry
McFancy Gucci

McFancy is an original concept for an upmarket temporary McDonald’s store by Access Agency, by The Coolhunter. McFancy would launch at Fashion Weeks around the globe — London, New York, Paris, Milan, Sydney, Hong Kong and is part art installation, gathering spot and, of course, a restaurant. The traditional McDonald’s menu would be packaged in a way that makes a playful yet stylish nod to the lifestyle of the highly desirable, influential consumers that attend Fashion Weeks.

California Vans

Black Tradesman with Orange Stripe
Tradesman with Candy Paint Stripes
White Tradesman with Stripes
Brown VanDura with Tan Stripes
Yellow Dodge with Tri-Tone Stripes
Orange Tradesman with Stripes
Brown and Bronze Econoline

Vans and the places where they were is a project by filmmaker and photographer Joe Stevens that documents surviving custom and conversion vans across the West and examines the dialogue which exists between a van’s design aesthetic and that of its surrounding environment. The project began in 1996 and currently consists of hundreds of images shot on 120mm film. Awesome. I always wondered what happened to all of the custom vans I remember from my childhood.

Via Wooster Collective.

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.

Feltron Annual Report 2009

Feltron Annual Report 2009

It’s that time of year and Nicolas Felton has done it again. Presenting the Feltron Annual Report 2009. Sixteen pages of delicious typography and information graphics available either digitally or as a limited edition letterpress report. The report edition was printed by Swayspace in Brooklyn, New York on French Durotone paper and is distributed in a custom envelope, that is numbered and signed. The report edition is limited to 2,000 copies and is available for pre-order here.

Feltron Annual Report 2009, Distribution
Feltron Annual Report 2009, Relationships
Feltron Annual Report 2009, Where

Eric Timothy Carlson

Eric Timothy Carlson

Curious things from Eric Timothy Carlson, an artist and designer who is currently living and working in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

DaylightCal

DaylightCal

Continuing their longstanding tradition of daylight calendars, the Bureau of Visual Affairs have released DaylightCal for your iPhone. Combining worldwide weather data and astronomical data, the application integrates dynamic daylight and weather information for any location worldwide. Get it here.

Stickpecker

Stickpecker

In Japan people believe that wooden disposable chopsticks are a waste of resources, but people miss the feeling of pulling them apart. That is ritual is the starting sign of the meal. To address this, Stickpecker includes a magnet that mimics the feeling of pulling apart wooden chopsticks while the woodpecker and wood design reminds you of the tree you saved.

Stickpecker

Via Daily Icon.

Unimark International

Unimark International

Lars Muller Publishers recently published Unimark International by Jan Conradi, with a foreword by Massimo Vignelli.

Unimark International was a firm with global reach, with eleven offices in five different countries. Its use of the most modern design approaches and latest marketing methods quickly made it famous and unrivaled. Its clients were international corporations like Gillette, Jaguar, Ferrero, Knoll International, Olivetti, Pirelli, Ranx Xerox, Unilever, IBM, as well as American Airlines and Ford, for which it created visual corporate identities that are still in use today.

Unimark was known for always using the latest technological innovations and for using computers long before anyone else. With their visual outlook, Unimark designers had a defining influence on our environment; they left an enduring legacy with their practice and their theory. Many Unimark designers have been honored with international awards for their achievements. A distinctive hallmark of Unimark design is the systematic use of the Helvetica typeface for the corporate identity of firms.

Unimark International
Unimark International
Unimark International
Unimark International
Unimark International
Unimark International

Bob Noorda (1927-2010)

Bob Noorda

Bob Noorda died at the age of 82 on January 11. Noorda was born in Amsterdam and attended the Instituut voor Kunstnijverheidsonderwijs (now the Gerrit Rietveld Academie) where he graduated in 1950. He moved to Milan in 1954 where he gained fame for his design in the late 1950s and early 1960s for posters and advertisements for Pirelli where he also served as art director.

Pirelli Ad

Noorda went on to found Unimark International with Ralph Eckerstrom, Massimo Vignelli, James Fogelman, Wally Gutches, Larry Klein and Robert Moldafsky. Unimark International’s clients included American Airlines, Ford Motor Company, Gillette, JC Penney, Knoll, and the New York Transit Authority who continue to use Unimark-created trademarks and graphic standards today.

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