Past January I had a life-saving surgery – I am now cancer free! Before the melanoma was discovered (on top of my right foot) – I was already suffering (for over 2 years) – from a severe sport (running) injury – which was misdiagnosed (and left untreated).
My condition has steadily detoriated since – and both feet are now sick (one from compensation). I am in waiting for two surgeries (one foot at a time).
My mobility is very restricted – spending 60% of my time on the couch. Standing and sitting is near impossible.
Due to these circumstances – Netdiver Mag will be on hiatus until end of September. I will use this time to create digital art – from the comfort of my shiny new iPad pro tablet.
So you know – I am fighting to keep my mobility – my spirit is high and one day – I will be healed.
ndlr: Find me on @ellodesign or @cgwarex
Hello everyone super announcement to make: starting now – Friday May 27 through Sunday June 5 – feed will be suspended as I will be in a music composing + recording session for our upcoming album Changing.
We are all beautiful minds – (waabm) on Soundcloud.
See y’all on the other side.
Research + bookmark + read + repeat. Awesome design references.
Form magazine archive. 40 years of the magazine was scanned for research purposes (from 1957/2013). Login required.
Why You Should Judge a Design Studio by Its Logo or How to read a visual identity like an “About” page by Madeleine Morley
Judge a book by its cover or not?
Why beauty is the hardest won thing and the key to good design by Alan Moore – author of Do Design: Why beauty is key to everything.
LogoNature is an educational non-commercial website. It’s aim is to collect information about successful graphic identities and search examples.
Thinking Form (an independenet studio) has collated and documented + design practices + design stories + achive (listed by designer name).
Postage Stamps by Type Designers (and Notable Graphic Designers) that interest the Offices of Kat Ran Press. Example by Herb Lubalin.
via: Gabriel Benderski
MoMA to close galleries dedicated to architecture and design.
THE MUSEUM OF Modern Art in New York City is closing its architecture and design galleries, along with the other “medium specific” galleries including photography and drawing.
Instead of living in a dedicated space, some of the works from all four mediums will be interspersed throughout the museum, as additions to preexisting (and future) installations.
SVA Students Brand MoMA Design Store’s ‘Destination: NYC‘.
via: SVAClose UP
What is sad is that – if design is everywhere as Paola Antonelli states – art is not everywhere.
The very reason there are Art Museums is because Art is not mainstream and same explicitly applies to Design. But it seems latter can be boot out.. huh merged.
If design was everywhere – ugly would have disapeared for good.. No?
MOMA had acquired a reputation for supporting design. It will now return to it’s touristy attraction level.
Emporium new imperium.
The concept detailed.
The visual inspiration came from the rather ugly four-color ink-jet printing, flat photography and amateur typography found across small shops, street vendors and subway ads.
Is the pigeon New York City’s unofficial mascot?(!?!?) I seems so.
A Debate Is Raging In The Museum World—And Design Is At The Center by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan
MoMA Design Gallery Closure Controversy Continues: Curator Responds by Jana Perkovic
via: Luis Miguel Carrilho Branco
7 ways to succeed as the underdog by Fabrik
Three guys got lucky with a Webby nomination in the web services applications category for their startup (sandwiched between industry giants). The short guide explains how they got this far and why.
Back the little guys.
image credit: Jon Noorlander—Ford: By Design
Designed especially for creatives, Fabrik is the quickest and easiest way to make a beautiful online portfolio.
Fabrik’s mission is to enable, support and celebrate extraordinary talent with simple tools that make a big impact.
image credit: Jason Koxvold
ZAHA HADID 1950-2016. RIP
What a shocker – I have admired her work immensely – probably one of the most original + breaker of norms + status quo + glass ceiling.
portrait: Sebastian Böttcher
Her architectural signature is recognizable the world around. Someone titled her The Queen of Curves! How apt indeed.
Most definitely sitting in the pinnacle forum of those top of them all architects. She was an all around nice person – not a diva.
A work selection in black & white.
Zaha Hadid’s early work played a huge role in my development as a designer. She was one of the best to ever do it. This is one of her paintings from 1982. What a gift.
"Zaha’s drawings were never pure representation or simple formal research, but necessary tools for design production. Early drawings were a means of altering and modifying the plan, leading to the disappearance of difference between 2D and 3D.
In an interview, Hadid describes that she was attempting to appropriate the moving quality of elemental forms in Malevichs’ paintings in order to inject the idea of motion and energy in architecture, and thus free the plan from its static role."
via: Michael Cina
Zaha Hadid is not only the most distinct, successful and influential architect of her generation, she is also among the most intellectual.
Her works are often described as fluid, curvilinear and organic, featuring unique lines and shapes and oblique inspirations.
via: Michael Cohen
36 Days of Type invites to submit your take on letters + numbers. Check the website for more info + current schedule.
Organized and founded by Barcelona-based graphic designers Nina Sans and Rafa Goicoechea who decided to challenge themselves and a few colleagues to design one letter each day.