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Design OF featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Before the Midnight Hour

A series of black and white illustrations commissioned by Marc Krusin and featuring his most prominent furniture designs for Knoll and Desalto. Inspired by comics and noir cinema, the project breaks the conventions of furniture illustration by bringing narrative to the scenes, use of exaggerated perspective and a moody noir aesthetic. The lack of human presence and scattered objects add an element of mystery and suspense to the story, while the protagonist is revealed in a surprise ending. All images were drawn digitally in Adobe Photoshop using Wacom Cintiq tablet.

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Shape Grammars

Shape Grammars is a study on generative shapes, asking: how can unique pieces be mass produced? Jannis Maroscheck designed and programmed 12 production systems that draw an unlimited number of individual graphic shapes. The result is a systematic catalog, a kind of dictionary of shapes, for browsing forms and their formulas. Accumulating 150.000 shapes, sorted from the strictly geometric to the organically free, the book is a useful manual for Designers, Architects and everybody working with shapes, showing the nature of infinite graphic variation through automated design.

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Olympic Sun

A fully illustrated book about a trip to the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2021. Where a young boy, and his mother, visit the arena and fall in love with the variety of sports it offers and is blown away by all the inspirational athletic performances. At the end of the event, he leaves with happy memories and lessons that will help guide him to a better future full of achievements and put him on the path to success. The book features some of the most memorable athletes in the history of the Olympic games, using vibrant and dynamic illustrations in a playful and eye-candy coloring style.

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Typeface

Typeface is a calendar designed around the concept of the typeface. The set contains four sheets, consisting of the months from January to December, punched out in an original typeface. You can assemble the sheets into calendar units that each display three months of the year. Quality designs have the power to modify space and transform the minds of its users. They offer comfort of seeing, holding and using. They are imbued with lightness and an element of surprise, enriching space.

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Big Dream

This visual design pays tribute to Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a blend of traditional and modern styles that captures the essence of classic Chinese art. Nuanced brushstrokes showcase the beauty and depth of this art form. The study exhibits a balance of sophistication and cultural significance that is synonymous with Chinese calligraphy, highlighting its relevance to Asian culture. The design language is timeless, merging art and design to connect to the beauty of the past while forging a path towards the future, in celebration of the Asian Pacific American culture.

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Chang'an Still

Ancient China's Xi'an was called Chang'an Xi'an. In the Chang'an Still Illustration Series, designers envision the reappearance of the scenes recalling the stories that happened in the magical land in ancient times. Look at the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in the distance, feel the city that never sleeps at night, see the magnificent Daming Palace, see the ancient city wall with a sense of story, and there are so many scenic spots people can't wait to see. The illustration series is filled with the infinite charm of Xi'an.

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