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Agfa Optima camera

Agfa Optima camera

Agfa Optima, 1960. First 35mm camera with automatic exposure. Germany.

Special symbol for portrait: Wilhelm Busch’s Max & Moritz, a well-known German cartoon of the 19th century.

Via Design is fine.

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Faber Modern Classics

Faber Modern Classics

Faber has unveiled the look of its new Modern Classics range, which is set to launch early next year. The new design uses plenty of white space with a subtle band of colour, plus a line from each of the texts.

Via Creative Review.

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The New Yorker: Rainy day

Via The New Yorker.

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Hans Erni: Cinematheque Suisse

Poster by Hans Erni promoting Cinematheque Suisse, 1950.

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Brass mobile

Celeste brass mobile by Corinne van Havre available through LaLouL.

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Gillette

Gillette

Beautiful packaging concept for Gillette by Karin Olafsdotter.

A great improvement over the existing direction by Gillette, it befuddles me why this elegant, timeless approach remained just a piece of marketing research and was not adopted.

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SALT SURF skateboard

SALT SURF skateboard

Skateboard by SALT SURF featuring walnut top and bottom veneers, sandwiching layers of maple veneer and a top deck with spray-on clear grip tape.

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Satin Island

Book jacket design by Peter Mendelsund.

Via Jacket Mechanical.

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Hopscotch

Book jacket design by Peter Mendelsund.

Via Jacket Mechanical.

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Delaunay wristwatch

Delaunay wristwatch

The design of the dial for this watch is based on the Voronoi method of dividing space into certain regions and is dual to the Delaunay triangulation.

Stainless steel case with an oxidised copper dial.

Via Wilk Watchworks.

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