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TD 63-73

TD 63-73

TD 63-73

TD 63-73: Total Design and its pioneering role in graphic design is an account of the evolution of Total Design, one of the most important and influential design groups in the history of visual design.

Written by Ben Bos, a key member of the studio, the book describes how a group of idealistic Dutch designers came together to form a multidisciplinary design studio that helped shape the future of graphic design.

Founded in Amsterdam in 1963 by Wim Crouwel, Benno Wissing, Friso Kramer and the Schwarz Brothers, Total Design set new benchmarks for identity design, cultural design, exhibition design and product design.

The book is currently available on pre-order from Unit Editions.

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Crane task lamp

Crane task lamp

Crane task lamp

If, like me, you have an appreciation for a nicely engineered knurled adjustment knob and simple industrial styling, then you will love the Crane task lamp, by British designer Benjamin Hubert for Swedish manufacturer Örsjö.

The lamp features a bank of LEDs housed in a perforated aluminium casing. A simple clamp allows the horizontal lighting element to be both rotated and adjusted in terms of height.

Via Dailytonic.

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Lego Imagine

Lego Imagine

Advertising doesn’t get as simple, or as meaningful, as this campaign for Lego, by agency Blattner Brunner.

Via My Modern Metropolis.

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James Bond 007 Spy Watch

James Bond 007 Spy Watch

James Bond 007 Spy Watch

OK… whilst I accept that it’s not exactly the most discrete item from the 007 arsenal of gadgets, this James Bond Spy Watch, with built in world hour timer and… ahem… “secret” sighting lenses, made by Gilbert in the 1960s as a toy, does have a high quality Swiss mechanical movement. Examples can be regularly found for sale on eBay for around $600.

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bonart

bonart.cat

Via NAS CAPAS.

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Dream Register

Dream Register

Dream Register

Dream Register, by Samara Guzmán Fernández, is a limited edition of 55 hand-bound and silk screened journals for recording dreams.

Via of paper and things.

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Oyster Magazine #91

Oyster Magazine.

Via NAS CAPAS.

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Lerkenfeldt

That’s one big, beautiful mutha of a lamp, right there.

Photo by Lerkenfeldt.

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Nice watch

Via Tokyo Bleep.

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Concrete Misplots

Featured in Swiss architectural magazine Hochparterre’s “Raumtraum” section, these visualizations of future architectures, by Zeitguised and Matt Frodsham, search for the accidental in computer driven manufacturing processes.

Concrete Misplots

Concrete Misplots

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