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Research & Development

Research & Development

Research & Development

Cool works from Stockholm based, Research and Development.

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Xerrox Vol.1

Xerrox Vol.1

The packaging for Xerrox Vol.1, by Alva Noto on the Raster Noton label, features minimal design and a simple die-cut card mechanism for holding the disc.

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Norm Sign-Generator 1.0

The Sign-Generator is a tool that generates all possible combinations of a number of lines defined on a 9 point grid. The Sign-Generator 1.0 allows you to print these signs and to export them as an eps-file.

“To us the sign-generator is rather a scientific tool that we use to create a ‘basic’ sign that would exist throughout all cultures and writings. Besides we generated four or five typefaces from the sign-generator, but this was really a side issue.” – Norm

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Free Note recycled notebooks

Free Note recycled notebooks

Free Note recycled notebooks

Loving the range of recycled paper notebooks by Free Note, available from Milk & Paper.

Via of paper and things.

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Joe Colombo

Joe Colombo

Two chairs by Joe Colombo (1930-1971), who in his brief but brilliant career, produced a series of innovations that made him one of Italy’s most influential Italian product designers.

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Illustrated Fixie

Illustrated Fixie

Illustrated Fixie.

Via FFFFIX.

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Bat Signal

Via this isn’t happiness.

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Floating pen animation

Floating pen animation

Satoshi Endo’s Man in a Pen Walking & Man in a Pen Swimming, uses slit animation techniques to deliver an original take on the traditional floating pen souvenir, first invented by Danish company Eskesen in 1946.

Head of Japan’s ASCII research institute, Endo, in collaboration with designer Taku Sato, spent over six months of research and testing in order to create a smooth, 6-frame simulation, modelled on digitally processed video-captured images of a real person walking and swimming.

Via Designboom.

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Alan Fletcher: Pirelli

Cool ad design by Alan Fletcher for Pirelli, 1959.

VIa ISO50.

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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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