A glass that forces you to finish your drink before you can set it down
Two designers find inspiration in São Paulo's garbage
Package design that gets straight to the point
A wooden bike that does look more than just look pretty.
Keep a close watch on your succulents.
Using shame in the design game
A well-designed guide to a Swedish Arboretum
A new instrument maker turns Detroit's demolished infrastructure into righteous riffs.
The wonderful, ever-expanding world of Japanese mascots
Gnarly used skate decks find a totally rad second life as electric guitars.
Scandinavian designer teams with Tivoli Audio for furniture with good sound.
Swedish designers team with a nonprofit to make cooking in Kenya more efficient.
YOY brings a new meaning to interactive art.
Make your switch plate work for you.
José Lévy's latest line of furniture and home accents brings the Kasbah home.
We asked Zuzzana Gasior about the design blog's new print companion.
The NYC designers open up about their unusual experiment in dating and how it relates to design.
New life for old gondolas
Control your leftovers with carved marble.
Ancient brick-making technology and geology are the secrets to a nice desk.
The Dutch design outfit adds some audio oomph to its unique geometric backpack. But, is that a good thing?
The Dutch artist tells us about his love of the T-shirt format in this exclusive video interview.
There's more to Danish design than teak furniture in this Milan exhibition
A Brooklyn arranger's fine styling gives botanically-inclined design new life.
Surefire gifts for various types of cool daddies
Drawstring lighting made from a sun-shielding waste material
New high-design e-commerce site comes complete with original content.
Leo goes nuts with the 78 rpm record theme for the agency's anniversary.
Bring your own speakers.
A daily dose of meaningless, imagined architecture
Superfan of the '90s undergroud, zinester, and ace designer talks about his work on a new series for Numero Group.
An alarm that wakes you up on your terms.
A tight deadline plus simple material results in Polígono, a rugged collection with a punch of color.
In part one of our design travel guide for the City of Roses, we showcase a quartet of storefronts and galleries where homegrown creative talent flourishes.
Highlights from the design festival ending this week.
If you can't make it to the Swiss Alps, take a trip to the mountains in cutlery.
A soccer ball that turns your kicks into light looks for backing.
This metal watering can is both functional and pretty.
The magazine gets a makeover with more features, a lower price, and the same great design.
A pop-up fest at the intersection of food and design hits Chicago.
The deluxe version of the Beacon album The Ways We Separate will come in a case cast from pure sugar.
LED technology that you can squeeze
Upstart take on notebooks mixes paper types and sources for recycling
Rodan's bug-loving guitarist focused on his design and printing during those quiet years.
Photos from the annual Fulton Market design district street show
A steady stream of clean water when you need it most
Lectures, DIY projects, and field trips for teenage students.
We asked the designer and sneaker freak to list his five favorite kicks—turns out they're mostly of his own creation.
There was a time when the friendly skies were both stylish and glamorous. No, seriously.
We've got a file on Portland-based artist and designer Eric Trine.
The hybrid retail space and graphic design studio feels like a cool kids clubhouse.
If you love your cardboard pup, set it free to some artists. And it might come home looking like this.
The Northwest's creative capital showcases a week of homegrown design and visual culture.
A visual history of Apple's desktop designs
Bottle up your most cherished memories.
Chicago creative instigators form a hub for design community learning.
The New York band borrowed imagery from a 2003 installation for its latest album design.
We're kicking off our series of Middle Mind Project videos with a profile on designer Veronica Corzo-Duchardt.
A high-end jewelry line uses unconventional materials
A masterwork of art theory, the 50th anniversary reissue of Josef Albers's Interaction of Color lives up to its name with a new iPad app.
Chicago's MNML design studio celebrates some of crowdfunded design's most popular and provocative projects.
A collaborative art project between inmates and students showcases the human side of death row.
A new design-build workshop, gallery—and food truck rotation—takes over San Francisco's Mission District.
We've got a file on Chicago poster maniac Ryan Duggan of Drug Factory Press
The Engineered Garments/Nepenthes designer keeps a low-profile, but his passion for great clothes continues to inspire many a start-up label and clothing-conscious individual.
The Austrian-born, typography-tweaking graphic designer takes a stark view on what makes us tick in his latest exhibition, The Happy Show.
Make leftover fruits, veggies, and cans last a little bit longer.
In part two of our Portland design travel guide, we focus on brands and stores reinterpreting heritage goods and artisan crafts.
The surprising story behind the launch of the very first Dyson vacuum cleaner
"Is your journey really necessary?"
Spoils include a prize pack, a cash reward, and some feedback from Case herself
Santa Claus doesn't want you to get drunk and fall asleep on the subway.
Architecture born from a lack of space and an influx of students
The first of many new pot identities that could be on the way to Colorado.
How well do you know the route of the 1969 Tour de France?
Posters with depth based on the shapes of two-billion-year-old craters
Proper drinks, no shaker required
Zines and flyers promote a Catskills pig roast.
Bas Jacobs from the type foundry Underware gives us some insight on the purpose of the magazine logo.
Get some reading done while charging that smartphone.
You'll warm to the graphics for these seasonal brews.
These handmade, one-of-a-kind lampshades are sure to warm even the dreariest of spaces.
If the Plugg actually got made, we might listen to the radio more often.
An intuitive interface makes choosing an HTML color palette a breeze.
An sorely needed chart for wine-loving foodies
A Slovenian brandy takes a healthful approach to package design.
A new bowl helps tiny eaters learn to snack with less mess.
Adobe finally releases a version of their photo-editing app for the iPhone and Android.
Ultra-tiny apartment? No problem for this swiveling table and its multiple configurations.
Swiss design students show us bike gadgets we didn't even know we needed
Tracing the history and the look of the camera
The vintage dark glass mirror gets a minimal refresh
The software giant releases the tools to make tablet-based design a tactile experience.
Much better than another T-shirt
He spent 22 years with the band, only missing two shows.
Recycled insulation, local manufacturing, no harsh finishes
Three chairs with roughly a dozen uses
We're intrigued by the BNMDA 2013 capsule collection, but curious about the fit.
The D.C. musician turned designer curates and collaborates at Field, an online shop of homewares that are built to age well.
The biomorphic designer, avid runner, and shoe exhibit consultant tells us why sneakers represent design's leading edge.
Frontman for smart-ass punk acts Obits/Hot Snakes/Drive Like Jehu/Pitchfork in a rare conversation on his art and inspiration
Designers show their love for the Thin White Duke in 101 typographic ways.
Three things a designer learned editing a book on Wabi-Sabi poster design
Safely transport a growler on two wheels.
From a pile of wood and broken dreams comes a Chicago start-up bringing the independent design community's work to the marketplace.
For decades, this Latvian expat print mag has turned simplicity to its advantage.
Designs for tapes, singles, and Riso posters that aren't afraid of the negative space
Def Jam x Estee Lauder?
Pentagram helps us find the way to the shore.
Part type foundry, part distributor
Own a little piece of the sold-out tour.
Inspired by the vinyl revival, Neil Stevens investigates the graphics qualities of a compact bygone format.
Colorful Otl Aicher prints even make a schedule look exciting
Images from a summer weekend in Logan Square
Currywurst graduates from the humble street stand.
Vintage-inspired PSAs for the Ann Arbor tutoring center
Images from the last 150 years of London's most famous logo.
The graphic designer/artist talks about finding his way from the land of Friday Night Lights to a career as a go-to designer with a knack for reviving the past, and how being perpetually earnest can be a bit depressing.
Paying homage to the skateboard at the Surfing Heritage Foundation
If best-selling albums had been books instead
Light but sturdy, the Claus Desk is ready for today's office.
Hand-cut wall shelves crafted like sculptures
A dead space in Oakland, CA houses a new importer of Japanese barware.
NoMa speaks with Andrew Savage from Parquet Courts about the handmade aesthetic of his record covers, formative LP designs, and the difference between cultural and capitalistic artwork.
The city’s annual pop-up exhibition of visual culture gets playful with spirited displays of typography and advertising in 2013.
Johan Andersson raises funds for a film on the life of his mentor, the Swedish design icon Olle Eksell.
Stockholm Design Lab perks up a hospital pharmacy chain via positive color palatte and great illustrations.
Fine arts for your graphic design friends
A vibrant and esoteric visual identity has nowhere to call home. Yet.
A desert motel revival stands out for its artist-friendly details.
Two Philly originals link up for an inspired collaboration.
An approachable but serious look gives this UN platform for refugee's stories its proper due.
This well-honed brand identity looks like a perfect fit for a pour-over coffee spot or menswear line, but it's not.
A rustic revision to the bottle opener that makes cracking open a brew even easier.
Submit your concept for Chicago's new bus stops.
An elegant but sexy typographic treatment enlivens a deluxe edition of the bedroom manual
A Brazilian beer company gives drinkers a free lift home after Carnivale.
Cut off your cell signal for a few moments of concentration.
New lettering and a severed hand flipping the bird make up this limited-edition release.
These desktop speakers don't crowd your workspace.
Brahms to help with constipation, "The Barber of Seville" to increase appetite.
Plus T-shirts, a vinyl release, and two vintage footage lyric videos
Carry a place to stay in your footwear.
Designing a better place to keep the produce than on the kitchen counter or in the fridge
Better than having a drink next to the shaving cream.
We've got a file on NYC book jacket designer Jason Booher.
The history, craft, and culture of hand-lettered signs gets marquee treatment in a new documentary.
The shadowy art and music "company" Lansing-Dreiden finally gets its albums out on wax.
The Vancouver-based graphic artist talks about type snobbery and the benefits of playing with breakfast.
A 30-day design experiment in pop sci-fi results in a new book.
Enter, if you dare, a bizarro graphic world of toilet bears, raisin-addicted celebs, and vintage German quilt porn.
A roundtable discussion on design trends and challenges in the mobile space
You won’t find this key figure in the Stones Throw inner circle on Google Image, but you know his sleeve designs for the one-of-a-kind Los Angeles label. Jeff Jank gives Nothing Major a rare glimpse behind the scenes in underground hip-hop. But, with Jank, many of the mysteries remain intact.
We've got a file on artist and printmaker Karl LaRocca.
The Colorado-based poster designer talks his recent Divine Fits collaboration, the industry of the film poster, and why 20th Century Polish designers had it right.
What will we remember from 2012, the year in visual culture?
The venerable American weekly reveals a new logo.
Tour a half-a-century of graphic design for Cuban cinema
The type-driven book covers of Jonathan Gray
A new history of the Italian company that made plastic cool
They create the Louis Vuitton shop windows that make us stop and stare.
A new project helps you design a zine, add it to an online library, and even buy a copy if you want.
The redesign of T, the New York Times Style Magazine, features a new serif display typeface.
European micro-indie publisher vows to be nimble enough to get to the trends first.
Totem Visual and Luke Brown fly the flag on an Aussie producer's 12-inch record sleeve.
Graphic designer Jose Guizar documents New York City windows one illustration at a time.
The New Order 12" single from 1983 featured a legendary and expensive die-cut sleeve.
An update to the classic brewer makes steeping tea a little neater.
You can ship this vintage record player in an envelope.
Flexible, bold glyphs sold on a pay-what-you-want scale.
A restoration spearheaded by Judd's children brings the artist's home back to its original glory.
Two designers collect nearly a decade's worth of magazine design.
The California duo exercises its full creative control.
If you read any publication with New York in the title, you've already enjoyed this illustrator's work.
Great ideas to make salsa and bandages much easier
A one-handed first-aid kit that's easy to use in a pinch.
A restoration architect wants to return BANGAs to their original glory.
Lee Reedy and Robert Clayton recount the stories behind their iconic posters for films like Citizen Kane and King Kong.
One can spot these single color Brazilian gig posters a mile away.
A retrospective of the German industrial design giant, from someone's home in England
School's back. Here's your new favorite carryall.
Hella Jongerius, Rem Koolhaas, and more Dutch designers donate a new interior to the United Nations.
New limited-edition publisher limits the format in order to further the design conversation.
Once marketed to schools as a cheap copier, the Risograph has become a fave of graphic designers, artists, zine publishers, and arts institutions. Part one: Rise of the Machine.
How has this Chicago design duo made its name during a down economy? It does windows and does them very well.
Meet the rising stars of Danish design.
Washington, D.C.'s underground scene of the '80s gets its proper due.
Explore book that introduced the iconic branding of NYC's subway.
The British graphic designer known for his work with Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and 10cc passed away Thursday at age 69.
A graphic designer makes new work daily from his favorite verses.
Download the plans for the software company's new office.
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So, now that we know what a Risograph is, who's using it, and how?