I’ve always been fascinated by space (thank you, Space Camp!) and I know I’m not alone. Somehow we human beings have managed to begin exploring that big, black void with the hope that we’ll be able to unlock all of its mysteries. Artist Justin Van Genderen has created a series of six graphic posters focused on the U.S.’s side of the space race – Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo – three type-based and three more scientific in design. (via The Fox is Black)
01/ Geometric snow art stomped with snowshoes.
02/ Eruption, the title speaks for itself.
03/ Beautiful star trails in the night sky.
04/ Anatomical body painting.
05/ Presidents + US currency + the Justice League
06/ Create your own soundtrack with Sound Bottle.
07/ Posters featuring the entire text of a book.
08/ How to Build a Rainbow Igloo!
09/ Flying houses!
10/ Giant, un-poppable bubbles!
A few weeks ago I was taking a look through the past year in posts and decided to put together a Top 40 collection for 2012. I had hoped to spread it out over a few days and organize everything a bit, but a family death and extended stay in Pennsylvania over the holidays set me back and I had to lump it all together. Thank you so much for continuing to help make this site such an amazing part of my daily life – here’s to 2013!
Check out Jason Dean’s latest screen print, Day and Night at Christmas. It features a few well-known holiday movie scenes and glows when the lights go out, in true light up night fashion.
01/ Game of Thrones nursery rhymes!
02/ Love this series of AIGA Get Out the Vote posters.
03/ Muertitas, beautiful seasonal masks.
04/ Giant ear trumpet sculptures.
05/ Would you walk across this Balloon Bridge?
06/ I want to play On Space Time Foam!
07/ The Rain Room!
08/ Geometrical food art.
09/ Calling all brides – here’s your Something Blue.
10/ The Phobias of Creatives.
Hi friends! Erin from Apartment 34 here and I’m thrilled to help keep Design Crush warm while Miss Kelly is away. And since she’s in one of my very favorite places in the world – Italia – probably unearthing amazing design, I decided to take a crack at something similar. Only from the comforts of my couch (I begged her to take me in her suitcase but va’ bene (so it goes!).
So I give you Four Design Crush-worthy Finds. I do hope you all agree! Bon Viaggio Kelly, and thanks again for having me.
With the presidential election only a few weeks away, this project seems especially timely. Branding the Presidents of the United States is an ongoing graphics project by Meg Jannott to push her own creativity and give all 44 presidents a branded identity. I’d say it’s going smashingly.
Belgian graphic design studio beshart brought together 100 artists from 28 countries for the 100 Book Covers to Fight Illiteracy project. The goal of the project? Redesigning covers for the 100 greatest novels of all time to raise awareness of illiteracy. You can buy your own, and for each poster sold 5 euro will be donated directly to the fight against illiteracy. When a good cause meets great design you really can’t go wrong.
01/ WHOA. Animated MRI scans of vegetables.
02/ A trailer park. HA!
03/ Blik partners with Carnovsky for some incredible wall (or ceiling) stickers.
04/ A sea of 10,000 discarded library books.
05/ FlipBooKit – a motorized flip book kit!
06/ A candy alphabet!
07/ A history of New York in 50 objects.
08/ Brillant cell charger slash tripod – The Bobine.
09/ A shape shifting magnetic coffee table.
10/ Check out LYHTY, a lighted indoor/outdoor tent.