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archive: 2011 October


kibisi

10/19/11

designer/studiofurniturelightingproduct

copenhagen-based industrial design studio kibisi.

kibisi

cercles

10/18/11

designer/studiofurniturelightingproduct

as part of their first major retrospective in france, the bouroullec brothers published an iPad app. images of more than 200 drawings, sketches, and models, provide great insight into their creative process.

cercles_bouroullec

aiga design archives

10/17/11

graphic

i’m redoing my portfolio. maybe that explains the recent graphic design related posts …

for general inspiration, browse through the aiga design archives. more than 20,000 selections from aiga’s annual design competitions, plus special collections of major american design firms. dating back from 1924!

aiga-design-archives

more fun with pictograms

10/16/11

designer/studiographic

as a follow-up to the two previous posts on the noun project and the aiga/dot symbols, here’s a short video by iain anderson, using the aiga/dot symbols.

enjoy :-)

airport

the helvetica of pictograms

10/15/11

architecturegraphic

you’ve seen them used. and you too can use them, for free:

developed in the 70’s through a collaboration of the united states department of transportation (dot) and the american institute of graphic arts (aiga), these symbols are sometimes referred to as the dot pictograms or the aiga/dot symbols.

as work of the united states government, they are in the public domain, therefore can be used by anyone without any licensing issues.

download them at the aiga website in eps or gif format.

aiga-dot

the noun project

10/14/11

graphic

… the noun project collects, organizes and adds to the highly recognizable symbols that form the world’s visual language, so we may share them in a fun and meaningful way …

get free and mostly public domain symbols at the noun project.

the-noun-project

steve jobs, 1955 – 2011

10/06/11

businessmanufacturerotherproduct

what to say?

 

instead, here is steve jobs’ 2005 standford commencement address.