Slumped Plexiglass Pillows by Colin Roberts Refract Light like Dazzling Disco Balls

Los Angeles-based artist Colin Roberts began creating pillows out of perspex, or plexiglass, in 2008. The solid imitations of typically plush objects are shaped to be dented and slumped which presents the illusion of softness despite their stiff composition. “I was inspired to use the pillow shape because it’s an object that is so common, yet as humans, we all have a special relationship to, without realizing it,” Roberts explains to Colossal. “A pillow is something every human can recognize and long for when needing rest. It represents comfort, rest, and sleep for our mind, body, and soul.” Continue reading

3D Typography by Jonathan Ortiz

3D Typography by Jonathan Ortiz 3D Typography by Jonathan Ortiz

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Nov 19, 2018

Jonathan Ortiz shared a beautiful collection of calligraphy and typography compositions. They are super colorful and stylish. There are some clever ideas on some of them, like a anagram style animation. One of my favorite pieces is the Pinterest one, it has a bit of a paintbrush feel but with a lot of depth. It feels that is was done in 3D. Actually most of the work that Jonathan shared takes a advantage of the clever use of shadows to add depth and movement. Super cool! Continue reading

Colorful Mix of Graphic Design and Motion Design for JCDecaux

Colorful Mix of Graphic Design and Motion Design for JCDecaux Colorful Mix of Graphic Design and Motion Design for JCDecaux

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Nov 19, 2018

Let’s get the week started with some really inspiring motion design. Kimi Issakainen and Oscar Böckerman from the 358 Agency in Finland shared a beautiful collection of motion graphics mixing colorful illustration and graphic design for the JCDecaux. I am a fan of motion and I am also admittedly conscious about my lack of knowledge on anything that moves because it’s really hard to get the timing right. The examples below illustrate that really well.  Continue reading

Oh Good, Tide’s New Packaging Looks Exactly Like Boxed Wine

Tide has reimagined its classic liquid detergent with a new Eco-Box package containing an ultra-concentrated formula designed for eCommerce. The Tide Eco-Box arrives on a shopper’s doorstep in a sealed, shipping-safe cardboard box. Inside the box is a sealed bag of ultra-compacted Tide liquid laundry detergent. To use, a perforated cardboard flap is peeled off to reveal a dosing cup and a…

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Photovoltaic concrete facade uses sunlight to generate energy

Concrete facades could soon capture solar energy to power buildings, using a prototype photovoltaic cladding developed by materials company LafargeHolcim and electronics manufacturer Heliatek.

The product combines LafargeHolcim‘s concrete with a top layer of Heliatek‘s HeliaFilm — a flexible solar film that is just one millimetre thick.

The companies recently tested the hybrid product in a pilot project at the LafargeHolcim Research Center in Lyon, and they plan to take it to market in 2019. Continue reading