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Advertising characters exhibit at the SFO International Terminal

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

Warren Dotz is the author of several excellent books about graphic design and advertising art. The SFO International Terminal is holding an exhibit of his collection of advertising characters. Read the rest

Stirling Moss' Mercedes-Benz Mille Miglia Winner 722 at Amelia Island Concours

To celebrate two decades of automotive design and competition excellence, the 20th Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will reprise the founding event of 1996 with the return of its first honoree, Sir Stirling Moss, OBE, and reunite him...Show More Summary

How a tech firm's speeding the search for Ebola cure

I n designing a platform to collect data during clinical trials, Winston-Salem, N.C.'s Clinical Ink made sure it created a product that excelled in remote locations, where Internet connectivity was spotty at best. It's that attribute...Show More Summary

12 Creative Ideas for using Old Wooden Doors

If you are about to make adjustments to your current interior design and want to change the door, then do it and don’t dismantle the door. Make sure you see the following examples of using the old doors with excellent usage. 1. Create a picture frame 2. Make a small coffee table 3. Organize a […]

Christopher Nolan To Receive Art Directors Honor

Christopher Nolan will receive the Art Directors Guild's Cinematic Imagery Award at the guild's 19th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, to be held January 31 at the Beverly Hilton. The honor is given to those whose body of...Show More Summary

Two Interviews With The Designer Of The AR-15, L. James Sullivan

InRange has an excellent interview (and range video!) with Jim Sullivan, a designer of the AR-15, Ultimax 100, Mini-14, and other firearms. In it, they get to fire Sullivan’s improved M4, which is more tolerant of sustained fire and employs the “constant recoil” principle used in Sullivan’s Ultimax 100 machine gun. Show More Summary

Review: mPact Glass screen protection for iPhone 6

An excellent screen protector hampered by Apple's iPhone 6 design. The post Review: mPact Glass screen protection for iPhone 6 appeared first on AppleTell.

Competition / TRENDS Excellence Awards in Architecture & Design 2014 / Home & Design TRENDS magazine (India)

TRENDS Excellence Awards in Architecture & Design 2014 is brought to you by Home & Design TRENDS magazine (India). Categories are spread over architecture, interior design, product design and visual design. Open to all architects, interior...Show More Summary

Competition / Unbuilt Visions 2014 / d3

Unbuilt Visions promotes critical debate about architecture and design by acknowledging excellence in unbuilt projects. This annual competition provides an opportunity to engage with architecture, urbanism, interiors, and designed objects...Show More Summary

Princeton University Art Museum takes top honors in national design competition

last monthArts : Artdaily

The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) honored a Princeton University Art Museum exhibition catalogue with its top publications design award for 2014. New Jersey as Non-Site won the 2014 Frances Smyth-Ravenel Prize for Excellence inShow More Summary

Chinese QX-04 Rifling Delayed Blowback Pistol

Here’s an interesting weapon from Chinese firearms designers (courtesy of Armory Exotic, an excellent blog) – at first it appears to be a pretty mundane-looking handgun, but a closer look reveals a pretty unique operating mechanism: The barrel is spiral-fluted in the opposite direction of the rifling in the barrel. Show More Summary

Cooper Hewitt Seeks Nominations for 2015 National Design Awards

The soon-to-reopen Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has opened the floodgates, seeking nominations for the 16th annual National Design Awards, honoring excellence, innovation, and lasting achievement in American design. For just...Show More Summary

Literature and motion design: Crossing the boundaries with Warren Lehrer’s “A Life in Books”

Warren Lehrer, a longtime pioneer of visual literature and professor at the School of Art+Design at Purchase College, released an excellent multimedia novel last year, A Life in Books. Described as “an illuminated novel with 101 books within it,” the hardcover book is enhanced by animations, multimedia performance and an upcoming app edition. The book... Read more »

Writer Emergency Pack

Clever idea from John August: a deck of cards with advice, ideas, and tricks for helping writers get unstuck. Nicely illustrated and designed (including excellent use of Univers). It’s a Kickstarter campaign that aimed small and has exploded way past their original goal. Show More Summary

Check out the Lineup for Authority Rainmaker: Denver, May 13-15, 2015

The photo above is the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver. It’s a world-class hall designed in the lyric style with acoustical excellence, state-of-the-art technology, and clean sight lines, and it’s the venue for our second annual live conference — Authority Rainmaker. Show More Summary

Help wanted

I’m looking for people to help with some miscellaneous tasks. I don’t expect one person to do everything, but if you’re excellent at any of the following and interested in small projects please let me know. CSS / responsive design WordPress customization Emacs customization Advanced LaTeX Data cleaning and visualization Python (miscellaneous automation scripts) I […]

Last Exit to Nowhere Stickers

The excellent fan-made movie merchandise shop Last Exit to Nowhere now sells stickers of some its popular designs. The initial release consists of four sets of four stickers each. Set four is going to be a hit.

Progressive taxation made simple, and absurd

Here's an excellent video from Prager University that makes the absurdity of "progressive taxation" easy to see: I love videos like this because they bring the viewer back to basics with simple, logical arguments, designed to shift the terms of the debate. Show More Summary

Huawei Honor 6 lands in Europe for £250 and skips the carriers

Huawei has launched its Honor – yes, the American spelling – brand in Europe officially and with it the Honor 6 as the launch device. The top line is that the Honor 6 packs some excellent hardware into a nice design at a great price point. In the UK, for example, the Honor 6 can be yours for £249.99 with zero carrier involvement.

Meet The Revved-Up Brothers Designing The World's Best Cars For Jaguar And Ford

Ian and Moray Callum are more into commiseration than collaboration. But they both excel at creating wheels you want. Growing up in Scotland, all Ian Callum wanted to do was draw cars. Soon enough his younger brother, Moray, was into the same thing. Read Full Story

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