Feeling Good - Nina Simone

Toy Collective

Toy is an idea that unites independent artists for commissioned projects. Working collaboratively to apply a range of styles across product, motion, print and screen.


Type as Image

Type as Image - a collection of typographic experiments where the words are treated as images that speak about their own meaning.
(via Inspire me, now! and Swissmiss)

That's what I call passion for design

Found at Things I have learned in my life so far.


Iron and Wine - Boy With a Coin

Just love the visual effects caused by the dance at the end of the video.


Adobe Kuler - Creating color schemes

For those who depend on color the get the job done, Adobe Kuler is a web-hosted application for generating color themes. One of the best color resources I've found.

Raffaelo's new monitor

Raffaelo's new monitor, originally uploaded by tsevis.
Illustration for an article about TFT monitors for the greek computer magazine "RAM". Very nice!


Audi Q5: Video inspiration - Paper folding & stop motion

Audi Q5 from Fiodor Jabivski on Vimeo.
(via koikoikoi)

Info types - classification

Isn't this lovely? This infographics are part of the graduation project of the graphic designer Uriá Fassina. "All made for a better understanding of theory and history." Found it at first on vi.sualize.us.



Oberlin College Digital Collections

While doing a research for a school project, I stumbled upon a wonderful resource - the Oberlin College Digital Collections - a digital collection of... art. Thousands of images are displayed, some of them with none or only a few lines of information, but enough to be delighted...
I picked the images above within the artist's book collection. The first on the top by Julie Chen named "Personal paradigms [kit]: a game of human experience", the one in the middle "Double game" by Sophie Calle (with the participation of Paul Auster), and the other one simply "Love", illustrated and designed by Vanni.

The Book Cover Archive Presents

An Archive of Book Cover Designs and Designers. A resource not to miss!


Flipping Typical

Flipping Typical created by Stuart Robinson is a web based tool that allows you to compare text in the typefaces you have installed.
In a personal note I think it's a very useful tool and I congratulate Stuart for his wonderful work, but not every typefaces installed are displayed (I have only the basic ones)... Maybe I'm being naive but does this happen, due to the browser I'm using or because it's a recent project still in progress?

(via swissmiss)



The Danish editor of furniture design Gubi presents creations of 6 artists during an exhibition in Copenhagen.
(via Fubiz)

Europeana is back again!

I have already posted about the website Europeana. At the time (22 Nov) I announced the launch and the simultaneous crash of the new European digital library, museum and archive, but now it's online again in a beta version. A great resource not to be missed. Here´s a hint about what is it:

Europeana: think culture

Europeana.eu is about ideas and inspiration. It links you to 2 million digital items.

  • Images - paintings, drawings, maps, photos and pictures of museum objects
  • Texts - books, newspapers, letters, diaries and archival papers
  • Sounds - music and spoken word from cylinders, tapes, discs and radio broadcasts
  • Videos - films, newsreels and TV broadcasts

Some of these are world famous, others are hidden treasures from Europe's

  • museums and galleries
  • archives
  • libraries
  • audio-visual collections
You can use My Europeana to save searches or bookmark things. You can highlight stuff and add it to your own folders.

This website is a prototype. Europeana Version 1.0 is being developed and will launch in 2010 with links to over 6 million digital objects.

Europeana.eu is funded by the European Commission and the member states.