thekhooll:

Interface: People, Machines, Design Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum

  • 2+7 Telephone. Designed by Marcello Nizzoli, made by SAFNAT, Italy, 1958.
  • Regency TR-1 pocket-sized radio. Designed by , made by Texas Instruments and Industrial Development Engineering Associates (IDEA), USA, 1954.
  • The Blickensderfer 6 portable typewriter. Designed by George Canfield Blickendsderfer, USA, 1906.
  • The Olivetti Valentine typewriter, designed by Ettore Sottsass and Perry King, made by Olivetti, Italy, 1969.
  • Divisumma 18 portable calculator, designed by Mario Bellini, made by Olivetti, Italy, 1973.
  • Macintosh Icons. Designed by Susan Kare, made by Apple Computer Inc, USA, 1984.
  • IPOD Digital Media Player. Designed by Jonathan Ive, made by Apple Computer Inc, USA, 2001.

This exhibition examines how design has been applied to information technology products; and about how a handful of companies made complicated technology appealing and easy to use. It is also about the visionaries who started some of the great consumer product companies of the 20th century and how the designers and engineers they hired found a means of imparting their ideals into the products they designed.”

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The Designer Après-Garde explore the world of copy culture that has come to dominate design. “It became a cliché to announce that “we live in a remix culture”,” said Lev Manovich in his 2002 Flash Generation. What used to be avant-garde for postmodernists, is orthodoxy today. Copying and remixing are now part of the everyday. Nevertheless, designers still claim fame within this domain. The Designer Après-Garde is the fictional story of two such designers.
In 2010, the mini-fiction was visually translated into a poster and yellow leaflets for display during Take Part To Ideas in Bologna, Italy, an open source exhibition about designer’s research on intellectual property curated by Melissa Destino.

The Designer Après-Garde explore the world of copy culture that has come to dominate design. “It became a cliché to announce that “we live in a remix culture”,” said Lev Manovich in his 2002 Flash Generation. What used to be avant-garde for postmodernists, is orthodoxy today. Copying and remixing are now part of the everyday. Nevertheless, designers still claim fame within this domain. The Designer Après-Garde is the fictional story of two such designers.

In 2010, the mini-fiction was visually translated into a poster and yellow leaflets for display during Take Part To Ideas in Bologna, Italy, an open source exhibition about designer’s research on intellectual property curated by Melissa Destino.

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staceythinx:

Walter Hugo & Zoniel installed a jellyfish tank in an abandoned building in Liverpool.

yesss

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mamavalkyrie:

What the actual fuck

i found this funny to a disturbing degree

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madddscience:

A visual history of the NASA logo.

The stunningly minimal, futuristic ‘worm’ logo invented in the 70s for the US Federal Design Improvement Program was changed out for the 1959 ‘meatball’ logo in 1992. This was possibly in an effort to “recapture the magic” after the tragic Challenger crash, but it definitely ensured that the coolest NASA logo ever was confined to the 70s and 80s right alongside all the best retro-futuristic space plans

via Logo Life, by Ron van der Vlugt

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i got up at 5am today but i owe some design proofs for tomorrow/need to have 10 projects written up / need to write up my internship shit so yanno yeah 

thinkpiece on: inhabiting a place, drifting, stockholm & Europe, how to say goodbye to places, mental maps, the very best kind of self-alienation & travel happiness 

do you remember when we sat in a lounge in the 4H center in bethesda, md for science bowl, weird young young adults us all, disallowed from hanging out in each other’s rooms (you . you told me you hadn’t seen me so happy in a long time and i just grinned and kept chatting p (idk what to call him), i loved them all fiercely especially when i told you to go after her and do what makes you happy (you’re both still together, who knows why or how)

idk why i remembered that

spokeart:

#TenenbaumTuesdays

spokeart:

#TenenbaumTuesdays

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