Friday TopFiveDay! #27

Our suggestions for week 11

Friday the 13th : )

Every week we share a top 5 of the most interesting, coolest, funniest and most exciting stuff that we have encountered on the web and elsewhere. In our studio we have been sharing things that we see around us and that we find remarkable, for as long as we’ve been a team. This way we keep each other informed of the world outside of our personal perspective, because we have a collective hunger for the new.

With this overview we give you some insight into what fascinates us. In addition to projects from clients and self-initiated projects, this is what Jort, Vivian, Jord, and John Patrick are talking about in the studio. Do share this list and let us know if you have any tips!


Living the Corona life

OK, it’s official: us Dutchies have to face Covid19 may be something that will interfere with our lives. Dang it, so we’re like everyone else on this planet after all.. Although we are still embracing the studio life at Kern, we might have to face working from home within a few weeks. Working from home is something that reminds us from the days we were studying, that’s why this column by Colin Nissan is so extremely funny! Be sure to check his other writing too, it might be just the thing that pulls you through the quarantine-days.


Best Illustrations/ Illustrators of 2019

We are very lucky to work in a field where a lot of disciplines come together. Text, typography, marketing, photography have been part of (editorial) graphic design for ages, but the popularity and use of applied illustrations fluctuates a lot. Luckily the work of illustrators is currently – very justly – appreciated a lot. Browse through this list of awesome craftsmanship and talent to get a sense of where the bar in illustration is now.


La la Marta

When in Los Angeles, be sure to go check out Marta. It’s a gallery with a very interesting approach to (product) design and art. selection of artists like Lindsey Muscato & Joshua Friedman, Elvire Bonduelle, Klas Ernflo and Alex Reed. Nice little fact: we noticed Marta through a post of Colophon’s Benjamin Critton, who lives in LA in is also part of the pretty interesting Norma studio. Click, click, click, click…


Fold Susanne

What on earth happened to John Collins that one day? Did he wake up and thought “I’m going to dedicate my life to folding paper planes.”? Fascinating. Whatever the reason, we finally know how to fold the ultimate paper plane: The Susanne. Can’t wait to steal the show at the next family gathering with this knowledge.

Bag it up

In a lot of states (single use) plastic bans are getting banned – we’re way ahead of you America! – which led to another really nice interactive webpage of the NYT. While a ban will benefit the environment, a truly pop-art medium is vanishing from the scene.



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