Friday TopFiveDay! #35

Our favorites of week 20

Kern’s 5 for the weekend.

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!

Are you still handling life in the solo-zone? Hope all of you are in the best possible place! Let our top 5 be a little light of joy in your week. These 5 below are what made us happy anyway. Enjoy!


Kern’s Froglife

The world’s most famous frog got his own typeface on the occasion of an exhibition on him( and well, his creator Jim Henson): Kernit! Kernit is basically Kermit translated into vectors with a keen eye on kerning. Studio Collins did a hell of a job together with MCKL Type who did some very fine type detailing. It’s free to download, hurray!


Those pixels suit you

Digital Fashion has been around for a while, but it captures more and more prominence in our world that keeps on moving into a digital realm more and more. And more. If part of your life is digital, you better think about how you present yourself. The concept of Leela (created by The Fabricant) is a few steps ahead of that for most people, but digital fashion opens up an insane new universe. Nice fact, they sold a digital dress for $ 9500,-. Whopping…


Shake it

In all fairness: this is a very old favorite of ours that we stumbled upon earlier in this week. And it proves that Germans in fact do have a sense of humor : ) The idea is brilliant, the execution (for when it was made with limited budgets) is just impressive. Sit back for the ride that director Till Nowak created back in 2011.


Minimal Manta

We love minimalism in our own discipline of graphic design. But we admire it just as much (if not more) in product design. The Manta is an awesome example of minimalism hitting with maximum power. Lucie Koldova Studio makes awesome furniture designs, lighting, pots (click through their website and get lost in their cool universe!). Other favorites of ours: Puro, Macaron, Capsula, Oddly enough Mmcite is the manufacturer of the Manta, which seems almost too good for their collection.

Desolate, sad, fascinating, funny

Commodity city from film maker Jessica Kingdon is a mesmerizing short documentary exploring the daily lives of vendors who work in the largest wholesale consumer market in the world: the Yiwu Markets in China. It’s a fascinating piece that triggers a wide array of emotions with the viewer. Relief comes at 8 minutes and 10 seconds ; )


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