Friday TopFiveDay! #61

Our favorites of week 9

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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!

NFT art

Everybody jump on the blockchain!! Although hardly anyone understands what blockchains are, there seems to be no discipline or industry untouched by it. From crypto currencies to data distribution and now even in art. It appears that collecting digital art is booming business. The key is guaranteeing you own a digital piece and that’s achieved simply put by attaching Non Fungible Tokens (NFT), simply explained here. Quality seems to be very subjective in the digital realm (still), but now a NFT art-piece is up for auction at Christies for the first time in history, some sort of digital diary scrapbook by an artist named Beeple. Trade some of your crypto-gold for digital art here.


Welcome to the terrordome

Define a Dutch house: big windows, generic design controlled by governmental aesthetics boards, small surface. More or less. The real beauty lies behind the front door and this Instagram account collects the crown jewels. Infinite joy!


Graphic dynamics

The San Francisco Symphony has a new visual identity by Collins. The New York and San Francisco-based design company devised a typeface (by Dinamo) and identity system that is as dynamic and flexible as it is rigorously striking. It has a fun little online toy too. On the subject of dynamic identities we came across a maybe even more bad-ass one by Studio Makgill for The Institute at Ravensbourne. Especially the interactive composition tool is super sexy!


Weirdness drawn, painted, animated? Yes please! Step into Rapapawn the analog-ish universe of Óscar Raña and Cynthia Alfonso. Wonderful!


Pebbles turned into sushi. Chocolate in gradients (scroll down). We don’t speak Japanese but we are so intrigued by their culinary madness. Very umami yes.


Check all of our Top Fives here