Friday TopFiveDay! #45

Our favorites of week 33

The Kern vote: 5 stars!

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!

Binge it

Film, typography and graphic design in motion: that’s the world of title design and the greatest site about this subject (Art of the Title) presents the EMMY 2020 nominations of best title designs for TV. Wow. The one’s that missing (although it launched in 2018) is Killing Eve by Matt Wiley.



The LEGO from our youth featured lots of space vehicles, aircrafts, race vehicles, etc. and these all had console bricks with their own UX designs. This article on the developments in the design of the instrument panel and display bricks is a great read!


True North indexed

Canada is to the USA what Belgium is to The Netherlands. But in terms of design they are often cooler than the countries that bully them. Canada Modern is a majestic collection of design heritage from the golden age of rotring pens and graphic modernity. We take a deep bow for much of the work collected here.


Get yr smart on

MoMA offers the free professional course “Seeing Through Photography” on the Coursera platform. This course aims to address the gap between seeing and truly understanding photographs by introducing a diversity of ideas, approaches, and technologies that inform their making. In this course you will look closely at photographs from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art and hear a variety of perspectives on what a photograph is and the ways that photography has been used throughout its nearly 180 year history: as a means of artistic expression, as a tool for science and exploration; as an instrument of documentation; to tell stories and record histories; and as a mode of communication and critique in our ever increasingly visual culture. Yum, love it, join us in our endless hunger for knowledge and inspiration : )

0914 carved out

TRU Architects + Eho created the 0914 flagship store in Seoul, a multipurpose commercial space for Simone (a high-end leather handbags company). Click to see how they united multiple functions in a building that seems to have another building hidden in its carved out facade.


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