Our favorites of week 40
5 from us 4
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!
Free High Quality type
Sit back and let two Typographic giants (Lineto and Dalton Maag) toss high quality typefaces in your lap! Lineto developed Munken Sans for paper manufacturer Munken who is supplying the font for free and Dalton Maag created Madefor for users of the WIX-platform. The world of type is extremely vibrant at the moment (as we pointed out in previous Top 5s).
Louis Kahn was arguably the most important modern architect in the USA. He died broke in the restrooms of Penn Station from a heart attack leaving behind three broken families and a small collection of extremely impressive buildings on the crossing points of modernism and brutalism. Without exception they encapsulate poetic wonder. Enjoy this wonderful documentary by his (illegitimate) son Nathaniel Kahn who was 11 years old when Louis died and tries to learn who his father was through his legacy.
70 Yeårs øf Bróchüres
IKEA is the ultimate love-it-or-hate-it-store. But whether you love or hate it, chances are there is at least one IKEA item in your home. Graphically this collection is not super interesting, but it is great fun to see that IKEA sold some bad-ass designs back in the day and that they started off with dull run of the mill wooden stuff. Click, click, click!
Teeny tiny doc
Film maker Ellen Evans made this awesome portrait of Delph Miniatures’ Kath and Margaret. This mom and daughter make little miniatures that quite stand out from average doll house cliches. Kath: “If we don’t do miniatures of what we do now, how will it be represented in the future?”. Good question Kath. Go see this, it’s tiny and wonderful.
Crooked Machine Paintings
Isabel and Helen are not the most perfectionist engineers. Thank God for that : ) Their wonky machines are set up to create perfect paintings, and they almost succeed in creating those if it wasn’t for some happy accidents. In the age of AI and machine learning, this is automation that we get excited about!
Next week a new Friday TopFiveDay!!
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