Tip 5 — week 40, 2022

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These are some of the most interesting and beautiful things that we talked about in our studio this week. We show you the stuff that we have come across on instagram, the web or in real life and that inspires and excites us. And yes, sometimes we mingle in our own projects. We enjoy sharing it with our friends, colleagues and anyone interested. Below this week’s 5 tips, here our collected overview.

1: No Future

The page of An Improbable Future shows what AI produces when you feed it with minimalism, futurism and a pinch of Braun aesthetics. Funny how it understands objects and shapes but completely fucks up the concept of text. The accompanying Instagram is worthwhile too! In comparisson, check the human powered 3D rendering of Matthew Hoss.

2: Gert a Jop

Some 25 years ago, a lot of Dutch graphic designers were the thriving forces behind a new formal sobriety that took over the world (influencing it till this day). Big names include Experimental Jetset, Mevis & van Deursen, Dept, 75B, GM, etc. Apart from Jetset, the two who are seriously relevant to this day are Gert Jonkers and Jop van Bennekom as represented by this great Readymag site.

3: Daventer 

We ran into the bad-ass miniatures of @buildsbydave by Dave van Doorn, a colleague designer from our hometown of Deventer. Can’t wait for more of his scaled down buildings of our surroundings!
(Also checkably awesome: Joshua Smith and Drew Leshko!)

4: Kensukedits

Kensuke Koike edits photgraphs with (mostly) analogue tools and creates surreal magic. Be sure to take some time to click through his posts, the concepts of his series are fantastic. Slightly related to Lola Dupré (of previous top 5 fame ;-)).

5: Kudos Kume

Nanako Kume took a simple idea and ran with it; she rescaled pencil sharpening waste and transformed it into a lamp shade. The end result may not even be that spectacular, but her process commands deep respect; she created pencil shaped trunks, colored them, treated them with steam, built a gigantic sharpener and gave it the Japanese treatment of extreme elegance and precision.