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.
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.