Tip 5 — week 42, 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: Here come the waterworks

Carlijn Kingma makes intricate (VERY intricate) drawings. She draws fictional, philosophical, historical, but most of all architectural worlds full of ideas, stories and suggestions. The timeless qualities of her work are amazing! On view now in Rijks Museum Twenthe.

2: Binary playlists

What to play when you need to focus but also want a perfect atmosphere of beats, bleeps and a pinch of IDM? Music For Programming has weekly playlists to keep you entertained (with an excellent site design!). The site is maintained by (the excellent producer) Datassette, the first episode was released in 2009. This incarnation of the site was built with Svelte, and the typeface is teh free font IBM Plex Mono (by Mike Abbink).

3: Paper light 

In 1951 Isamu Noguchi visited the town of Gifu, Japan, known for its manufacture of lanterns and umbrellas from mulberry bark paper and bamboo. He called these works Akari, a term meaning light as illumination, but also implying the idea of weightlessness. Timeless and awesome till this day!

4: Old types

Typographica is best known (at Kern) for their high quality curated type of the year lists. But their library is worthwhile too. Check their collected links to Specimen Books of Metal & Wood Type. Hot dang!!

5: I love your sexy sweater!

Sexy clothing by Carne Bolente. Very sex positive fashion indeed, with a bunch of interesting colabs. Their Instagram is worth checking out.