douglas wilson

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Qian Qian


My former instructor and all-around amazing designer, Qian Qian, is featured in Apple's "Pro" profile. Congrats Qian!

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Soviet Matchboxes in Space!


Check out this great set of matchboxes commemorating the Soviet progress in space.

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Stray Shopping Carts


Oh the cruel world and its abandoning of shopping carts!

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Colourful Fence


Simple and brilliant. Found here.

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Rosalie Gascoigne Assemblages


Australian artist, Rosalie Gascoigne, created some really great assemblages with found materials.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Paul Rand Film


This is why Paul Rand is awesome.

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Ametrica!


Graduate student from SVA in NYC, Amy Wang, worked on the issue of why America should change to the metric system for her final MFA project. She also was awarded an Adobe Design Achievement Award. Finally - I'm not the only one that feels this way!

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Oblivion by David Maisel


Artist David Maisel has a great series of aerial photographs of the Los Angeles area entitled "Oblivion" - and if you have ever flown over LA, you will understand completely.

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Oh the Nostalgia!


Remember cassette tapes? I do. And they were awesome.

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Posted Without Comment.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Blind Boxes Featured in Print Magazine!



I received the Print Regional Design Annual today in the mail and MUCH to my surprise, on page 50, there is an article on Jim Coudal and it features my Blind Boxes! I had no idea they were doing an article on Coudal or that my Boxes would be featured. Well, they say all press is good press, right?

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

"Heaven is a Place on Earth"


Artist Jacob Dahlgren creates some great works of art. Especially this one.

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Architectural Deconstructivism


Architectural Deconstructivism creates some pretty amazing buildings like these buildings for big-box store Best.

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Just a Little Font Chit-Chat...


My friends and yours, Pat Sajak & Vanna White, chit-chat about their favourite fonts. At least she mentions Helvetica at the end...

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Keep Calm and Carry On.


I am very excited to announce that I am partnering up with the fine folks at Keep Calm to sell a few of my prints and posters online! Keep Calm are based in the United Kingdom and they make some wonderful things that you should all go and purchase. Christmas is just around the corner, let us not forget!

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Electro-Magnetic Art.


Artist Richard Box has an installation entitled "Field" in which he placed 1,301 fluorescent tubes in the ground that light up by the electro-magnetic field surrounding the high-power lines above them.

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Friday, October 12, 2007

"Unnecessary" Quotation Marks


Here is a "link" to a "blog" of "unnecessary" quotation marks. Brilliant!

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Outdoor Typographie


Although Google doesn't quite translate it perfectly (I have no idea what a "battery mountain" is) this is an interesting little article about projecting type outdoors.

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Interactive Video Installations


Theadore Watson creates some great interactive video installations of daisies that die when you walk on them and then regrow seconds later and vinyl records that spin as you walk on them.

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Ignite.


I like this image.

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Space Alphabet


I ffffound this great little book called "Space Alphabet" with illustrations by Peter P. Plasencia.

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Monday, October 8, 2007

Sony Bravia Adverts


Hopefully, most of you have already seen the Sony Bravia commercials, but if not, you must see them because they are simply wonderful. No fancy computers, no special effects, just tons of hard work and great concepts.

Bouncy Balls in San Francisco

Paint Fireworks in Glasgow

Rabbits in NYC

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Friday, October 5, 2007

The "New" AT&T...


I saw this a while ago, and just got around to posting it. Ahh, the beauty of corporate mergers...

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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Paula Scher's Moleskine


Now, I have been a huge fan of Moleskine Notebooks for years, but I have never doodled anything as nice as what Paula Scher has in mine. This video is really great, just turn off the super annoying audio.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Great Window Graphics


The design (architecture, product, graphic, & more) firm, Conran & Partners in London has some great window graphics that you should check out.

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Book End Papers


You can peruse a nice collection of book end papers here.

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